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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Ratings: 1,988 |  Reviews: 273
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy bone head that settles to a wisps film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly tart with malt, wheat, spice, and salt aromas. Taste is much the same with sour wheat, spice, and salt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

i like this as much for the beer as i do for the packaging decision. i am sick of a bomber of gose, its a beer for sessioning and drinking enormous quantities of in hot weather (at least it is for me), so its always frustrating to spend upwards of ten bucks for a bottle i will likely have to share anyway and then move on. a nationwide sixer of gose is the ticket, genius really, and although i know westbrook does it too, they dont come out this way too often. the beer itself is right on too, clean but really tart. not as salty as some, but that mouthfeel and minerality are there, along with a citrusy kick thats new to the style for me, and a ton of carbonation that really makes it an outstanding refresher. salty lemon sort of flavor to the finish, acidic enough, and just really delicious ice cold right from the can. i see they also did a blood orange version of this that i really need to get my hands on!

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

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving some wisps of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lactic acid are present in the nose.
T: Following the smell, the taste has light to moderate flavors of lactic acid along with slight hints of salt. The lactic acid taste seems to be slightly creamy and have some lemony flavors.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Faint bits of tartness are perceptible.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and makes for a good summertime beverage.

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3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz snifter at the Underground in downtown Edmonton. Awesome regional dialect take on the 'holy trinity' of the father, the son, and the holy ghost.

This beer appears a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a thin cap of thin, soapy off-white head, which leaves a few random specks of remote islet lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of grainy pale malt, tart, somewhat oxidized white wine, a touch of sea salt, and sort of mealy, dry peach and apricot. The taste is more mildly tart, vinous generic fruit - underripe red grapes, mostly - some free-standing grainy white sugar, more neutered orchard fruitiness, fading pale malt, subtle saline solution, and weak leafy, floral hops.

The carbonation is pleasantly soft and innocuous, the body on the far side of medium weight, and fairly smooth in its bearing. It finishes almost completely dry, the white wine, salt, and isolated fruitiness allowing for little else.

Another one of those styles, that even when rendered properly, does little for me. Perhaps this would be refreshing on a summery patio, but then why introduce this into Alberta in the middle of our first (of many) deep freezes of the current winter season?

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having absolutely no clue as to what a "Kimmie" or a "Yink" is, I am certain that this isn't necessary to understand that this is an incredible German-style gose! Pulling this dead and buried style from the pits of obscurity, Anderson Valley dusts off the style and gives it a heady go.

The "Holy Gose" kicks off with a dirty but pale yellow color and a translucent veil. While its creamy skirt of foam develops, so do earthy-sweet whiffs of lemon, lime, light bread and candied notes. Something of a dry and earthy "7-Up" type taste develops in that very first bubbly sip.

With its low-lying bready sweetness, the beer's acidity takes hold in the middle and provides a tangy and tart taste that flirts with sourness. Its dried citrus flavors link up with grain and bread flavors and textures for a dry malt backbone to support the acidity without competing in taste.

As the rustic ale dissolves in finish, it does so with the briny, minerally and damp hay aftertaste that we've come to enjoy about authentic Northern German gose. Its racy carbonation and bright vinous acidity refreshes the palate at a very high rate, sip after sip. The beer is simply way too easy!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Impressions from a can:

A: Head is about 2 inches wide. Off-white colour. Recedes within 2 minutes, leaving spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

Body colour is a hazy orange-copper of average vibrance. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Sm: Lactic acid, lactobacillus sourness (about 2-3/10 in terms of intensity), faint salt. I find no coriander.

Aromatic intensity is average.

T: Follows the aroma. Pleasant and enjoyable, albeit straightforward for a gose.

Mf: Acidic, lactic, smooth, wet, refreshing, well-carbonated.

O: Highly drinkable. It's a good gose, but pales in comparison to Anderson Valley's Blood Orange Gose. I'd definitely buy another 4 pack.

High B-

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with plenty of actively rising foam, leaving behind flecks of spotty lacing all around the glass. Clarity is good, with a rising plume of visible carbonation.

Aroma is damp, musty, and minerally, like a leaky basement. In a different context such as a wild ale, this would be more welcome but here it's one dimensional and slightly off putting.

Taste is much cleaner and more enjoyable. Tart and lemony, it has a snappy lactobacillus clean tartness with a saline presence towards the end. Finish is bone dry. Light and airy feel with enough champagne carbonation to carry it along. Overall this is a good Gose, maybe not especially nuanced or sweet smelling, but it hits all the notes for me otherwise.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 8/29/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to ring of lacing that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, pear, wheat, bread, coriander, sea salt, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of pale malt, sea salt/spice, and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of tart lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, pear, wheat, bread, coriander, sea salt, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity tartness and salinity on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, lime, green apple, white grape, pear, wheat, bread, coriander, sea salt, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of pale malt, sea salt/spice, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic/saline mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is an excellent Gose style! All around great complexity and robustness of pale malt, sea salt/spice, and fruit yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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