Gose | River House Brewpub

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River House Brewpub
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stakem on 07-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of thain709
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A thank you to Kramer for sharing this at Ffej of July

A - A brilliant and vibrant golden yellow body with loads of carbonation...the head stood about one finger and although there were lots of bubble racing to the top the retention was okay at best...some lacing left behind

S - Lemon really stands out with some orange and citrus rind lingering...there's a real sweetness to the nose...this should be interesting

T - Again the lemon really stands out up front...it's refreshing and the citrus rinds never get in the way...I believe the salt and coriander lend their hand at balancing that out...the coriander is just a bit spicy, not too much...I actually pick up a blast of caramel malt sweetness towards the middle of the beer not a bready malt presence...the finish is dry with slight notes of citrus and spice

M - Light bodied...refreshing on a hot day...dry

O - Here are two firsts for me...a River House beer and a gose...I've been wanting to try a beer from River House and this was a good picture...don't know if it was quite my style but I liked where it was heading...light and refreshing...a classic German beer

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Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kramer for bringing a growler of this one to Ffej of July IX.

A - Pours straw yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of light citric fruits; mostly lemon and oranges; earthy minerals from the salt, and a dulled breadyness from the yeast.

T - Starts off with a nice light citric fruit kick, mostly lemon, quickly giving way to a mix of bready malt, light spice, and a dulled mineral feel from the salt. It almost tastes like a pale ale with a bit more minerals in it. Finish is a mix of light fruit and minerals, lingering for a short period of time.

M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. It has a light, yet mineral heavy, feel throughout.

O - I really enjoyed this one. It was a perfect beer for a hot afternoon like today and it really hit the spot. A perfect beer to have in-between all these other big beers.

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Photo of stakem
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Details about this brew: "A 1,000 year old recipe from a very small region in Germany. It is a wheat beer brewed with sea salt, sour acid malt, and coriander. It is light and refreshing on a hot summer day with a kick of sour, salt and citrus from the coriander. This is a very interesting brew. ABV 5.0 %"

Big thanks to pmsawyer for getting me a growler of this. Poured into a standard pint glass, this brew appears a hazed golden color. More than 2 fingers of white head appear composed of large bubbles that quickly recedes to less than a finger of uneven froth across the top. Some spotty lace clings to the glassware.

The aroma of this brew is lightly fruity with a scent of orange mixed with lemon rinds. There is a light mineral quality deepening the citrus character and a mild fruity scent from the yeast's inclusion. It collectively has a scent that is caught somewhere between herbal, medicinal and like an antiseptic cleaner. As it warms, there is an aroma like pear or honeydew that really keeps hinting towards this brew being sweet.

The taste is fruity and citrus-like. The coriander is impossible to miss, it imparts a flavor of lemon rinds, lightly oily and some grassy herbal notes are across the back. The flavor of this brew includes the taste of sea salt and minerals and something reminiscent of house hold cleaner. As the brew warms up, the fruited quality of the brew gets more and more like honeydew.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest yet light level of carbonation. This brew is lightly watery and oily with a lasting cling of lemony flavoring on the tongue. The alcohol level is well hidden in this brew. It is quite savory with the salt addition providing a bit of a mineral feel and minor puckering quality on the tongue which makes this brew very drinkable. Not really sour or tart like I was expecting based on the description, however it is a very easy drinking summertime brew. I can't be too critical of this brew having not had many Gose offerings but this one seemed decent to me but maybe a bit off the mark.

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Gose from River House Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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