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
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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.

Added by scottfrie on 09-24-2013

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Photo of slusk
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.

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Photo of pckwiatk
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
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.

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

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luke1979
4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreyGooseStout
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
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.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMan247
3.12/5  rDev -19%
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!

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajkim
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Rockblink
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ahypercube
4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
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?

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

Photo of beergoot
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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