Cascade Summer Gose | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

87 Ratings

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A traditional German, slightly sour, spiced summer wheat beer, this is our take on a twice lost and revived German beer style. It's light and golden with a slightly salty finish. "

Added by Arbitrator on 10-30-2009

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a translucent yellow with a light white head, spotty lace.

S: Sea air and lemonade, wonderful smell.

T: Lots of lemons, wheat, with some stone fruit mid-palate. Great salty finish that works with the acidity and creates great flavour and complexity.

M: Light-bodied, pleasantly moderate acidity, soft but crisp carbonation.

D: I really haven't had much of this style, but this is a fantastic brew. I don't know why more brewers don't brew Gose.

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4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeledonia
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler picked up a week ago at Chuck's Hop Shop (aka Chuck's 85th Street Market) in Seattle. I was buying other beers, and an employee convinced me to taste this. After that, I couldn’t resist buying a growler. Tasted 3 August 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a hazy pale straw yellow. Almost see-through at the edges, but not quite. A thin cap of white head. Not much lacing, but an unusual film of light bubbles on the surface. Hmm...

Smell is a faint lemony aroma. Nice but not super impressive.

Taste is, well, wow. Really nice balance of gentle, mellow sour with light saltiness. Lemon that fades into a slightly sweeter flavor like meyer lemon, before the salt and a bit of spice kick in to provide the perfect balance. Dang, this tasty. Just so elegantly balanced, with the perfect amount of sour, complemented so well by that little salty spicy twinge.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied. Strong tingly up-front carbonation that gradually fades out into a mellow, slightly dry finish.

A fantastic mellow sour. I love this beer, and would drink it all the time if I could. Very tasty, very balanced. One of those beers that you stop and say “Mmm, that’s good.”

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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pale, hazy straw yellow with a finger of bright white head. Fairly sour aroma with lots of lemon.

Highish carbonation and a dry, crisp mouthfeel. Great sour apple flavor up front followed by a slightly funky wheat backbone, maybe some clove, and a trace of salt. More lemon on the long, tart finish.

Refreshing and packed with flavor without overdoing the sour elements. Really nice.

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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clody glowing yellow with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap, bubbles and lacing

S: Tartness, wheat, salt and citrus. Pretty straightforward

T: Soured apples, lemon, citrus, and atouch of salt. The finish is acidic, clean and dry

M: Light to medium bodied and well carbonated

O: Very good, refreshing

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Photo of dar482
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy straw yellow color.

The aroma has tons of tartness. Lemon peel, lemon juice, a bit of spice.

The flavor follows with that huge lemony tartness in the front. There's then some gentle wheat and bready malt. Finish hits of a drying salt and a fresh spiciness from the corainder added. Barrel character adds some complexity to this beer as well.

Quite tart, compared to Westbrook's take on the style. Personally prefer this.

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4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A gose, on-tap, and it's American made? Let's try it out. On to the beer:

Sparkling yellow in color, the beer leaves just a little lacing on the glass. There's a little lemon in the nose, but I'm getting more raspberry. Despite much salt and little (if any of the added coriandor), Summer Gose tastes great. Very lemony upfron like a lemonade, A little raspberry hits, so now I've got tart raspberry lemonade. Touches of biscuit malt are a pleasant surprise I caught. It's light, and it's extremely refreshing.

With Berliner Weiss catching on to some breweries, will we see more Gose in the future? Cascade's Summer Gose would be a great example to cast and mold, even if it isn't 100% to Leipzig tradition.

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Cascade Summer Gose from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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