Mission Gose | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Effortlessly cool, popping up in a cultish fashion and constantly on a tasty mission. This is Mission Gose: our take on an old-fashioned and slightly odd German beer style that is with good reason trending as the tastiest right now. It’s tart, salty, low in alcohol and probably the most refreshing beer you’ll ever have. Perhaps enjoy this beer in a restaurant with a mission near you. Wherever you are we made it stylishly good and exclusively well balanced just for you.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,893
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
386
pDev:
8.74%
 
 
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37
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Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbdpsu82
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BerryKumquat
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer a while ago, before I started drinking any sours and I did not rate or review it as I did not like it and had nothing to compare it to. Second time around and still don't really like it. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a huge, pretty quickly dissipating white head with lively carbonation and leaves spotty lacing. Smells of sour citrus, salt, coriander, lemon and a medicinal element that I do not find appealing. Tastes extremely sour, lemon, citric acid, mild to moderate salinity, coriander, eucalyptus and floral notes. The medicinal quality in the smell is present in the taste but just as a background note. Light bodied, well carbonated, very dry and puckering mouth feel.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Cycle Brewing goblet.

A: Hazy light gold with a good amount of visible carbonation. Forms a thin white head that fades away quickly.

S: Lactic tart, with sour citric acid and lemons. Two row and mild pilsner malts. Coriander and a vegetal lemongrass, and something mildly medicinal that I’m guessing is the eucalyptus. Almost a medicinal lemon-meets-lavender smell. Weird, and not overly appealing to me but not a deal breaker.

T: Citric acid and a lemony bite up front. Lactic tart, with the coriander and moderate salinity. Pale two-row malts, and (gladly for me) not much pilsner malts on the flavor. There’s a juicy lemon-lime flavor that might be from the eucalyptus – none of the medicinal character on the flavor. It still does have a touch of the vegetal lemongrass though. It finishes with more citrus tart and a modest salinity.

M: Light-bodied, but the carbonation sensation is a bit lower than it should be for style. No alcohol presence to speak of.

O: This tastes quite a bit better than it smelled. But while it's not a bad beer - and I’ll drink the rest of the 4 or 6 pack (whatever it is) without a problem - I don’t think I’d go back for more though. A middle-of-the-pack beer for canned goses these days.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of madakassal
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oleg85
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great!

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance – huge five finger head over a hazy yellow body.

Aroma – Sour, somewhat floral, pungent, a little citrus

Taste – Sour, floral, with hint of eucalyptus in a good way.

Mouthfeel – quite puckering.

Overall – surprising that I liked it as much as I did with eucalyptus in there.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stange, the appearance was a semi-bright yellow color with a finger's worth of balanced fizzy to foamy white head. Dissipated at a fair pace and didn't leave any lace.
The aroma had some "sour-ed wheat" to semi-sweet citrus with an ample tart lemon edge and a presentable saline character that I expect in the style.
The flavor was moderately sour with the tartness, the sweetness and saline qualities melding into each other very nicely. Slight aftertaste of the sour-ed wheat and a touch of lemon with some salt.
The mouthfeel was about light bodied, perhaps just a touch above. Made for a pretty good session. ABV felt appropriate. Carbonation felt good. Nice sour to tart finish with a touch of sweet.
Overall, this is actually a better gose than I originally thought, not sure why I first thought it wasn't as good but when one sees this at face value for the style, that person will like this one.

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Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monkist
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Whoa! This is my first gose so I had no idea what this might be like. I heard it was salty, the can said this was made with eucalyptus and coriander. It is an experimental thing in my opinion.
Its smell is very fascinating, something between candlewax, sandalwood and ink? Its taste is very sour first, like raw lemon added to a beer or a hyped-up grapefruit Radler - and then comes this exotic, almost oriental taste similar to incense that you would find in the Japanese buddhist temples of Koyasan... with all these flavors, something you can't quite grasp but its overwhelming. Strange! but I love it! I love the way they play with beer and experiment this quite otherworldly taste. It definitely opened my eyes for gose - will definitely try some others in the future!

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Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf4collet
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DragonsMilk
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the greatest beers I have had and although I appreciate the style, Im not (as of yet) a big fan of sours. Style difference aside I put this right next to Bourbon County Stout.

This is the most refreshing beer in the world. Whatever they are doing is perfectly balanced to satisfy my quench on a hot day.

Sour Sweet Spice and Salt in perfect harmony.

Sadly I have heard this has been discontinued, I hope that isn't so, and hope to find something that equals it if it is done being produced.

Badass brew!

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Mission Gose from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 386 ratings