Harborside | Night Shift Brewing

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gose-style sour ale brewed with coriander and oysters from Island Creek Oysters.

**We recommend that those with shellfish or oyster allergies don't sample Harborside**

Added by Jslay013 on 05-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,873
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
210
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
30
Trade:
1
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Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle dated 6/27/2016

Pours foggy hazy pale yellow gold with a dissipating creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like sweet tangy wheat, tart lemon, green apple, oyster brine, coriander, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sweet tangy wheat, sour acidic lemon, green apple, oyster brine, coriander, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice gose with coriander and Island Creek oysters.

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Photo of jlindros
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

no real head, crystal clear pale watery color

Nose mild spices, coriander, little tart lemony passion fruit, little yeasty raw bread dough, little seaweed like salty briny thing

Taste tart little sour lemony gose, hint of salt and briny seaweed, oyster like thing going on, hint of coriander spice, plenty of bread dough wheat creamy, little flemmy finish

Mouth is medto light bod, plenty of fluffy carb

Overall interesting.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinkbeernoth2o
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinking the 2015 variety in a NS snifter, clocking in at a whopping 4.1% ABV. Lovely nose with the salt - and oysters? - coming through. Tart throughout, but mostly on the finish. A little too sour, with it coming up into the back of my nose. However, very palatable and pleasant. I'm going to make sure to get a 2017 version and "cellar" it for a couple of years. Excellent gose.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tallape
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drinking my first bottle of the 2017 release, following an 80 mile bike ride. Harborside has been one of my favorite beers over the last 3 or 4 years, and I always make a point to pick up a case or two. It's particularly nice after a workout or something like that. My review is biased a little by comparing with past releases, apologies for that.

L: hazy gold, with a pure white head that fades pretty quickly. Prior years generally had a bit of a reddish tint, doesn't seem to be present here.

S: very slight sour nose, but the salt and coriander are restrained or missing altogether.

T: very tasty, but on the sweet side for a gose (let alone one with oysters. The past editions of this beer have been heavily briny, this one tastes much more restrained. There's an interesting fruit note as well, almost peachy.

F: smooth drinker, well carbonated.

O: still tasty, but not as good as prior editions in my opinion. In the past, drinking Harborside was enough to make me feel like I was sitting in Wellfleet or Duxbury. That's not true this time around. It's still good, just not a multi case beer for me any more.

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Photo of chriswjr
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shy5
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JNForsyth
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nomis
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mnj21655
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy very pale straw in color with a minimal white head. Aroma is sour with slightly funky briney notes. Taste is moderately sour and acidic. Lightly salty, refreshing. Light in body with prickly carbonation. Overall I found this to be an interesting beer, I enjoyed the sour and salty notes but the acidity limits the drinkability.

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Photo of Eziel
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregoreaux
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Prost76
3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Harborside from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 210 ratings