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Average: 4.07 | pDev: 6.63%

Reviews: 44 | Ratings: 288

Leipzig Gose | 4.20% ABV

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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
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91
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Photo of bound4er
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Muted nose of grain and faint lemon. Citrus, lemom-lime, saltiness, mild cracker on the palate. Plenty of mouthwatering tartness here. Light, easy drinking feel. Definitely a summer beer. Pretty well executed Gose. One to revisit when the Mercury rises.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Gose style brewed with orange, lemon, and key lime.

A: A pale lemon pour darkens in the vessel to a medium dense orange. A loud crackling comes from the carbonation breaking the surface. A dirty white head quickly falls atop to a scarce covering. Tightly knitted carbonation bubbles follow multiple strand like paths, packed densely together.

S: Wet lemons make the aroma moist and lightly sour with some key lime accents that was very sharp and fresh on the open. Tart grapefruit, freshly sliced burst from the nose with a very smooth and refined nature and good awareness.

T: The flavor was lightly tart and refreshing, lemon and lime summer drink like that was sharp and acidic in its delivery. Bittering lemon juice and some fruitiness of tart apricot and bready malts combine with citrus to give a full and hoppy tart bite. Lemon-orange citric bite comes on the finish, very sharp with a follow of lingering grapefruit floral, damp, with some sweet/sour edges of fruitiness, particularly apricot and semi-sweet peaches from the yeast.

M: Very bubbly mouthful, champagne like effervesce. Good body, medium thick, turns creamy with a good sour awareness worthy of style.

O: Bubbly citric Gose is loaded with enough lemon lime tang and flair to make a great summer time, pucker up quencher. Sharp and acidic in nature, with some damp floral hops and fauna notes give a lively green feel. Refreshing, tart and at 4.2% packs quite the sour punch sure to gain praise and retries.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft, Barrel Chest & Wine, Roanoke, VA.

Pale transparent color, no head as it settles, flat liquid.

Sour, tart, bright citrusy aromas. Crisp, slightly grainy. Simple but pleasant.

Bright, sour lime hits right away. Bright, refreshing, and again, simple. Just great, clean citrus flavor.

Light, with subtle but sharp carb and a pretty mild acidity. Very refreshing.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Can art evokes South Beach, but it's just some yuppies drinking limeade at the community pool. The actual beer is a foggy, golden yellow. Lots of fizzy head.

S: Getting a lot of fruitiness out of this at the expense of any boardwalk seabreeze. Still, it's like a bright day at the pool with lots of orange Hi-C for the kids and margaritas for the adults (the salt rim already ingested). More in the vein of lemon sherbert than sorbet, so it's more of sugar than fruit flavored ice.

M: Little body, little tingle. Lacks some carb even though it's strait from a can; the finish is slick and saline.

T: Snappy combination of citrus. The supporting salt gives it a savory finish. Lime Tostitos chips, lemon angel food cake, orange tic-tacs.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L) Pours a lovely straw color, little head and retention. No lacing.

S) The nose has very clean notes of citrus, kumquat, lemon curd, and even a slight spice to is. It is very inviting.

T) The taste is lovely. The lemon curd really shines and there are zesty notes of an unsweetened limeade. You can detect the citrus zest behind the crisp tartness, as well as a smidgen of pepper.

F) The brew is perfectly carbonated. Surprisingly full bodied for the style, a pleasure to swirl across the tongue. Incredibly spritzy.

O) A lovely bottle for citrus and sour lovers. Great to pair with sea food.

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Photo of maximum12
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ML bottle with bright plumage that seems designed to catch the eye of the male of the species. Worked once. Split with my wife to open a night of drinking on the couch.

The pour is very light yellow with lots of pizzazz – it would be fun to hand this to someone as a new IPA & watch them cough & sputter. Smells like lemon & citrus with a shot of raw sugar, which I’m sure is wrong.

Suburban Beverage is tarter than some sours I know. A bracing shot of salt water up front is torn up by a sharp, acetic bout of sharp lemon juice. Mid-palate brings mineral water (that hasn’t yet been bathed in), something that I can almost identify as key lime, citric. Salt comes back lightly at the end. Refreshing & airy.

Sharp enough to be interesting yet not so sour as to foul the stomach & after a couple of ounces. Very good beer.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku glass from a 750 ml bottle on February 9, 2018. Gose brewed with Valencia oranges, key lime and Mayer lemon. Tart and refreshing.

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Photo of hophugger
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Semi cloudy golden yellow with half finger of white fizzy head. Light spotty lacing. Aromas of lime, apple and other assorted citrus. Taste is full of lime, agave and tart apple. Mouth feel is perfectly carbonated for the style and finish is crisp and pleasant

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Photo of Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shimmering gold with a large, loud fizz that settles to a thin blanket, then nothing.

Smell is a salt rimmed lime margarita with lemon, orange, and a surprising hint of rice with cinnamon and/or even cardamom.

Salt and lime are exhibited strongly on the palate, very tart and crisply carbonated. Lemon and orange follow, and in the aftertaste are notes of cinnamon, coriander and/or cardamom, with a dry finish. If this is only achieved with coriander, I'd be floored, because there is so much of it it brings on a ton of other attributes.

To be clear, the spices do not overpower the salty lime tartness of the overall brew. This is very close to being Key Lime Pie Gose by Westbrook, but with a little more complexity and a little less lime.

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Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date of 6-16, poured 4-12-17. Had a little white head that quickly dissipates. Looks a bit like lemonade(I had a different term, but this one fits the lemony theme better). Good lemon scent with a hint of salinity. Taste is reminiscent of lemonade with a touch of salt. Very easy drinking. Not as "sour" as other gose I've had, but I could definitely see myself sitting outside on the porch drinking this on a nice summer evening.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Perennial stemmed wine glass. Thanks Shawn for hooking me up.

Pours a hazy lemony yellow body with a one finger white head that reduces to a thin ring of foam.

Aromas are tart and mineral like, citrusy too, definitely a gose! Taste is citrus, tart, lactic, light maltyness and a tad bit of spice. Easy drinker, refreshing and crisp, definitely a summer brew!

Overall really nice, would be better in cans for maximum crushability.

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Photo of TH28
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draught at Cafe Benelux, Milwaukee. Appearance: Golden like apple juice, with a moderate white head and nice lacing. Head hangs in quite long for the acidity. Aroma: Key lime pie! A touch of acidity and lemon as well. Taste: Salted lime, like the aftermath of a tequila shot, with a light orange citrus flavor and a low but pleasant acidity that is moderately tart for the style. Mouthfeel: Light body with a low to moderate carbonation. Could be a little undercarbonated. Finish: Very dry and sticky on the tongue, with some lingering salted lime and moderate tartness. Overall: The salt/lime combo is a nice juxtaposition and play off a tequila shot. Aroma smells like a key lime pie, and the moderately high acidity delivers a refreshing tartness. Well done

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours almost clear, light gold, with a quickly dissipating thin fluffy white head. No real lacing on the shifter glass.

Aroma carries a light general fruitiness, highlighting lime. With early warmth sourdough bread is apparent.

Modest sourness, holds a tartness front to back, with lemon being the primary component. One might possibly find coriander, but only a suggestion at best. Overall, there is a mineral quality (salt?) that lingers in the finish.

This is a light to medium bodied Gose, with fizzy effervesce, and a nylon texture. Very dry, almost requiring a sip of water following each sip of beer.

I found this to be a refreshing pallet cleansing beer that would certainly pair well with fatty foods.

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Photo of Moose90
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a hazy bright lemony yellow color into the glass, cloudy. There is a puffy white colored head that forms on top and leaves just wisps of lace behind, inconsistent at best.

S — Smell is pungent and bright with huge waves of citrus fruits over a bready light cereal grain malt base. Huge delicious notes of lemon and lime, little bit of salt as well.

T — Taste is tart and tangy with notes of citrus and salt, like a briny fresh lemon or pickled lime rind, not bad at all. Not overly tart or sour, a nice fresh citrus component dominates in a great way.

M — Light in body with prickly bubbly carbonation.

O — Very good overall, this is summer in a glass, I could drink this all day long.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw yellow to gold in color. Hazy complected with no discernable head. Strong aroma of sea salt and a hint of lime in the aroma. The taste is salty with lime dominating the aftertaste. There's also some lemon flavor, but it is very faint. The mouth is salty, crisp, and dry.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice gose that is just bursting with citrus flavors. The smell leads one to believe that it will be a simple gose with bread matched with a salty sourness, but the taste is so much more. Just so much lemon, orange and grapefruit tang to go with the biscuit body, just lovely. Don't understand the hate, think it is a gose I would love to have again!

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Photo of cjgiant
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap:
Have had this before but never rated. It is a fine tart beer, meeting most of the criteria for the style, just wish the salt came through a little more.

Quite clear yellow with some gold added. Head isn't much, but sometimes isn't too big with some sour beers. A swirl doesn't bring much of anything, though, so it looks flat.

The beer seems a little flat in carbonation, but the bite of the sour notes act to excite the tongue a tad. Orange and lemon tango initially, but the bank end seems more lime - which ends up being the dominate flavor. The malt seems to stay out of the way, letting the sour notes be the flavor. The salt is subtle, and I started noticing it more as the beer warmed.

The salinity was noted in the nose more quickly than the taste. Conversely, the tart notes weren't too strong in the nose, and I thought I noticed more "funky" tartness than sour.

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Photo of aquazr1
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orange color with little head. Has a bright, citrusy smell. The taste is very good with lots a citrus, a bit of bite from the tartness and the dryness from the salt. A excellent gose. Could drink it all the time.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish yellow body with a sharp, sour, citric/lemony aroma. Smooth and sweet, at least for style, I can't resist saying it tastes like key lime pie. Without the power of suggestion, I would say it's an almost sugary and bready sweetness that I'm trying to describe, and this aspect balances with mild citric sour and salt patches in beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a really tasty gose, nothing too out of the ordinary for the style, but it has me real keen to try the blood orange edition! its fluffy on the pour, and it has one of the best mouthfeels of any gose ive ever had. its light and dry of course, well carbonated, but also unique in its fullness. it has a lot of body, a lot of texture, and feels almost dense for how delicate it is, maybe a product of the salt, maybe some oats or something, i dont know, but it really makes the beer for me. other than that, its a pretty straight iup example of the style, hot quick lacto souring on the front end it seems, complete final fermentation with a high test ale yeast. good mix between the salt and the coriander. both are evident, neither out in front of the other, really well done in that regard. its got more of a wheaty flavor than others, and i like that, and its not too sour either. more of a beer drinkers beer here, i could drink several pints of this happily. on tap at road 34 in fort collins as part of the crooked stave artisans tap takeover. real glad these guys are in colorado now, i have not had a perennial beer i didnt like.

edit: when fresh, this is epic, the citrus totally pops and the salt is just right. they have either refined this one or its just that much better brand new. perfect for summer. what a brew!

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Photo of 303beer
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a bubbly white head. The nose is tart, wheaty and a hint of salt. Similar to how every gose I have had smells. The taste is tart upfront then mellows into a light tropical flavor that lingers and lightens gradually. Pretty nice.

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Photo of cvm4
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours a semi-opaque golden body with a quickly diminishing one finger eggshell colored head. Little to no lacing and hardly any retention.

S - Slightly funky, lingering tartness, a bit grainy, some lemon zest going around and mild saltiness.

T - The taste is very tart! In my opinion, this is a huge improvement from the nose. Salty, lime and citrus forward with a musty character and grainy taste.

F - Light bodied and medium carbonation. Very refreshing and crisp with a dry finish.

O - So easy to drink and thirst quenching. Overall, it's a very tasty gose that can compete with the best in the category.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a pretty nice gose. I did expect more citrus though, which was extremely muted to the point of almost vanishing completely. Minimal salt presence as well, more of regular sour to me. More lactic sourness than citric tartness, which I was a little disappointed in.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Nearly clear golden rose hue, gushing carbonation crackles to a minimal and quickly dissipating lace. Smells of lemon zest, limes, lactic funk, & citric tartness. Very tart with some lactic funk, musty white chocolate on the palate. Key limes, lemon pith, and yeast in the middle. Very dry and crisp with a kiss of salt. Good drinking though one glass was more than enough.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Hopcat in Madison, Wisconsin. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a light orange-yellow body, one finger white head with lower retention time, not much lacing. Smells of key lime, wheat, lactic acid, a bit of breadiness, but for the most part, limes and a bit of tartness; the limes come out a bit more as it warms up. Mostly wheat at first. Flavour is exceptionally delicious with a nice key lime tartness, lactic acid, wheat, a bit of oak, no funk, mild breadiness, minerals. I love key lime pie and this has just enough tartness to keep things interesting. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, standard for the style, very drinkable and insanely refreshing. I loved it. Overall, very tasty gose; while it's expensive ($11 for a 750ml bottle), I would probably buy this at least once a year just because I love key limes. Otherwise, there are goses that are more true to the style that come in more reasonable formats and price tags.

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