Tanker Truck Sour Series: Persian Lime Gose
Two Roads Brewing Company

Tanker Truck Sour Series: Persian Lime GoseTanker Truck Sour Series: Persian Lime Gose
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Sour - Gose
Ranked #196
Ranked #19,811
3.89 | pDev: 8.74%
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
Very Good
Tanker Truck Sour Series: Persian Lime GoseTanker Truck Sour Series: Persian Lime Gose
Notes: We source the freshest persian lime juice through a local craft juicery and blend it into a classic Gose brewed with an added twist -- flaked rye! The result is a strikingly vibrant fresh lime aroma and flavor that shouts refreshment.

Our Persian Lime Gose provides a dominant fresh lime flavor with a backdrop of salt and light sweetness.
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VoxRationis from New York

4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass; canned Feb 23, 2020.
A: Pours a cloudy, golden color with slight grey-green caste, a short-lived, but two to three finger, white head, short retention to a rim, and virtually no lacing.
S: Slight acrid with that hard to describe grainy, wet hay, barnyard aroma common to Gose when opened. Aromas lime, sea salt and maybe a little caramel.
T: Semidry and nicely tart. Flavors definitely lime with strong salt presence.
M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Clean, if salty finish.
O: A nice, lime based Gose. Lime Gatorade® Plus! Perfect after a run.

May 31, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: nice lime with a hint of salt in the background;

T: tart lime from start to finish - quite tart; a hit of salt from the middle through the end;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation - a little tingly; moderately dry finish;

O: nicely done;

Apr 16, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is yet another beer from the incredible woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a straw color with a 1 inch head. Smell is bursting with limes. Taste is of limes, fairly salty, desert levels of dryness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Jan 24, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed out yellow with a nice white cap, lots of particulate floating around

Smells rather bland, some citrusy funk and biscuity malt, maybe a bit of salinity

Taste is more of the same, the lime comes on more heavily here, with a lemon rind character too. Pretty consistent throughout the sip with salt coming through at the end

Finishes light and spritzy, nicely carbonated

Just a run of the mill gose, I liked the plum one better, but this went well with Mexican food and went down easy

Jan 08, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Pours hazy, bright yellow in color. Taste is big lime..almost key lime pie quality with plenty of pie crust. Light bodied, sweet, high carbonation. Great dessert beer. Would get again.

Dec 28, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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 down the road less traveled with this Persian Lime 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!"; "We source the freshest persian lime [Citrus latifolia] juice through a local craft juicery and blend it into a classic Gose brew with an added twist -- flaked rye! The result is a strikingly vibrant fresh lime aroma and flavor that shouts 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 deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose smelled like someone had added salt to Sprite. Yes, it was primarily lime in terms of its citrus, but the kettle-souring also seemed to have lent it a lemony citrusiness. Mmm. 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. Mouthfeel was thin, kind of watery, which is par for the course in the style. The taste was lime & salt, like a lime margarita. Mmm. I am not much of a cocktail guy, but I'll drink the occasional margarita, especially for its saltiness. The lime was definitely the star in this one, but the salt came in a close seCANd. I liked this one just a wee bit more than the Passion Fruit version since the lime & salt seemed like a more natural CANbination. Finish was citrusy, tart, salty & dry & quite refreshing at the beginning of Fall as Summer has not given up yet. YMMV.

Sep 25, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold with a good head that patiently fades to a short collar.

This is really puckeringly limey with lesser accents of lemon. The spritzy effervescence turns the overall experience into straight up Mountain Dew, finishing tingly and semi-dry.

Very easy drinking.

Apr 29, 2019
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Beejay from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pane yellow in color, lightly hazy, with a white head that rapidly settles out.

S: slight funk, with line zest, and a touch of ocean spray.

T: tart and interesting. Targeted with a hint of line and get coves out first, perhaps a hint of cucumber or mint. A light saltiness round our the finish.

M: light,crisp, bubbly, and dry.

O: overall petty darn good, I could do with a little more salt.

Mar 14, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.05/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 16 oz. can. Best By 15 Feb 2019. Sampled on September 22, 2018.

It has a clear, yellow appearance with a quick-lived white fizzy head that diminishes 100%.

The aroma begins with a punch of lime zest and citrus with light toasted pale malts hovering in the background.

The mouthfeel is light.

The salt presents itself more forward in the taste, which is to be expected for this style. The lime is secondary and it ends clean, crisp. But I'm not really a fan of this style.

Sep 22, 2018
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illpass78 from Maine

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can into a tonic.

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow with a big white head and recedes very fast.

Aroma: Lime, cereal grains, faint funk.

Taste: Big lime kick along with a punch of salt. Otherwise, lager-like or cream ale-like. Pretty drinkable despite some saltiness and funkiness.

Mouthfeel: Very light and summery.

Overall: Fun, atypical little number. Not the best gose I’ve had, but perhaps more palatable than most.

Aug 25, 2018
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haines710 from Delaware

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like lime and I like beer, but this combination not my thing. Maybe it’s the sour, but in spite of it being a beautiful summer day, this beer isn’t doing much for me. I don’t even taste beer at all just lime and sour....mostly sour or spoiled milk. I am drinking from a can purchased In Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Aug 24, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of limes are present in the nose.
T: Just like the smell, the taste of this beer is all about the limes. There's not much in the way of sourness or saltiness.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is really nice and refreshing if you are a fan of limes.

Serving type: can

Jul 23, 2018
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

DATE: May 15, 2018... OCCASION: strange day: crazy storm, still no power, and the Cavs try to take Game Two on the road against the Celtics... GLASSWARE: oversized mug...pours a hazy, light tan body rife with bubbles.... head is white, pillowy, and reasonably staunch before flatlining to a sudsy halo... a salty lime tartness stings the nostrils... citrus aplenty, with zero distraction from the juiciness.... first sip rewards with a tart punch at the finish, fizzy and refreshing... a medium-bodied, sour puss of a beer, one that encourages the next sip... the flavor profile is singular, with a slight burn at its end to signal its acidity... tough to discuss this one's nuance--there really isn't one! its uniformity is a plus, but it doesn't go much farther than that... as goses go, connected to its style... not picking up much of the flaked rye that should add some spiciness...

May 16, 2018
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JayQue from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color from a pint can into a Weizen glass. Medium size bubbly white head with good retention and very little lacing. Aroma features lime juice but there is also some wheat bitterness and some coriander. Tastes good, the lime juice is up front but it does overpower the more subtle wheat, coriander and saltiness. Mouthfeel is what I would expect from a Gose: light, crisp a little bitter and sour from the lime juice and salty. This one goes down easy, is not overwhelmed by lime juice and is quite refreshing. A good summertime beer.

May 05, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, served in a stemless glass. Pours an unfiltered golden yellow body, one finger thick white head, good retention, not much lacing. Smell is tart lime in the vein of key lime, touch of salt, mineral, trace wheat, light lactic acid, mild lemon. Flavour follows; essentially hefty lime tartness along with the lactic acidity, which is balanced out by the salt, touch of spice, wheat. Wonderful with a ton of that tart lime flavour. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, good carbonation, plenty of depth, with that tart key lime-like flavour that powers through from start to finish. Delicious; I am a huge fan of key limes so this one was up my alley.

May 02, 2018
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hophugger from Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very pale yellow. Very pale. Aroma is of fresh lime twist. Taste is awesomely tart and the line pulp and rind come through quite boldly and is refreshing. Finish is tart and leaves you wanting more. Well done !!

Feb 23, 2018
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not overbearing or dominating with the citrus flavor, which wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Tried the same night as the plum gose, personally preferred the plum

Feb 22, 2018
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Fairly hazy golden yellow brew from the tallboy to a snifter. A foamy white cap ends at a finger tall before quickly dying to a small ring. Rare lacing.

S- Limes and lactic acid. Sounds oversimplified but in the end the lime is very strong with the juice first and then some zest. Lactic acid and whole grains round it out.

T- Two Roads not playing around with the limes in this brew. This beer is mostly fresh, flavorful lime juice and then some Gose influence. The best part is the limes bring a spot on lime flavor like a fresh squeezes wedge with a hint of zest. A bed of whole grains, spice and lactic acid do their best to provide balance.

MF- Light bodied with a touch of a foamy and frothy texture. High level of bubbles and a tart citric finish.

Limes and limes and then more limes and then a hint of Gose.

Oct 04, 2017
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The aroma offers massive notes of lime and lacto sourness. There's a touch of sea salt to add variety, but this is mostly about the big citrus qualities. While it's simplistic, it's also well constructed and satisfying. It manages to taste a bit more nuanced. Opening up with limeade and lime peel, these notes transition into a subtle sourness. The back end is loaded with lacto, crackery malt, and touches of vanilla. This is quite sour, but everything is kept in check the same. It has a light body, though it could stand to be less chalky. Otherwise, it's well carbonated and very easy to drink. So far, this is my favorite offering from Two Roads, and it should be made again (and again and again...)

3.83/5: Westbrook isn't the only brewery out there with an awesome lime gose

Aug 16, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over a fairly bright body with no lacing. Nose of citrus and something else that is a bit off-putting. Taste of tart lime with a salty finish. Okay feel and overall, a solid "Meh."

Aug 10, 2017
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Monkey-D-Luffy from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased cold - 16oz can dated 06 Jun 17 - Poured into an English pub glass

L - Pours a barely hazed super pale lemon-lime soda yellow, some fizz but no head on a mildly aggressive pour, no lacing whatsoever as it goes down.

S - Lime candy, a bit of wheat and some salinity.

T - Bright and beautiful sour lime and saline up front, with the wheat/malt on the back end making it reminiscent of a key lime pie without the meringue topping.

F - Light mouthfeel with very fine, sharp carbonation.

O - Two Roads has made a fan out of me. This is one hell of an approachable gose. Refreshing, citrusy, salty, with just the right punch of sour. I'd actually like to see this even more sour, to the point where my salivary glands just explode the moment it touches my tongue. All that being said, I'm still quite impressed with this one, will absolutely seek it out again before it goes out of rotation.

Aug 03, 2017
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy, translucent straw with a foamy white head that fizzes away almost instantly, like soda. A tiny white ring remains, but not lacing.

S: Lime juice, candied lime peel, powdered lemonade, slight salinity, pale cracker malt.

T: Lemon-lime soda, spritzy water, lime juice, slight salinity, powdered lemonade, light pale cracker malt with a touch of grass.

F: Light-bodied, but very fizzy carbonation, smooth and filling, though.

O: A really nice gose, very limey for those of you who, like me, love citrus. Very refreshing and lime-forward.

Aug 02, 2017
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a can on a hot summer day, it's good and refreshing. Great lime aroma and flavor, with a well rounded body. Label says it was made with rye but I don't notice it specifically. Body is pretty soft and coats the mouth, I would prefer a sharper crisper finish. Good level of citric sourness.

Overall very good, a tasty sour offering.

Jul 04, 2017
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pubscout from New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Let me start by saying that Two Roads is one of The PubScout's favorite breweries. However, you either like sours or you don't, and I'm in the second category. I will say that the nose on this beer is phenomenal for being "soured in a tanker truck," but unless you really like sours that pucker your cheeks don't go here, OTOH, if you're a true sourpuss, this baby will light you up, albeit slowly at just 4.5% ABV.

Jun 27, 2017
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a half inch of head that disappears quickly. The aroma is sour lemons and limes, wheat and salt. The taste is salty and tart. Slightly reminiscent of a margarita with a salted rim. Finishes with more of the lime and salt flavors. Light body with a good deal of carbonation. I may like the Passionfruit Gose a tiny bit better than this one, but it's very good in its own right. Worth seeking out.

Jun 21, 2017
Tanker Truck Sour Series: Persian Lime Gose from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 95 ratings