Briney Melon Gose
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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From:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Gose
Ranked #81
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,608
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 9.16%
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
618
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 18, 2022
Added:
Aug 04, 2015
Wants:
  29
Gots:
  211
SCORE
88
Very Good
Briney Melon GoseBriney Melon Gose
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. can into a 10 oz. fluted Bangkok Beer glass with tons of fluffy foam that filled almost 1/2 the glass. Clear straw color with visible carbonation and little to no lacing. Aroma is tart & fruity with the melons predominant. Taste is light and tart with hints of the briney melon present and a tart clean salty finish. Light in body and totally refreshing. Can polish off several of these on a hot summer day and not even notice it. Delicious!
Nov 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by David19457 from New Jersey

Sep 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.64 by RoyalKaiju

Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought a 6-pack cans $12.99 Whole Foods
22132 printed on bottom of can so if that is May 12 2022 then 99 days old
Smell of guava, watermelon
Golden color
Light-medium mouthfeel
High carbonation
Taste of lime, some watermelon, salty, tart
Overall it delivers on its name.
Aug 19, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Lightly opaque yellow with pink hues and the head quickly settles to a film, leaving good lacing behind
Aroma: Coriander, salt, watermelon, lactobacillus tartness, and wafts of grain
Taste: Starts off with a huge punch of sour watermelon that puckers the tongue upon first contact and relents some as salt and coriander follow suit. The middle part is all fruity and lacto until the salt returns to close it out
Mouthfeel: Light but not watery, medium-high carbonation, and a strongly tart finish
Overall: This is good stuff. I love a Gose when it’s really hot out as I feel it is one of the most refreshing of all styles with the salty/sour mix and these folks have been making some good ones for years, this being my favorite as watermelon is one of my favorite fruits. Not fake tasting melon either, not sure what they used but give this a try if you like Goses and watermelon
Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.7 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jul 11, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Close to clear gold with a medium size white head leaving slight lacing.
Aroma: Laid back with notes of melon, lemon and honey.
Taste: Tartness in the forefront followed by the sweetness of the melon. Saltiness settles in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied, well carbonated.
Overall: Watermelon seems like a good choice to balance the tart, acidic nature of the style.
Apr 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.63 by desint from Belgium

Dec 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.79 by nst27

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Sep 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Aug 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours pale gold. A bit hazed. The aromas are very on point with this one, with brine notes present along with honeydew, cucumber and watermelon. The flavor fall a bit short, though. For all of the briny presence on the nose, there isn't much on the tongue, and the melon flavors are more vague than the aroma. Excellent mouthfeel and refreshment however. After the excellence of the Kimmie, and the blood orange and rose gose follow ups, this one is more forgettable, but still tasty on a warm evening.
Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, wine glass, and looks like Julian date of 21158.

Yellow, slight orange hue, with a big poofy white head that crackles for maybe a minute.

Light melon and malts. Develops to almost a watermelon syrup.

Pickled watermelon, light and fresh watermelon, low sourness. Pretty reserved with a nice natural watermelon flavor.

Light body, low carbonation, low pucker factor.

The watermelon is nice and natural layered on top of a nice gose.
Jul 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.55 by Dubs444

Jun 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by shelby415 from Oregon

Nov 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by dazedman from Virginia

Oct 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.47 by Rhetion from Florida

Oct 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.65 by DvdP from Netherlands

Sep 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by HopBelT from Belgium

Sep 11, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at Swan Dive in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a light and clear golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like lightly tart watermelon, brine, citrus, and wheat.

This is very light and subtle, but incredibly refreshing. Watermelon is an obviously watery and light flavor, and it adds some subtle sweetness to the light briney character. There's some citrus and soft wheat character, with a light bitterness on the back end.

This is light bodied, very refreshing, and very drinkable, with a crisp and smooth finish.

I liked this more than I thought I would've. It's worth a try.
Aug 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by arzt from Germany

Jul 26, 2020
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From the can, aromas of watermelon, sweet honeydew and tart strawberries with light wheat malt notes. Medium high carbonation provides a medium bodied feel with a pleasant, salty dry finish. Sweet watermelon flavors with tart strawberry notes. Tartness is mellow and on the medium side. Sweet fruity melon on the back end with light wheat malt flavors. Medium light saltiness at the end provides a dry finish. Really enjoyed this one. Tasty melon flavors offset by berry tartness and a great finish.
Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.05 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

Apr 21, 2020
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
February 15th, 2016 - It's a little early for it, but this is a refreshing, cool and salivary gland squeezing fruit beer that I learn to love through the serving. The smell is certainly unique for someone who typically drinks IPAs, with a beef stew or cat food kind of meatiness to it, and pickle juice. Gross sounding, but better in execution. I also think it smells like a particular kind of Japanese pickled eggplant called Shibazuke. Saltine crackers and a little cheesy umami note appear too, though notably I can't smell any watermelon. I speculate whether it might appear in the flavor, and sure enough, up front I taste a gorgeous candy, salted melon candy, and Japanese vinegar sushi rice. It's mildly sweet with plenty of sugar to go around, and balances nicely around the sweet and salty flavors. It's candied, sure, and my mouth is watering the same way as it does when I drink Lindeman's, but I enjoy this much more.
Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Slight haze and yellowish in color, with a white, half finger width head that dissipates quickly, leaving a thin, broken layer of suds with a thin ring around the edge of the glass. A few small spots make up a sparse lacing.

Smell - Sweet and tart melony aroma with lesser salinity.

Taste - Follows the nose. Fair melony character that is both sweet and slightly tart, then salinity kicks in. Finishes much the same, with mild melony flavor, salinity and tartness.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with fair, tingly carbonation. Smooth, easy drinker before a crisp, drying finish.

Overall - Really solid gose, and lives up to the name. Awesome warm weather option.
Mar 17, 2020
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Reviewed by veterancola

1.9/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
I found this beer on sale at my local ABC store. It was only $1 for a can, so I decided to give it a try. The beer looks good and has decent head. I am not a sour fan, so I think my review might be jaded, but three of us in our house agree that this beer tastes like the inside of a Zotz candy without the sweet exterior candy shell. If you like the inside of Zotz and don't need the sweetness of the candy shell, this might be the right beer for you. Not for me though.
Feb 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.05 by caffeinelogic from New York

Dec 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
(12 oz can, code 19113; purchased single off shelf... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: surprisingly relatively-clear, yellow-amber liquid; very faint haze perhaps; lots of crackly foam on the pour - took 2 pours to empty the can... eventually, hardly even a collar remains, beer still clear

S: gose spices pop out first, but a melon-like note is definitely poking through, just not specifically watermelon... grainy bread-crust wheat note springs forth after foam settles - that and the spice and melon aromas then all vie for supremacy... interesting combo of malt and melon... overall potency not so vibrant

T: tart tang touches down first, juice-diluted (and -tainted) wheat meal swells then fades; dry, crackery aftertaste with lightly-pungent spice humming atop a mist of mellow melon... the (water)melon flavor seems more rind then flesh; about halfway through and the aftertaste gets mildly saline, which is welcome... flavors do meld well later, just lacks pop

F: mildly silky, plush texture to its body; despite head implosion, carbonation does lend a soft sizzle, but doesn't quite lift away residual film

O: more interesting than expected but not great... could see giving a fresher example another shot; has potential! (1486)
Aug 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by Walnut from Missouri

Jul 28, 2019
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I only drink gose for about three months, but during that time, I hunt the best ones. Supposedly, this is among them. Nose is fresh with salt and citrus. Definitely some nice melon flavors of pulp and rind mixing in with the sour tartness that signifies the style. The mx of moderate sweetness cuts the tart notes effectively. I appreciate the easy drinking quality of this beer, but might stiffen the mouthfeel just a it. Otherwise, a strong example of the style.
Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by debwaaa from District of Columbia

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by TNGriff from Tennessee

Jun 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by biren225 from Massachusetts

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jun 03, 2019
 
Rated: 2.6 by pfd44 from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2019
Briney Melon Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 779 ratings