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Harborside | Night Shift Brewing

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Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my cousin Sonny for inadvertently gifting this bottle to me.

Night Shift Harborside

A- Semi-murky pour from the 750ml to four pint glasses to share. A white cap rises up to half a finger with a foamy texture and decent retention. A thick ring deposits seldom spots of lace.

S- Lactic acid bacteria and coriander saturate the nasal passages. Lemony, tart and full of that floral coriander spiciness.

T- Really quite salty here, more so than the recent Gose I have had. Lactic sourness is quite high with a vinegar feel at the same time which is unique to this brew from other examples of the style I've tried. Something like green apples and tomatoes beyond the earthy lactic profile. Coriander comes out beyond all of this.

MF- Light-medium bodied for the style with a foamy, puffy medium-high carbonation. Finishes quite sour after you get through a few sips.

Seems like Night Shift has their lacto chops down but lacks in the quality control/consistency department of some of their other brews. Berliners and now Gose from Night Shift have all been good so far, lactic excellence. Only thing that turns me off is the build up of that vinegar feel towards the end of my glass.

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Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of JakerLou
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dull yellow with a thin white head that dissipated quickly.

Smells of lemon, vinegar, salt, and some bready malts.

Taste is very similar to the smell, lemon, apple, vinegar, salt, some spice and a little bit of bready malt. The first few sips had an almost corn chip like flavor to them (I had an IPA before this). It faded after a few more sips. Nice tart after taste and a touch of salt in the finish.

Mouth feel is smooth maybe a little under carbonated.

Overall a really refreshing summer beer.

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4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy-gold, with minimal carbonation and 1/4 inch head. Taste is peach, apricot, lemon, and a really big dose of salt. Makes for a really good base wit like beer. I like my goses on the saltier side and this one qualifies. Overall I thought this was an amazing beer and right up there with my favorites from Night Shift.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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2.62/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I love a Gose and I love oysters so why not mix the two? Well that seems to be a bad idea as this presented a starchy, salty mollusks shell taste. The coriander seemed completely absent and it screamed for fruit. The group I was with did not like it either but a member added some kiwi and strawberry and it was drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 8/11/15; labeled as 4.1% ABV; drank on 8/23/15 in a pilsner glass; I absolutely love Night Shift but this beer does not meet my idea of the Gose style, way too lactic, loses the light salty brine flavor and aroma.

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4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes dated 8/2/14

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

A: Pours a hazy, solid, dark gold - virtually no head, but some off-white carbonation around the edges - the lack of carbonation seems fitting for the style (or at least for the salt)

S: Pale malts, pale grains, and straight-up salt - spicy, earthy, salt water - some sour aromas, tartness, and straight-up weirdness - something akin to chlorine - salty wheat crackers

T: Nicely salty - some serious coriander and salt without actually going over the top - actually refreshing, does not taste like drinking the ocean - nice level of sourness, funk, tart - a blend of lactic and acidic sour - tartness lingers along with the salt, asking you to take another sip

M: Medium body, super low carbonation, a puckering quality that lingers

O: Pronounced "hah-buh-side"

According to my notes, "This beer is tasty, give it a good score." This really is one of, it not the best, examples of a Gose I have ever had. It's nicely sour and tart, and it's not so salty that I felt sick afterward (thanks, stomach). This is worth seeking out.

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Harborside from Night Shift Brewing
3.87 out of 5 based on 197 ratings.
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