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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Leipzig Gose
Ranked #300
Ranked #15,344
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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Reviews by seansean95:
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've been drinking beer for about 4 years and thought I had a general idea of what flavors beer could throw at me. This beer proved I have a lot more to learn.

Look: pretty transparent golden with some light lacing and a two finger head.

Smell: minimal. Spur scent that alludes to its taste.

Taste: wow. I was not expecting this. Generally when I imagine the taste of beer, it's either bitter or sweet with some combination. The first sip caused my face to pucker like I'd just popped in a warhead. Right off the bat I thought I disliked it, but the more I drank the more I liked it.

Feel: very gentle, smooth, and crisp.

I really wanted to dislike this beer based on the first few sips but I find myself more and more intrigued with each sip. Definitely pick it up if you see it.

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Photo of JonathanTaylorThomas
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of RC_Saunders
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!

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Photo of kevanb
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at Rattlesnake in Boston.

Appeared a light golden color with minimal head - just a tiny bit of haze.

Smelled almost like a watered down wheatbeer with some sour scents mixed in. Slight honey smell as well. Smelled almost like a margarita with the saltiness.

Taste was very tart and sour - one that makes your lips pucker. Definite lemon presence and some slight cinnamon/banana aftertastes. Interesting to say the least.

Mouthfeel was light and refreshing - oh, and mouth puckering sourness!

Decent beer and one that I wouldn't mind mixing in during a night of drinking stouts and barleywines. Definetely a shock after the first sip but as you get further through the beer it becomes quite pleasant and refreshing. Solid beer!

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3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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

L: Clear medium straw yellow with a bit of head that quickly dissipated into lacing
S: Sour grapefruit and bread
T: Nice, balanced tang with a hint of citrus
F: Nothing noteworthy
O: I love my goses so sour they turn my face inside out, which this does not, but I would definitely have this beer again. A really good, flavorful, milder version of my ideal

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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Thanks to analogchainsaw for this 12 oz. can that arrived last week amidst multiple goodnesses. I've seen several friends checking into this frequently, so jazzed to give it a swirl in the glass.

The pour is moderate yellow with carbonation that could be generously described as absent. Nose brings a steel-toe kick of wild wheat, baby green apple. Salt isn't evident at first but finds its way up into the sinuses & into the back of the throat before the first sip touches my glossy lips.

The Kimmie, The Yink, & The Holy Gose would distress my anal-retentive V.P. for its use of the dreaded ampersand. This tastes like something I used to eat fairly often as a kid: tart green apples sprinkled with salt. Bit of lemon, but this is all about the salt. Light, puckeringly dry, I can see putting a few of these away.

Simple, direct, tasty. The world could use a few more session-style brews that fit this description. Very good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 2010 ratings