There Gose The Neighborhood
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
3.61 | pDev: 14.96%
Mar 01, 2020
Jul 26, 2014
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Notes: Collaboration with Fountainhead Brewing (Missouri) and The Aviary

One of our latest collaboration projects with Chicago IL’s finest. World renowned cocktail kitchen, The Aviary and Chicago hot spot Fountainhead, sent their finest artisans down to join us in crafting this unique take on a classic style Gose. Resulting was a roasted red pepper, cilantro, and calamansi lime infused Gose bier.
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Rated by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Draft sample at The Extreme Beer Fest Boston February first twenty twenty.
Mar 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a bottle, this brew is cmostly clear and yellow, without much of a head. The nose has a tart sharpness that leads you to think it will be very sour. There is plenty of fruit and funk in the smell as well. The taste is more balanced than I expected, with enough sourness to keep it interesting and refreshing. Medium body. I didn’t the the salty fullness of a normal guse, but it is still quite interesting.
Aug 29, 2018
Rated: 3.23 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by Jeromedepot from New York

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by dsshuck from Delaware

Apr 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
"We had no idea what would happen when we invited Cleetus Friedman (Fountainhead) and Micah Melton (The Aviary) down for a beer. Turns out THIS happened. A ratchet gose featuring the freshness of cilantro and roasted red pepper, balanced with the co-mingling tartness of calamansi limes and sea salt." Brewed in the style of a Gose beer, available in 500ml. bottles and on limited draft. Collaboration between Against the Grain, Fountainhead and The Aviary.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, fizzy head of a pastel white over a lighly hazy golden amber body with moderate, lively carbonation. Retention is poor and there is no visible lacing. 2.5

(Smell) The aromas of roasted pepper and soapy cilantro come through most strikingly up front, followed by the drying twang of abundant sea salt , sweet lime and mild bite of coriander. The adjuncts in this one truly distract the nose and there's no denying this isn't remotely close to true to the style, but it's interesting to say in the least, a bit aromatically sharp on the roasted pepper and cilantro aroma, but to be expected. Potency is moderate/high. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with leading roasted pepper and soapy cilantro flavors yielding slightly to the soft acidity and sharpness from a moderately salted and spiced finish. It's really busy and neither the cilantro nor red pepper feel like complimentary flavors in this beer, really sharp and distracting, not allowing for much subtlety in the malt, salt or acidic adjuncts to shine. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, slick, lightly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is peppery, herbal and roasty over sweet and acidic. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) This is truly what I think of in a kitchen sink recipe that is almost guaranteed to be a mess. Cilantro may be my favorite ingredient ever added to food in human history, but really clashes strongly with the subtleties of this beer, and doesn't contribute the positive, citrusy and bright attributes that I think of in cilantro going in. The cilantro with the roasted red pepper flavor dominated this beer's flavor, with my most curious addition, the calamansi fruit fading into obscurity. It's pretty messy, but I didn't expect much better going in. This is certainly something interesting, I'll give it that. 3.25

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Feb 22, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Faint aromas of red peppers are present in the nose along with some hints of sour citrus.
T: The taste starts off with some sour flavors of limes and finishes with notes of red peppers, which seem more like deseeded chili peppers.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer is very interesting as it starts off like a gose but almost finishes like a chili beer. It is very unique.

Serving type: bottle
Feb 11, 2017
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Rated by Kevinpitts from Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Interesting pepper flavor to this. Good, but not sure that it would be great for an outdoor summer beer.
May 09, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey

Feb 18, 2016
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Reviewed by jmasher85 from Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This is a beer that hides nothing about what it is. If you read the label, you're getting most of what you need to know about how it tastes and smells. If you want the beer equivalent of an appetizer at a vegetarian garden party, look no further.

The salty roasted red pepper come out especially strong in this beet, but the other ingredients certainly make themselves known. There is a slightly puckering feel on the sides of the tongue in the finish which stays for a while, and make this a perfect beer to pair with a sausage or pasta salad. Actually, I'm kinda annoyed I didn't know that before or I would have prepared something.

Honestly, this isn't a beer to drink on a quiet afternoon or at a bar with friends. It's a beer to be paired with a nice savory meal and enjoyed for the peculiarity of itself.
Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 3.43 by Hopyard57 from New York

Feb 05, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

Jan 20, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Jan 20, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Jan 08, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Dec 02, 2015
Rated: 3.44 by xShoWTeKx from South Carolina

Nov 22, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Nov 22, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by KAP72 from Illinois

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 4.51 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Oct 07, 2015
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Reviewed by macher0 from Kentucky

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle to snifter.

A. Light straw color. Translucent, coarse to moderate bubble head quickly forms, then quickly dissipates.

S. Dank sock, funk, and sour bugs are the dominate and up front notes. The finish is fresh greens-like lemongrass or freshly mowed fescue.

T. Light tartness. Not very complex but many notes become apparent. The notes are parsley, carrot juice, sour bugs, straw, and cilantro.

M. Smooth, moderate to low carbonation, and light body.

O. This is another weird ass beer from, or at least to a certain degree, from ATG. It's not bad, just strange. A straight forward Gose works better. I have purchased this multiple times but the competition is getting strong so I may steer in another direction next time.
Oct 04, 2015
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours clear, gold, with moderate carbonation and no head. Taste and smell are herbal. Definitely get the roasted red pepper and cilantro. Salt and wheat are also present with a touch of lime. Part of the taste is similar to that of when lime mixes well with Corona. Salt level is moderate for the style. The taste is very very interesting. I have had herbal beers before that have gone horribly wrong. They taste like bad incarnations of V8. That is not the case here. The herbs are blended beautifully and tastefully. The beer also still tastes like a beer. One of the more creative beers I have had in a while. This is certainly a beer I would get again if I could find it.
Sep 29, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Sep 23, 2015
Rated: 3.34 by BeerOps from Illinois

Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 4 by lanciloti from Illinois

Aug 27, 2015
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Reviewed by MarkQ617 from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this poured into a weizen glass. Color was a light translucent yellow, very inviting. Aroma was lemon and peppers. The flavor was very unique, sour at first, then turning to sweet and coriander, then spicy finish of red pepper flakes. Mouthfeel was smooth. Again, very different taste, probably not something youd drink everyday but worth a try.
Aug 16, 2015
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Reviewed by Jack_Malts from Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer tastes and smells exactly like its adjuncts. I'm having trouble reviewing this beer because, as a gose, it's... good? ish? As a gose brewed with roasted red pepper, cilantro, and limes, it's.... perfect....

I guess you should buy it and try it yourself. It's interesting enough to warrant the price of admission... I just can't really tell if it's good. I'm enjoying the experience though, you should -DEFINITELY- try this beer; don't get me wrong. Like other reviewers have said, this is kind of like drinking the flavors that a food should taste like.

I'm giving it 4's across the board because I don't know what to think. Good enough for a 90 I say.
Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by Dbrulet from Iowa

Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 2.63 by mrebeka from Michigan

Aug 13, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Spreetaper from New York

Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 27, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 3.22 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

Mar 15, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by growlerfox from California

Mar 08, 2015
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Rated by LakerLeith from California

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This was super weird. Tasted like I was drinking a gose and somebody farted in my mouth. Not fun.
Mar 07, 2015
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a clear pale straw yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy white head that quickly reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass and a tiny patch of very thin film in the center of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted red pepper and herbal cilantro over the top of lighter aromas of briny slightly sour wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly sour wheat which is followed pretty closely by the moderate to strong flavors of roasted red pepper. Then there are some light flavors of citrus/lime and cilantro. Finally there is a light to moderate briny saltiness in the finish. Overall, lightly sour and briny with minimal amounts of bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness and a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall this is an interesting beer - the combination of cilantro, lime, and roasted red pepper integrate in an interesting fashion with the slightly sour and salty gose. Seems more like a combination of flavors found in food than in a beer but glad I grabbed this one.
Feb 19, 2015
Rated: 3 by TylerKitchens from Massachusetts

Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 2.88 by nathanmiller from New York

Jan 05, 2015
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