Mission Gose
Evil Twin Brewing

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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #14
ABV:
4%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,171
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 9.18%
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
389
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
  76
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
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EMH73 from New York

3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Aug 12, 2018
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macrosmatic from Florida

3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Jun 17, 2018
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connecticutpoet from Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Jan 13, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Oct 20, 2017
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monkist from Hungary

4.82/5  rDev +16.4%
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!

Oct 11, 2017
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DragonsMilk from Kentucky

4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
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!

Sep 11, 2017
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Cnote_crafty_1 from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Eye: golden, white head
Nose: citrus, fruity sweet
Tongue: Sour Grapes, sparkley, sweet
Moulth: Light, Crisp, Bubbley
Overall: I thought it was a good light refreshing beer. There is just enough flavor and it's well balanced and highly drinkable. I had choosen another beer, but since I tried my friends and liked it so much I traded her for it.

Aug 26, 2017
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Beersnake1 from California

3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden yell - slightly murky. Smell is a bit of medicine, sweet, orange peel. Taste is a bit sour, vitamin, and lemon. Overall, a nice beer with good mouthfeel.

Aug 19, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. You know what they say if you refer to yourself as cool, right?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy off-white head, which leaves some broadly spattered lace around the glass as it quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of vegetal eucalyptus, tart lemon and underripe orange citrus peel, gritty and grainy pale malt, salty wheat crackers, and some minor white pepper and coriander spice. The taste is rather sour lemon/lime and unripened apple fruitiness, grainy and crackery pale malt, a lesser cereal-like wheatiness, fairly tame estery and mildly funky eucalyptus, saltwater, and more understated ground pepper and coriander spiciness.

The carbonation is quite active in its palate-pinging frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and actually fairly smooth, once one becomes acclimatized to the various acrid essences flitting about here. It finishes mostly dry, the fruity, grainy, and eucalyptus-y essences predominating.

Overall, this is indeed a charming and refreshing sour brew - as usual, I can abide tart/sour if it's of the fruit-borne ilk, as opposed to the nasty beastie kind. At any rate, even though this one rattles the sides of my cheeks, I still go back for more - good, good stuff.

Aug 04, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a cloudy yellow straw color with a small white head. The aroma is all citrus. The taste is tart citrus with a healthy dose of salt.

Jul 09, 2017
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange. Foamy, white, medium head fades fast.

Smells tart, yeasty funk, citrus and salt.

Tastes tart lemon and lime, citrus peel and yeast funk. Followed by a dry finish with a touch of salty citrus. Lighter body and fizzy higher carbonation.

Jun 22, 2017
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mothman from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gusher bottle. Off white head. Golden orange color.

Fairly straightforward gose. Tart, salty, zesty. Citrusy. Lime and lemon.

Light bodied and spritzy.

Okay.

Jun 03, 2017
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Bruno74200 from France

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well that's some refreshing beer. The tartness is quite present. It's fruity and herbal with the eucalyptus showing its face in the end. A beer to keep for the summer

May 14, 2017
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Pantalones from Virginia

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to the second can of this one that I picked up a while back. Canning date on the bottom is 11/29/16.

The beer is golden in color and hazy but nowhere near opaque; you can sort of see through it but everything's a little fuzzy on the other side. Shining a light through it reveals a few streams of rising bubbles. A decent layer of white foam formed on top upon pouring, shrinking to a thinner cap with slightly thicker bits around the edges and a ring around the inside of the glass within a minute or so.

The smell makes it very clear that you're dealing with a sour beer right away -- sourness and that funky sort of smell that I pick up in most goses (I can only describe it as "old people smell") are the most noticeable smells by far. The eucalyptus is also present, however, popping in toward the end of a sniff and making itself known. It's an interesting combination that works surprisingly well. Eucalyptus smell seems to get slightly stronger toward the end of the glass, I'm noticing.

Taste is primarily lemony-sour, with a bit of grainy malt and saltiness. The eucalyptus comes in a bit later, much like in the smell -- just enough to be noticeable for sure, but nowhere near overpowering. Noticed a bit of an almost grassy flavor in this one this time around that I don't recall from the first can, too -- can't imagine that would be hops considering that this is four months old and a not-very-hoppy style to begin with, but I can't really think of anything else it could be either (maybe some other spice?) As mentioned in the smell section, the combination of gose and eucalyptus actually works surprisingly well. Aftertaste is a little sour and a bit of the malt.

Feel is light and extremely drinkable -- it's been probably 5 minutes since I poured this and I'm already more than halfway through this glass, and that's with pauses between drinking to write this review! Though it's only 4% ABV, it still feels decently substantial -- the mouthfeel is not in watery "light beer" territory at all even though the ABV is. The sourness probably contributes to that, it's hard for something to seem "watery" when it's also sour.

Overall, a very nice beer that I'm glad I picked up a couple cans of. I wasn't sure what to expect from a gose with eucalyptus as one of the ingredients, but it turns out it's actually a combination that works really well (at least in this particular beer) -- adds an interesting extra touch to the lemony-sour-salty-grainy flavors already present in the beer. I'd definitely buy this again, and when I do it'll be a full pack rather than just a couple loose cans.

Apr 04, 2017
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

3 dollars for the can purchased at vintage estate. Color is a dirty yellow color with just a 1/4 inch of head. Smell is strong lemon tart and fruity maybe some salt. Taste is actually impressive it's balanced but sour and the salt is biting but balances and gives body. Either the salt or the sourness really coats the teeth. Body is exceptionally refreshing just chugged for fun and it was easy to crush.

One of the best of the style I ever tried pity I shy away from purchasing more

Mar 17, 2017
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chrishiker1409 from New York

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a hazy golden yellow. Thin bubbly head which recedes quickly.

S: Heavy on the coriander with some slight salt.

T: Coriander, lemon tartness and salt. Very tasty.

F: Light body, high carbonation.

O: I liked this one a lot. Wish I bought more, since I haven't seen them in cans before.

Mar 05, 2017
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy lemon color with a 4F head in a Gose glass.

I could smell the aroma before getting the nose. Heavy salt, almost briney, and very lemon.

Taste is excellent: salty and lemon, with a very tart spicy finish.
The salt and lemon come through in the finish.

I didn't taste or smell eucalyptus, although the beer is brewed with it.

Overall, one of the better American Goses. There is continuity between the aroma, taste, and finish. Nothing is imbalanced in this beer. Another excellent from the brewer.

Feb 27, 2017
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dar482 from New York

4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in medium gold color.

The beer offers strongly acidic pear and green apples, hints of earthy and floral eucalyptus, a lightly silky wheat body, with calm and forward salinity on the finish. Sharply refreshing of a fresh limeade flavor as well.

Feb 15, 2017
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Tone from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of spruce, salt, yeast, and bacterial funk. Fits the style of a Gose. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong tartness. Tastes of spruce, salt, hint of citrus, slight wheat, yeast, and bacterial funk. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, body, and blend.

Jan 13, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is quite herbal, slightly minty with some salty pickle juice on top. Taste starts quite tart and lemony up-front, continues with the herbal note and finishes salty and dry. Light to medium body but really soft on the palate and well carbonated. Overall it tastes like a herbal tea with lots of squeezed lemon juice.

Dec 06, 2016
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of coriander, eucalyptus, and bright citrus.

Tastes of the tart fruits layered with the eucalyptus and coriander along with plenty of brine. Fruits lead off with fairly tart notes of lemon and green apple. This gives way to the eucalyptus and coriander along with some lactic acid. Salt brine adds towards the end with a fair punch to it. Ends with a lingering lactic acid note as well as some brine.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty gose where the eucalyptus adds a little herbal mint note that I like.

Oct 15, 2016
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BrewChaz from Michigan

4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

The Gose style has seem to be trending lately, and there have been great variations from a load of breweries, Evil Twin is a fine example of a tasteful twist. The Eucalyptus shines through here with the salt that is traditional to this rare german style of beer compliments it quite elegantly. The low abv is a breath of fresh air, makes nice for a "school night" brew.

Oct 13, 2016
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, undated. Poured into my brand new Aslin Anniversary taster glass.

Eucalyptus in beer, eh? I'm skeptical.

L: Light fluffy head, poor retention, leaves thin ring. Beer is a hazy pale gold.

S: As I feared, the eucalyptus is absolutely overpowering. I get some of the tart citrus and sea air on the end as well; they're definitely a backseat here.

T: Fortunately, the taste is better balanced. Lemony wheat with coriander, eucalyptus, and brininess on the finish. The eucalyptus really lingers, though.

F: Light bodied, light to medium carbonation. Crisp. Too heavy a hand with the eucalyptus, and that harms the end product. Would have been more ordinary without it, but the base is pretty good as far as goses go. Maybe should have let it lie.

O: I always like creativity in beer, if you go through my reviews, but sometimes you swing and miss and that is the case here. On the good side, I probably have more open nasal passages than usual.

Sep 26, 2016
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calamato from New York

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: A bit odd looking, definitely unique
S: A funky smell, but not necessarily in the bad way
T: Wow. Ive had a decent amount of goses over the summer but this one easily takes the cake. I could see how someone might not like the intense saltiness, but for me it had everything ive been looking for in a warm-weather beer
F: Crisp. Refreshing. Brilliant.
O: Would recommend to anyone with a taste for intense flavor. Not for anyone looking for a "basic" beer.

Sep 20, 2016
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cosmicevan from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle -- great little gose by the evil twin. didn't do the side by side with Westbrook but this one reminds me of Westbrook. super refreshing and definitely one of the good goses around. this is a safe pickup for some summer day drinking...and it comes in cans now!

Aug 28, 2016
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