Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose

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Ranked #216
Ranked #17,742
3.98 | pDev: 8.29%
Very Good
Notes: Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose Ale Brewed w/ Blueberries, Lactose Sugar, & Maple Syrup.
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Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep reddish purple topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger and a half of pink head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of maple, blueberries, sourness, and a little doughyness that reminds me of pancakes,
T: Taste is blueberries and maple up front with some building tartness, slight salt, definite pancake like doughy flavor with a hint of grittyness. On the swallow there's more blueberries, a flash of citrus sourness, more maple, and lingering berry intertwined with the maple.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a somewhat syrupy feel on the palate. Carbonation is on the low end of effervescent while the beer has a slightly drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this is an odd one. It tastes like what they were going for but it isn't really something that I look for in a beer. The flavors do play fairly well together and it doesn't have any real off notes aside from being such a different drinking experience. It's worth a try if you're interested in things that push the boundaries of flavor in beers.

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Photo of DokiDokiLitFam
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out hazy red/purple. A good two fingers of head.

Smell is blueberry with some mild sweetness in the background. The maple is obfuscated, but there.

Taste is strong maple up front that fades quickly to the blueberry. The bitterness builds quickly from the blueberry. The flavor is very light. They don't last long on the pallet. Kind of disappointed.

Mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation. It doesn't seem like the lactose added much of a smooth or silky quality to the beer.

Overall this beer is a bit of a let down. For 5 bucks a can this is not worth the pick up. Omnipollo has not had a good streak with me so far. Most of their great stuff is their collabs with Evil Twin. It just leads me to believe that Evil Twin is brains of that operation.

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Photo of digboy
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, washed out cranberry color with a film fizzy off white head.

The nose has strong notes of cinnamon and maple with a touch of berry.

THe taste is clearly a little out there - the blueberry finally comes through where it was absent from the nose. The maple flavor carries the "pancake" side of the flavor profile. I am guessing that the lactose is a fill-in for the batter, but really it is just maple that stirs up the pancakes... and I think it works pretty well for what they are attempting. The "lassi" part? I have to strain to picture yoghurt in this as it really is just lactose and maybe vanilla representing that aspect of

Feel is super soft and lightly carbonated with no bitterness.

This is a sweet gose by all measure and could easily pass as a milkshake IPA, so I consider it a hybrid. This was suggested by a friend but it has not convinced me that milkshakes is where I want to be. That said I think they nailed their target and deserve credit for that.

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Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy pinkish red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high pink head that left a collar around the edge of the glass after it settled down.
S: Moderate aromas of maple syrup are present in the nose along with hints of blueberries.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of maple syrup along with hints of blueberries. The syrup also contributes some maple sugary sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: With all of the aromas and flavors of maple syrup, this makes for a very nice breakfast beer, especially if you are looking for something different than a stout. I didn't really get any of the gose properties such as saltiness and tartness except for the light body.

Serving type: can

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/24/2018. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy medium orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/lightly tart blueberries, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, green apple, maple, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread dough, light salt/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, blueberries, maple syrup, lactose, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart blueberries, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, green apple, maple, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread dough, light salt/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of blueberries, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, green apple, maple, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread dough, light salt/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, blueberries, maple syrup, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a nice malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero cloying/puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, moderately crisp, and fairly acidic/saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6%. Overall this is an excellent fruited dessert style Gose. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, blueberries, maple syrup, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Really great balance between Lacto, berries, lactose, maple syrup, and pale/wheat malts. Not overly sweet or lactic either way. Definitely tastes like pancakes with a side of orange juice. A very enjoyable, unique, and well made style example.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate copper + burnt orange + medium golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of maple syrup, blueberries, and tart lemon citrus over the top of light to moderate aromas of bready/pancake malts with a hint of lactose sweetness. Hints of brininess. Definitely reminds me of blueberry pancakes with syrup.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready/pancake batter malts with a light amount of lactose sweetness. That is followed by a moderate flavor of blueberries and maple syrup which contributes additional sweetness. Finally there is a tart acidic lemon/lime/grapefruit flavor in the finish with a hint of brininess. The tartness lingers through the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a moderate amount of acidic prickliness in the finish.

O: Shortly after taking my first sip, the flavors all came together perfectly and it was like I had just had blueberry pancakes for breakfast at a diner. The flavors and aromas really construct that experience when sipped slowly and let to linger on the tongue. Very interesting, possibly my first "breakfast sour" and glad that I chose to pick it up. Drinks pretty easily and the alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of Buck89
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A moderately hazy amber color with a slight blue hue to it. A vigorous pour coaxed a one-finger white head that quickly settled, leaving a thin but foamy cap. The aroma stood up to the beer's bold description, with fresh blueberries at first and then joined by maple syrup and a faint salty/lemony smell. The overall aroma was much like blueberry pancakes. The taste did not disappoint: sweet maple syrup and blueberries that were quickly met with a slightly sharp lemony acidity, striking a great sweet/sour balance. The lactose was there but restrained, working with the wheat to create a slightly sweet, bready backbone to support the flavors. The finish was crisp and slightly tart, prompting me to drink this rather quickly. This is a fun and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We've had breakfast stouts so much that they come pouring out of our ears. But a breakfast sour ale? Now that's new. Omnipollo takes their Bianca Lassi gose and loads it with generous additions of blueberries, maple syrup and lactose for a beer that's worth getting out of bed.

Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi pours with a heady, pillowy froth that floats gently above a radiant golden body with streaming champagne-like bubbles. A peculiar set of aromas are sour with citrus and apple but also savory with breadiness and maple. Flavors of sourdough, saltwater taffy and maple once again throw a flavorful wrench in the classic sour ale.

The scant sweetness of the beer dissolves effortless on the middle palate and allows the fruit, the remants of breadiness and the impressions of maple to balance the acidity of the beer and offer a wide array of intrigue. Dry cider, white wine, crabapple, gooseberry and lime sharpen the palate and push the taste further into goseland. Blueberry joins the fray late in taste and allows the bready flavors to resemble pancake batter albeit modestly.

Light in body, the beer's maple influence makes the taste slightly more robust and succulent than is usual for sour ale, but it never interferes with the mouthfeel. Tart, crisp and refreshing, a final taste of orange juice and grapefruit juice mixes with maple for a flavor only matched at Bob Evan's.

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Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 21 ratings