GT Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

GT GoseGT Gose
BA SCORE
71.9%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 196 ratings
GT GoseGT Gose
BEER INFO

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by superspak on 07-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,285
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
196
Liked:
141
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
9.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 196 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of MrOH
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of edthehead
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lic217
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.79/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

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Photo of brauseboof
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RC_Saunders
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
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

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of WuKAZUKI
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of Merticois
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of jeffyboy65
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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GT Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 71.9% out of 100 with 196 ratings
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