El Gose
Avery Brewing Company

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Leipzig Gose
Ranked #452
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3.64 | pDev: 11.81%
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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Reviews: 94 | Ratings: 384
Photo of kylecmorris
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.

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Photo of MikeWard
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.

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Photo of paging12
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.

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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.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
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.

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Photo of Bird_Priest
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.

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Photo of mjurney
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.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
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.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
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.

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Photo of utopiajane
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.

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Photo of eppCOS
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.

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Photo of JackieTH
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.

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Photo of macrosmatic
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.

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Photo of Zahmzwickler
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.

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Photo of Gajo74
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.

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Photo of BWED
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.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of mikeinportc
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.

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Photo of Roguer
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.

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Photo of Beaver13
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.

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Photo of Suds
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Once so hard to find, the Gose style seems to be everywhere recently...brewed with mixed levels of success and creativity. I’m usually really impressed with this brewery, so I had high hopes. The beer, from a twelve ounce can, is a very hazy-cloudy flaxen color without much of a head. The aroma has a bit of malt and grain notes...soft...I get citrus and spice. The taste is at once both sweet and tangy...not really sour. I get a bit of fullness in flavor that hints at salt, but it isn’t directly detectable. Medium body. Just okay.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep straw producing 3+ fingers of fizzy, frothy, rapidly diminishing, off-white head that leaves a single mote of lace, only a hint of a collar ring & no surface cap. Lots of particulates & so murky I can't see any effervescence rising even when held to the light. Aroma is only mildly acidic, slight sweet malt hints in with the wheat, lime & extremely thin coriander if indeed it is coriander & not my imagination in a briney background. Taste is a ghost of the nose: mildly lactic, salty, lemon/lime citrus, hints of thin malt & wheat with little coriander presence at all if any. Finishes slightly tart & dry with notes of lime citrus & brine predominant. A mineral hint is also present. Aftertaste is faintly tart, slight brine, mineral, vegetal, lime citrus & faintly bitter. Mouthfeel is lightbodied with moderate-high carbonation, crisp & very dry. Average it best to my taste. I have had much better Gose.

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Photo of hopheadphil
1.47/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I'm a big fan of Gose sours, this literally tastes like what I imagine brewed urine tastes like. Hands down one of the worst beers I've ever had. Anyone want 5 more?

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Photo of ajm5108
2.6/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Lime is too dominant- may work fine as an accent note but too heavy-handed (as is the salt for that matter), there is a nice agave note but it gets drowned out.

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Photo of Vixie
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow color without much head. I am chalking the lack of head to not using the right glass for this beer.

Smell is wheat with a bit of lemon.

Mainly lemon and lime at the start, I can detect the salt at the finish.

Feels a bit watery to me, light tingling from the carbonation.

Kind of a middle of road beer to me. Nothing about it really stands out, nothing outstanding, nothing bad. This would be a good beer for a hot day, would cool you down without much alcohol, and more flavor than a mass market beer.

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El Gose from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 384 ratings