Gose | Rapp Brewing Company

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Rapp Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by andylipp on 11-25-2012

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Photo of Sabtos
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Creamy yellow with minimal but very sticky head.

The nose is a bit subdued, some salt and lemon wafting up here and there.

Tastes of salty cheese, and soapy lemon. A bit off for me, but still good.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, the color of fresh made lemonade. Inconsequential head/ring of white.
Smell is seriously faint, just some citrus and sour.
Taste is phenomenal. Imagine alcoholic lemonade and you've got it down. Pucker-inducing with notes of lemon, lemongrass, sour not bitter.
Refreshing and tart, if there wasn't 6% ABV, I would suck this down all summer.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy straw yellow/golden color with a gushing and foamy white head that fizzles out with haste after pouring. The nose is citrus and funk upfront with subtle spice/dry erase marker, and finally, grain and hops that are lying low in the finish. There is more salinity in the taste, though citrus and funk still dominate the flavor profile. It's light bodied, effervescent, and very drinkable with a salivating mix of tart citrus and salt in the finish (which amplifies my desire for the next sip), but lacks the rustic grain sweetness and clinching bitterness that I've enjoy in other examples of the style. This is a very solid gose, but lacks a few elements I personally prefer.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler brought back from a Florida trip by a friend.

Poured into a nonic 20 ounce glass.

Beautifully foamy and full pale white head with excellent persistence. Settles into a lacy film that sits over the body. The body looks like cloudy lemonade with a lot of sugar at the base or maybe an Arnold Palmer that's 95% lemonade and 5% tea. Long story short, it's cloudy straw colored and almost golden and brown towards the center. 4.25

That smell is what I love in a gose. So bright and robust. Nothing tame here. Salt leaps out as does a lemon-y aroma, wheatiness and light notes of sweeter pale malt. Smells refreshing. 4.5

Okay this is nice. I can't help but compare it to other goses and here's my first thought with the taste: the wheat base is much more noticeable than AV's or WB's goses. It reminds me of the Off Color gose in that there's some sweetness and real witbier feel here. Thankfully the flavors not all sweet or I'd be a tad disappointed. It's got a significant mineral flavor and light lemon flavor. About mid-palate the salt hits and carries out the finish. 4

Refreshing as all hell. Not as aggressively tart as some of the other goses with greater fanfare but I get down. This one is exceptionally easy-drinking. The body's light and medium carbonation feels just right here. The finish is dry and salty and obliges me to take subsequent sips. That's well done. 4.25

This is a nice one. Bring on the goses. I want them all. But I could rock with this one regularly. Flavorful but also so easy to slam.

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Photo of rawfish
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler courtesy of Beer4B. Thanks man!

Hazy straw coloration into the glass. Manages to form a two finger head with practically no retention, leaves flecks of lacing on the glass. Better than most I'd say.

Interesting for a gose. Sweet, buttery biscuits and a crisp fruitiness that reminds me of Asian pear. Some lactic tartness to finish.

The malt here is really tight, no off flavors of loose malt or cereal like some lesser examples of gose might have. Lactic acidity is pretty mild, enough to add a crispness and tart edge. The added salt give it a mouthwatering effect in the finish. There is also some vague fruitiness that is more melon than citrus that keeps me engaged.

Easy, drinkable body. This is from a growler so the carbonation is rounded off but I'd imagine this would be more forceful and snappy when carbonated at its fullest in the Florida heat.

The tight malt, drinkability of this beer and interesting fruity/melony aroma and flavors make this gose stand out. It's hard to judge carbonation but it could also stand with a bit more sour. Really well done. I hope this style takes off, the craft world could do with a few more like this one.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Aaron for opening up this beer!

750 ml bottle sealed with a pressure cap and sticker.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: translucent and sparkling pale yellow bodied beer with a massive bone white head atleast 3 fingers tall. head has some great staying power.

Smell: A crisp, clean, bright, smelling beer. A light tart note of lemon. A hint of bready or crackery malts. Not a very complex nose, but it smells fantastic.

Taste: A light tart note of lemons just like the nose. The beer finishes with just enough salt so that you know that its there. This beer is so balanced and well rounded it is simply fantastic!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carboantion. Almost semidry, but not quite. The beer feels so light and "airy". Insanely drinkable. The beer feels delicate and slightly creamy.

Overall: Elegant and sophistocated Gose. Its easily the best Gose that I have ever had. It is effortlessly better that Westbrook Gose. I have honestly never heard of Rapp brewery before, but I will be keeping an eye out for them now. This beer has absolutely no flaws.

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Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a pale lemony color with an inch of foam on top; some dots of lacing

Smell: Bready, with sour lemon, spice and a hint of salt

Taste: Bready, up front, with developing sour lemon tones; in the middle arrive the spice and salt, with the finish showing some build of the salty flavor

Mouthfeel: Light body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: This brewery has built a reputation on its Gose and it is well-deserved

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Photo of mverity
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

NYE growler share courtesy of stevencon. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow. Thin white head and same collar. Aroma is lemony and very light dry barn-like funk. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with a slight briney-ness to it. Nice light body and mediumly carbonated.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mini growler courtesy of Doppelbockulus

NYC Bottleshare with mdfb79
12/12/13 – Served in a Duvel tulip glass

A: Very light golden straw color with a touch of wheat malt haziness. Thin layer of effervescent white froth across the top. Light and lively with a quick dissipation rate and minimal swaths of lacing on the glass.

S: Smells of sour wheat grains with lemon rinds mostly. Has a distinct lactic tartness to it. Not incredibly pungent or funky in anyway. Some light buttery notes in there. Nicely tart and lemony.

T: Tart lemon peel with white pepper and a grainy sourdough wheat bread. A distinct touch of lacto. Almost cheese like at times. A dash of saltiness to a crisp tart finish. Evident salt but not overbearing. Relatively small amount of bitterness and the alcohol is traceless. Nicely tart and not incredibly sour. Refreshingly lemony. There is definitely some nice balance to this beer.

M: Pretty light in body and a touch watery at times. Nice tart pucker on the palate. A bit dry and crisp at that salty finish.

D: First Gose for me and this one is not bad at all. Without any comparison this seems to be pretty well done to style. Would make for a great beach beer. Glad to have tried. I don’t think Gose will be a fav of mine but I look forward to trying more.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 12/12/13 notes. Big thanks to Nugganooch for sharing a growler of this fresh from Cali. Always interested in trying a new Gose and never heard of this brewery. 32 oz. growler poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a clear lightly yellow color with one inch of bright white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of lightly sour citrus hops, lemon zest, floral hops, bread, sour biscuit, earthy malts, spices, pepper, and light salt. Salt isn't too evident; nose is good, reminds me almost of a very light berliner.

t - Tastes salt, citrus, lemon, earthy notes, spice, floral notes, bread, and some sour dough. Salt comes through more here in the backend than it did in the nose, and there is a nice lemon tartness. Very good taste, better than the nose.

m - Light body and low to moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, and easy to drink. You could take down a couple glasses of this if you wanted to.

o - Overall I liked this gose a lot; I'd put it slight after the Westbrook and Cascade goses I've had as one of the best. Light and crisp with some nice lemon tartness like a berliner, but the salt comes through in the taste for sure. Worth seeking out and would like to have it again.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and Fruity Pebbles aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruity and salty flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is refreshing, tasty, and easy to drink.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Rapp Brewing Company tasting room.

A: Hazy, nearly opaque straw-colored, with a one-finger white head and low visible carbonation.

S: Wheat and pilsner malts, a bit of funk, and a savory sulfurous tartness.

T: Wheat grainy, salty, lemon citrus, mild sulfur tones, some barnyard, and a nice lactic tartness in the back of the mouth. Dry and salty on the finish.

M: Light body, low alcohol presence, and good carbonation sensation.

O: This might be the only (first) example of the style I've had, but I find it quite enjoyable. Nothing I'd always have in the fridge, but easy to drink, refreshing, and definitely an interesting style.

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Photo of andylipp
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a chilled 32 ounce growler poured into a large tulip. Thanks to Paul for the hookup.

A – Pours hazy pale golden with about a half inch of bright white head that dissipated pretty quickly. Some spotty lacing remained after each swirl.

S – Tart lemon, grainy wheat, pretzel.

T – Lemony and tart. Not overpoweringly tart, but tart enough to make my sour-hating wife recoil. There is some wheat sweetness in the finish, and the salt becomes apparent as it warms a bit.

M –Quite light, but refreshingly so. The salt helps it stick to the palate a bit, but to say it coated the palate would be an overstatement. Moderate carbonation, even after a week in the well-sealed growler (and a trip to Boston from Florida).

O – I haven’t had a lot of Gose with which to compare it, but I really like this. Easy drinking, refreshing, and tasty. Plus, the 4% ABV means I can finish the growler without hurting myself.

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Gose from Rapp Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 204 ratings.
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