Framboise Rose Gose
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.98 | pDev: 8.29%
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
Very Good
Framboise Rose GoseFramboise Rose Gose
Notes: By adding rose hips to the boil and fresh raspberry puree at the end of fermentation, this kettle-soured beer is a mélange of flavors and aromas. With a light ruby hue, subtle raspberry fruit notes greet the nose and fall soft on the palate; tangy, hibiscus-like flavors mingle with the salty tartness of gose to create a uniquely complex and refreshing drinking experience.
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Reviews by cjgiant:
Photo of cjgiant
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is right in line with many of the AV Goses in my opinion. A familiar malt profile upon which the additional flavors, sour, and salt can dance. This one might not be as sour as some, but the raspberry comes through with a light touch to the moderate tart/sour profile.

A near clear - maybe chill haze - rose with an orange/golden hue. Off white bubbles fill the glass to the rim before fading moderately slowly to a medium thick, loosely coupled bubble ring. This thins considerably once drinking commences, no lacing.

Nose is light cracker and wheat, reminiscent of other AV offerings, with a not overly distinctive raspberry aspect. The rose hips aren't coming to me, but may be combining with the fruit note to dull it without adding a distinctive note itself.

Berry is noted, and the tartness is at a moderate level. Not too puckering, there's a little tug at the back of the tongue and tingling of the sides. A fairly clean beer, it is easy drinking as I'd want it to be for a refreshing beer. A nice salinity level in back softens the beer nicely.

If you like other AV fruited Goses I don't think you'll dislike this one.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oooo ya, I like that. Blush red like a geisha on your first date, this one is pretty. Smells fresh and tart like your wife after your neptuials. Taste? Oh yeah. Clean n good like your gutter after the street sweeper just went by.


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Photo of MUTINY
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a tall tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange/pink with 3/4" fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Retention and lacing are exceptionally poor.

S: Lots of ripe raspberry, some salinity and a woody/vegetal note with a hint of acidity underneath. It's subtle to the point of being underwhelming, but not too far off per the style.

T: Begins with an acidic, slightly herbaceous salinity before opening up to tart overripe berries - lots of raspberry and blueberry notes mixing with sea salt on the mid palate. Finishes with an abrupt woody quality that is framed by a lingering acidity.

M: Light, slightly slick with medium/high carb. The high-ish carbonation feels essential here, this beer would otherwise be just too darn thin even for this style.

O: Another solid Gose from AV. Good salinity, about the right amount of tartness and a very satisfying integration of the fruit. This is a thoughtful brew with a rewarding subtlety.

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Photo of pfd44
1.99/5  rDev -50%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Satsuma
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbwalker
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fr33man
3.12/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice Gose. Well balanced and not overly sour. Still has a kick but the raspberry and hibiscus comes out nicely. Refreshing and quite drinkable. I would have again for sure.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I was at an event last evening at the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) where Victory BC's beers were being showcased, including Sour Monkey slushies with framboise or woodruff syrups or infusions of Kirsch Gose. The topic of Goses then arose & the CANcensus was that they are VERY nice right now, given the heat & humidity of this summer. I was thusly inspired to add this one to The CANQuest (tm), plus of all of the tart/sour styles, I enjoy Goses the most.

From the CAN: "Bahl Hornin' since 1987"; "Solar Powered Brewery".

It should be remembered that a Gose includes wheat & therefore, haziness/cloudiness is allowable & expected. For this reason, I did some pre-Crack! agitation & then gave it a little calming time before proceeding. The Crack! was less impactful than I had envisioned, so I went with an inverted Glug to ensure that the CANtents were in suspension. It foamed up to form two-plus fingers of fizzy, pinkish head that quickly dissipated into wisps. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy pinkish-Amber (SRM = N/A or > 7, < 9). The nose was unmistakably of raspberries, plus it wafted of a salty sea breeze like I knew as a sea-going U.S. Navy sailor. Mmm. Evoking both my late paternal grandmother's garden & my first career is EXACTLY how to win me over! But, I must review to style & not to taste or risk the wrath of the BA Police. Mouthfeel was tending towards thin, not quite watery, but not much beyond it, either. Oh well. The taste, while clearly raspberry, was kinda light on its fruit while the salt was just restrained enough to register without being overwhelming. This is going to be tough to quantify - since the "Framboise" (raspberry) was given top billing, do I rate based on its perceptibility or do I simply CANsider it as an adjunct with an eye towards the base style? If I do the latter, then what is the point? They make an unadulterated Gose. Have that, instead. Further, I remember taking rose hips pills as a kid (hey, it was the 1970s & my parents were on a health kick, so we tried a LOT of things that led to my being VERY receptive to trying new & different things), but I CANnot tell you what they imparted here. I just remember them as being quite bitter. The beer itself was more tart than bitter or sour. It was certainly refreshing, lightly puckering on the finish, and definitely salty, which leads to my CANundrum - the raspberry was not very present/assertive. I think that such has to be accounted for Overall. No? YMMV.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Anderson Valley team has come as close to perfecting the gose as any brewery can. Their flirtation with fruit and spice combinations have taken many twists and turns- all of them stellar in their own right.

Enter Framboise Rose: a pale mauve ale that sparkles in the glass similar to rosé wine except capped with a short but stark white froth. Its simple but sharp aroma is all about the tangy raspberry fruit that dances on a tart base of citrus, cider and white wine. Its taste is scantly sweet with hints of pulled candy, sourdough and wine cooler.

What sweetness does present itself on the early palate drifts away effortlessly on the middle. The fruit complement from fermentation lays a sour base of lime, lemon, crabapple and sour white grape and then the bolder overcast of tart raspberry provide a strong red berry flavor that sees of currant, cranberry and cherry with subsequent sips.

Light bodied, sour and sharp, the beer's acidity scrubs any thirst from the palate with ease. Highly crisp, clean and refreshing, the beer evades the palate without hardly a hint of earth, must or hay. Low bitterness allows the late palate to reflect a disctinctly sour taste that provides a short, simple and succinct aftertaste.

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Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meatyard
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice and tart though lacking in salt. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz. can into one of my stange glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium copper/golden color with a white head initially over an inch thick when first poured that settles very quickly to a thin ring lining the inside of the glass along with some small cluster swirls of foam scattered here and there on the beer's surface. No lacing to speak of. Aromas of some bready malts and perhaps a bit of wheat, raspberry and some lactic acidic lime notes and not much else. The taste is pretty much the same, with some bready malts and I think a bit of wheat that gives way to tart raspberry and bit of lime along with a nice hint of salt that gives way to just a hint of barnyard funkiness. Has a slightly crisp, mainly smooth, but slightly prickly, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean and dry finish and aftertaste along with a slightly salty aftertaste. Another good gose here from Anderson Valley.


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Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellowish red in color and has lots of fine particulates that are visible floating in suspension. It poured with a short white head that quickly faded away, leaving only a narrow ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lactic acid sourness are present in the nose along with hints of hibiscus.
T: The taste follows the smell and is somewhat sour with hints of hibiscus and raspberries as well as saltiness in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and smells and tastes true to the style without being overpowered by raspberries. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: can

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Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can - I'm sure that they had fun coming up with this one's name, especially if 'framboise' is pronounced in the manner of most English speakers.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale orangish salmon colour, with three chubby fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some mountaintop snow line lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of raspberry puree, muddled domestic citrus rind, gritty and grainy cereal malt, white saltine crackers, and some rather mild earthy, musty, and floral hop bitters. The taste is grainy and crackery pale malt, rosewater, a faded smooshed raspberry essence, saline, and more well-understated herbal, leafy, and grassy green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-tickling frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and generally smooth, once you get acclimatized to the mild tart character here. It finishes trending dry, the raspberries holding on for dear life amongst the lingering graininess.

Overall - this is a pleasant enough version of the style, with the guest ingredients applied in cautious doses. Crisp, refreshing, and easy to put back as the temperatures outside start to feel a little more Spring-like.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear rosé in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly form the bottom of the glass and faint pale golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foam white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cracker + wheat malts with minimal amounts of sweetness and a light to moderate amount of lacto lemon citrus tartness. Light amounts of brininess and slightly stronger than moderate aromas of raspberries. Hints of rose aromas.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of racker + wheat malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of lacto lemon citrus tartness and slightly heavier than light amounts of brininess. There are just shy of moderate flavors of slightly sweet, slightly tart raspberries and rose hip. Minimal amounts of bitterness that fade fairly quickly leaving lingering raspberries + lacto tartness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Enjoyable with a pleasant amount of tartness that is complemented by the raspberry and rose hip. Alcohol is well hidden and this drinks pretty easily. Tart and refreshing.

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Photo of Noah_Aimar
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The nose is very sweet, candied rose petals maybe? Dry and tart taste with none of the sweetness the nose gives off. The finish is quit refreshing, drink this one outside in the sun.

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Photo of chinchill
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can at the spring 2018 ASMF.
Pale clear rose colored body. Moderately tart for style. Flavorful with good balance.
Overall :excellent version of the style.

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Photo of BigMike
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cylinsier
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours clear light golden pink, white sudsy head retains well.

Smells of fresh tart raspberry and citrus over cracker malts.

Tastes of tart fresh citrus and berry, cracker malts and lactic acid.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Solid lightly fruity gose, good flavor and tastes genuine without any medicinal bitterness some raspberry beers have. Very refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Framboise Rose Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 154 ratings