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

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
Ranked #66
Ranked #13,485
3.95 | pDev: 10.89%
Nov 14, 2022
Aug 04, 2014
Very Good
Highway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange GoseHighway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange Gose
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Nov 14, 2022
Rated: 3.7 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2022
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Reviewed by JokersAce

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Typical medium to light golden amber color of a gose with a brief flash of a white head.
Tangy somewhat citrusy notes. More orange juice or Sunny D than citrus hops. Still decent, nothing I'd have again.
Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
(12 oz can, 21207; purchased single off shelf at State Line a couple days ago... poured into a St. Bernardus chalice)

L: lightly-hazy, light amber liquid; quite tight white foam on the pour, crumbling to a thin, wispy cap in seconds... no lacing

S: pithy at first, with the coriander mildly apparent, I swear some orange flesh soon emerges, soft as it is; the fruit and spice make for a confectionar-ily floral scent... faint floury grain note, not malty or bready in any sense

T: certainly some orange tinge to its now wheaty, brightly-spiced foundation; craving a bit more saline and sour... aftertaste is delicately doughy, while the getting slightly more salty in the aftertaste as it goes

F: light-bodied and lifting across the palate, a bit airy on the floor, with some subtle simmer on the roof... wishing it had a bit more tart attack

O: not entirely dead at this age, but it's clearly lost some of its expressivity... popped more with bigger sips; would probably be quite nice swilling from the can in hot summer weather (2057)
Oct 12, 2022
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured moderately hard from a can into a snifter glass, forming a ton of foamy white head that soon fades. Smell is citrus. Pale orange color. Taste is pretty intense citrus, not quite blood orange I think. Pretty strong bite of carbonation. Not really my thing, but good if you like citrus.
May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by FrMatthewLC from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A solid gose that is on the better side. Slightly orange color without much head. It has a strong sour taste with a noticeable bit not overwhelming orange flavor. A nice aftertaste as well.
May 15, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 3.66 by desint from Belgium

Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 3.7 by mpk2020 from Illinois

Nov 03, 2021
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear, orange-tinged yellow color with white head and good lacing.

Taste is a bit tart and sour, but not overly so. Flavors of sour blood orange, lemon zest, salt, coriander, earth minerals, saltine cracker, green grape. A bit of a white wine or champagne quality.

Feel is light and bubbly, somewhat dry finish.

Overall not bad; strikes me as something that champagne-loving Europeans would drink.
Sep 24, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by fishguyac from Virginia

Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 4 by Kiro from Russian Federation

Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Aroma - saltine cracker from malts, lactobacillus, orange zest. Taste falls in line with aroma. Tart, high carbonation and mostly dry finish. Easy drinking. Straightforward.
Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by HopHunterCL from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours very lightly hazy golden yellow color with a finger of uneven white head.
Aroma is very strong of blood orange. I also get a little bit is salty wheat cracker.
There is a medium high sourness. Lots of blood orange flavor throughout finishing with a welcome pithy bitterness.
Medium bodied with good carbonation. Salt contributes nicely to the body.
Overall a delicious and refreshing Gose I would likely buy again.
Jun 27, 2021
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Tawny orange pour sits three inches with a dull oatmeal color and a frumpy appearance. Lots of carbonation activity on the head surface from the pronounced carbonation effect beneath. Dirty haze factor with a small lashing of suds, weakly clinging and loosely spread.

S: Sour blood oranges, semi-tart and dry. Dry yeastiness and barnyard grains.

T: Crisp flavor of blood oranges with a sour twang. Old damp leather, grapefruit with some old grapes. Turning honey dew concludes.

M: Bubbly and frothy mouthful, crisp and tingly sensation on inner cheeks.

O: Overall damp citrus with a good amount of blood orange citrus provides a decent sour twang. Pretty pronounced flavor per style.
Apr 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can.

A: Pours nearly-clear pearl/champagne, with a foamy white head.

S: Sweetness, mellow and generic but present, is the first aroma encountered, followed by citrus tartness and a mineral-y/herbal character.

T: Crisp and clean; lemon tartness; slight saltiness; the citrus character is tangy and doesn’t necessarily equate to “blood oranges” in my mind, but it is present. The slight sourness isn’t puckering as much as it is refreshing. Mildly herbal.

MF: Light and well-carbonated with a crisp, clean finish.

O: Not the most explosive of Gose-style brews I’ve tried, but definitely refreshing and clean for a low-abv sour.
Feb 06, 2021
Rated: 3.54 by DvdP from Netherlands

Sep 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a Nonic pint glass.

Pours crystal clear and medium gold. A modest fizzy head gives way to modest but more lasting lacing.

Aromas of orange, brine, and faint malts.

The brew is simple but well flavored. Honey kissed malts quickly give way to citrus acidity and brine.

The brew his just so on the feel; very drinkable and refreshing.

Simplicity is often a virtue and that's the case here. A very nice gose.
Aug 30, 2020
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Rated by K-sweet from Florida

4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
Bright and tart. An enjoyable gose.
Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 29, 2020
Rated: 4.32 by sirzekel from Georgia

Jun 17, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by HopBelT from Belgium

May 21, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jan 24, 2020
Rated: 2.88 by ccadwell from South Carolina

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Ahypercube from California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
This is a pretty forgettable gose, from a brewery that makes some fantastic examples of the style.

L: Pours with a faintly reddish orange body. The color of orange blossom honey, but thin as soda. Poured into a flute, it creates three fingers of faintly orange tinted white head, which disappears entirely in less than half a minute.

S: Smells very much like AV's other goses, featuring tart notes of lemon, quince, passion fruit, tangerine and apricot, followed by a light wheat bread sweetness, with a notable yeast presence, like sourdough.

T: Flavor profile follows the nose pretty well, but I would really expect more blood orange flavor. If it wasn't on the label, I might have missed it. Usually I get something like a blackberry note from blood orange, but I only taste a hint of tart ascorbic acid to indicate the orange presence.

F: The mouthfeel is still almost perfect for a gose. Tart at first, then salty, resolving with a light bready sweetness; although something keeps the finish from being crisp. There's a crumbly edge to the finish.

O: A good gose, but these guys have made better.
Nov 17, 2019
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L - Light amber with a decent amount of clarity and a large offwhite head that sticks around somewhat leaving behind a little bit of lacing.
S - Citrus and wheat
T - Good amount of citrus throughout along with some crisp wheat and yeast - a pinch of saltiness.
F - Medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Crisp.
O - a pretty solid gose with nice citrus flavor.
Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 4 by Gasc0igne from Australia

Aug 01, 2019
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy light yellow, with a good amount of visible carbonation. Forms a one-finger white head that fades fairly quickly.

S: Lactic tart, wheat grist, and cracker malts. A light citrus (orange and lemon zest) as well.

T: Lactic tart and citric acid. Orange, that comes across simultaneously as juicy pulp and some Tang with a touch of St. Joseph’s Baby Aspirin. Light wheat malts, with minimal graininess in the flavor. Residual orange flavor and tart citric acid in the hang.

M: Quite a bit of carbonation in a nice light body. Low alcohol presence.

O: Pretty tasty. Nothing complex or overly different, but easy to drink.
Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by VaporDome from New York

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours deep orange with a thick white head. Aroma of salt and lactose. Taste has relatively plain wheat ale elements with the characteristic lactose notes. Palate has extremely subtle blood orange elements. Not bad, a little under flavored.
Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by pfd44 from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by BeerLover99 from Illinois

May 13, 2019
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Rated by erickc from Washington

3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Tried on tap at Bull Dog Saloon Lynnwood, WA.
Apr 29, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 24, 2019
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 4.71 by nacondos from Ohio

Feb 12, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by Magnapinna from Connecticut

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by geryeb624 from Maryland

Dec 12, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by dzag from Connecticut

Dec 01, 2018
Highway 128 Session Series: Blood Orange Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1874 ratings