Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy GoseThe Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
1,967 Ratings
The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy GoseThe Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by scottfrie on 09-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,237
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
1,967
pDev:
11.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
402
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,967 |  Reviews: 267
Reviews by msquared36:
Photo of msquared36
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of JonathanTaylorThomas
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

For its price and incredible taste, this has to be one of the very best sessionable beers out there. Other breweries could certainly learn something from Anderson Valley with this beer.

 185 characters

Photo of RC_Saunders
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
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!

 254 characters

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

 808 characters

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up as part of a build-your-own-six-pack at my local Stein's Liquor. The brewery code says this one is good for another couple of months. Poured right from the fridge into a snifter.

L: Pours a pale amber/straw color without about two inches of white head that falls over a few minutes to nothing and leaves no real cling on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation in the glass.

S: Very tart nose, with the overwhelming impression of chardonnay or pinot grigio. Lemon citrus and white grape. There's a bit of a cinnamon quality in there, as well. Pretty pleasant.

T: There's just a moment of sweet at the very front of this one, but it's quickly replaced with lemony, white-wine tart, accompanied by a cracker malt underbelly poking through just a touch. The middle sees the tart intensify, more white wine-like there than at the front. More of those soda cracker malts, which are pretty hard to detect with all the tart happening. The back end is more of the same. It finishes very clean and tart, almost like a pinot grigio.

F: Very light and watery--again, this drinks a lot like a white wine. There's a bit of effervescence in the middle, but this one is dominated by tart, with a very clean finish.

O: I've only actually had a few different kinds of gose before, and this one seems pretty par-for-the-course. It drinks very easy, and it delivers some pretty refreshing flavor. It certainly didn't change my world, but I could see myself enjoying more than a couple of them on a hot summer day.

 1,509 characters

Photo of kevanb
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

The beer pours a very clear golden straw color with a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a nice, thick finger of white foamy head rests that has decent retention and yields a few soapy spots of lace. The aroma is pleasant, light lemon tartness, pale wheat, sea salt and coriander, simple but inviting. The flavors mirror nicely, plenty of lemony citrus and tartness, while the wheat is soft and anchors the beer well allowing the saltiness and the touches of spice play with the citrus, decently balanced. The mouthfeel is fine, very carbonated and prickly though it coats well but the finish is quenching, though lightly dry.

Verdict: A nice gose from Anderson Valley and probably the best option for a year round, widely available gose, though Troublesome from Off Color certainly gives this a run for its money. Still enjoyable during winter but this is definitely one of the best warm weather options out there.

 975 characters

Photo of tectactoe
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Tiernan
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dimitrov
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SpyderMan14
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of TheAdamConners
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

I just tried this Gose beers this summer. This one is pretty good too me. Excellent thrist quencher after a long days work.

Pours a amberish yellow with nice swirling into the glass. Pour finishes with a 1/2 finger white head that dissipates quickly. To me the taste is wate...boom sour! The sour is very present, but not the only thing you taste. Really can't get over how easy to drink this one is. A 32 oz growler is gone within a few min. Good thing is it's also extremely light on alcohol, so quenching your thirst shouldn't kill you.

 548 characters

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Beaver13
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy straw yellow with a big fizzy white headthat goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

The aroma is lactic (slight butyric) wheaty malts and salt.

The flavor is sweet lactic fruit with some salt and tartness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, nice tart lactic fruit with a bit of salt. One of the better goses I've had. A nice refreshing summer beer.

 410 characters

Photo of TRANQSTAR
2.74/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Doomcifer
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,967 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.