El Gose
Avery Brewing Company

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Sour - Gose
Ranked #362
Ranked #43,070
3.64 | pDev: 12.09%
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
El GoseEl Gose
Notes: A timeless, traditional tart gose (goes-uh) with its zesty and salty disposition is brightened by a tangy citrus twist. A bier for every día!
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Murky golden color. Fuzzy white head faded to nothing quickly and left no lacing. Looks like there's some floaters of yeast.

S---Mostly lime. nothing else is discernable.

T---Lime is strong. Sea salt is also clearly noticeable.

F---Feels flat. Crisp & wet.

O---If they only got one thing right, at least it was the taste. This is a tasty beer.

Jan 19, 2021
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Gordono from Nevada

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gosa’s aren’t really my thing. I got a couple of 6packs from a very nice and generous person that doesn’t know my taste, and of course, I was very grateful.

The numbers I posted are in line with the average because I don’t believe that it’s fair to judge something that’s not in your “style” to harshly.

Firstly, what I find hardest to get past in all the gose’s that I’ve tried is the smell, that of dirty feet.

Secondly, and this is just my option, fwiw, it’s not beer! It’s more of a sour seltzer, or something?

Having said that, my impressions of this “beverage”. At first I had the same misgivings, but after a couple of drinks, I began to think that wasn’t a half bad lemony, limey sort of drink, refreshing even, but still not beer.

If your into gose’s it’s probably a good one! I drank it and enjoyed it, once I stoped thinking of it as a beer, but who am I to say.

Nov 07, 2020
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is lemon zest, lime tartness and a metallic yeastiness. Pretty muted but appropriate. Beer opens lemon and lime zest. Yeasty with a very mellow tartness. What stands out is a fruit skin bitterness that doesn't really integrate. Foam and more lime at the end. Clean, slightly metallic finish. This is weird. Body is light with ample carbonation. Foamy on the palate and goes down the same. No aftertaste.

This isn't really my cup of tea. Bitterness doesn't really integrate and tartness isn't there.

Apr 26, 2020
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Scott17Taylor from Iowa

3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The head dissipates immediately
This is way on the salty side for the style, as this style has gotten popular in America most examples have been more tart and not as salty. This is more of a reversion to the German examples. It’s limey and has a bit of a pickle juice brine type sourness.

Mar 07, 2020
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing quickly dissipate. There is a lot of sediment in the beer. Briny aroma with lime and salt. A lot of lime on the taste with decent saltiness and mild bitterness at the end. Decent beer for some light drinking.

Oct 10, 2019
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kylecmorris from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A widely accessible beer that's always a solid choice if you are wanting something refreshing and crushable. Hints of lime are noticeable that get stronger if you let the beer warm a little bit, slighlty tart, but overall a well balanced gose.

Sep 10, 2019
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 3/15/19, so 2 1/2 months old.

Hazy dull yellow body. Initial big foamy white head quickly dissipates to a thick ring and faint covering. Little in the way of lacing.

Salty, malty aroma with a hint of lime.

Interesting taste and feel to this one. It's not very lively in the mouth. A little tart and dry. The lime taste comes through at the end, but it's not strong. The malts form a strong body for this drink.

Mouth around medium, finish mildly salty and lime.

Overall, a better tasting drink than I expected. Quite refreshing on a humid night.

Jun 02, 2019
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paging12 from Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Cloudy, yellow, like a pineapple juice. Yeast floating.
S: Salty, banana peel, sweet raspberries
T: A lot of lime flavor, salty, refreshing, Soapy, lingering aftertaste.
F: Light mouthfeel, crisp. a lot of sparkle.
O: Good, except for that soapy taste. Good for a session with friends. Good for summer.

Mar 24, 2019
RAZERSHARP80 from South Carolina

2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had many ok to exceptional GOSE (German means for Sour) ales. I was recommended by a store employee. I pour the beer from a can to a beer glass. Nice small thick head with little carbonation and a strong yeast and lime peel smell.

Tasted and tastes like Budweiser Lime with Lime peel added to it. And also like the Budweiser's Limarita's with lots of lemon peek. It has a faded lighted salty taste and a strong lemon peel taste.

Good beer for a hot summer day to relax on a weekend bbq. But for my choice as a GOSE ale beer I will definitely pass on this one.

Mar 16, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Canned 7/30/16; drank 9/21/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy yellow/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE, extremely noisy bright white head; decent, frothy lace.

Soft wheat, mild lime & faint salt notes in the nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Lime & mild sea salt flavors up front; a faintly tart finish.

WAY too mild for a gose & too mild overall as well; drinkable as a palate cleanser after a night of whalez but hardly worth the effort otherwise.

Mar 11, 2019
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Bird_Priest from New York

3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Next time you see somebody drinking a bud light rita, roundhouse kick it out of their hands and then shotgun one of these bad boys in them. This is the ultimate summer thirst quencher that you can just keep slamming one after the other in the broiling sun. Salty, tart and with a very mild wheat bill, this beer makes hot summers a breeze.

Feb 17, 2019
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mjurney from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright pale, cloudy with some particle floating. Medium-fast rising bubbles. Frothy head. Moderate head retention.

Faint aroma. Some tartness, sour dough, a little lemony.

Tartness up front, lemon, yogurt like, some lime. Malt character is moderate, I'm getting some grainy, hint of honey. Slight salty finish, somewhat dry, lingers short. Light bodied, refreshing, crisp, mild carbonation, highly drinkable.

Actually it's a really good Gose style beer.

Jan 29, 2019
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TheSixthRing from California

2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On-tap at Ryleigh's Oyster in Timonium, MD

Appearance - Served up in a standard pint, fair haze and dirty yellow in color with a thin, broke layer of suds on the surface. Nothing for lacing, save a few small spots.

Smell - Fair aroma, with a hint of tartness and salinity. Not much else.

Taste - Weaker then the nose leads on. The tartness is about as weak as I've found in a gose, and same goes for the salinity. Drinkable, but lack of flavor leads to a somewhat watery finish.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium body with fair carbonation. Drinks easy enough but as with the flavor, getting a watery finish.

Overall - Based on the number of amazing goses Ive tried, It would seem a difficult task to make a bad gose, but Avery somehow managed to do it. One of the few Avery brews I've had that have been downright head scratching.

Jan 24, 2019
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste: semi kettle sour, tart, lime notes with slight salt, tangy. Lime, sour yeast nose. Gold, hazy, smaller head and lace. Medium/light body. Unique, like a Margarita in an ale.

Aug 01, 2018
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utopiajane from New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow with a white head that lasted well and fairly long. Smells like lime. The bright zest of the lime peel. Grassy hops and a bit of their spice . A bit of cracker. Taste is excellent. Smooth crisp and a touch salty in the finish. crisp malt with a moderate carbonation. Very light hops and lots of lime. A mouth watering tartness and a lick of salt . There is a difference between bread with crust on it and cracker and that is the reason that the gose can feature the citrus so well with a dash of salt. The beer is refreshing and pairs well with lots of food. It's as friendly to the table as the farmhouse ale.

Jul 31, 2018
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eppCOS from Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Granted, I am not a huge connoisseur of the Gose style, nor do I drink a lot of lagers on a daily basis, but to me, the El Gose is an interesting experiment but a miss for my palate. It is too in-between a traditional Mexican lager style ("Tecate") and a traditional German Gose (missing salt in this). And they add lime, so I get what they are going for and I usually love Avery beers, but not this one. I'd actually scratch it up as a loss, given their usual quality, and start over. Give us a real Gose! We know you can, Avery! With much constructive love, yours. Me.

Jul 03, 2018
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JackieTH from Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a hazy straw with a quickly fading foam that completely disappeared.

Smells faintly mineral, citrus.

Taste is citrusy sour, faintly salty the back end brings in some lime rind. Tartness is mild and lingering.

A little more lime and citrus in general than I’m used to but enjoyed nonetheless.

Jul 01, 2018
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macrosmatic from Florida

3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Hazy light gold, with a good amount of visible carbonation and a thin white head that fades quickly.

S: Lemony tartness and citric acid, over pilsner and cracker malts. There’s salinity as well, then something green or vegetal in the background that I can’t quite place.

T: Light tartness and pilsner malts with moderate sulfurous quality. Lemon and lime citric acid with medium salinity level and lactic tartness. It finishes dry and tart and salty.

M: A light body. Minimal alcohol. The carbonation sensation is on the low side for style.

O: A bit heavy on the pilsner malts for my taste, and a bit light on the tartness. Just nothing I’d buy again. I’m not sure where the vegetal aroma was coming from, but that didn't help.

Jun 18, 2018
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Zahmzwickler from Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4.25

I really dig this beer. Extremely balance with nice tart middle tones. Drinks easy. I can see how some might be underwhelmed, but personally I think the subtlety makes this beer stand out.

May 27, 2018
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Gajo74 from New York

3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Out of the bottle it somehow looks clear, yet quite hazy in the glass. Straw yellow color, yeast floating about, and a moderate bubbly head that dissipates into a patchy film.
The initial aroma has a slightly funky quality, sour and with a touch of wet grass. Then, strong lime aroma with a touch of ocean air and coriander.
The taste has a moderate tart quality comprised of lime, green apples. The coriander and restrained use of salt adds balance and a subtle briny quality. A firm wheat and Pilsner malt backbone adds a touch of sweetness and especially opens up towards the final third of the drink.
It’s on the light side of medium bodied, moderately carbonated (perhaps not as high as other examples) and with a dry and puckering finish. Tart but quite accessible.
This was a nice Gose.

May 16, 2018
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BWED from Colorado

3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a willibecher.

A- Hazy straw in color. Head is white, and dies quickly as Goses usually do. Tiny bits of lacing.

S- Lacto and lime tang. Slight metallic aroma, and a light toast/grainy malt.

T- Very mild lacto tang. A lot of the tang comes from the lime juice. Malt a little less noticeable but there.

M- Light body. Sweet and tangy. Finish is bittersweet lime, with some faint salinity. Carbonation tingly.

O- Not bad. A bit different with the lime notes, but complements the style well.

Apr 14, 2018
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I believe I drank this for the first time in Napa, CA, outside that music festival place/event. Pours a light and cloudy straw yellow, very feint amount of malt obvious here, small 1/4" white head. Aroma of lime, tartness, mild wheat.

The taste keeps up with the citrus and lime input, while not traditional, it is still a welcome twist to the genre. Salinity is in appropriate amounts, and seems like a natural pair with the lime influence going on. The body is light, the tartness is middle of the road and not a jacked up wild ale kind of brace yourself sourness

I think this is a good gose with its own little unique twist that isn't reinventing the wheel and actually tastes good.

Apr 02, 2018
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mikeinportc from New York

4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 11/18/17
Slightly hazy orange-gold, with moderate, quickly-dissipating white head, that leaves a 1/16" ring.

Aroma is bottled lime juice, slight apple cider vinegar, slight crackery malt, and "fresh ocean breeze".

Taste is bottled lime juice (I.e. not like fresh-cut rind), light tart apple (like dry hard cider) , light bread crust, and barely-there jammy candied lemon rind. On the light side of of the tartness spectrum, not puckery at all . A little salt, that is only apparent after every thing fades. [Additional note] As it reaches ~ room temperature (60F) , I get a little of the banana note, that Roguer mentions. Not a lot, and not unpleasant.

Feel is light,moderately creamy, and watery on latter half, with soft carbonation tingle.

Overall, super-easy-drinking, quite good, and seems like something that would be fantastic at the end of a hot summer day. Maybe not my favorite gose, as it's light on the tartness (I'm all-in for "tart". ;) ) I'm halfway through the second one, without even noticing. There's something to be said for that. If you like sour styles, or are looking for an alternative "lawn mower beer", give it a try.
Going by previous reviews, I'd guess this blends and mellows with age, to improve it slightly.

Apr 01, 2018
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Roguer from Connecticut

3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Modest head production and poor retention. Brew is a hazy, translucent golden straw color.

Banana, clove, and citrus on the nose, along with pale malt grains. Smells like a slightly sharp Weissbier.

Flavor is more in line with what I expect from a Gose, although there is still a rather large banana note lingering throughout. Tartness really emerges on the second half, building to a modest pucker. Lime and salt on the back third.

Fairly full bodied for a 4.5% ABV brew. Very lively.

This is an enjoyable brew, but well below the better examples of the style.

Mar 04, 2018
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, canned 9/26/17. Pours hazy dark yellow gold with a big creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is wheat malt and some lime.

The flavor is sweet and slightly tart lime with a malt base and a bit of a salty finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice margarita like gose. A little too sweet.

Jan 22, 2018
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