The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy GoseThe Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose
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Sour - Gose
Ranked #223
Ranked #18,993
3.88 | pDev: 11.86%
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
Very Good
The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy GoseThe Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose
Notes: With a bright, golden color and tight creamy head, the earthy wood undertones in our Gose develop into a light mineral aroma with a hint of lemon zest and tropical fruit. Before boiling, the wort is kettle soured with lactobacillus, imparting an initial refreshing tartness that gives way to a subtle fullness. Flavors of guava and peach are followed by a slight sea salt dryness and lemon sourness that is enhanced by coriander and post-fermentation additions of salt. The finish is dry, effervescent, and lemon tangy, reminiscent of a fresh sea breeze.
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with that slight, slight Gose reddish hue. The head is fluffy for a Gose and pure white. Excellent head retention for this class of beers too. What makes this beer so enjoyable is what you don't notice. It is brilliantly subtle--slight tartness, tropical fruit undertones, and salt. None of them pronounced or over the top. A great choice for Summer refreshment!

Aug 04, 2021
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BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Holy Gose is slightly hazy and a liht amber in color. Medium CO2 supports a light, bone white head with decent retention.

As I hold this to my nose, the first thing I smell is bready, slightly grainy malt. Bready malt leads into a center where I'm picking up a lot of ripe, fresh fruit. The aroma of fresh fruit seems to be a combination of peach and white grapes. Holy Gose's nose has an overall vinous quality which I'm finding quite pleasant. A faint hint of sourness washes over all, giving the nose a nice cohesiveness.

On the tongue, Holy Gose is tart up front with a supporting salinity, giving the flavor profile a sort of mineral quality. Flavors of green grapes helps give the Holy Gose's flavor profile a notable and pleasant vinous quality. Hints of fresh baked bread round out the flavor profile, helping take the edge off the beer's overall tartness. All of this leads into a gentle dry finish that drops off quickly, leaving your palate ready for the next sip.

One thing I like very much about this gose is that it's sourness is not overpowering. It's assertive without being too much for your tongue to handle. The flavors of fresh fruit, salinity, and bready malt character help give the beer balance and take the edge off of what might otherwise be too much sourness.

Mar 18, 2021
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a nonic.

Pours nearly clear and light gold. Excellent carbonation. Limited head but good lacing.

Mild citrus aromas and general tart acidity on the nose.

The flavors are straightforward, simple, and on the nose. Faint pale malt sweetness on the tip of the tongue quickly gives way to tart acidity with a briny finish.

The brew is medium light, well carbonated, drying and drinkable.

This may be my favorite interpretation of the style.

Jan 09, 2021
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.20% This Leipzig Hose pours out of a 12oz can into a pint beer glass a nice hazy amber color with a small white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. Te smell is Rich with sour bitterness mixed with grains and malts. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with a lot of tartness. If you like a tart tasting brew this is one for you. You also pick up a nice amount of grians and malts in the taste as well. This brew would go nice with dinner or something to eat. The body of The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose is a solid medium. Like I said before it is sour an tart, not saying that is a bad thing. The mouth feel is Bold Rich tart, sour, clean smooth and Refreshing. Overall I think I am going to give The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose a 3.50 out of 5. I would like to look this brew up again givin the opportunity to, just to change it up again. Anderson Valley Brewing Company did a nice job with this Gose brew.

Sep 06, 2019
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a pale, straw yellow with a dense head of white foam. Moderate lacing.

Aroma: Light, though Gose never really have too aggressive of a nose. Some tart, salty olive brine and lemon zest with sweet flaked oats and mild floral.

Taste: Initially tart with big lemony notes from the lacto - it's briny and almost like ocean water in a fresh, pleasant way. Those tart flavors suddenly turn savory sweet once the salt profile kicks in midpalate, creating notes of fresh baked sourdough pretzels and hints of cream. A little peach, just briefly. . . then some really quite phenomenal and delicious floral, crackery pilsner malt pokes it's head in just for a second to say hello, before the beer finally ends on light, herbal flavors of coriander and lemon peel. The flavors are short lived but genuinely tasty.

Feel: Very refreshing and light in body. Airy and bubbly. Good balance between sour/sweet/dry flavors, not cloying to the tongue. Sessionable without a doubt.

Overall: Elegant, simple flavor with a thirst quenching feel.

Jul 15, 2019
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GarrettB from Colorado

2.99/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

June 9th, 2015 - Love the name on this one, but makes it just a little awkward to order here at the pizza place. It comes out without a fuss, and is a beautiful straw gold brew with a thinner head and a light haziness that manifests more as a wavy pattern. The scent is light and lemony, with shades of a shandy in there, while the taste starts with a tang and a twist. There's a lot of pow with the acerbity and a quenching refreshingness, but the overall flavor is quite bland (if sour.) A good summary might be that it is like a watered down lemon radler without the slight saltiness I expect from a gose. There might be some grapefruit oil in the background but it's not much and not deep.

Aug 27, 2018
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slusk from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head that dissipates rather quickly.

S: Bright citrus and red fruit aroma. Slightly dank.

T: Sour, citrusy, lemon, red rasberry, sea salt, light malt peeks through. tropical sweetart. Finishes dry and lingers awhile on the palate,

F: Light to medium light body. Medium high carbonation.

O: This is a very nice Gose. Light and refreshing. The sour level is not puckering, right down the middle. Citrus and red fruits play well together. A lawnmower gose for sure.

Jun 01, 2018
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Interesting beer - my first foray into this style. Tried it on tap. Nice golden color, slightly hazy with some great white foamy head and mild lingering lacing. Smells faintly of citrus fruit. Tastes of orange and grapefruit zest, malt and grain with quite a strong punch of sour tartness. A little too much for me - nice smooth mild mouthfeel but still with lingering sourness. Interesting but a little tough to drink.

May 17, 2018
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. julian dating suggests this was canned in Sept 2017, so 7 months old.

faintly hazy pale yellow body. initially a big white foamy head which eventually dissipates to a solid ring leaving little in the way of lacing.

faintly salty aroma

slightly salty taste, tart, fruity. quite refreshing and enjoyable.

medium on the mouth. tingly, dry, and tart on the finish.

overall, a decent gose. not too heavy on the salt, which i appreciate. a good drink on this warm PA spring night.

Apr 15, 2018
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BeerMan247 from New York

3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This fruity effervescence brought me back to the golden days of the 1850’s rules by the sweet Georgia pear. The tangy flavor is backed up with a sour aftertaste. The acidity from the sip made me feel like I puked. As a Jew, I feel offended by the insensitive can decoration. Shame!

Mar 04, 2018
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Ahypercube from California

4.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic. This is the last can of the second six pack. I just didn't want to review them for some reason. My favorite of the four sour ales I have tried so far. Poured this one into a large red wine glass. Don't judge me; it's basically a long-stemmed sniffer...

L: A very fine slight haze to the body with the color of orange blossom honey but the viscosity of a light pilsener. Head is white and the carbonation is good, but the bits of lacing slide down the glass and do not stick for a minute.

S: Never smelled a beer like this. Not much of it, but the hops are fascinating. I instantly get sour, like lemon and lime juice, then white wine vinegar, blackberry, cranberry, super underripe banana (which I have never smelled in a beer before), then cucumber and finally coriander with a touch of wheat bread.

T: What a fascinating taste experience. A bit vinegary and sour at first, but then the lemongrass and berries (mostly blackberry) distract you, and this strong dryness sets in from the underripe banana. By the time the cucumber becomes apparent, the sour disappears altogether and a dry saltiness lingers on your tongue with the coriander and bread. Nice drawn-out dramatic changes. It finishes about four seconds after taking a sip. This light beer packs some flavor without any need for bitterness.

F: She gose down smooth. (Sorry, had to.) Smooth as a ginger brew, but without the ginger bite.

O: Awesome. I know what I'm drinking on the beach this summer.

Feb 20, 2018
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monkist from Hungary

4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the second gose that I had in my life (the first one being from Evil Twin, an amazingly confusing one) and this one is making you disturbed as well: sour, salty, a bit like a dry white wine that is about to go off and ferment itself into acidity. As with goses I'm always from ine extreme to the other: what the heck is this? And why does it taste so awesome? This is the true nature of a gose, to make you excited and make you keep discovering it more.
This one from Anderson is somewhat more in a traditional vein, lacking strange herbs and the sorts, which means you are only hesitating between saltiness and sourness, no additional tone is in the mix - which is simple enough, as good as it gets. I love it, it's almost like a natural Radler made with lemon or grapefruits, especially its smell puts the icing on the cake with its weird frutiness/grassiness. Drinks very easily, almost like some kind of a juice.
Every gose is different and that's what makes it fun! Looking forward to the next type, wonder how that will be?

Feb 04, 2018
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beergoot from Colorado

3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow body; generous carbonation yet leaves only a thin, wispy head. Cracker-like aroma infused with fruity esters; green apple and pear. Tart flavor; lemon and white grapefruit; faintly reminiscent of a tequila margarita. Medium body; acidic; starts dry yet finishes with a juicy tang.

Another decent beer for the style.

Jan 17, 2018
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GiselesGazelle from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - finger of eggshell white head that quickly dissipated, minimal lacing. Big stream of bubbles. Completely translucent, in pale golden straw.

Smell - a bit subdued, but there are some bright lemon and citrus notes.

Taste - lightly salty, citrus fruit, especially lemon. Peach. Bit of coriander. Lightly tart.

Mouth feel - carbonation is well balanced. More tart than sour, won't make your mouth pucker by any means. Light bodied. Mildly dry finish

Overall - I could see this being really refreshing and light, well suited to a hot summer day. Always wish beers like this were a bit more sour, though. This one's good, but pretty one dimensional. Might leave the true sour fiends desiring a little more.

Jan 13, 2018
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RC_Saunders from North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great lemon/lime gose. Anderson Valley is one of my favorite companies for all gose and I like the fact that I can find it pretty easily here in my area. Slight head and carbonation, tart lemon lime taste. Has a good bite but not overly sour. Great gose!

Oct 01, 2017
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light gold/yellow color,just above average carbonation. Aroma was malt,hops,yeast,but dominated then by a lemon,lime,fruit zest smell. This was a great gise as it was tart and sour but not overly so,it went to the point of being pleasing but not throat closing sour. The fruit,and fruit peel really came through exceptionally well in this beer

Sep 11, 2017
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a Lagunitas mason glass

L: Clear light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Nice rim of lacing.

S: Lemon and funk... tart citrus and stone fruit.

T/F: Light and crisp. Tartness without being super sour. Lots of lemon and citrus mixed with funk. Other fruity notes like peach are more subdued. Well carbonated. Finish is tart with some fruity sweetness. A dash of salt makes you take another sip.

O: A nice light gose. Similar to the other Anderson Valley Goses I've tried.... nice for warm weather.

Aug 06, 2017
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Mister56 from Texas

4.64/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is tasty fresh. When I acquainted myself with this gose brew I found it to be not as puckery as some of the other sour beers. The finish is clean, and refreshing like a cool bath.

Jul 16, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a semi-clear bronzed yellow color with a light transparency about it. Streams of carbonation rise to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about forty seconds. Concave lacing sticks to the glass nicely. The smell starts off with a refreshing citrus, coming across slightly tart and having a crisp sweet edge to it. The taste takes the citrus and gives a nice sour to sweet to tangy edge leading into a semi-refreshing quick citrus aftertaste leading into a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The sour could be over-doing it for some people, but feels fine to me, somewhat tamed by the salty finish. Overall, a crisp bright Gose, worthy of coming back to.

Jun 25, 2017
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Zet from Netherlands

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw yellow colour with a good head of foam. Smell of lemon, malt and pepper. This is my first Göse, so the taste took me some sips to get used to (I expected the salt, but not the sour). Quite sour, with hints of lemon, sourdough and yogurt. A subtle saltness at the end of every sip. Aftertaste is dry. This beer's taste (minus the salt) also has some vinous qualities, reminiscent of a young white wine like the Portuguese vino verde. Very refreshing: the low abv makes it very suitable for hot summer days. Nice stuff.

Jun 07, 2017
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D1noB from Oklahoma

3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It starts with sour and tart followed by earthy hops and it's ends with malt.

Taste Rating in Words: It's a circus there are three rings, flames, animals, flying humans, and clowns. . . So many clowns

Apr 09, 2017
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw yellow in color with a light, grainy haze. Poured with a tall, bright white, fizzy foam with very good retention. Aromas of fresh fruit, lemon zest, sourdough bread and light yeast. No hop aromas. The effervescent carbonation gives this a medium bodied feel. Light creamy smoothness through the middle a well attenuated, very clean, crisp, finish. Light fresh fruit flavor up front followed by medium tart, lemony flavors and light bready malt beneath. Tartness peaks in the middle and slowly fades to to the end. No hop bitterness. Finished clean, crisp, with a salty dryness. No aftertaste. A style defining sample. Easy drinking, crisp and refreshing, with pleasant tartness and an incredibly clean, easy finish.

Mar 11, 2017
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bbtkd from South Dakota

3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink, and The Holy Gose Ale, 4.2% ABV. Pours medium viscosity, pale yellow, with a one finger white head, left no lacing. Nose is not much. Taste is sour, with no bitterness. Mouthfeel is OK. Overall - not a fan of sour beers.

Feb 24, 2017
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Everydayoff from Thailand

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

Mildly hazed bright golden color, it tops with thick foamy white head that stands with decent retention before sinking to some bubble film atop and leaving some lacing behind.

In a nose, earthy, floral, mineral, lemon sourness, lactic tartness, tropical fruit, guava, salt, coriander spice, and biscuity malt.

The taste reflects the same as the aroma, being led by lemon sourness and lactic tartness together with earthy hop, tropical fruit, guava, salt, coriander spice, and biscuity malt.

Light body with good crisp and refreshing feel through the palate under quite smooth mouthfeel and lively carbonation, finish is dry. Good Gose, it is perfect as a thirst quencher.

Feb 17, 2017
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Nugganooch from California

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can into my Societe Brewing 2nd Anny chalice
*Noted 06/28/15

Dark straw gold and slightly hazed over. Thick stack of foamy ocean white suds resides over top. Light etchy streaks of lace decorate the glass.
Grainy wheat with some lemony tartness and a hint of salt water
Taste is crisp and refreshing. Combines a grain soaked wheat base with some stone fruits, Meyer lemon, and a salty kiss on the lips in the finish. A touch watered down and thin but with a great drying effect.
A very nice rendition of the style. Well balanced in that everything compliments. You get the salt and the sweet sourness without being too over the top.

Dec 29, 2016
The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 2017 ratings