Tanker Truck Sour Series: Passion Fruit Gose
Two Roads Brewing Company

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Leipzig Gose
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4.08 | pDev: 9.31%
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
Tanker Truck Sour Series: Passion Fruit GoseTanker Truck Sour Series: Passion Fruit Gose
Notes: Two Roads is driving a tanker truck down a road less traveled with this Passion Fruit Gose (pronounced GO-sah). This series of unique ales are kettle soured in our very own tanker truck trailer – a former milk tanker like the one on the front label - that's parked right on the grounds of our brewery! Featuring a nose of BIG tropical fruit, the taste is of light wheat and a perfect harmony of tartness and sweet fruit that's mingled with salinity to really bring the flavors to life - this refreshing gose is the perfect accompaniment to any occasion.
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Photo of tigg924
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy, bright gold in color. Taste is big passionfruit..seeds and all with heavy salt. Salty, light bodied, with high carbonation. Right up there with my favorite fruited goses. Huge passionfruit taste. This is an all day beer right up with Two Roads best.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I got a late start last after winning at bar team trivia, but I managed to at least get in a Two Roads / Lawson's Finest Liquids collaboration. Tonight, I plan to be a little more productive in moving along The CANQuest (tm), but still focusing on Two Roads.

From the CAN: "Tanker Truck Sour Series"; "Souring In Progress"; "Soured in Our Tanker Truck"; "Here's to taking the road less traveled, in life and in beer!"; "Two Roads is driving a tanker truck down a road less traveled with this Passion Fruit Gose (pronounced GO-zuh). We kettle soured this ale in our own tanker truck trailer a former milk tanker [like the one on the front label] - that's parked right on the grounds of our brewery!"; "Featuring a nose of BIG tropical fruit, the taste is of light wheat and a perfect harmony of tartness and sweet fruit that's mingled with a hint of salt to really bring the flavors to life, this tanker truck-soured gose is the perfect route to refreshment."

I did some, NO, a LOT of in-CAN agiCANtion before Crack!ing the vent to ensure that any flocculate was back in suspension. My C-Line Glug was rather heavy-handed, letting rather free-flow from the CAN & into the the awaiting glass. This caused the brief formation of two-plus fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with modest retention that finally became wisps. Color was a murky, turbid Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was at once tropical fruity with a lemony tartness and a high degree of salinity. OMFG! I am not usually a Tart/Sour guy, but I like the saltiness of Gose which reminds me of being out on the open sea. I am a retired U.S. Navy sailor & Goses make me reminisce about having coffee on the fantail. I also have an affinity for tropical fruits since I subsisted on them at one point as an amateur boxer. Mouthfeel was thin, kind of watery, which is par for the course in the style. Boy, was this one ever tart from the outset! My lips puckered in immediate response, giving me time to CANsider it. Phew! The fruit was now identifiable as Passion Fruit, less sweet than other tropical fruits and a little tart on its own. The salinity was also at an identifiable level. Yum! Finish was salty, tart & very dry. This would be worth seeking out, IMHO. YMMV.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

better than other fruited goses i have had from these guys in this series, i liked this one a whole lot. lighter than some have been, and with a way cleaner lacto souring profile too, i think the natural tartness of the passion fruit brings out the best parts of it. i like that the sour profile has some flavor this time around. a lightly hazy very bright blonde brew with an inch of head on top of the globe from the tap. aroma of fresh and real passion fruits, cut open and jelly-like, seedy, and sweet tart. wheat based and clean on the malt side too, but with enough beer character that its not just fruit juice. just a touch of funk too, but not yeast driven, passion fruits just have a little weirdness to them, and its flatting in the light but balanced tart brew. expert on the intangibles too, killer carbonation, finishing dryness, and showcase of a simple malt base. smart beer, seems to me an improvement over the others in this series from an objective quality standpoint, but its also one of the first i have had on tap, so there could be something there. impressive overall, two roads is taking over, but i have no problem with it, the beers have been excellent! the best of their sours so far i would venture to say!

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Photo of drtth
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The hazy light yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/2” fluffy white head that recedes slowly but visibly to leave a web of patches and legs of lacing on the side of the glass. Eventually the foam becomes a tiny ring of bubbles around the glass and a thin island of foam on the surface. Sipping creates lots of small patches and legs of lacing on the side of the glass.

The aromas include lots of passion fruit, some wheat and some malt, a bit of acidity and the touch of the sea.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with lots of passion fruit (think kiwi, pineapple and a bit of banana), some wheat and malt, some light tartness, a touch of sweetness and some light but easy to notice saltiness.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and a bit prickly with the moderate carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the wheat, the malt and the passion fruit begin to fade to a semi-dry, semi-salty and lightly tart ending.

Overall a drinkable enjoyable Gose with a nicely fruity character that also showcases some light tartness and saltiness. I could see having this one again.

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Photo of Glider
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a chill haze golden yellow with a white cap that quickly recedes. Nose is a lot of tart passion fruit. Sip is dominated by passion fruit with a lot of tartness that mimics the actual fruit. As it warmed, I occasionally got some hints of the underlying wheat beer which integrated well with the fruit. Overall, this is a nice refresher with some excellent passion fruit flavor. The level of tartness is just a touch high for me and would prevent me from having more than one in a session.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Brewport. Looks and taste the part of a Gose. I don't get any obvious fruit in the flavor but there is a bit of nondescript sweetness. This beer is super tart and very sticky in the mouth. It's a bit overkill and I could have used some more passionfruit, but overall a nice summer thirst quencher. I think it needed a bit more dryness or carbonation to mop up how sticky this beer ended up as.

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Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that faded away, leaving only a minuscule ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of passionfruit juice are present in the nose along with notes of sourness.
T: The taste follows the smell and is mostly dominated by flavors of passionfruit juice along with notes of sourness and a bit of saltiness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has a nice strong dose of passionfruit in the smell and taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well,this is a refreshing beer. All the goodness of a gose,and throw in passionfruit? Yes please.

Look is orange gold with no head.

Smell is passionfruit strong,as expected, but those elements of Gose are there too. I get sour and a touch of ocean salt.

Taste is really quite nice,it begins with a puckering passionfruit burst,then trails off with a bit of what I'll call ocean,which is subtle but there.

Feel is what you want for a gose, puckering, light and good carbonation. Finish is tart and not too briny.

I said it above, I'll drink this happily. A well constructed beer with some really nice flavor and body. Perfect for the summer. Odds are my wife will steal this from me.

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Photo of Riff
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, bright yellow with a thick white head that quickly fizzes away. Smells of tartness and passion fruit, a little tropical but mostly passion fruit. Taste is tart passion fruit, with a little hint of wheat at the beginning and some salinity on the finish. Light with just a little carbonation. Tasty beverage.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love the unfiltered the appearance and how much the passion fruit is showcased, however there is almost no salinity. I really enjoy it, but so many gose's seem to be trending towards just being fruited sours

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Photo of rudzud
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for hooking me up with a can.

A - Poured into a Duvel tulip a nice hazy dark straw hue with thin white head that faded to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of musty passion fruit, nice tartness. Excellent tropical nose. Smells like a glass of passion fruit juice. Really aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of passion fruit. Very light wheat and salt. There is some very solid tartness on the finish as well.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, clean, little flemmy.

O - Overall this was a delicious gose with excellent passionfruit notes. Really bright and clean. Very well done.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can dated 3/24/17. Should still be OK, but who knows? Poured into Carton Dubvariant glass.

L: Hazy golden/orange. A little bit of a head, but poor retention, leaving no lacing and only a tiny ring.

S: We do have passionfruit! We also detect wheat and sea air.

T: Passionfruit. A slightly off-note that comes off to me as soured wheat that hasn't integrated entirely. Tart and slightly salty finish.

F: Light body. Could use a bit more carbonation, I think. Balance on finish is good and sour without being too sour. Not quite as crisp and refreshing as it could or should be.

O: It's OK. Could be better. Possibly might be when fresh.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pokal, the appearance was a hazy pale burnt thick yellow color with a fizzy little white head that vaporized immediately leaving no lace. Ah, the "Americanized gose," gotta love it. The aroma had a huge soured-wheat portion fully embracing the front end riding to the back end. Salinity level seemed a bit higher than a lot of other goses I’ve had by American brewers. Lemon tartness along with a super light passion fruit sweet to tart came in underneath. The flavor lead with the sour and tangy passion fruit to lemon quality. Drying sweet with saline level coming in pretty good. Salty to tangy and passion fruit sweet sort of aftertaste flowing into a subtle sticky to semi-salty finish. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Sour harshness wasn’t too abrasive. Saltiness brought a good comeuppance sort of grip. Overall, more gose than creative take with the passion fruit which seemed barely there. I’d still have this again.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a murky orange color, with a small head, and a good bit of lacing.

Smells like super juicy and tart passionfruit, with a bit of salinity on the nose.

This is pretty simple, but very delicious. There's a lot of authentic and delicious passionfruit goodness, with a soft acidity, and a very slight salty finish. There's not a ton of funk- it feels like straight lacto.

This is light bodied, crisp, and very juicy, with a good level of carbonation, and a high level of drinkability.

This is a wonderful little beer- I imagine it being great on a hot day in the summer.

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Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/24/17

Pours a light fizzy fluffy head that fades quickly, no lacing, a hazy murky golden orange blond color.

nose big raw dough, sour dough mash, straw, wheat, toasted grains, lemony tartness, a little generic tart citrus, unripened sour tangerine, a bit of earthy passion fruit but not much

Taste starts very sour much more than I expected, loads of lemony tartness and acidity, again unripened sour tangerine and generic citrus, plenty of passion fruit mostly juice, earthy a little musty juice, lots of raw dough malt again, cereal toasty grains, plenty of wet stray hay and creamy toasty wheat, sticky creamy lactic acid, a little funky, and a hint of salt on the back end which adds that weird thirst quenching refreshing thing. Finish dry a little flemmy sticky tart, acidic, a touch more salt.

mouth is med to lighter bod, creamy wheat, lactic acid creamy and tart flemmy but acidic, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, good passion fruit that doesn't overpower, nice lactic acid and souring, good wheat and malt base, very enjoyable summer beer,. Two Roads does it again, very underrated brewery IMO.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a hazy yellow color with a thin white head that faded quickly. The smell of the beer has a good amount of Passion Fruit in there, really quite refreshing on the nose. The taste of the beer is pretty good to, it's got a good amount of the fruit in there which works well with the tart flavors that a Gose can have. The feel of the beer is drinkable. Overall I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.94/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On-tap 5/3/2017 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light cloudy gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains pungent malts, tart passion fruit and other citrus fruits and some wheat.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of tart and tangy passion fruit and other citrus fruits. Then some Gose-like saltiness quickly follows. Theirs is some mild breadiness from wheat and a light malt character that brings a little balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very dry and slightly sticky.

O: Not very tasty, does not go down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely better beers available within the style.

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Photo of nuggetlover
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 3/24/17
Pours a cloudy yellow, with a marshmallowy head that quickly dissipates
Mild nose, surprisingly. Smells like gose (salty, corriander) but not really getting the passionfruit
Starts with some saltiness, the finish is like a tart passion fruit that lingers
starts crisp, finishes tart and juicy

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy, almost completely opaque yellow with a foamy white head that quickly fizzes away. No head is left, and there's no lacing.

S: Passion fruit juice, lemon, peach, orange, a little bit of salt and coriander and wheat.

T: Tons of sweet and sour authentic tasting passion fruit juice, with some lightly sweet cracker malt. There's also lemon tartness and peachy sweetness and a hint of salinity. Finishes lightly dry and leaves you thirsty for more passion fruit!

F: Medium-light bodied, nice carbonation. Feels smooth and wheaty.

O: An excellent gose and one of the best beers with passion fruit I've had thus far!

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Photo of lic217
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy with some lacing and small head that fades fast
Smell and taste: Big time passionfruit, has a strong sourness at the end
Feel: Very drinkable, not thin
Overall: A nice beer that hits the spot if you are in the mood fr a refreshing passionfruit gose.

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Tanker Truck Sour Series: Passion Fruit Gose from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 76 ratings