Briney Melon Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
675 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
Ratings:
675
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
8.95%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
180
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 675 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of armock
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAp
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
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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Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Colin32
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of willcumbie
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChristineHeubusch
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stanale
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce can into a stange. Pretty pale golden color, with a thick, white head that faded rather quickly. This absolutely lip-smackingly delicious. Pleasantly tart, with the watermelon flavors interplaying nicely with the salinity and tartness. Light bodied and refreshing, with a crisp and dry finish. Very well done.

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Photo of sohearn
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of constantine_272
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours light yellow. Bubbly, short, white head fades fast.

Smells light melon, tart fruit, salt and peppery.

Tastes wheat, tart fruit, light watermelon and a touch of salt. Finish is dry with a light tart and yeast linger. Lighter body and fizzy higher carbonation.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly translucent straw yellow color with‚Äč little to no head.

Nose is extremely faint and doesn't have much to offer. A slight hint of breadiness and a hint of melonball. a hint of salt too.

Flavor is slightly salty upfront with a big hit of sour watermelon. Very slightly bready malt backbone. The finish is a lot of sour melon and a hint of salt. Left to linger is a lot of salt and sour.

Mouthfeel is light and has moderate to high carbonation. Somewhat acidic.

I have had a few good goses and this is not one. If you want to think of this as a salty fruity American wheat beer great. Not so much of a gose.

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Photo of BigMike
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stobin
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2017-06-02
12oz can served in a tulip. No date that I see. Given to me by a friend at work.

Pours a pretty clear straw yellow with a medium head and a fair amount of fine carbonation. Smell is mostly tart and lemony, maybe a touch of brine.

Taste is a little salty, surprisingly clear yet subtle watermelon flavor. The friend who gave it to me said, "Jolly Rancher" -- I see where he's coming from, and it's not terrible like I thought when he said it. It's actually refreshing and nice.

Mouthfeel is medium to light, not sticky at all. Overall, it's a really good summer beer.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Briney Melon Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 675 ratings.
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