Framboise Rose Gose | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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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

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#8,879
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
128
pDev:
7%
 
 
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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: AleSmith .25l tulip
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.97 (because of 10 percent off for a variety 6-pack)
Purchased: July 4, 2018
Consumed: July 6, 2018
Reviewed as: Gose
Misc.: Canned on Jan. 18, 2018 (I think); Shared with my wife

First time seeing this in stores and I picked it up. It just sounded good. Online description read, “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.” Was looking forward to it.

Poured a light amber mostly hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy off-white head. Lots of bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass at varying speeds. Good watery lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled raspberry puree, picked raspberry, raspberry jelly, cranberry, cherry, floral and rose blossom. Was getting that salt a little bit and it seemed boozier than 4.2 pct. overall. More raspberry from the can. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste followed the nose. Got raspberry puree, raspberry donut jelly, cranberry, cherry, rose petals, floral, saline, lactose, perfume, tart lemon and picked mixed berries. (Taste - 4.25)

Light body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Salty, fruity finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Wow, thought this was going to be good and it lived up to my hype. Clean and refreshing, and very drinkable. Excellent. (Overall - 4.25)

4.21 | 94 | A-

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
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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Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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 probert
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psdonnelly
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pdubblas
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geryeb624
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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 Furlinator
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of xtonytx
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
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 kojevergas
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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Photo of Shanza
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pink grapefruit in color with a light haze and effervescent carbonation. Poured with a sort, bright, bubbly foam, that reduced to a soapy cap with medium low retention. Medium pilsner malt aromas. Medium light bodied with effervescent, crisp, refreshing carbonation. Tart berry flavors with dry saltiness from the beginning that expand through the middle. Tartness peaks toward the end leaving light floral notes, malty and salty flavors followed by tart and sweet berry and cherry notes. Tart, dry and very refreshing. A great hot summer brew.

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

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