GT Gose
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #314
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,795
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 9.28%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
239
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  54
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Reminiscent of a classic cocktail, our GT Gose showcases botanical flavors and aromas of lemon peel, juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise. With a juicy lemon-lime tartness and a slightly peppery finish, we've given the gose style a unique spin that we're sure you'll enjoy.
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macrosmatic from Florida

3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet. Purchased from a local bottle shop 6/20/16. Consumed 7/28/16.

A: Hazy light gold, with a couple fingers of white head that fades away by the time I’m sitting back down. Lots of visible carbonation bubbles.

S: Lemon, citric acid, and tart, with some juniper and crushed pine needles. This does smell faintly of gin. There isn’t a huge nose overall, but it’s decent for what’s there.

T: Lemony citric acid and lactic tartness up front. Again, bits of juniper and almost a minty flavor. Herbal, vegetal, and coriander. Light biscuit malts. A savory salinity in the middle and throughout the finish. Lactic acid in the finish as well with an exhale that is the reminiscent of a G&T – citrus and pine.

M: Light-bodied, and no real alcohol flavors to speak of. A good amount of carbonation sensation, though less than the appearance suggested.

O: Pretty decent, and a different flavor combination than most of the goses sitting next to it on the shelf. But ultimately not one that I think worked exceptionally well. But I think it’s an objection to the concept, rather than a failure of execution.

Aug 04, 2019
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monkist from Hungary

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this straight after the Blood Orange on one of my Gose binges and the first thing that came to my mind was "hey, this is a standard gose" - as the Blood Orange was like a juice, a fruit soda. Now this one brings you back to the basics, where you should be at.
Traditional gose - if there is any, in this random, improvisational form of art - is very much like this, this sour, salty, sour, sour, herbs, salt, candlewax on loads of CO2. And this is something you can never get bored of. This is something new wit each and every sip, because you just simply have no idea what's it going to throw at you and in what order. This is the awesomeness of the gose. Liquid creativity. A kind of beer that can never go wrong. And would feel great on any day of the year.

May 06, 2018
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neenerzig from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz. can into one of my stange glasses, this beer pours a fairly cloudy/hazy light to medium gold color with a white head that's over an inc thick when first poured. Settles a few minutes after being poured to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass with a nice film layer of surface foam and good lacing. Aromas of pale wheat, lemony citrus, grainy salt, a hint of hay and barnyard funk, and a slight tart acidity. Tastewise, this starts out with pale wheat and grainy, beady, yeasty malt that gives way to the lemony citrus and salt notes for a sour tartness that is accompanied with a hint of barnyard funk. No discernible hop flavor here as far as my palate is concerned. Really nice balance of flavors. Has a fairly crisp, yet smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a nice, clean finish with a slightly tart and salty after taste. Very good beer here and a good representation of the style!

Eric

Mar 30, 2018
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Soloviev from New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crisp, clean flavor, and well balanced. Not overpowering or overly salty, as I have found some american versions of this style to be. Would be a good session beer if you enjoy this style.

Feb 07, 2018
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Ahypercube from California

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have never had a gose. I have had the Eroica Sour Ale by Lagunitas. From what I read, I expected something more or less like a light sour ale. My expectation was met precisely. Also, I like it.

L: Love the can, and Anderson Valley's Moose Bear. Pours a lot like the Lagunitas brew mentioned earlier. Looks like a cross between soda and beer with that distinct viscosity due to the acidity. Golden orange-tinged body with white head that disperses rather quickly.

S: Lots of Brett character. Notes of Rhubarb, cranberry, white wine vinegar, lime, lemongrass, and black pepper, along with some malty notes that I didn't expect, which come across like golden delicious apples and Sourdough bread.

T: Taste is like the aroma, but sweeter and more malt-forward. Vinegar first, followed by sour lemon, lime, and rhubarb, then yogurt, which may just be my perception of how the flavor profile twists from sour to creamy, with some comforting sourdough bread with olive oil and a dash of black pepper, and a salty, briney finish, like a lime soaking in the dregs of a margarita.

F: I love the feel of sour beer. It just goes down so easy and smooth. I see why people call this a warm-weather style. I intend to drink much more of these in the future.

O: Unexpectedly, I love this just as much as the notably richer Flanders bruin I tried a few months ago. As with Eroica, it smells interesting, and somewhat appealing, but it tastes significantly better than it smells. This single can has certainly rekindled my interest in sour varieties of beer.

Feb 02, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Almost clear golden color with white head. Aroma has the classic lemon/lime tartness but also other fruity and floral notes with a touch of pepper and cinnamon. Taste starts tart and lactic, continues with briney pickle juice, finishes dry and lemony. Medium minus body, medium plus carbonation. Although it has some extra ingredients, it tastes mostly like a traditional gose.

Jan 25, 2018
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Light orange body, minimal white head. No real lacing.

S - Strong lactic sourness, a note of spice, with powerful funk.

T - Follows the nose, sourness, a bit of that gin, and a trailing acidity.

M - Brisk. Tart finish.

O - Another solid Gose offering from AV. Tasty.

Nov 29, 2017
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sunny golden with light haze and small head with tight bead
Smell is fruity citrus and subtle spice
The feel is tart with mild body medium carbonation and gentle spice with lasting tang
Taste is lemony lactic and coriander fruity spice mixture with a mild malt the lactic tang lingers long in the finish
Overall I think this is great for refreshment and is a clean but mild gose spice wise which makes it worthy of repeat tastes

Nov 25, 2017
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Caveworm from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GT Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Poured from the can into a pint glass, the head on this brew is one finger thick, with spotty lacing, and a pale gold body.

I smell tart and refreshing notes associated with this style.

The taste is nothing groundbreaking, just a nicely brewed gose with a crisp and clean finish.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

GT Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company gets an overall 4 from yours truly.

Nov 16, 2017
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Plumbwader from Texas

3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into my Big Bend Brewing Co. pint glass. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thin white head that retreats quickly. The smell is the only thing that bothers me. It smells like a sour dish towel to me. The taste however is superb. Its unreal that a beer that smells so bad could taste so good. It is very crisp and tart and finishes with a hint of cucumber. This would be an excellent summer bbq beer. Beer leaves zero trace of lace. I will buy this again. Reflects the style very well.

Nov 15, 2017
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patre_tim from Thailand

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw with a light haze, no carbonation, and 3 fingers of whipped cream head.

Smells like brine, sour like lemons, hints of coriander and fruit.

Very sour, like unsweetened lemonade, hints of coriander and brine, light fruitiness, and finishes with a soft, fresh dough like yeastiness.

Light, crisp, acidic body, with a little fine sand paper or kitten's tongue carbonation.

Excellent as far as it Gose. Love the taste, and the feel is also great. I got this online, and I'm enjoying it October 27th, in Thailand.

Oct 27, 2017
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scottfrie from California

4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into snifter.

A: Pours clear light ginger ale color with a frothy thick bright white head that slowly faded into a thick rocky collar leaving chunky sticky lace down the glass.
S: Slightly salty minerally nose with hints of herbal botanicals and slight tart acidity over notes of crisp pale wheat.
T: Follows the nose with creamy wheat mixed with earthy and herbal botanical, a kiss of vanilla/caramel, and doughy yeast. Lingering notes of citrus zest and minerals.
M: Mouthfeel is super creamy and fluffy with a balancing kiss of acid. Carbonation has a soft fuzzy quality to it like hard candy with the fuzzy coating. Lightly tart acidic punch, but smooth overall.
O: Great combination of flavors and mouthfeel. Drinks very well. Botanicals are on point with a unique creamy mouthfeel.

Oct 24, 2017
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

GT Gose brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.20% This Gose pours out a nice light golden amber color with a small white head. There is also some thin lacing to this brew, it does stick to the glass. The smell is sour with grains and malts. You also pick up on some nice mild hops in the smell as well. Now for the taste, it is really tart with bitterness. You do pick up on grains and malts in the taste of this brew. If you are a fan or tart or sour brews you should look this one up. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day. The body of this brew is a solid medium. This Gose has a good balance to it for it style. The mouth feel is Tart, Citrus, Clean and Refreshing. Not the best brew I have had but not the worst. Overall I'm GT Gose a 3 out of 5. Was kinda looking for something a little different in this one. I would probably look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Anderson Valley Brewing Company, did a decent job with this brew. Like I said before it is a sour tart tasting brew.

Oct 05, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a small, thin white head of foam. It smelled of lime, tartness and hints of salt. Sorta tasted like a gin & tonic, but really like a lime gose.

Sep 25, 2017
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MrOH from Maryland

3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy straw color. BIG fluffy white head; decent retention, nice lacing.
Smells kinda like honey, with a bit of lime. A little bit of a decaying fruit aroma.
Flavor is pretty meh. No juniper, which I expect when I hear G&T. Yogurty lactic quality. Nice sweet lime on the finish.
Surprisingly full mouthfeel for the ABV.
Overall, decent enough quencher, but not what I would have thought given the Gin and Tonic allusion.

Sep 19, 2017
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TheSixthRing from California

2.79/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Pours mostly clear, with a touch if haze, fair golden in color with a white, half-finger width head. Fizzy head dies to a barren surface,

Smell - Evident tart lime aroma with, oddly, some vomit character. Sorry to say it's there, but overall it's not terribly off-putting all things considered.

Taste - As the beer description says, it's a noticeable lemon-lime tartness. Still, you get that sour-stomach after-vomit punch that hits you due to the sheer sourness of this bitch. If it weren't for that, it wouldn't be terrible, but the fact that it conjures up those thoughts is all you need to know. Aftertaste is pure citrus acidity; like drinking the liquid out of those plastic lime containers I remember so vividly as a kid.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with bitey carbonation. Super sour, acidic punch which escalates in the finish, making it unpleasant to drink, much less want wish to continue.

Overall - As far as Goses go, this is the most sour, undrinkable one I've had to date. So sad after recently experiencing the BA G&T, which was phenomenal. I really wanted to like this beer, but the pure pain it enforces with it's sourness makes it impossible to ignore. Don't shy away from the BA version; that is actually amazing. This one is not.

Sep 04, 2017
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RC_Saunders from North Carolina

4.77/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my absolute go to Gose beers. Very light, refreshing lemon lime kind of taste. Finishes super clean, Anderson Valley has always been one of my favorite companies and this beer highly exceeded my expectations

Aug 17, 2017
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I got a can of Anderson Valley Brewing's GT Gose for $1.99 at The Lager Mill. I'm always down to try a new take on a gose from this brewery and I'm interested to see how the gin and tonic flavors will work with this beer, so lets see how it goes. Poured from a 12oz can into a teku. 2017 Vintage.

A- The can looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and it's a little eye catching. It poured a pale golden yellow color that didn't change when held to the light and it had a finger and half worth of slightly creamy slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of medium sweetness with a little bit of a juniper berry being the first to show up imparting some typical piney aromas and there's also a fizzy tonic water like aroma that shows up a little. Up next comes the malts which impart some grainy, bready, pale malt and very light sweet malt like aroma. This beer has a nice aroma, but it's a little on the light side.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma, but it's a little lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma and it's followed by a medium amount of sourness with a slight bit of saltiness. Up next comes the gin and tonic flavors which are pretty light and not too noticeable with the juniper berry just sticking out a little. On the finish there's just a little bit of lingering sour aftertaste with some lemon like flavors. This is a decent tasting beer, it's pretty solid for a straight up gose, but I think the gin and tonic flavors are just too light to make it live up to it's name.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, a little refreshing, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this beer was decent and I thought it was pretty close to being an average example of the style, as a straight up gose it wasn't bad, but as a gin and tonic themed beer it was disappointing and it didn't really highlight those key flavors to make it live up to it's name. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, I wouldn't want more than that. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and aroma, to me those were the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the gin and tonic aspects, they were just too light and should be showcased a little more. I don't think I would buy this beer again and I can't say I would recommend it. All in all I wasn't a big fan of this beer, it's a solid gose, but the key flavors didn't show up too much. It's not my favorite beer from this brewery and it's one of my least favorite ones that i've had from them lately and it's pretty close to being an average example of the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use some more gin and tonic flavors.

Aug 03, 2017
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a bright clear gold with a large head. The aroma features bright lime and lemon, with a hint of salt and baking spice. The flavor is moderately tart, with lime peel, crackery malt, mint, juniper, and honey. The mouthfeel is very light with foamy carbonation. Overall this is a tasty and slightly aggressive gose, but not really too far into the gin and tonic range - the gin range maybe, I do get some juniper and minty herbs - but totally lacking in any tonic quality. Not bad, mind, but not quite what advertised.

Aug 02, 2017
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mikeinportc from New York

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have G&T Gose.
G&T Gose : Same as GT Gose? Same description by AV.
Pours a barely-hazy apple-juice gold with quickly-dissipating white head.
Aroma is typical gose : sour green apple + fresh ocean breeze + a hint of malt.

Flavor is similar to aroma, plus a touch of lemon & lime. A very faint hint of honey. (The "floral" in the description?) I'm not getting any juniper. As the liquid recedes from mid-tongue, there is a very light touch of (cooked) black pepper.

Light, oily feel, with very fine carbonation tickle, that finishes very dry, especially mid-tongue & at the back of the throat.

All-in-all, quite good, and very refreshing on a warm summer evening. I'd have it again.

Aug 02, 2017
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WuKAZUKI from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good, indeed! The smell and taste is strikingly similar to a G&T. Quinine taste is absent, but juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise make up for it. It was nonetheless refreshing and I would definitely buy it again. It's a fun spin on a classic style. AVBC can't go wrong on goses.

Aug 01, 2017
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can into a tulip appears a clear golden yellow with white cap that audibly fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma is lemony with a bit of citrus and mineral/carbonic addition.

Taste is tart and savory with a saline addition that does not go overboard. Lemony lacto is noticeable.

Light in body with modest carbonation. Im not really getting the gin and tonic component other than its light spritzy feel. Regardless this is a nice gose.

Jul 27, 2017
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can.

A mildly hazy light yellow with a thin off-white head that falls off rapidly, this looks solid. The nose is bright and tart, a blend of lactic sourness, a botanical and herbaceous floral blend (juniper, citrus peel) and a dry, grainy wheat note. The palate opens tart, clean, mildly yogurt like with some of the lemon peel and a touch of juniper present. The quinine bitterness is absent, allowing the focus to be on the lactic notes. Drying, refreshing on the finish, this beer is pretty solid. Recommended.

Jul 23, 2017
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concordhijinx from Alabama

3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pale(ish) yellow in color. Decent lacing. Higher than medium amount of carbonation. Pretty good blend of lemon and lime through the finish. Not overly sour which you can get on some gose. tart throughout. you get the sense of a margarita. Very refreshing on summer days. Nothing really stands out from the particular gose. It is good but nothing really sets it apart.

Jun 27, 2017
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Leif_Eriksson from Canada

3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: pale yellow, with medium-high carbonation and a rapidly dissipating head. I thought it looked like apple juice; my wife thought urine. So...

Nose: definite botanicals like a G&T. Boozy.

Taste: G&T comes through. Some lime, but it all fades quickly to a final watery finish. It's 4.2% though, so that is somewhat understandable. Dry.

Overall: Very easy to drink, and not at all unpleasant. It may not have been what I was looking for.

Jun 13, 2017
GT Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 239 ratings