To-Gose
Abita Brewing Co.

To-GoseTo-Gose
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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #454
ABV:
4%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,603
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
73
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Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Notes: Key lime gose. In New Orleans, to-go cups mean the fun (and the beer) doesn’t always have to stay inside the bar. To-Gose is Abita’s refreshing take on a traditional gose beer – a slightly salty and sour beer style. Brewed with malted wheat and barley and German Perle hops, fresh key limes are added during aging to create this sour ale with hints of lime, coriander and sea salt.
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JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 26, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Abita Brewing Co. "To-Gose"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY" ink-jet date is illegible
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I love the name! And I love New Orleans' to-go laws. Not that you don't need to be careful and follow all of the other laws (no drinking and driving, etc.). It's poured a very hazy yellow-gold body beneath a creamy head of bright white that seems to be holding quite well. It looks good! In the nose I'm getting a pleasant, sweetish lime note and some mineralish/salty character - so far so good! The flavor, however, is a disappointment as it's way too salty and there's not enough lime. Where did the lime go? It's not even that sour, although the salt might be covering some of that up. Oh Abita, how do you screw up a simple kettle soured gose? I'm not sure I can even drink this. What a shame. There's some nice sweetish malt under there but I don't find it until the salt starts to wane in the finish. Wow, what a wreck. Of course it's easy to fix - less salt, more lime. I won't even bother with mouthfeel and an "overall" impression of the beer. If I had a lime with me I might add it and finish it but as it is I'm just going to dump it and move forward. How sad is that?
Review# 6,201

Aug 15, 2018
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 20, 2017
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper colored with a fingernail of dishwater white on top. Moderate lacing. I smell coriander with sea salt playing a background note. I taste coriander and lactobacilius in moderation. This beer is balanced and very approachable to those new to gose. The mouth is moderately salinic and definitely thirst quenching.

Sep 29, 2017
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden pour with massive foamy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Tart lime and citrus. Light grains.

T/F: Cracked grains and wheat. Light and clean... lime juice, salt, and floral. Strong citrus presence.. a bit of spice. Light bodied... zesty carbonation. Lime juice on the finish.

O: Overall a solid gose. A bit salty but refreshing and one of the better brews I've had from Abita. Great light summer fare.

Jun 29, 2018
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Tone from Missouri

3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy maize color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of lemon, wheat, slight hop, hint of salt, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Gose. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level and noticeable tartness. Tastes of lemon, wheat, slight hop, hint of salt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, appearance doesn't match typical Goses, tartness and citrus dominate, more like a Berliner Weiss.

Nov 27, 2017
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animal69 from Louisiana

3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 06, 2018
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle in Florida.
Pours hazy pale golden with a decent head.
Strong aroma with a mild flavor. Plenty of lime in both.
Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation.

Oct 17, 2018
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly hazy, gold in color with minimal head. Taste is big lime, white bread, and a good dose of salt. Salty, light bodied with moderate carbonation. Makes for a unique and excellent tasting sessionable beer. Really liking this one.

Sep 12, 2017
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I hate these sorts of salty beers. Abita's To-Gose has a thick, creamy, white head, a hazy, yellow-green-gold, bubbly appearance, and heavy glass lacing. A descending yellow-gray cloud is evident, following the "swish & pour". Aroma is of spicy white bread and lime. Taste is of salt, mostly, with spice bread and a lime undercurrent. Mouthfeel is medium, and To-Gose finishes salty and dry. Tastes like a saltier original Gatorade. I think it's exactly what they were trying to create, but I just don't like the idea.

RJT

Jun 29, 2017
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz

Pours slightly hazy straw golden, white head starts about a half inch thick and dissipates to a consistent film.

Smells of lemon and lime citrus, saltine cracker malt, and a cane sugar sweetness.

Tastes is of light citrus over a mild cracker malt.

Light body, with a stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A pretty pour with a good smell, but the flavor is a bit mild and watery. This isn't a huge deal for something that is meant to be light and sessionable, but I just wish there was a bit more of that lime and sea salt in the flavor. It could have been really fantastic, but it's just a solid gose, and with other breweries doing the sea salt lime gose thing, it's not the best one out there. Still a nice beach beer or summer session, nothing to turn your nose up at.

Jun 07, 2017
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 24, 2017
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krome from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 29, 2017
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smithj4 from New York

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 14, 2017
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aug 11, 2017
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dertyd from California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 23, 2018
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superspak from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/1/2017. Pours fairly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart lemon, key lime, citrus peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, sea salt, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, limes, spices, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, key lime, citrus peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, sea salt, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; light fruit tang, yeast spiciness, and herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, key lime, citrus peel, pear, apple, white grape, coriander, sea salt, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, limes, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic, and fairly crisp/sticky/saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.1%. Overall this is a delicious Gose! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, limes, spices, and pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly lactic/spicy/drying finish. Not a ton of Lacto, but definitely adequate. This had a really great vibrancy on the key lime additions, and they fit perfectly with the base style. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Sep 16, 2017
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 04, 2017
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lic217 from Connecticut

3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 20, 2017
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archero from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 30, 2017
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Plumbwader from Texas

3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pilsnery gold with a short head that fades quickly. Leaves no lace. Very citrusy on the nose. Has a semi tart start with a bitter finish that doesnt linger and leaves very little after taste. Ive had better gose's but id buy this one again. Very refreshing and light. Good session beer.

Nov 15, 2017
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traction from Georgia

3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 14, 2018
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: gold with a slight haze, permeated with bubbles rushing to feed a moderate white cap with fair retention

S: tart scent of key limes, wheat flour, fruit, a spicy vegetal smell, and a slight funk

T: Johnathan apple tart, with a citrusy tart lime, wheat, and bread dough up front. The key lime emerges closer to the back of the palate and offers more flavor than tartness

F: light and highly carbonated

O: Abita has achieved a nice balance between the added key lime and the natural, citrusy flavors of the Gose.

Aug 16, 2017
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 12, 2017
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alexsergio from New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 24, 2017
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 73 ratings