Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Leipzig Gose
3.94 | pDev: 8.88%
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: Brewed with coriander and free-range Maine seawater
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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint can - dated 03/12/19 - poured into a Pokal at 42F

Pours an ever-so-slightly hazy pale golden straw hue, with barely a finger of loose, webby, white head that recedes to a bubbling film and collar, with very minimal lacing left behind. Visible effervescence.

Nose: Absolutely delightful and classic. A true gose through and through. Soft wheat grain, floral grassy notes, lilac, honeysuckle, roses, with an evident streak of minerality and salinity. Like driftwood on the beach. It's a very tame nose, but it strikes me as an accurate, true gose aroma.

Palate: Opens up incredibly delicately. Pale, quiet wheat, with a gentle sprinkling of sea salt. A slight, almost indistinguishable lactic tang on the front end. The flavour is so delicate, it almost comes across as slightly watered down. It acts as though the flavour is about to peak, but it only reaches a very short plateau, before sliding into the finish, where the grain and salty bits subside, and the true maritime character of the beer comes out. The faint finishing flavour of low tide, coastal air, and stone. Finishes incredibly clean, with absolutely no aftertaste whatsoever. Zero residual sugars. Bone dry, crisp, clean. Easily one of the cleanest beers I've ever tried.

Mouthfeel/Body: At 3.6% ABV, the beer is a featherweight. Ultra light, crisp, and airy. A soft, but seltzer-like effervescence adds to the light, airy feel. There are no identifiable malt/grain sugars in this beer, allowing to drink absolutely bone dry, with no lingering flavours. Just a clean, crisp, dry, snappy ale. Drinks like club soda.

Overall: This is definitely an eye-catcher. "Ale brewed with seawater". Obviously, one is going to have some preconceived expectations. I know I did, and I know that those expectations were wildly off. I was expecting a salty, briny, algae/seaweed flavour, with a real maritime kick to it. This is not that. This is the most gentle, clean, friendly gose I've come across. A real easy drinker, with a satisfyingly clean dry presentation, and just a little bit of oceanside complexity to it. I imagine this is how the gose tasted in Germany a few hundred years ago. Top notch.

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Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy pours into my snifter with a mostly clear golden body and a fluffy head. The white cap recedes fairly quickly to a small ring at the edges and lacing is rare.

S- Seawater beach brine, coriander herbal spiciness, lemon tartness from the lactic ferment, whole crusty wheat grains bringing a decent amount of sweetness and a general hint of pale fruits like sour grapes.

T- Unfortunately flattens out quite a bit compared to the sharp and varied aroma. The seawater aspect is strong and perhaps just a bit too strong as it reminds me of the moment you spit out beach water in the summer, salty and briny. This salt drowns out the tartness from the lactic ferment and flattens the beer. Herbal coriander and notes of citrus zest among a base of yogurt hints and whole grain bread.

MF- Smooth and creamy light end body. The carbonation is towards the lower side for this style. Ends just a tiny bit tart.

This one is very interesting to say the least. On one hand the seawater hurts the overall flavor profile but on the other hand it seems to neuter the tartness and make the beer come off as overly sweet. In the end it is a very good Gose but the smell and the flavor seem to point towards different directions.

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Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy lemongrass color capped by three fingers of snow white foam; decent retention and some strands of lacing linger

Smell: Lactic lemongrass and coriander tones with a seabreeze in the air

Taste: Lactic lemongrass and coriander forward, with a growing tart green apple character; the salt emerges, through the middle, with the tart flavors returning for the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A delightful gose; love that they used free-range seawater for this

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A mostly cloudy straw yellow with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly.

Smells a hair sour with some saltiness, light wheat grains, and a bit of spice.

An outstanding balance of soft, smooth saltiness, wheat. It is a little flat up front and the coriander is very subtle, but it closes out strong. A little bit of acidic sourness, but not especially tart at all.

The body is a little fuller than most, but very soft and still extremely easy drinking.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into wine glass canned on 8/2

A: white fizzy small bubbled head that disappears quickly. Body is a slightly hazy yellow light gold, looks well carbonated.

S: Light coriander and saltiness a little light grain smell like crackers and some wheat.

T: Lots of that nice wheat and coriander are pronounced in the flavor some saline qualities but not as salty as I thought it would be, not tart at all.

M: Very light slightly salty refreshing and very thirst quenching light makes you go back for another sip.

O: A very well balanced gose with a lot more prominent coriander and wheat taste with a slight salty edge but very in check and refreshing. This is worth buying.

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Photo of LeRose
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The pour was a light golden color, slightly hazy, and with a thin head of white that disappeared quickly.

The smell was citrusy (lemon), spicy coriander, and a refreshing whiff of salt water/mineral.

The flavor featured a nice burst of lemon with the coriander spice notes over the top. The salinity was present, but not heavy-handed. Just enough in my opinion. Nice balance between the salt and other components. There is a bready, almost sourdough flavor that holds everything together. There is a slight tartness as well, which keeps the beer bright.

This beer is perfectly light and refreshing. It really shines in this area. The salt is blended in very well and does not stick out in any way. It is a bit dry on the finish to me, but that just invites another sip.

I would recommend this beer as a good representation of the style. It is not heavy-handed regarding the salt - it drinks "just right". I did taste it on tap at the brewery, but in my opinion the 16 oz can tasted much better than the draft version being served. I don't know if this the old Gose previously made by Rising Tide or a completely new brew, but it is an enjoyable quencher for the summer months - easy drinking, low ABV, very refreshing.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy gold color. There was a quickly dissipating white head.
Aroma of lemon and spice. Fresh and outdoorsy'
Lemon, coriander, slight salinity.
Light and refreshing.

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