Highway 128 Session Series: Blood Orange Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Highway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange GoseHighway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange Gose
BA SCORE
80.3%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 1,796 ratings
Highway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange GoseHighway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Blood Orange Gose is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with sea salt and coriander. However, unlike traditional versions of the style, ours features liberal additions of blood oranges during fermentation. This imparts tangy citrus notes that complement the champagne-like flavors, creating a complex and sessionable ale perfect for any occasion.

Added by jhartley on 08-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,489
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
1,796
Liked:
1,443
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
10.35%
Alströms:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
416
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,796 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty gose. Nice salt level and not too sour. Just right, highly sessionable.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a globe.

A: Golden/orange color with some haze. Fine-bubbled white head settles quickly.

S: Salty, tangy/sour, lots of blood orange. Slight whiffs of coriander.

T: Big, puckering tartness and lots of salt. Blood orange rides up middle to end. Coriander is a bit muddled. Sharp acidic finish, and loads of salt throughout.

M: Thin and light. Biting sourness. Salty. Well carbonated.

O: Sharply sour and perhaps over salted. Blood orange comes through nicely though, which is the saving grace. To me it isn't the most drinkable gose I've come across, which should kinda be the point of the style. Gose is en vogue now, but the styles being brewed Stateside are more aggressive than traditional. This is definitely over the top, blood orange or no.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.29/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of billybob
3.01/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. NO freshness dating.

nice hazy orange body, small fizzy head which disappears quickly, hence no lacing at all.

aroma is citrusy, and you somehow get a whiff of the tartness.

This is a mouth puckering drink, more so than several Goses i have had. You do get a lttle bit of orange, but mostly a slightly sour dry tart flavor .

Mouth is around medium, finish is very dry and tart.

Overall, not a big fan of this one. just a bit too much of a mouth shrinker for this particular palate. Blood orange is limited, so it doesn't balance out as well as some other sours I've had.

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Photo of edthehead
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spindelphia
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of armock
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a quickly dissipating foamy to bubbly head that left no lacing in its wake. The smell had a crisp sharp blood orange refreshing juice - like quality. Light gracing of wheat to coriander comes across nicely. The taste was crisp sweet and sour, slightly salty with an ample amount of blood orange to combine. There’s barely any aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with an extremely crisp refreshing quality that makes me want to pound them on a hot Summer’s day. Overall, I say this was pretty good for the style and the blood orange adds a super nice refreshing quality for a hot Summer’s day.

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Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hinemk76
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reef
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light copper. Big head which quickly subsides, with little lacing or ring.
Light citrus and salt scent.
Tart orange up front. Salt and coriander in the background for a harmonious combination. Slight bitterness on the back of the tongue contributes to refreshing taste.
Light feel appropriate for a thirst quencher.
As good as US fruit Gose gets. For me, far superior to a Radler on a hot day.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange gold. Foamy, bubbly, tall, white head, short lived.

Smells tart fruit, citrus, orange, light salt and light yeast Funk.

Tastes orange, tart lemon, light yeast funk and salt hints. Finish is dry with a tart and light salty orange linger. Light body and fizzy high carbonation. Quite tart.

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Photo of jkonte
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoild
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucnifter
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RoaneLoc
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strohm
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Highway 128 Session Series: Blood Orange Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80.3% out of 100 with 1,796 ratings
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