Harborside | Night Shift Brewing

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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

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

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Reviews by LittleDon:
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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

13 oz pour in a goblet at Row 34 8/3/2014. Color somewhere between straw and golden, pours cloudy and opaque. Filmy head. The aroma is a bit muted with sour fruit and seaside tones. Slightly tart twang, the saltiness is barely perceptible. Finishes with a bit of funk. Light body and carbonation.

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Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev -1%
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 -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of JakerLou
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Photo of tigg924
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
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 +0.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of KYGunner
2.62/5  rDev -34.2%
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 -24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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