Gosebusters | Noble Ale Works

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Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works
California, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Magnolia oolong tea from 7th TeaBar.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 03-17-2013

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 13
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of IceAce
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi clear yellow with a fizzy white head that disappears. Smells of salty tart lemon, lime, and orange citrus. Flavor follows with an interesting flavor I can't quite put my finger on but assume it is from the Mongolia oolong tea. Feel is nice and salty tart, light, easy to drink and very refreshing. Give me this by the case over summer and I will be one happy man. Prost(ish)!

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4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing this beer @ Beachwood BBQ/Brewing in Long Beach, CA. Beer was tapped from a wooden handle into a 16oz Pint Glass. The "Beer of the Day" here!

Aroma- Malt forward with some kind of funky background. A sort of lemon aroma pops up as well.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger head that has good retention. Has a deep golden but somewhat clear body. Leaves sudsy lacing.

Flavor- The initial taste was a malty-wheat combo with a huge amount of funk behind it. Almost to the point of barnyard but then dies off before hitting the palate. Light bitterness at the finish and didn't seem like much hop was involve (appropriate).

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium Carbonation level but then a huge effervescent presence. Finishes very sour with mouth pucker, "war-head" reaction.

Overall Impression- First time enjoying anything by this brewing company and was very pleased! I hope California keeps continuing the trend of brewing sours! Would highly recommend this one.

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4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is a gorgeous and innovative beer, im surprised we dont see more teas in beer, this makes perfect sense to me but i have not seen it before. a gose brewed with a delicate, fragrant, herbaceous, and floral oolong tea, its wonderful beer, drinkable forever, and another one that makes me wish i had regular access to beer from these guys. the tartness here is clean and lemony, bright and new tasting fresh and refreshing, but the tea grounds it beautifully, picking up the dry wheat malt a little bit, and adding some dried grassy bitterness too that helps mellow the acidity. the salt is subtle and there is a floral spice element in with the tea before the bitterness comes on, its really pretty amazing the way the base beer seems to receive the tea, it loves it, and so do i. the tea almost tastes brewed and blended in, its not so harsh or intense as it can sometimes be in beer, and the delicate nature of it helps this seem as well refined as it does. crisp and dry finish with a lingering bitter note from the tea and light citrus zest from the lacto. minerals and wheat tannins, i cant get enough. one of the more delicious, drinkable, and innovative gose types ive had in awhile...

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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Bright lemon and lemongrass, with a zippy lacto sourness, and saltiness

A: Straw color, hazy, with a thin semi-rocky head that quickly dissipates into the glass.

T: Floral with a lemony tartness, moderate bready wheat presence, with a light salty finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Tasty; the beer has an interesting floral character from the tea without the typical tea earthiness. Pretty refreshing to drink!

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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on-tap in a goblet at the brewery.

Appearance: cloudy yellow hue with a thin white layer of foam. Not bad.

Smell: bright, tart and wheaty. A classic gose aroma, but with a floral twist. I like it.

Taste: wheaty and lightly sweet. There's a good tartness here along with a very complementary botanical character. It reminds me of jasmine, actually. I think it's great!

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: the real story with this beer is the botanicals. They really elevate the gose in a complex way.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice light and slightly hazy yellow color with an off white head. Smells and flavors start off with the tart and funky Gose qualities you come to expect, and then you get hit by a green-tea by way of white-tea quality that is surprisingly potent. Like a Chinese tea garden.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Gosebusters from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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