Magic #3.5 - Pineapple Gose

Magic #3.5 - Pineapple GoseMagic #3.5 - Pineapple Gose
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Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
3.82 | pDev: 15.45%
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Magic #3.5 - Pineapple GoseMagic #3.5 - Pineapple Gose
Notes: Part of Magic Numbers (a dreamy small-batch series): 3.5 is a german style wheat beer (gose) brewed with rock salt, conditioned on pineapple, and lightly dry-hopped.
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rex_4539 from Greece

1.49/5  rDev -61%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

L: Slightly hazy yellow color, no head whatsoever, nice small lacing, highly carbonated. Looks watery.

S: Bad champagne. And I hate champagne.

T: Tastes like bad champagne. It does have a slight pineapple note.

F: Carbonation overload, yet super light.

O: No, no, no. This thing is definitely not a beer.

Oct 09, 2017
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StJamesGate from New York

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Champagne blonde with rimming froth. 4
White vinegar, flowers, + tropical hit. 4
Slight dough, salt and vinegar, blast of pineapple, gentle apricot, lemon + perfume. 4.25
Vaguely spicy linger.
Crisp, light, round. 4

Acetic, sure. But the delicacy is in the hints of citrus, smooth body, and overall nuance. One review says cucumber nose, I could see that. Not hugely sour for a sour - almost a white wine spritzer - and the hops play. Some real skill going on here. 4.25

Aug 24, 2017
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JamFuel from Sweden

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Omnipollos Hatt in Stockholm.

Pours a clear yeallow, fine, white foam.

Smell is pretty light, with some pineapple and lemon.

Taste is nice and tart. pineapple dominates with some lemon and elderflower in the back. Very crisp and refreshing.

Body is a bit thin, well carbonated.

Overall, a really good beer for the ABV, very refreshing.

Jul 11, 2017
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a tumbler Omnipollo glass.

A: The body is yellow-y to green, like the insides of a ripe pineapple. There's some haziness but in small amounts. The head is white, and minimal leaving some lacing. I should notice that the body of this beer seems like liquid candy to be used on lollipops.
S: The aroma is strong in brettanomyces and acidic tones, having some connection with the pineapple aromas which are very minimal in the aroma. Looking (smelling) good.
T: The taste, for a gose, is a bit unbalanced having more acidity than expected. The pineapple is easily findable but it doesn't have the strength expected. However, this is a good beer to drink slowly. It's still very refreshing.
M: Body is medium low to low. Carbonation is high and a bit harsh. Acidity is higher than expected. Bianca was a lot more balanced.
O: This is the first beer from Omnipollo that I have that's not incredible, it would've come any day soon. Still refreshing and that's a good point for a gose.

Jan 20, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - the front (and only) label sure looks like a back label to me.

This beer pours a mostly clear, bright pale golden straw colour, with three chubby fingers of puffy, chunky, and somewhat fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some nicely layered sudsy and streaky lace around the glass as it very slowly abates.

It smells of musty pineapple core, gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser edgy cereal wheatiness, faint lemon peel, a small hard water flintiness, and a softly spicy yeasty character. The taste is some sharp lemon, lime, and tart pineapple fruitiness, crackery pale malt, grainy and salty wheat bread, wet stones after the rain, an ethereally funky yeastiness, and some very tame earthy and musty hop bitterness.

The carbonation is fairly solid in its basically supportive frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and kind of watery, in the mineral sense, but smooth enough, I suppose. It finishes trending dry, as the fruit retreats, and the mixed graininess lingers.

Overall, this is a decent rendering of a fruited-up version of the style, as the pineapple doesn't overstep its guest status in the least. The base gose is perfectly detectable, and the whole thing is just pleasant and refreshing, a sure summertime patio quaffer, if economics are removed from the equation, that is.

Nov 23, 2016
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 5/11/16

A pale milky yellow, lots of tiny suspended particles throughout with bubbles moving everything around, finger of foam hangs around for a few sips leaving a couple random patches

S sour pineapple, mineral water, the yeast profiles hard to place, stops short of funk but has some spicy, earthy thing going on, baking bread, and a little lemon

T mimics he nose, more mineral water, faintly salty, still lots of yeast and the fruits still working well

M light bodied, pin prick bubbles, tangy and a little tart, very refreshing and super easy to drink

O smashable stuff, my glass is already empty, would work well with a hot patio for sure

I could drink this stuff all day if I had more money then I could spend, at 7$ a bottle it could make for an expensive afternoon. Great light brew with lots going on and if it came in a reasonably priced 6er I'd drink it when the suns out in force.

Nov 06, 2016
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moose1980 from Germany

3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Weird looking beer; hazy like many of Omnipollo's beers, but only at the top, with clear separation like a black and tan. Smells more like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, and a bit of a Wit, than a Gose, with a faint peppery smokiness to it. It works. Taste is very tart with less saltiness than their other fruity Goses I've had. Finishes bland and watery. Overall, the first beer of theirs that has been a disappointment for me. Still love 'em though.

Jul 26, 2016
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Bruno74200 from France

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light in body, hazy yellow with a good white head. It's tart but not much as a Gose could be. The pineapple brings a good fruitiness. Not too complex but clear and really drinkable

Jul 09, 2016
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chicagobeerguy from Illinois

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

L: Very light looking beer, off white head, bubbly, I enjoy the simple label and yellow bottle cap
S: Salty, lemony, tarty, funky farm yeast, hay, getting the pineapple smell at the end, not juicy pinapple either, more soury smelling
T: Tangy, twangy, tarty, a little sour, ends on a nice sweet pineapple note that smooths it our, getting a little coriander mixed in there too
F: Prickly, medium high carbonation, smooths out a little as it goes down
O: A fun summer beer, would be perfect with a salmon dish. Light but the flavor carries it.

Jun 11, 2016
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 25th November 2016, poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy and extremely pale yellow colour with a one finger white head that leaves some light lacing.

Aroma: Tart and funky with notes of pineapple, pineapple juice, peach and mango.

Taste: Sour and salty with fruity mango, pineapple and papaya plus a hint of citrus lemon on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with mid to high spritzy carbonation.

Overall: A nice light and refreshing beer that is extremely drinkable.

May 01, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from London.

White head with lace. Hazy pale golden yellow color.

Sour with a light acidic note. Funky. Lemon citrus. The pineapple is nice.

Easy drinking. Nice beer.

Mar 27, 2016
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bark from Sweden

4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The colour is pale cool yellow (4 EBC), the liquid is hazy. The two finger head is white and compact, it disappears leaving no lacing.

The smell is a bit sour with funky notes of leather and yeast. Tart fruity notes of pineapple juice and green apples, sweet notes of apricot candy and peach ice cream. Some floral bitterness in the background.

The taste is sour with salty-fruity notes of mixed exotic fruits, mostly papaya, pineapples and peaches. Mild clean bitterness in the background. Medium body. The aftertaste is smooth with dry notes of fresh pineapples, fermenting dough and a slowly growing salt flavour. The finish is mild with salty fruit candy.

The carbonation is medium strong, the small bubbles long-lived. The liquid is light but not watery.

Lots of beer at just 3.5%. I don’t know if it is the yeast or what, but this just taste 100 % Omnipollo.

Jan 23, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy bright yellow color with white head. Aroma has intense fruity flavors, mostly pineapple and lime. Taste is tart but not overwhelming, fruity, slightly salty, extremely drinkable. Light body, fizzy, very refreshing. One of the best gose beers I had. Tart but not very acidic, fruity, extremely drinkable and refreshing.

Jan 13, 2016
Magic #3.5 - Pineapple Gose from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 34 ratings