Bahl Hornin' Barrel-Aged G&T Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.93/5
Very Good
29 Ratings
Bahl Hornin' Barrel-Aged G&T GoseBahl Hornin' Barrel-Aged G&T Gose
BEER INFO

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by scottfrie on 07-07-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
29
pDev:
11.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of blisscent
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grackos
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
1.99/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Not my type of beer. More like a sour tart orange or lemons. Some vanilla and earthiness come through after the sour fades. Head formed when poured but dissipated quickly.

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

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

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, red/green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, gin, juniper berry, sea salt, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, wheat, cracker, honey, hay, herbal, and grass; with light notes of pepper, coconut, spruce, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, salt, spices, bourbon barrels, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, red/green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, gin, juniper berry, sea salt, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, wheat, cracker, honey, hay, herbal, and grass; with light notes of pepper, coconut, spruce, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tart/sourness and light yeast/juniper/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour lemon, lime, red/green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, gin, juniper berry, sea salt, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, wheat, cracker, honey, hay, herbal, grass, light pepper/funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, salt, spices, bourbon barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/tart/sourness balance; and mildly increasing pucker after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness and juniper/oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic/saline, and fairly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an excellent barrel aged Gose. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, salt, spices, bourbon barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; with the modestly lactic/tannic/drying finish. Has a more flavorful malt body than the base beer with the higher ABV, but is also more lactic/acidic. Better Gin botanical presence, and great overall barrel integration. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of MikeBogert53
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Slightly hazy and golden in color. Head is white and a half finger in width before peeling back to a mostly barren surface. No lacing, but none expected from a Gose.

Smell - Interesting. Definitely picking up juniper berry in the aroma, and also wooden, oaky character and vanilla from the barrel aging. Floral essence and candied lime are also prominent.

Taste - Follows the nose. Tart and salty lime upfront, followed by some dry juniper character. Hints of oak and vanilla creep in mid-taste, but ultimately the finish is a tart berry and lime finish.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with slightly bitey carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a bone dry finish.

Overall - Wow. I can't remember what I paid for this ($6-7 bucks?), and even though it's only 6.5% it was damn well worth it. Great gose with a unique approach. The BA flavor is there just enough to add that twist of complexity without getting in the way. Great job, Anderson Valley!

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
2.88/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Soapy, sudsy pour, which is fairly in-line for the style. You certainly notice an increase in the botanicals on the nose - juniper, mint, lemon. A little bath & body works-y for my taste, but light on the nostril.

Taste hits you immediately with classic Gose salt & tart wheat flavors, but I wasn't expecting the second wave, where you really pick-up those barrel stout notes - chocolate malt, driftwood tannins & some muted bourbon caramel. It finishes with those bright botanicals, yet another gear shift.

It is definitely a styles clash, and while it wasn't immediately stomach churning & I didn't hate it, I am not sure I could call it a success either. It is going for a contrast between a light, bouncy Gose & a heavier, savory stout but the later really drowns out a lot of the former, or otherwise the combo creates so really - let's say intriguing - notes. At worst it tastes like a band aid melted to chocolate fondue pot, but there are moments where it comes as a vague play on the ancient sweet / savory thing. Certainly one of the more unique beers I have had.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle:
Pours a little darker golden than a normal gose and the base beer. Head is white and gets to about half a finger on a moderate pour, medium collar without lace thereafter.

Nose of the barrel comes out decently well - vanilla and oak. There is a lime-like sour note and a hint of salinity in the nose.

Taste is similar to the nose, with the base beer fairly represented. The juniper/spruce note is more subdued, replaced with a light vanilla aspect. The tartness is decent in strength, and a pine/wood aspect gains a little with warmth. Non-distracting decent feel from the carbonation.

A nice beer - but the barrel doesn't improve nor detract from the base beer. It's a fine beer in and of itself.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"One bourbon, one tart and one gin..." More than just a shameless pun, the clever beer makers at Anderson Valley felt that their G&T Gose needed something else, something more complex, something firmer, something spicier. But bourbon barrels? Really?

Their Barrel Aged G&T Gose pours nearly as bright and canary yellow as the original, equipped with a similar swath of sea foam. Sprite in effervescence, the scent springs onto the nose with citrus, berry, cider, wine and just a kiss of oaken whisky. Gentle sweetness skirts the tongue with light candy, sourdough and citric sweetness.

Never loosing an edge on refreshment, the middle palate erupts with sourness. Lime, lemon, gooseberry, crabapple and mild juniper. A light salinity decorates the sourness and brings a roundness to taste, seeming as much like margarita as it does gin and tonic. But the lightness of caramel, cashew, vanilla and spice from the barrels offer a subtle set of complexity that shifts the taste slightly more to the cocktail side of ale.

Light, dry, crisp and clean, the beer's utmost acidity keeps the session quick, hightly thirst quenching and truly appetizing. A quick aftertaste of bourbon, gin and citrus keeps the late palate light and its effort low. But fear not, any barrel treatment of this ale seems to have take about thirty minutes or so.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Anderson Valley Barrel Aged Gin Tonic Gose on tap at POPE in South Philadelphia.

It sounds weird, smells weird and tastes nothing like a beer... but this is a triumph.

Lemon zest, lime juice, brininess. Botanicals, fresh herbs. Tart, chewy, indelible and persistent.

I don't get much of the three months in Wild Turkey barrels, though...

Really dig the unique, raid-the-spice-rack finish here, persistent in the mouth. It's like drinking ocean water with a mouthful of fresh herbs and aromatics.

"Tastes like a cocktail", the wife said. And so much more. Truly unique.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RPM3334
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Beer Market in Henrietta, NY.

This pours a pretty light yellow, with a small head, and basically no lacing.

Smells like sour lemon, sea salt, gin botanicals, just the eensy teeniest hint of bourbon.

This is a really nice beer. The barrel aging has diminished the actual G&T feel, and increased the tartness, while only subtly adding a bourbon character. Despite these seeming complaints- it's super tasty.

This is lighter bodied, with a crisp and tart finish.

Anderson Valley is some under the radar fire.

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Photo of nmann08
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first(?) barrel aged gose.
On tap in Clemson, SC.
Amber body with a decent head.
Complex aroma and flavor with obvious input from the barrel aging yet the base gose shines more brightly.

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Bahl Hornin' Barrel-Aged G&T Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 29 ratings