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

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3.95/5
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1,836 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
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Style: Leipzig 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:
#10,484
Reviews:
273
Ratings:
1,836
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
439
Trade:
4
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Photo of geryeb624
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dzag
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M4CDO
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
2.84/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I had Goses before, and generally like sour beers. I've never had a Leipzig Gose, according to BA, so I don't really have anything to compare this to. But I thought this beer was not pleasant, to say the least. It tasted mostly like Hawaiian Punch, with a metallic aftertaste. It seemed very odd. It was a drain pour for both me and a friend. The appearance, mouthfeel, and smell were all at least OK, but the flavor was disappointing.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Swoosl
2.53/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of robotic_being
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

F***in Goses are like a juice, a soda! And that's so darn good about them, beer brewed into a doggone sour soda! Awesome!
And then here we have it, Anderson did actually put in some blood oranges into the juice, to break that saltiness and make it into something friendlier, something that makes you feel like you're really drinking something that's made of fruits.
Man I love goses! That fizzy explosion of carbonation that goes aound in the glass when you pour them out, that total stillness that follows, that candlewax smell in the nose that lingers above makes you think it's X-mas all day everyday, and still, still it's drinkable, its doable, it's sessionable each and every time regardless of TPO.
I'm starting to think recently that goses are the best thing ever. And this one from Anderson just tilts the hand into that direction. Gose is a form of art and I am in love with it.

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Photo of arensburgh
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice and light Gose, but overall the flavor is much too sweet and sticky. Would like it a bit drier and just a hint of the blood orange. Definitely getting some salt and tartness, but there is also a lack of carbonation, too.

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3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light clear bubbly and orange. Raspberry, orange o the nose with carbonation and steel. Watered down orange and wheat crackers taste but quickly fades to a sweet tart sour salty finish. The salty finish leaves you thirsty wanting more with each sip. Drank one of these at lunch after mowing the lawn. Wow, truly the perfect lawnmower.

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Photo of edc20
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tart sweet taste, almost sickly so. The blood orange flavor doesn't come through except in so far as there is a generic citric sweetness. Almost no carbonation. On the whole it's not bad, but if I was in the mood for something this sweet and sour I'd probably opt for a cider or cocktail than try to find it in a beer.

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Photo of aprabhu
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of justindavis2001
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hairnic
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of norinco
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a deep straw with a minor head. The aroma is a bit dusty, with a hint of parmesan, definite orange peel and juice, and a hint of malt. The flavor the lighter than the aroma, starting with a bit of cracker malt, and then quickly changing to very tart lemon and sour orange, with a blood orange quality coming through at the end. The mouthfeel is very light with assertive fizzy carbonation. Overall this is a simple and decent Gose, and while the blood orange comes through is is a bit light.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Highway 128 Session Series: Blood Orange Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,836 ratings