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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From:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Gose
Ranked #124
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,858
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 11.95%
Reviews:
284
Ratings:
1,736
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 19, 2022
Added:
Sep 25, 2013
Wants:
  69
Gots:
  410
SCORE
87
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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Rated: 4.13 by igl from Russian Federation

Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is one of the most rated Goses on BA, so it’s surprising to me that I never saw it around anywhere until last week. I figured I might as well give it a go. Let’s see what it’s all about

Pours a cloudy pale gold with 2 fingers of creamy white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose brings pretty standard stuff for the style but there’s a nice tartness to it. I’m picking up on aromas of lemon juice, coriander, wheat bread, peppery hops, pear skin, and light honey

It’s still solid in taste but a bit of a step down from the aroma. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting lemon zest, crackery malt, floral hops, apple skin, and honey. The swallow brings notes of lemon zest, pear skin, wheat bread, honey, coriander, and apple skin

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a crisp and refreshing beer. Finishes mostly dry but a bit watery

This is a very solid example of the style. There’s not a whole lot that can be said, but it’s very easy drinking
Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by Rhetion from Florida

Feb 22, 2022
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
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
 
Rated: 2.91 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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
 
Rated: 3.77 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Nov 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by DvdP from Netherlands

Sep 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Feb 13, 2020
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
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: Simple flavor with a thirst quenching feel.
Jul 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.61 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Jul 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by hoponit from New York

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by Sauced4life from Michigan

Jun 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by pfd44 from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 24, 2019
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Rated by ChadDaniel from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
One of the best American made Gose I've tried. Not too sour IMO. Not too salty.
Feb 04, 2019
 
Rated: 1.61 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by Keepnitrl from Washington

Dec 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by aprabhu from Kentucky

Nov 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by Griphon from Florida

Nov 19, 2018
 
Rated: 1.95 by JoeyJellico from Kentucky

Sep 12, 2018
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
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
 
Rated: 4 by maxbarto from Ohio

Jul 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by slusk from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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
 
Rated: 4.17 by pckwiatk from Massachusetts

May 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by Strohm from New York

May 18, 2018
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
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
 
Rated: 4 by Davit from California

May 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas

May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.48 by Luke1979 from Florida

May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.04 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado

Apr 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2018
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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
 
Rated: 3.29 by DanGeo from Michigan

Mar 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Mar 28, 2018
The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 2020 ratings