Framboise Rose Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by superspak on 08-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,650
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
128
pDev:
7%
 
 
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7
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3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dertyd
3.26/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out a pinkish rose color, with 1 finger of off white head----------- the aromas are of tartness, wheat, raspberry soda and grass/floral------------- the flavors start off tart with wheat, grass and watered down berry, the beer has a thin mouthfeel with a dry salty finish------------- overall this beer was good it was just one dimensional, I wanted to taste more raspberry it was just tart and dry that's about it--

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3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A slight chill haze clouds an otherwise clear pale salmon body that has no head but a thin khaki ring.

Smell is raspberry and salty toast while taste is tart and tangy raspberry with toast, salted cracker, sea-like notes and a spritz of lemon through a light body with a light froth and a semi-dry finish.

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3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Gut reaction from a can:

B- / WORTHY

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3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -12%
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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
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3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Anderson Valley Brewing Co, ahh yes the AVBC, have a real rustic feel to their beers, you can tell they’ve been “bahl hornin” since 1987 (WTF that means). I’m always keen to try their brews and this Framboise Rose Gose is another interesting take on the Gose style with raspberry puree and rose hips added into the salty/sour mix, which sounds great. In fact the last AVBC beer I reviewed was their Briney Melon Gose, which I quite enjoyed as my (tied) third favourite Gose pipped by To Øl Mr. Blonde (#1) & Bacchus Peanut Brittle Gose (#2) – both are pretty spesh if you can get your mitts on them. Admittedly my experience with Goses is limited to 11 out of the 1092 beers I’ve reviewed overall, however I’m fast becoming a fan of the Gose.

Poured from a 355ml can into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear pale golden-pink hue, the body colour reminiscent of a French rosé wine, with a pink-hued white head that goes down quickly and leaves a ring of bubbles inside the glass. Loving this colour – quite a change from the norm. 8/10.

S: Raspberry puree front and centre, dash of rose hips providing a floral note, hints of salt and acidic tartness (like a granny smith apple level of tartness). Aroma is also watery to an extent, although this is to be expected stylistically and from the 4.2% ABV. Overall, apart from the raspberry, this is a subtle aroma. 8/10.

T: Tart up front, at the detriment of the flavour profile, when you get a beer that is straight up and forward sour [at least in my experience] this can lead to the sweet/bitter/salty flavours being completely overshadowed. That is happening right now with this Framboise Rose Gose. Yes there are some background hints of the above: raspberry, rose hip/floral, salt and a light crisp apple touch, but overall the flavour is tart-bomb and not much else. As I recall Briney Melon Gose was also pretty tart but the flavours came through a bit more. It’s a tough balancing act with a Gose – just a little too much sourness and “BAM!” there goes the profile. 7/10.

M: Mid to light bodied, quite thin on carbonation yet burpy at the same time. 6/10.

D: BMG (Briney) is better balanced than FRG (Framboise) IMO, there’s a bit too much sour, not enough flavour here – and before you add a smart-ass reply like “sour is a flavour too, duh” I mean OTHER FLAYVAS [jerk-wad!]. On the plus side though: FRG is a total palate-cleanser of a brew – this is the sort of beer that will totally give your tongue a nice carpet clean between courses during a dégustation, just be prepared to back it up with another decent beer. 7/10.

Food match: A selection of cheeses; semi-soft, goat, blue cheese, you name it.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev -6%
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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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a soft, pale pink with a sudsy head, good carbonation. Aroma has very light raspberry along with the expected tart wheat. Seems a little bland on the tongue - certainly some vague berry flavor but doesn’t really coalesce. It is good, nothing is off about it, just lacks focus. Anderson Valley makes some great Goses but this one is missing something.

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3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Framboise Rose Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 128 ratings