Gose Gone Wild World Tour! - Phuket | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Gose Gone Wild World Tour! - PhuketGose Gone Wild World Tour! - Phuket
BA SCORE
4.11/5
181 Ratings
Gose Gone Wild World Tour! - PhuketGose Gone Wild World Tour! - Phuket
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Wheat Ale with mango, lemon grass, thai peppers, and sea salt.

Added by CNoj012 on 06-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,812
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
181
pDev:
7.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of golf4collet
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Trentt2
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rufus1
2.34/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a fifteen ounce mug the same temperature as the beer. Pours a pale straw with little head. Opaque. No lacing.

Smells both tart and sour. Some lemon.

Taste follows the nose with sour and briny flavors with added salt. Possibly some lemon zest. Lime. Certainly not beer.

Sour enough to pucker your lips.

Despite the positive reviews I've read this brew has little to offer to me. Perhaps gose should be relegated to a class of its own outside the beer nomenclature. Several of my beer drinking friends agree.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is gorgeous beer, one thats been hanging out in my fridge awhile and was finally time to crack. this base gose is one of the better, nice and funky along with the tartness, a high water mark for the mixed fermentation type goses. here, the mango addition is the most noticeable of the added ingredients, it makes the beer look like orange juice in the glass, and has that characteristic sweet tang in the nose and the flavor, super genuine mango, and lots of it. the lemon grass gives it a springy lightness and a higher herbaceous fresh botanical brightness that really makes it scream warm weather. i love it with the mango in aroma and in flavor. i expected a little more from the thai peppers, there is a little warming heat as it goes down, but not as much flavor as hoped for. i was admittedly enjoying this one with some spicy food, so there could be a little bit of palate confusion as to where the spice was originating from, but it seems more the food than the beer to me. i love the way it all comes together, so much mango goodness and enough salt and pepper to balance it, keep it interesting, and let the base beer be appreciated in the context of these additives. killer beer, my only regret was that i had only the one bottle...

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Photo of heddar33
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DamienArk
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gbrunkstl
2.69/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Once again, my entries for New Beer Sunday, this time Week 637, are part of the Odds & Sods series out of The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. I have been doing my utmost to assemble and conduct brewery horizontals, but some bottles are stand-alones and just get reviewed as & when I see fit. Beginning tomorrow (M, 08 Mai 2017), I am embarking on a Heavy Seas cruise, but I wanted to wait until my two off days to do so. In the interim (today), I am having at some of those that did not otherwise fit in.

From the bottle: "Sour Wheat Ale with mango, lemon grass, Thai chilis and sea salt".

When I initially prestaged the bottle, taking from one of the many six-pack carriers to the reefer, I noticed that it had become crystal-clear with a good bit of lees on the punt. Since this was a base Wheat Ale and the adjuncts were an integral part of the beer, I greatly agitated the bottle & its contents before heading off to work yesterday afternoon. This both got everything back into suspension & gave it a chance to calm so that I would not get sprayed upon Pop!ping the cap. Once Pop!ped open, I gave it a very heavy-handed aggro pour to ensure that I would get the full effect of the flavors. This also had the effect of producing two fingers of soapy, foamy, bone-white head with modest retention, quickly slipping away to wisps. The liquid in the glass resembled freshly-squeezed orange juice - cloudy and Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5)! Clarity was NOT the goal in this case. As a retired sailor, I miss the smell of the sea, especially those days when it was clear & calm & I was upwind of the stacks, allowing me to breathe the salt air. The sea salt was immediately discernible in this beer, but there was also a spiciness that I could not readily identify. Mouthfeel was medium, big for this style. The taste was less sour and more towards tart with the salt and spices really working well together. It brought an underlying heat, but not an overpowering one. The inclusion of Thai chilis was a bold move that could have easily backfired if not held in check. They did a masterful job of keeping the heat reined in enough to be flavorful and perceptible without being a knockout punch to my taste buds. Finish was therefore dry, naturally. Spices in beer have that effect, let alone the inclusion of salt. It was on the extreme finish that I got that lemony taste of lemongrass, as though it was just waiting to jump out of the shadows to surprise me. This was a great variation on the style & I would highly recommend it with Thai food at a local restaurant.

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Photo of Jkolls
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo913
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuggetlover
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into teku
Look is a pale honey, and much like a bad marriage , there is no head to speak of (insert rimshot HERE)
Nose is mostly mango, some Funk
All of the nose with some saltiness
Super smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Even before giving it an honest chance to warm, this is going down easy...
I like and am glad I have three more of these!

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColSanders123
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of bacterial funk, salt, spruce, slight fruit, slight alcohol, hint of resin, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Gose. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong tartness and slight dryness. Tastes of bacterial funk, salt, spruce, slight fruit, slight alcohol, hint of resin, and a hint of yeast. Overall, this is an exceptionally tasty beer, but seems to fit more into an American Wild Ale category than a Gose with the strong tartness and lack of salt.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spinaltapped
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquire from my local beer store. Drank out of a Transient Artisan Ales teku.

Look: Poured with two fingers fluffy, snow white quickly dissipating head, golden straw colored, very hazy, cloudy, no lacing, lots of fast moving down up bubbles. Looks juicy.

Smell: Bright lemon zest, papaya, mango, thai curry spice. Thai food is my jam and this smells like a beautiful meal.

Taste: Initial rush of lemon and tropical fruit followed by fresh ground black pepper and thai pepper flavor (but not heat) and salinity on the back. Really interesting beer.

Feel: Light bodied, simple syrupy mouthfeel, dry finish.

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Gose Gone Wild World Tour! - Phuket from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 181 ratings
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