Gosilla | Barrier Brewing Company

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3.4 w/ 45 ratings

Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by PEBKAC on 06-02-2011

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by marshmeli:
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of PEBKAC
4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went to Rattle n Hum to get some much needed air conditioning, stayed for the beer!

Pat finally has more then 2-3 beers on his happy hour list, & this was one of them. Six bucks got me a frothy/lumpy, off-white 14oz pour. Filtered, darker then average amber body, but I've only tried a handful of takes on the style in my life, so it's difficult to judge.

Smells were subtle but obvious. Rindy & herbal, toasty, with a squirt of brine.

Taste was less demanding that I would of expected, but extremely clean or just impossibly hidden. Coriander was mild to moderate, but quite orange. Middle was all dry, toasty, semi-sweet malt. Great texture. Low to moderate metallic hops, that I'm probably just mis-identifying. Just a twinge of salt on the back end played off the malt perfectly & made it into such a nice session beer. Bit lacking in "brine" flavor for a Gose, but that moves it past merely being a novelty beer in my opinion & into something truley sessionable. Actually felt a bit harder then 3.8%, but I've been a bit of a puss lately.

I had my doubts about these two guys breaking off & attempting something like this, but it worked. I admire their restraint, especially considering their background brewing at Sixpoint. :)

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Photo of metter98
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Pony Bar Hell's Kitchen, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has no signs of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin patch of bubbles on the surface and a small collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of coriander and lemon in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the lemon flavors are much more subdued and there are also notes of salt and hints of tartness. The salt lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is relatively easy to drink and goes down easily. It is a refreshing change of pace compared to other common beer styles, but is something that probably isn't that appealing to the average craft beer drinker.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of plaid75
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at The Good Life, Massapequa Park, NY.

Poured a light brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was little retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light wheat spice and a touch of coriander.

The taste consisted of dominant sour and salty notes with secondary dry wheat spice.

The mouthfeel was clean a d nicely carbonated.

Overall an interesting style. Not the most drinkable, but tasty.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was one of a number of Barrier Brewing Company beers that I sampled on a recent visit to Rattle N Hum in Manhattan's midtown area. I was not familiar with this style before and was glad I had this beer. Very good and extremely easy to drink at the 3.8 ABV.

Appearance was a little darker than I'd have expected for the style. Almost amber. Very cloudy and lots of active carbonation.

Aroma was quite complex with lots of fruit, yeast and spices.

Flavor as well was complex and satisfying, which i find rare in a beer with such low alcohol.

Overall a very good beer and a very interesting style that i look forward to finding again.

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of womencantsail
1.7/5  rDev -50%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Thanks for sharing this, Bobby. A new gose tick. How exciting.

A: The beer pours a lightly cloudy golden orange color with a dense white head.

S: This is even hard to smell. The butter aroma is absolutely overwhelming. I get a bit of salt and lemon zest, but the butter just kills everything. A touch of wheat and popcorn.

T: Tastes of butter as well. The salt, light tartness, and even malt flavors are really lost here because all you can taste is the diacetyl. Simply unpleasant.

M: On the light side of medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: This is just awful. Though, you might sprinkle this on some popcorn.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Date: 10/12/14
Location: Growlers Beer Bistro
Draught/Bottle: Draught
Glassware: Snifter

Overall: Surprised people are so down on this beer but then again I got none of the Diacetyl that so many others are reporting. Would love to have another.

Appearance: Amber to Orange in color. Nearly no carbonation and no cling. Allows a lot of light in though.
Aroma: Smells of oranges and coriander. A lightly toasted wheat and a touch of pale ale biscuityness to it as well. Lacto tartness that reminds me of a fruity champagne.
Taste: Between the orange and the Lacto I get a flavor that reminds me of brunch mimosas. The wheat and biscuits are still there.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied high carbonation. The high carbonation is another reminder of champagne and helps to spread the orange and coriander around my tongue.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of JGam115
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Opaque good, laced white foam. Bright lemons, some funk. Nice mellow malt, fruity pebble front gives way to biting lemon and lil salt finish

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Gosilla from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 42.2% out of 100 with 45 ratings
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