Briney Melon Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Briney Melon GoseBriney Melon Gose
BA SCORE
3.93/5
688 Ratings
Briney Melon GoseBriney Melon 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:
Born from our passion for experimentation, our Briney Melon Gose boasts a thirst-quenching tartness that is perfectly balanced by subtle watermelon flavors and aromas. Gentle additions of sea salt create a refreshing harmony between the acidity and fruity sweetness leading to clean, dry finish.

Added by superspak on 08-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,793
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
688
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
189
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RC_Saunders
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great summer beer, not too tart but the melon balances the taste nicely. Very light drinking, would highly recommend if you are any kind of Gose fan

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Photo of newcastlemike
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One last gose for the summer !
I'm glad I pushed myself because Anderson Valley's experiments are finding a better way to make gose more palatable to a much larger audience. All Anderson's different flavors, presumably from a solid base of gose, is an interesting business strategy. (I also find it unusual -- and healthy -- that a brewery in the west coast-IPA/British tradition cash cow scene is experimenting with gose... but that is a larger discussion.)

While not a particularly good Looker, Briney Melon Smells mostly tart with a little melon and salt. The Taste seems that subtle also with all moving forward in balance. Feel is semi-dry; probably easy with the tartness and salt, but not easy with the sweet melon. An interesting experiment, but I will look for next year's instead.

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3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drank out of a can, can not say much about look or smell. Taste was very pleasant, not heavy on the sour but definitely salty. I haven't yet developed my taste for these types of beers, but I thought this one was very accessible. The melon is there, but subued. I suppose I would have liked a little bit of sweetness in this, but I suppose that wouldn't fit the genre! Overall, I could not see myself housing a sixer of these without getting a little sick to my stomach, but it's a very refreshing and crisp summer drink. CHEERS!!!

Roommate Mike's Quick Sip: "ocean water"

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAp
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Relatively nondescript. The salt and sour elements are far too subdued. There are other goses that hit these note, but do it better. Certainly drinkable, and worth grabbing if on offer at a party, but not one worth spending money on.

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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Briney Melon Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 688 ratings
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