Framboise Rose Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: 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

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Ranking:
#6,222
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
114
pDev:
6.73%
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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 StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i still think the base anderson valley gose is really solid, but i have not been in love with a lot of the fruited variations on it, this might be my favorite iteration so far. the combination of the raspberries and the rose hips is super unique, gives it bright springtime floral and vinous elements, and works so well with the clean lactic sourness, which is quite prominent in the base beer. its only lightly pink, not as stained in color from the fruit and rose hips as i would have expected, and carbonated like a soda pop. the aroma is a touch sweet, really tangy, and with a light raspberry jam character to it, simple for what it is, i do get a flash of dry rose wine and a mellow summery perfume thing too, but not offensive in the least. the raspberries and rose hips are about on par with each other in the flavor, not too much more of one than the other, pretty natural on the raspberries, just a touch sweet in the middle but dried out by the end. lemony lacto and some serious brine, this finishes itself off nicely, more rose wine at the end, the hips and the berries together really sparkle in the later stages of this. wonderful carbonation, lots of sourness at the end, a really light body, really almost devoid of any real grain character, but this is a great spring beer, not overdone with the additives and really drinkable for a sour. well done!

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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 kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 metter98
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -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 BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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 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 emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours crystal clear pinkish golden/orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin, cranberry, strawberry, lemon, lime, pear, green apple, red grape, rose, sea salt, coriander, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, raspberries, rose hips, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin, cranberry, strawberry, lemon, lime, pear, green apple, red grape, rose, sea salt, coriander, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart raspberries, fruit skin, cranberry, strawberry, lemon, lime, pear, green apple, red grape, rose, sea salt, coriander, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, raspberries, rose hips, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance. Mild increasing pucker after the finish, but not overwhelming. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic, and lightly sticky/saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is an excellent gose. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, raspberries, rose hips, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Not overly lactic or salty. Great balance between the Lacto, raspberries, and rose hips; with a solid pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Fruit does not dominate the beer, still tastes like the style intended. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
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 Gagnonsux
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
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 jgunther71
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 stakem
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A can into a snifter appears pinkish copper with a head that dissolves rather quickly.

An aroma of raspberry candy is also seedy, grassy and lemony lactic.

It tastes tart like lemon and unripe raspberry with plenty of saline character.

This is light in body with light carbonation. A pretty decent, straight forward gose. Its exactly what you would expect if you had the other gose offerings from this brewery.

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

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Framboise Rose Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 114 ratings