Gose | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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3.96 w/ 120 ratings

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HuskyinPDX on 12-29-2013

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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Photo of mynie
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Christmas gift from my sis. Thanks, sis. This shit's 'spensive.

Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head.

Smells sharp and acidic with some light, wheaty nodes. Tastes like it smells: sharp up front, wheamalt in the middle, a lightly spicy and lightly dry finish. Not nearly as adventurous as most American iterations of the style, not as meticulously balanced and ester-free as the Germans. It's quaffable, yeah, but there ain't all that much going on.

A rather okay Gose. Certainly not a bad beer, but it's a goddamn abomination for what they charge.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.39/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014 project.

BOTTLE: 750ml brown glass bottle with unbranded hood-and-wire cap over a cork served cold into an Odell stem-tulip at high altitude in Fort Collins, CO.

Reviewed live as a gose per the label/name. Expectations are very high given the brewery. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. 5.7% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD:1 finger wide. White colour. Decent thickness and creaminess. Okay fullness. Could look far softer. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is subpar - maybe 1.5 minutes.

BODY: Clear somewhat hazy copper of below average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears aptly carbonated. Not a unique or special gose appearance; it's pretty much exactly what you imagine when you imagine a gose. To style, but not world-class or stand-out.

AROMA: Faint coriander/cilantro, faint sea salt, and faint lactic acid with an accompanying and unfortunately weak sourness (maybe a 2/10 in intensity based on the aroma alone). Wheat provides the backbone alongside clean barley.

Average aromatic intensity. It's generally appealing, but not mind-blowing.

TASTE: Wheat. Clean barley. Very tame floral hopping. Sea salt is palpable and forward without being palate-depleting or obnoxious. Coriander does make a brief appearance, but I wouldn't call it evocative. Sourness is a 3-4/10 in terms of intensity - which I suppose is right where a gose should be, but it does leave me wanting more. Lactic acid (likely from lactobacillus bacteria) seems the most likely suspect. It has a sterile non-spontaneous sourness which does hold it back from greatness.

It's complex enough for a gose - which is usually a very simple and dareisay plain style. Above average depth and duration of flavour. Average flavour intensity. Good amplitude of flavour; this is a well-balanced brew and boasts subtlety (especially where the salt is concerned). Unlike many gosenbiere, I'd know this was a gose (rather than, say, a Berliner Weisse) without needing prompting.

I quite like it, but I long for more sourness and tartness. The wheat could also taste more fresh and full.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, crisp, refreshing/quenching, slightly overcarbonated, light to medium-bodied, fairly acidic, and very approachable. This texture complements the taste quite nicely, and almost elevates the beer. It's certainly to style. Presence on the palate is good overall.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, scratchy, rough, or dragging on the palate.

OVERALL: Very drinkable for the above average ABV - which is unnoticeable. Cascade continues to impress with this welcome addition to their roster, but as usual, the unreasonable price point of the beer will prevent me from making a second purchase. Well worth trying once, and a good gose, but not world-class or incredible. This is certainly a crowd-pleaser, though, and the salt is prominent but not overwhelming or overdone. There are higher quality beers in the style available at a much better price point.


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3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
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Beer rating: 85% out of 100 with 120 ratings
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