Two Evil Geyser Gose
Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Evil Geyser GoseTwo Evil Geyser Gose
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Style:
Leipzig Gose
Ranked #168
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,393
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
520
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Two Roads Brewing Company
 
Connecticut, United States
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Very Good
Two Evil Geyser GoseTwo Evil Geyser Gose
Notes: Collaboration with Evil Twin Brewing

Our first-ever collaboration, brewed with Jeppe from Evil Twin. Two Evil twist on gose with ingredients sourced from Iceland including Icelandic moss, rye, herbs, sea kelp, skyr and birch smoked sea salt.

The result of this adventure is Two Evil Geyser Gose: A classic sour/tart beer with a hint of smoke, light lemon color, dry finish and thirst quenching appeal.
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Photo of osheamatth
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice straw color poured with very decent initial head from a 16 ounce can. A nose reminiscent of hay bales and moist forest floor plant matter. That might not sound like a pleasant descriptor but it actually is quite nice. Really excellent gose style here with some unique ingredients and notes: moss, celery, seaweed, salt and grass. Finishes beautifully with an aftertaste that simply mirrors all the aroma and tasting notes

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 12/7/15; drank 6/12/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy pale yellow appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a huge, noisy white head; minimal lace.

Lime, sea salt & faint mint notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Lemon & sea salt flavors up front; tart lime notes on the finish. Sea salt settled on my lips over the course of the quaff.

A pleasantly tart, fruity, salty gose; perhaps a bit too salty but overall very enjoyable.

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Photo of Bird_Priest
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sea salt is extremely prominent on this guy. You get a little bit of that umami from the seaweed in between the tart acidity of this beer. Overall a pretty well structured gose and a beer I will generally pick up when I see.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

found this to be really refreshing and enjoyable. plenty of salinity invoking the ocean, mellow amount of smoky salt, herbaceous, leafy green quality. very tasty!

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Photo of Spiceepicklez
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful golden clear color. Smell is off tart sugar candy and sour gummies. Taste is incredible. Makes you pucker just at a sip. Carbonation flows throughout as the salt and sourness floods your palate. Amazing sour. I love it

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Photo of drtth
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The lightly hazy pale golden yellow colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4” fluffy white head that leaves a few scattered patches of lacing as it recedes slowly but visibly until it becomes a small ring around the glass and a thin irregular island on the surface. At first sipping creates a some scattered patches of lacing but eventually there are only widely scattered small patches of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas have some lemony acidity, some herbal character, a lightly musty character (moss?) and a hint of bready malt. There’s also a very light but noticeable briny and seaweed smell (think iodine) along with a very light bit of smokiness.

The flavors which initially focus on the lemony tartness and a bit of citric zest are noticeably backed up by some complexities which are hard to unravel but seem to come from the moss (a bit of musty smell), some herbs and some brine. The sweetness from the malt remains in the background where there’s also a light smoky character and just a bit of iodine from the kelp but not much bitterness.

The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and slightly crisp and prickly from the moderate carbonation and the acidic tartness. The finish is mostly about the slow fading of all of the flavors. The kelp, herb and moss flavors are mingled in with the tartness that dominates the salty, iodine tinged ending that shows just a bit of smokiness but little bitterness until this all disappears and the very long ending is eventually all about the even slower disappearance of the lemony tartness.

Overall this strikes me as being a reasonably well made beer that displays a strong tartness and just a bit of almost hidden salt but also has a good bit of subtle complexity added in from some herbs, some moss, some wheat and a bit if smoke. The beer is also temperature sensitive in that a lot of the subtle complexities began to show more as the beer warmed towards room temperature. That all said I’ll probably not be having this one again since I would prefer the tartness to be more in the background. (I should also add that if I had not had some of these ingredients before, there’s no way I would have been able to recognize they were there and identify them without knowing the ingredients list.)

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance – Absolutely no head on a clear, slightly greenish yellow body. 5 oz, sample glass.

Aroma – Pineapple, a bit herbal, some smokiness. Unusual but good.

Taste – Quite sour and a bit herbal, some salty smokiness thrown in.

Mouthfeel – Very refreshing and easy drinking.

Overall – The description sure looked weird but it worked. Worth looking for.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a golden effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of DragonsMilk
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is so close to Mission Gose! (which is one of my favorites) I don't know which came first but this is damn good, its just missing that "It" factor that Mission Gose brings. Must be the Eucalyptus....

Smell was typical Sour, nothing stood out.

Taste This beer reminds me of Original Gatorade with carbonation, some refer to it as having a lemonade taste which is still in the ballpark.

#2 Gose Style beer I have had so far. #1 Mission Gose.

Definitely a fantastic thirst quencher like Mission Gose, uh did I forget to mention how perfect Mission Gose is? Cheers.

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Photo of BigGold
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from pint can into Weizen glass. I'm going to put this one in the "effort appreciated, but why the fuss" category. Anyway, it's an excellent gose, and I guess someone got a trip to Iceland.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice Icelandic-style gose. Citrus tartness is present but not strong. The herbal and spicy note are very nice and well suported by some bready notes. Went well on this really hot spring day with eggplant bruschetta

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Spotty lace runs around the glass nicely. The smell had some tart lemon up front with some salt, grassiness and funk sliding in for the balance. The taste was sour, salty and citrusy. A nice level of tart to light sweet wheat is underneath. Gentle sour to salty aftertaste leads into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent crisp sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to hit my tongue appropriately. Overall, I say this was a pretty good gose. I’d have this again preferably in the Summer.

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Photo of Beejay
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Light pale yellow in color, lightly hazy with a small white head that swiftly pulls back into the beer.

S: A light lemon lime aroma, with a distinct sea salt aroma. Perhaps something earthen in there as well as something I am not sure I can put my finger on.

T: A light lemon lime on the first sip, then the tartness really comes in. Finish is salt with citrus peel, and earthiness combined with the flavor of the sea.

M: Light and crisp with fairly assertive carbonation. Acidic finish.

O: Overall pretty tasty, although I wouldn't know what the moss, skyr, and kelp really add, nor do I taste any smoke.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A sour style that I'm getting to like. (I even surprise myself sometimes.) Curious that the specialized spicing comes from Iceland and I can picture/Taste the sea. But, it all works together in an interesting collaboration with Evil Twin.

Smells sour and it makes the Taste buds pucker (lemon helps); which works well on a warm day after exercising. Dry Finish.
Under those circumstances, I will have this beer again.

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Photo of Bombelsky
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow. Frothy foam, 2 fingers not persisitng small crown, spare lacing.
Aroma of lemons, herbs. Very high sour flavor. Peach yoghurt. Light body, high carbonation, watery, salty. Dry finish, some astringency.

Very refreshing and slow drinking.

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Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. Can. After dinner + Playing 12 Labours of Hercules 6. The moss and kelps additions give it a true sea character, stronger than usual. Its also plenty of limey and lemony acidic, making it very refreshing but also slow to drink

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Cask and Vine.
Cloudy deep yellow color with a thin bubbly white head. Lemony tart with a hint of spicy bready malt and a bit of saline to bring it all together. Pretty nice Gose.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is quite lemony, I also get the salt and some spices. Taste starts tart and lemony, a bit salty and spicy, like a nice salad dressing with lemon and lime juice. Light body, medium carbonation, quite dry. Overall it's a quite tart and refreshing gose.

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Photo of pants678
3.32/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow with white foam.

Musty, fruity.

Edging on too tart for me. Salty, citric but no smoke. Still prefer a traditional, more floral saison.

Soft, clean finish.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy pale gold producing less than 2 fingers of mineral water effervescent, shortlived, foamy, white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is briney, lactic, vegetal, herbal & thinly fruity with a low malt profile but I can detect the wheat. The nose is crisp & dry with hints of green apple, lemon & a little grassy hint. If I use my imagination I pick up a little smoke but might not be able to do so if I didn't know it is supposed to be there. This style is often brewed with coriander however I pick up no coriander hints at all. Taste opens with salinity & lactic acid sourness that is dominant into the finish with mineral, vegetal, herbsl, tart green apples (sprinkled with salt) & lemon throughout in a peppery, clean, crisp, dry finish. Salt heavy in finish. Aftertaste is short-lived salty lemon, earthy herbal, tart green apple & a little wheat. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation that rapidly dissipates as the brew warms. Crisp, prickly, dry & mouth puckering. More salt heavy than most of the examples of this style in my experience. According to the information on the box there were quite a few unconventionall ingredients that when into this. Unfortunately my palate is not sufficiently disseminate to judge their merits.

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Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very unusual and interesting take on the style. Briny and herbaceous without being excessive or gimmicky. Dry with a mineral character that is quite saison like. Very drinkable and nicely done.

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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A fast fading head caps the hazy honey-colored liquid; quite fizzy, but looks a bit more like a soda than a beer; spotty lacing

Smell: Lactic lemon tones, with the sea salt making a strong pronouncement

Taste: Tangy wheat and lactic lemon flavors dominate the front end, with the sea salt taking over the middle; there is an herbal character that lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the stronger flavored examples of the style, with a powerful lactic character as well as a very salty edge; both of those elements make this less approachable than other goses I have tasted recently

Thanks, AaronF, for the opportunity

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Brewing "Two EvilGeyser Gose"
473 ml can, coded "12/07/15" on 04/11/16

Appearance: It pours a hazy yellow gold body beneath a short head of bright white that holds fairly well given the style, bolstered by an effervescent carbonation.

Aroma: Chalky/mineralish acidity. Some earthiness. Apple-like fruitiness.

Flavor: TART! It's quite acidic, like biting into a lemon, but without any specific citrus flavor - although there is a suggestion of lemon in the finish. Salty. Mild earthy/grassy 'funkiness'. The salt helps to re-set your tastebuds in the finish, which is of course, dry and acidic but somehow short-lived.

Mouthfeel: Light leaning light-medium in body. Initially bristling, it warms to become softer, essentially giving it two different mouthfeels as the acidity is really accented at the outset. Once warmed it's a lot softer.

Overall: Eye-opening. Certainly aggressive at first, but then more supple. About half way through it occurred to me that this would be a great end of the session beer, or maybe as something to nip at while you're watching live music, or anytime you want to pace yourself.

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Photo of JayQue
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very enjoyable Gose. Poured into a flute. Clear gold color with a small delicately bubbly white head that fades fast. Minimal lacing. Good aroma of yeast and salt. Not much noticeable malt or hops. Taste includes minimal grassy hops but primarily a tart, salty beer. Mouthfeel is light, tart and crisp. This would be a good summertime thirst quencher.

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Photo of hgw605
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Yellowish gold, with light haze. Head dissipates very quickly.
S: Tart, citrus, yeast.
T: Solid salinity lactic tart balance makes this very refreshing.
F: Maybe a little thin if anything but good.
O: Not my favorite gose but for the availability, one of the best

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Two Evil Geyser Gose from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 520 ratings