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

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The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy GoseThe Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

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.

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Reviews: 252 | Ratings: 1,899
Photo of seansean95
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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 BeerBobber
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Pours a clear golden color with streaming bubbles and a soapy white white popping head that goes down quickly.

Smell has that salty almost cracker like like scent that follows with a bready and somewhat lemony scent.

The taste is sour citrus up front that has an almost chewy characteristic. The salty flavors come across mid tongue creating a tart pop .

The tart snappy mouth feel is somewhat light but the sourness lends to a thicker mouth feel with a somewhat wet finish.

Overall I found this to be a most tasty treat to sample. And I am so glad I was able to secure a six pack for me and the wife. This beer is very refreshing, slightly salty and sour but damn refreshing. Overall a very solid winner for my first beer from the Anderson venture.

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Photo of allswells
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This reminds me a lot of the Union Old Pro, a local Gose brewed here in MD.

Look: The head fades very quickly, a nice light-straw color
Smell: Very tart, strong lemon scent. A few sweeter fruits as well, although I can't particularly distinguish what I'm smelling
Taste: Solid taste! Like the Old Pro, it is incredibly tart, which I love. Unlike the Old Pro, there are also some sweeter notes that almost remind me of dates. This is a VERY salty Gose, which only brings out the tartness and I absolutely love it. Very wheaty finish.
Feel: Incredibly light, this is a perfect summer beer.

Great beer! Not as good as the Union Old Pro (I think there's a little too much going on in this one), but still a solid showing.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear straw, with a big, foamy white head that disappears quickly, but leaves some lacing.

S: Lots of salty sea brine, hints of spicy coriander, lots of refreshing lemon with hints of tropical fruits like passion fruit, guava, and mango.

T: Both very tart and very salty. Lemon juice concentrate, salty ocean spray, bordering on pickle juice. Crackery malt and coriander are very subtle. Just big punches of sourness with tongue-tingling saltiness. Hints of tropical fruits like guava and peach, but mostly just tons of puckery lemon, lactic acid, and salt.

M: Medium-light body. Actually, an excellent body for 4.2%. Highly carbonated like champagne. Not creamy, but very fizzy and spritzy like lemon-lime soda.

O: A really darn good gose. One of the best widely available gose. Very sour and salty, which is my personal preference.

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Photo of Sconnolly1
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Didn't expect to like it as much as I did. Nice amount of salt really helps rounds out the sharp citrusy sourness. Much easier to drink than I thought It'd be. Quite nice.

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Photo of stevoj
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The saltiest gose I’ve tried to date, salty enough to make you thirsty. Would be an excellent food accompaniment. Extremely pale, almost zero head. Tart nose followed up by puckering saltiness. Very true to the style, but an acquired taste....

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Photo of RacerX5k
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not bad but not nearly as good as Distihl's Here Gose Nothin'. Milder in aroma and taste. Pours cloudy yellow, not much aroma at all. Taste is crisp, refreshing, tart, lemon and finishes dry.

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Photo of bmeehan
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is delicious. Compared to the Blood Orange gose, I think it stands up well and may even be better. This beer is tart and sweet, really smooth, and not at all hard to drink. Perfect for a hot day.

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Photo of BWED
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a teku.

A- Clear blonde. Head is white and dies quickly.

S- Grainy, and agitation produces a mild lacto tang and some salinity.

T- Tangy lacto. Pretty cut and dried flavor.

M- Lighter body. Tang bite from the beginning, but finishes on a sweeter note.

O- Pretty mild. Not a lot of depth, but I love that transition into a sweet finish.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellowish/straw colored with a large fizzy head.

Coriander up front, different than the other Gose from Anderson Valley where I got more subdued coriander notes. Faint sea salt aroma. Hint of grain.

Taste: very tart up front, again moreso than the other Gose from Anderson Valley. Slightly fruity after the tartness fades. Definitely salty. It seems like this is their over-the-top Gose. I much prefer the Briney Melon and the Blood Orange varieties. This isnt bad though, very refreshing and crisp, slightly dry taste. Sour lemon at the end, compliments the tartness.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the ginger man,nyc. Aroma. Faint, Appearance. Medium Yellow, little head. Taste. sour, blueberry, raspberry, a lot going on. Crazy beer...hard to say what i feel about it....some good, some bad, some ugly.
Had from a can at Family Holiday Party. Sam brought a 6-pack. Sours are still strange to me, but I still like this.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The Kimmie is bright,
The Yink is tart,
And the Holy gose is dry.
A refreshing change of pace, but I can't imagine having more than one.
A 16 oz draft pour has nearly no whitish head over a clear straw colored brew. The lemony aroma is inviting.
The tartness hits hard and finishes very dry.
I almost like it.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy yellow color with thick white head that dissipates very quickly leaving nothing no lacing.

Smell faint hints of fruit little lemon citrus and a hint of yeast.

Taste mostly fruity flavors and tart lemon sort of sour like a candy,

Feel pretty dry and tart little burn from the bitterness.

Overall surprised I kind of like this i would probably have it again even though it was not a favorite.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a pint glass, the brew appears pale yellow in color with clarity and fizzy white head.

It smells lemony lactic, tart and contrasting sweet wheat/cereal grains. Flavor is tart and lemony lactic with a soft grainy finish.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Very crisp, tart and enjoyable. This effortlessly drinkable with low key salinity. Id throw this back by the bucketfull in the summer.

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Photo of hreb
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer is one of the palest, clearest beers I can recall seeing outside of a macro. Forms a nice big white head, though. Aroma is faint but pleasantly tart. Flavor is tart but mild and exceedingly clean. This beer could be an amazing session beer, if I liked Gose more. Side note: I just realized Gose and Gueuze are different styles.

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Photo of Myotus
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at 46°F from a 12oz bottle (no date) into a weizen glass. Consumed on 02Dec15.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of white foam that halves itself after 40 seconds. There is a large amount of both medium and small rising bubbles. Straw yellow in color with a moderate amount of cloudiness. Lacing is mostly thin with a few spotted thick areas and moderate in quantity.
SMELL: Strong aromas of wheat and lemony zest are backed my mild aromas of tartness from the lactobacillus, salt, earthy yeast, coriander, and hints of spicy and earthy hops.
TASTE: Mild salt, coriander, and lactobacillus tartness flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by strong wheat flavors and mild lemony zest flavors. Subtle earthy yeast flavors along with hints of spicy and earthy hops enter lastly as all previous flavors grow slightly stronger, except for wheat flavors, which maintain their prevalence.
FEEL: Light-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down smooth and finishes extremely crisp. Sourness from the brew playfully agitates the tongue.
NOTE: A Gose with a noticable amount of salt. Although this strays away from the traditional ways Goses are, I loved it. I love the ones that have the salt take the spotlight. That being said, the saltiness was still balanced with the other flavors.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention is mild and lacing is okay. Has a mild citrus, salty, tangy aroma. Standard Gose. Very tart taste with some citrus and saltiness at the back end. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. It is what I come to expect from the style. Good, refreshing beer.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours clear golden, fizzy head disappears. Tart aroma and taste, Lemon and wheat. Mouthfeel is medium, very easy drinking. Tasty crushable gose with a nice crisp tartness.

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

Look - Golden, fairly clear in appearance
Smell - Sour/tart, citrus rind, lemony, wheat, funky yeast
Taste - Super tart, super lemony, salty, wheat/yeasty

Overall - If you like Gose, you should try this. Sour but crushable. Great summer beer.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Moderately coriander, providing lemony character, slightly doughty with a light sourness and slightly salty finish

A: Extremely light straw color, completely clear, with a frothy white head that quickly dissolves into a light ring around the glass.

T: Moderately sour, slightly sharp with moderate bready flavor. Moderately salty on the finish with no noticeable bitterness.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation.

O: Not a super complex gose in terms of its aroma, but very easy drinking, versatile when pairing with food, and quite affordable.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

10/18...pours bronze with high white foam. Laces around the edge. Fruity citrus nose. Light bodied, tart flavor. Strong citrus. Limes/lemons. Sea salt like finish. Puckering. Very dry. Solid sour.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look- straw color, moderate foam head, dissipates and leaves no lace
Smell- malty sweet, fruity, floral. Pleasant
Taste- tart and sour but not overpowering. Lemon like and salty. Dry finish
Feel- light bodied. Soft carbonation.
An interesting Gose that is balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of Hopped_head
4.84/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Holy shit this beer is refreshing. Sweet, citrusy, tart (honestly more tart than sweet), kind of sour, with a sea salt pick me up to balance up the backend. The ideal shower beer!

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Photo of Roguer
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big, frothy, snow white head with very good retention; no noticeable lacing. Brew is pale straw colored.

Tart, slightly musty aroma, like dirty hay mixed with a touch of apple cider vinegar.

Flavor follows: it's very slightly musty, sharp and tart (but not overwhelmingly so), with a nice sourness somewhere between Granny Smith apples and watered down vinegar. Wheat provides a noticeable base. Salt is just as apparent.

Slightly puckering and tart, slick light feel, semi-dry. Quite quaffable.

Much more so than the Blood Orange variant, this is a crushable, refreshing Gose.

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Photo of Gatch
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Such a great gose...and in a can?! Yes please! Cloudy golden-yellow with a fizzy, white head that builds and fades quickly. Tart, refreshing, funky, fruity. Easy to drink. I'll never turn this down.

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