Gose | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of mynie
3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -14%
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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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

very good beer, a fine and complex interpretation of the style, and one that i think is really really good. that said, its appalling that it costs some 25 bucks a bottle. there is no validity to that at all, and where i see the need to charge high prices for peach pit sours and three year old blends and all of that, this makes no sense and its frustrating to me. i can go get a case of westbrook cans for this price, and from now on thats probably what i will do. im not at all disappointed in the beer, im stoked on it actually, but i will never buy it again. salty and tangy and with some oak character to it, which i think really does add something to the style. i dont know if its spent time on oak or not, but there is a woody element to this. the salt is medium and the coriander isnt overdone like it so often is. the lactic acid is really high, but there is a yeasty must too, more mature than others. i like it a lot, but it could stand a little more carbonation and about 50% off of its price tag. i hope they arent trying to create buzz for this beer and an aura of elitism to this with its price, that wouldnt be cool, but the beer itself is very cool.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy light golden yellow-orange with a fluffy white head that laces and no sediment. The beer settles quickly into a syrupy-looking, under-carbonated beer without head retention or lacing. The nose is funky upfront followed by some spice and citrus that opens up into saline (tomato-like?) and malty finish. The taste presents salinated funk upfront, unsweetened malt and a bit of yeast fruitiness in the finish. It's a light bodied beer with a semi-sweet, saline mouthfeel, less than expected carb, a touch of fruit, and tart graininess in the finish. This is a pretty drinkable (imperial) gose that accents the desired flavors without being overpowering, though I'd prefer a lower abv.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Pours a mostly clear golden color with a nice head that leaves a medium lacing.

Smell – Lemon, coriander, and sour wheat.

Taste – Sour lemon, coriander, and a little funk. Though certainly not overpowering, I think it’s just a tad too much sour lemon.

Mouthfeel – Tart, and very lightly carbonated.

Drinkability – All in all, an easy drinking sour.

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

Cascade Brewing Gose Northwest Style Sour Ale 2012 Project
Looks and smells like most other Goses.
Taste is a bit better than most other Goses.
Feels like the rest .
Overall, I'd like to try a fresher one, but very surprised at how this has held up!

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Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation, two finger head.

S-Citrus, lemon, some grass, nice tart note but not much salt.

T-Rather citrusy, orange and lemon, tad bit of grass, nice tart notes with a slight bit of salt.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation with a crisp finish.

O-Not as sour or salty as some other Goses but the balance was good, very enjoyable.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%

Thanks to Thebrewracho for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

2012 Project.

Pours a murky light orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, earth, salt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, and slight salt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is easy to drink even though the ABV is much higher than usual for the style.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 Project.

Ap - Slight haze, straw body. White, rocky head. Great lace!

Ar - Smells like every cascade beer. Their house yeast is very specific. Touch of salt is coming through, and it smells sour.

T - Hardly tastes like a gose. More of a traditional cascade sour with lighter malt and salt added. It's sour, and delicious! The coriander is there, but more in the background.

O - A sour forward "imperial"(?) gose.

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

Bottle opened on 11.18.13
2012 Project

A - Pours a clear light orange with a large foamy, off-white head with great retention.

S - Lots of coriander and spice, Crisp.

T - Tart wheat, coriander and spices, lemonty-salt finish.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Light, crisp and tart - nice spices.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL into an oversized tulip.

Fizzy pale white head settles into a lacy film. Surging carbonation shows. Golden and straw-colored body with a cloudy opacity. 5

Salty, wheaty, and peach-like fruit aromas. Nice to smell. 4.25

Man, this is good. Tart fruitiness and lemony acidity, pronounced salinity, peach-y flavors, and some chalky, brett-like funk. 4.25

Tart going towards sour, well-carbonated and full in the mouth with foamy feel. Salinity and yeastiness kick the dryness up in a major way and it lingers like this. 4

This was great. Even better because I didn't pay the hefty pricetag.

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Gose from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
3.94 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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