Framboise Rose Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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4.01/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
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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:
#7,815
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
118
pDev:
6.73%
 
 
Wants:
7
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21
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of dertyd
3.26/5  rDev -18.7%
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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Photo of Sabtos
3.33/5  rDev -17%
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
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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Photo of Furlinator
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMike
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
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 BubbleBobble
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
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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Photo of mothmanscott
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of pckwiatk
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks fairly unimpressive - pink but not as striking as I expected. Taste is of fresh raspberries but again, not as fruity as I was hoping for. Finishes slightly salty and floral.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It comes in a clear pink color with a small off white fizzy head. The head retention is very short as is expected, but it doesn't die a way completely. A thin bit of foam lingers.

The nose is a moderate amount of fresh tart raspberry, not cooked or jammy. There is a ton bit of crackery wheat, and a note of hibiscus.

The palate is fresh tart raspberry upfront, which pushes all the way through to the finish. Thin wheat malt is crackery and ghost-like. The carbonation is pretty active and fizzy and moves the beer quickly across the palate; the beer is a bit thin and watery, but it's very refreshing/thirst-quenching and comes across almost like raspberry-flavored sparkling water. It's just mildly tart with low acidity, only a faint salinity, crisp on the finish and ending with a note of hibiscus, and slight lingering raspberry.

Overall, a solid raspberry gose. It's not as pungently raspberry-forward as I would prefer--in fact, it seems more restrained that their other goses--but it's certainly not a bad beer and is still quite enjoyable. It would be perfect in warm weather.

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Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 118 ratings