Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Leipzig Gose
Ranked #325
Ranked #19,929
3.86 | pDev: 8.29%
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 82 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a nice looking hazy to burnt yellow color with a carbonation rising at a moderate pace to fill a quickly dissipating foamy to bubbly white little head. There wasn’t any lacing. The smell starts off with a nice sour mash of the wheat to tart puckering lemon. Bitter orange rind kicks the grind to amplify the sour aspect nicely. The taste starts off sour and kicks into the salty part nicely. There’s a nice sweet to sour to bitter and tart little kick of the salt in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body. A super nice refreshing crisp sessionability just rolled right on out over my tongue. Carbonation feels somewhat low. Overall, this was a really nice gose hitting mainly all of the marks of the style.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of the better Gose out there. Not always available and I have a sister who works close by that will get me some for me to pick up on my every so often trips to Portland.

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Photo of mynie
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Plain can. Pours a medium shade of yellow with a bit of a haze and almost no head.

Smells lightly tart, lightly spicy. Pretty tame for the style but there's no off nodes.

Tastes more complex than the aroma had led me to anticipate. Salty tartness upfront, berries and spice in the middle, and a really nice tart finish with some lingering salinity. I'm maybe drinking it a bit too warm (it was in a wine chiller), but the complexity is pretty spectacular for an American gose even while it maintains the thirst quenching lightness of the best European versions of the style. The timid aroma and tepid pour keep it from being world-class, but it's still a very good beer.

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Photo of LeRose
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16 oz can into Nonic pint glass, purchased at the brewery.

Aggressive pour produced about two fingers worth of frothy head that quickly fell to a fluffy cap. The beer looks as it should - an unfiltered wheat that is slightly cloudy and a golden straw color.

The aroma is mild and bright. Definite spice notes of coriander, balanced by some lemony aroma, earthy yeast notes, kind of a sour wheat bread dough cuts through, and somehow it all seems very clean and refreshing. Maybe anticipating the salt, but it does put me in mind of clean, ocean air.

The taste was initially quite bready - the malt certainly shines through on the first sip. Then some earthy notes come through with a pleasant level of acidity, a little lemony characteristic, and moderate spiciness. The coriander (which was very apparent on the nose) is restrained on the tongue. Present, but more of s supporting character than the primary flavor. There is a definite metallic tang from the salt that lingers, buit not over the top.

Feel - I expected this to be just a bit lighter, but found it very refreshing in general. maybe a touch too heavy on the "lingering" aspects of the taste. It seems to waver between smooth and crisp - a little too much body to be really dry and crisp, but that is being very critical. Certainly refreshing.

I drank this beer on a very warm early winter day looking for a refresher and it hit the mark. It accurately represents the style without being heavy-handed in any particular aspect. This is certainly a beer I would drink when I can find it.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a can

Consumed 9/18/15

A: Pours light-medium gold with some straw around the edges - lightly hazy, but above average in clarity for the style - medium white head that quickly fades to virtually nothing (thanks a lot, salt), tiny collar that leaves a few specs of lacing

S: Mild, but nicely funky with some spice and light bread - yeasty funk with some lactic and tart aromas - lemons - lightly spicy with some coriander - pale grains, light bread, and light wheat

T: Lightly funky, lightly malty, and a good amount of salt - mild, like the aroma, but interesting - light, yeasty funk, lightly tart, with some lemon-like flavor, and just a hint of a musty, lactic character - coriander is subtle, but makes is presence known - pale grains, pale malts, bread dough, light bread - salt throughout, finishes with some lingering salt, but not to excess

M: Light body, more smooth than crisp, but finishes with some sharp tartness and salt

O: Clearly better tasting than the ocean

The delicate nature of this, with it's amusing 3.6%, is really a great take on the style. Who really wants a full-bodied, massively funky, super-salty beverage? This makes salt actually taste refreshing; while I have enjoyed other Goses, typically I have never found them to actually be refreshing in any way.

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Photo of stakem
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks kegatron for sharing this pounder can with us. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a hazy pale yellow color with a firm white cap.

The smell is lemony lactic with a fresh wheat-like cereal grain character. The taste is tart and savory with plenty of salt before the onset of yogurt and sweet/fresh wheat-like graininess.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. Very tart and one of the more salty takes on the gose style that ive had in recent memory.

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Photo of thebeers
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy yellow with about a finger of bright white head. A little grass and tartness in the aroma; not too strong. Fruity flavor with a creamy mouthfeel. A little salt. Even less tartness than the smell. No bite or crispness. The carbonation does bring out a bit more flavor when sipped from the can rather than a glass, but still not a great example, imo.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Yellow-gold body, translucent but superbly hazy. Starts with a big white head, some mild lacing.

S - Sour grain notes and a touch of spice. A nice cracker element. Definite funk undertow.

T - Bright front, with snap of acidity and lemon sourness, fading to a middle which continues to be sour, but introduces a definite cracker malt underpinning. The close fades slowly, a bit of salt, and the lingering acidity.

M - Slightly puckering.

O - A very pungent, pleasant gose, with a bigger malt element than I've encountered in other gose I've had.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from The Good Beer Store Fryeburg.
Hazy light golden color with a smallish quickly receding white head. Lemony lightly tart with hints of coriander and a bit of saline. Light tart refreshing summer ale, I like it.

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Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tim for hooking me up with a can of this. Haven't gotten around to cracking it until now.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a slightly hazy straw hue with a thin one finger white head that fades to leave a very thin blanket.

S- Aromas of bright lemons, little salt, coriander, wheat, bread/dough, crackery malt.

T - Taste is more of the nose. Lots of bright lemons, salt is fainter, same goes for coriander. The creamy wheat is strong, backed by more of the bready doughy malts. Clean, dry, creamy, lemony citrus finish.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, crisp, clean. Lighter bodied.

O - Overall, this was a tasty pretty straight forward gose. Pleasant wheat and lemons. Real nice summer beer, wish the gose style was more easily accessible

Serving Type: Can.

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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at the brewer last weekend.

Pours a nice foamy fizzy 1.5 finger head that fades at a med pace, hits of whispy lacing, murky hazy pale straw color.

Nose some toasted cracked wheat, a little creamy wheat as well, mild raw bread dough and malty cracker bread aromas, with some mild tartness in there, a lemony note, lemon cereal, hints of floral spices.

Taste brings a nice tartness, mild sour flavor with tart lemony notes, souring notes in general. With nice dough again, raw sourdough bread, little cereal again, grainy cracker notes, etc, as well as some creamy wheat and toasted wheat. Hints of floral spices again, a touch of a salty note. Finish is dry and a little tart, quick finish though as it dries very fast and pulls everything with it, hint flemmy note, hint of tart lemon again, and faint touch of cracked wheat.

Mouth is lighter bod, little creamy malt note, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, wish it finished a bit more as it disappears there, but then again it's a gose and summer beer, but otherwise pretty nice.

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Photo of jhavs
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 16oz can poured into a nonic tasting glass.

A=Pours a cloudy straw color with a white head, head dissipates as I sip.

S=I smell wheat, spice, and sweet tartness (not sure if that is an aroma, but that is what I thought of when wafting).

T=Tartness comes through first followed by a bit of spice, salt, and sweet malts. You get a bit of fruity flavors as well.

M=Light body, moderate carbonation, feels good man, on a hot summer day.

O=I really enjoyed this Gose, cans were attractive, beer pours attractive, good aroma, great level of tartness and salinity, just what I want out of a Gose. Heading to the brewery next week. Will be picking up more.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 06/24/15

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to nothing

S: Wheat and coriander up front, with some salinity and light tartness in the back. Fruity and spicy notes stand out amongst the wheat. Solid

T: Starts off with a light tartness along with the fruity notes, light spice, and coriander. An underlying salinity throughout, though mostly prominent in the finish. Finishes with the salinity and hits of wheat

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate, spritzy carbonation

O: An extremely easy to drink gose with a nice balance of tartness, wheat, and salinity. A great summer brew

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Photo of PatGreer
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best gose I've had in a long time. Not-too-anything, lower abv and pleasant tartness is very satisfying when compared to many other goses being made stateside.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden in color. Fairly clear in appearance. Closer to a traditional gose than say a Westbrook. Lots of wheat with a hint of salt and tartness. Refreshing.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. Pours a slightly turbid, honey . Skinny white head. Arches of lacing. Smells a little pukey. Tartness and cheese rind. Coriander sweetness. Lacto. Wheat. Salt. It uses seawater and it actually smells like the ocean. Flavor is wheaty, cheesy and sea watery. The finish is like a gulp of unexpected sea water while swimming. Mild coriander slice and sweetness. The nose, to me, was slightly offensive. The flavor (especially as it's temperature rises) is not as yucky. More body than its uber-light ABV. I am a fan of Rising Tide. Been to the brewery and such. This one grew on me ever-so-slightly. Still, it's initial baseline was not impressive. This style is gaining some steam and I will admit it's not my favorite but this one missed the mark.

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Photo of Givemebeer
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Moderate tartness up front with a dry clean grainy finish where the tartness disappears. Complex yet dangerously drinkable. Comparable to lost nation gose, not as tart as Westbrook gose.

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Photo of illpass78
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at Arcadia National Bar in Portland, Maine, along with some Burger Time and Ms. Pac Man.

Appearance: It's a hazy yellow with a short white head that hangs on for a while. Carbonation seems typical, but it's dark in here.

Aroma: Smells of coriander and spices, with a little bit of faint tartness - maybe bitter orange or something.

Taste: Hello there, salt. This beer hits the palate with a salty flavor and lots of coriander. That vaguely citrusy note is there, too. Rising Tide's website says this beer is made with local seawater and it's very believable. Wheat is also present.

Mouthfeel: Kind of light, which is not unexpected.

Overall: This beer walks the tightrope between having a nice, salty, wheaty taste and tasting like a gym bottle of coriander and sweat. It's on the right side of the aisle. Glad I found this at Arcadia - had been wanting try it at the brewery since hearing about RT trying out a gose.

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