Cascade Summer Gose | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a snifter.

Pours a clear golden color with a small white head without much retention and no real lacing. The nose carries a slight cider character with a light bit of malt. The flavor is a tiny bit malty with a very light dosing of salt and a bit of a red-apple character. Mild cider. Light body with good carbonation and a slight dryness. Fairly good, though quite plain.

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Photo of harrymel
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

04AUG12 review.

Love that this is a "slightly sour" it's like they never traveled to Leipzig and drank the beer. This bitch is way more sour than the native versions I've had.

Diaphonous grainy yellow with off-white, fleeting foam. Nose is briny and sour with some hints of grain, salt, pepper and yeast. The flavor is sour for the style - lemon, grain, hints of triscuits. The finish is a littles saliated and gives off a green olive brine character dominated with lactic tart. Thin and wet. This is a tasty beer, and I purchased a grenade of it, but I wouldn't place it too high among Gose's.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is the #3 Gose on the beeradvocate Top Beers - Gose list. I was a little disappointed in this Gose, hopefully the others will be better, so far the best has been Upright.

Beer is light amber and mostly clear with only the faintest of hazy, thin lazy head, low carbonation (this may be due to the growler).

Aroma is yeasty and smells mildly fusel. Ut oh.

Beer is light in body and mildly salty, the salt definitely takes a back seat there. The lactobacillus character is low and there is a floral sense to this beer that isn't unpleasant. I don't know what I expected but this beer let me down.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on tap into a footed ale glass at the Bier Stein

A- Poured a very nice and super bright hazy sunshine yellow with a ring of bubbles that stuck around for a while, but no lace

S- Lots of coriander, some lemon, some sourness, a lighter aroma

T- Very very sour, lots of coriander, salt, lemon, and lime.

M- Very dry, effervescent, lighter to medium body, high carbonation

O- Reminds me of a very sour margarita. Lots of lemon, lime, and salt character. One of the most sour beers I have had. Very interesting beer and the first of this style for me. Not something I would get again.

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Photo of beertunes
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've got limited experience with this style, and most of that is from this brewery, keep that in mind while reading this review. Served in 16oz goblet. Poured a medium-dark yellow with a short white head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was a nice mild wheat scent, with some yeast and spice in the background. Yes, one of the spices was salt. The taste was crisp and sharp, with some yeastiness and a touch of salt.

The body was very good, crisp, clean and refreshing. Drinkability was very good, I've had several of these at a local pub and enjoyed all of them. Overall, a very nice beer, worth trying when you see it.

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Photo of dgilks
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pale straw colour with a small white head.

Very light citrus aroma with a touch of malt. Interesting.

Mildly malty with a touch of spicy noble hop flavour. Okay.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

An interesting beer. The Gose is different to anything I’ve had. Nice.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/02/11 notes. Thanks to drabmuh for sharing a growler of this one; thanks Matt! Always interedt in new Cascade beers. Poured into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a clear bright yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of lightly sour fruits and citrus, but not much else. Not bad at all, but not much of an aroma to it.

t - Taste of sour fruits, grain, apples, lemon, citrus, and lightly salty. More sourness and fruit than the nose and a huge step up.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. A little acedic, but pretty nice.

o - Overall I liked this gose. I liked the sourness to it, especially in the taste, and just would have liked a little bit of a stronger nose. Would certainly try it again.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is pale yellow and clear, with minimal head that rapidly fades to nothing, leaving no lacing. The aroma is slightly sour and funky, with notes of citrus. The flavor is a step up from the aroma, with more salt presence. Nice citrus flavors. Slight sourness, but not puckering. The body is fairly thin, with low carbonation. Overall, a tasty beer. I would have this again.

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Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ordered a glass at the barrel house in Portland after getting sweaty on my bike. Damn this hit the spot. This hazy yellow beer is sour, but not wild. It has a straightforward, almost clean tang. The malts are very mild under the sour, with a subtle bready wheat and toast character. Instead of the banana and spice of normal German wheat, this is big on the tangy grapefruit and lemon zest sour.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ

A: The beer pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head.

S: Unlike some the other Goses, I've tried, there is really only a mild salt aroma to it. There is, however, a strong aroma of Fruit Loops cereal which a definite sweetness (and of course fruitiness). A light tartness of lemon and some mild bread and wheat. Maybe a touch earthy.

T: Still a light tartness, but a bit more pronounced than on the aroma. A decent amount of lemon along with the same Fruit Loops character. Some sweet malt and wheat bread with a bit of yeast, salt, and earth.

M: On the light side of medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: I'm not the huge Gose fan, but this was pretty nice and easy to drink.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Barrel House.

This beer is a light yellow with a thin, white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is excellent. Light coriander with lactic tartnes are the most prominent notes. The coriander character is really fresh and vibrant. Salt is low, thankfullly. The palate opebs crisp, mildly overcarbonated, maybe? Flavors of wheat and coriander are present, this beer is very lightly salted, perfectly so IMO. Drying, crisp, clean and with a lactic finish with lingering coriander, this is excellent stuff. As it warms up, an aroma akin to chopped cilantro stalks appears. All told, an excellent gose, probably the best I've had

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Photo of Kegatron
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub (Portland, OR) on 9/5/11. Served in a teardrop goblet.

Pours a crystal clear slightly coppery gold in the glass, with a thin head of bright-white foam. This maintains some foamy edges and puts up a moderately robust cascade that quickly subsides, not leaving back a whole lot of lacing. The coriander jumps out immediately in the nose, which mingles with a good bit of sweet grains and fruit. There is a gentle grassiness that rides along the back and I’m even picking up a touch of salt as well.

The taste starts with a combination of sweetness and fruit up front, before this spreads out into the mouth with more of a light grassy bitterness. Some tartness creeps in along the back, lingering in a relatively dry finish a bit along, with some trailing spicy coriander character. Like the nose, you have to pay attention, but there is a light saltiness to this, which mostly hangs around with those sweet flavors from the malt and fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a lively and crisp carbonation that prickles the mouth with flavors. This has a nice breeziness to it in the mouth.

This was my first shot at trying a Gose and I really liked it. There’s a solid base of flavorful sweetness and spice to this but then the tartness and crispness came in to keep this not only easy drinking but even a bit quenching on the palate as well. This was unique but still very accessible to me. I’m glad that I gave it shot and I’d definitely be willing to check out others like it down the line.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Cascade Summer Gose from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 87 ratings