Tropicmost Passionfruit Gose
Wicked Weed Brewing

Tropicmost Passionfruit GoseTropicmost Passionfruit Gose
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Style:
Leipzig Gose
Ranked #271
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,792
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 8.97%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
229
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Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
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87
Very Good
Tropicmost Passionfruit GoseTropicmost Passionfruit Gose
Notes: For us, this Old World-inspired beer is mile zero - the point at which we faithfully spin the needle on the compass and follow at will. From the warmer climates of equatorial lands, this Gose takes its tropic inspiration. Brewed with tart passion fruit and flavor-brightening sea salt, Tropicmost Gose is a roadmap of the Southern Americas. Cheer to moving until direction is found.
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Photo of Reef
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 7/28/18. Purchased as a single around August 15, 2018.
Hazy opaque golden straw. Nice Finger and a half head quickly dissipating to a scant ring. Spotty lacing.
Smells like sour pineapple, the passion fruit, salt air.
Sour tropical flavors, noticeable salt, faint coriander,
Light, watery, low carbonation, very faint astringent aftertaste.
There’s a lot of competition in the fruit Gose category. This one is a little light on the fruit and spice. Pleasant drinking, though, and I’ll try it again.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The CANQuest (tm) is rolling along in high gear as New Catch-Up Beer Sunday (Week 696) CANtinues in all of its unabated glory!

From the CAN: "For us, this Old World-inspired beer is mile zero - the point at which we trustfully spin the needle on the compass and follow at will. From the warmer climates of equatorial lands, this Gose takes its tropic inspiration. Brewed with tart passionfruit and flavor-brightening sea salt, Tropicmost Gose is a roadmap of the Southern Americas. Cheers to moving until direction is found."; "Keep it cold. Drink it fresh."

I may not be a huge fan of tarts & sours, but I have a special place for Goses! Y'see, I am a retired U.S. Navy sailor & it was during one of my first underway periods that I realized that I have an affinity for being at sea. I loved underway time & especially going out on the fantail after chow to take in the air. Nothing like salt spray to clear the sinuses & let you know that you are alive. Goses incorporate salt & the really desirous ones incorporate sea salt. Mmm.

Knowing that this beer was, at base, a wheat beer, I CANducted some in-CAN agitation before Crack!ing open the vent & CANducting an inverted Glug into the awaiting glass. It did not require any prompting on my part to form two fingers of fizzy, foamy, soapy, bone-white head with limited retention. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose was clearly the sum of its parts with both the passionfruit and the salt readily evident. This was tart, not sour, as evidenced by the unbidden pursing of my lips. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. I could really taste both the passionfruit & the salt & I would have had NO problem identifying this as a Gose! Tart, tangy, salty & oh, so refreshing on a hot, humid Summer's day! Mmm. I would not want a steady diet of it, but it definitely made for a nice segue into my next beer. Finish was light & dry, highly refreshing. Very nice!

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Photo of Tony210
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden straw color, minimal head. Has a distinct passion fruit aroma - not bad. Has a pleasant passionfruit taste with a sour, tart finish. Bright and crisp, quite refreshing.

5/4/18
12 oz can dated 3/14/18
3.75 rating

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a light golden color
It is quite murky. Minimal white head when poured from the tap. Some lacing on the glass.
The nose is fruity. Passion fruit, of course. A slightly sour aroma.
Taste is a bit fruity up front, then the sour kicks in.
For the ABV this beer feels as expected. Some bubbly feeling as it goes down.
Easy drinking gose. Glad to try it.

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Photo of Gavage
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: hazy golden yellow with a 1/2" head.

Smell: tropical fruit is detectable.

Taste: passion fruit, mango, papaya, lemon zest, and a tart bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout.

Overall: an enjoyable beer that is refreshing and crisp.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a bottled on date of 10.15.2015

L - Bright yellow, not much clarity, 1 finger of head and minimal lacing

S - Peaches, tart, passion fruit

T - fresh fruit, passionfruit, lemons, citrus, grapefruit. Tasty

F - well carbonated, light body

O - An easy to drink gose, good for a summer day

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Photo of Sabtos
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy burnt yellow with a loud head that fizzles to a collar.

Smell is salty grapefruit, with less passion fruit than you'd think, and a little lactic acid.

Tastes like a grapefruit and light passion fruit margarita with a salted rim. There is light lactic acid, and it's almost more lemon-lime than anything else. Nothing really screams flavor.

Tropicmost is nice, tart and refreshing with a medium, crisp body.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale yellow, slightly haze with small white head.
Aroma has sour lemons, peach, passion fruit, little funk.
Taste is salty lemons, little passion fruit,

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Photo of Roguer
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy straw yellow body; good head production, poor head retention.

Musty and slightly tangy aroma.

Nicely tart; not overdone, and not really venturing into sour territory. Salty and smooth; refreshing. Very easy to drink. Long finish. I could crush this all day long.

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Photo of runpmc007
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really refreshing beer, that is fruity yet maintains balance with it's tartness. I could easily crush four of these and I'm not a fruit beer guy, for instance I loathe Magic Hat #9. Worth checking out.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"For us, this Old World-inspired beer is mile zero - the point at which we faithfully spin the needle on the compass and follow at will. From the warmer climates of equatorial lands, this Gose takes its tropic inspiration. Brewed with tart passion fruit and flavor-brightening sea salt, Tropicmost Gose is a roadmap of the Southern Americas. Cheer to moving until direction is found." Brewed in the style of a Gose beer brewed with passionfruit. Available in 500ml. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, frothy pastel white head over a moderately hazy straw yellow body with abundant pulpy sediment and abundant, lively carbonation. Retention is below average and there is no visible lacing. 3.25

(Smell) Very simple aroma with slight malted wheat and pilsner malt tones with a gentle sweetness, a faint passionfruit backbone, generating aromatic subtleties of tropical fruit. As in most Gose beers, aroma is simple but not generally telling of the flavor and the degree of acidity this beer will have. Potency is light. 3.25

(Taste) The flavor is moderately tart and acidic up front with a nice balance of drying salt and lactobacillus character meeting a soft, gently sweetened malt bill with delicate pilsner and malted wheat notes. The passionfruit character is slightly more evident in the flavor than in the aroma, but still a subtle compliment after factoring in the sheer volume of lactobacillus compounds and the drying salt character, both of which are key players in the development of the sharpness of this beer's flavor. Finishes drying, puckering acidic and clean. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky, clean, moderately acidic, very dry. Carbonation is high, generating a medium frothiness and a briskly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, light+ overall. Balance is slightly acidic and tart over sweet. Alcohol presence is very low and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A nice level of sourness and a highly drinkable beer, this is certainly amongst the solid examples of American-brewed Gose beer, but the passionfruit is only a subtle addition and provides delicate accent without a big punch of flavor or depth added to the aroma. That said, I find that at the right volume, tropical fruits could really contribute positively to this beer style, and I credit Wicked Weed for the welcome twist. Beers like this are built for 6 pack small bottle or can packaging, and I hope this finds its way into that format should it make a return. 3.75

Wicked Weed Brewing's
Tropicmost Passionfruit Gose
3.7/5.00

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a cloudy yellow color with a small off-white head. The aroma has a lot of tart fruit. The taste starts follows the nose but it is also pretty salty.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Ale brewed with passionfruit. Poured from a bottle into a Wicked Weed tulip. Pale straw color with moderate haze. Little if any bloom. Kind of flat with very little carbonation. Faint nose with tart notes of apples, lemons, and peaches.

Light bodied with a firm, yet flat feel. No effervescence at all. Nice mealy sweetness up front, then a sharp kick of lemon tartness and a bit of saltiness. No bitterness or other hop notes. I'm not really getting the passionfruit here. It just tastes like a halfway-decent gose.

Tastes okay, but not nearly enough carbonation to be considered a good example of the style. If it was better-carbonated, I think my ratings would be higher.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very hazy pale golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint straw yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat malts with just a hint of sourness followed by light aromas of briny salt and just a hint of lemon citrus. Hints of tropical/passionfruit aromas towards the finish as well as the beer warms up slightly.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of wheat malts and a light flavor of doughy malts with a light amount of sourness/tartness. That is followed by light flavors of lemon citrus and briny salt. Finally there is a light to moderate flavor of tropical/passionfruit and hints of tropical/kiwi and honeydew melon. Light amounts of lingering tartness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Enjoyable and easy to drink, refreshing with the addition of the tropical passion fruit and associated flavor + aromas. Slightly less salty than others in the style and without any presence of coriander. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle purchased in highlands,nc (4pack for $12). Pour into snifter.
A: pours a brilliant 2 finger white foam evervesant head, cloudy golden straw body
S: mostly salty brine up front with some hints of ripe fruit, some musty aroma in the end
M: lighter body with tingly bubble feeling on tongue, slight syrupy residue on tongue
T: hints of passion fruit up front, medium salty body in the middle, mostly brine, hints of sour sweetness in the finish, really cool taste, finish kinda puckers your mouth up a little.
O: cool take on gose style from wicked weed, glad I tried, good summer and hot weather brew. Makes you feel like you are gonna get your electrolytes back haha!

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Wicked Weed globe glass. Bottled May 4th 2016.

Real nice lemon and opaque body color, with a cream eggy looking white head easily making two fingers. Soft topped and quite a bit of retention for the style, and keeping to a nice collar.

Real nice aroma. Toasty and dough like bread, even a touch of brown bread crust flavors on the nose as well. Mildly tart but unfortunately doesn't have much fruit content at least from what I can smell. Otherwise though got some excellent classic character to the nose, including just a touch of salty brine.

Real tangy and refreshing palate. Was wondering if this would have any fruit character and it's nicely added finally on first sip. Chewy body and solid fruity flavors in the mid palate with a nice clean finish. Slight bit of prickly carbonation through a malty rich body which makes for a good mouthfeel experience. Slight drying touches of briney character as well.

A real pleasurable gose to be drinking. Fruit comes secondary to classic gose quality and flavors, but with an added accent that fits real nicely.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

4oz pour; hazy straw color w no noticeable carbonization. Very modest hint of passion fruit at the nose. Slightly sour "like a gose" and easy on the palate. Medium body.

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Photo of brureview
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a lemon color with a 3F head in a Gose glass. Perfect glass for the style.

I could smell the aroma before putting my nose to the glass.
A presence of sea salt and definitely fruit- passion fruit.

Good carbonation- not too much- just right, not too tart.

The taste is lightly salty, passion fruit, and lemon.

Nice finish, not overdone, mild bitterness, salt with a touch of fruit.

Overall- I like this Gose. Excellent approach to the style.
I just drank a Lost Nation Gose this week, and it's great to compare them. Both use sea salt,
but the WW Gose is more salty ( a nice touch) and a different fruit. Also, it's a bit less carbonated and tart.
Both beers are excellent approaches to the style.

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Photo of Brianbosox
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it at Wicked Weed in Ashville.
Great beer.
The passionfruit really plays nicely against the tart.
It is yellow in color.
Nice carbonation.
Easy to drink, in fact it is a refreshing gose.

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Photo of Myotus
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

SMELL: Strong sweet and tart passion fruit and wheat aromas are balanced by mild aromas of sour green apple and lemon zest along with subtle salt and earthy yeast aromas.
TASTE: Strong passion fruit flavors immediately envelop the palate. Unlike the aroma, the passion fruit is more tart than sweet. Mild flavors of sour green apple augment the tartness of the brew while mild wheat flavors establish some balance. More balance is presented as mild salt and lemon zest flavors trail while wheat grows stronger. Subtle earthy yeast flavors enter lastly as sour green apple flavors grow more tart and the sweetness from the passion fruit increases.
NOTE: What a great first from Wicked Weed. I love the Gose style. These guys' passion fruit spin on it was perfectly balanced. Some beers of this style tend to be too subtle in both salt and tartness, but this has just the right quantities. I look forward to trying more brews from them.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/21/16

A: Yellow-gold with some pale straw - lightly hazy - pours with a small white head that fades to a few wisps, retains a small collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Lightly tart, lightly sour - some funkiness but mostly a clean tart aroma - some lemon - passion fruit aroma is not particularly notable until you take a taste, then it is obvious - lightly salty - wheat and pale malts at the base

T: The passion fruit is the flavor highlight, even if it is more subtle than in-your-face - fleshy, citrusy, lightly tart, lightly sour passion fruit - the tart and sour character of the gose base is mild and kind of blends with the passion fruit, which I suppose is the point - lightly lactic, with some musty basement, but mostly bright and acidic - low to medium salt - fairly neutral pale malts and some wheat

M: Medium body, low carbonation, crisp, lingering mild tartness in the finish

O: Tropicmoist

Tropicmost seems to be a fairly standard Gose made notable by the smart addition of passion fruit. While I would definitely drink this again, I will also be on the lookout for other Goses with passion fruit.

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Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with little head and no lacing. Aroma had sourness hints, the taste followed the nose. A decent Gose with a nice subdued sourness.

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Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- 330ml bottle poured into a goblet with a fairly hazy pale yellow body. Fluffy and foamy white cap builds up to about a finger high. Fairly good head retention but rare spotty lace.

S- Mostly the gose aspect comes to mind in the aroma with lactic acid, rustic whole grains and slight lemon hints. I wouldn't have guessed passionfruit here strictly but some hints of stone fruit.

T- Passionfruit comes out moreso here than the smell but still at a low overall level. All in all it feels more like underripe apricot stone fruit notes atop a mildly sour gose base. Hints of plain yogurt.

MF- Lands on the dry side with a light overall body and puffy consistency. Medium level of carbonation for the style and mild tartness lingers on the palate.

Lactic base with a touch of raw cracked grains and an overlay of slight passionfruit. The passionfruit is not overly distinct and blends with the lactic to remind me of sour apricots.

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Photo of smcolw
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

White yellow color. Very cloudy. Good head with slippery lace.

Salty and sour nose. I get a bit of plastic and burnt rubber. Unusual.

Leans sour but there's a good touch of salt as well. Tart but short aftertaste. Unlike the smell, there are no of flavors.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
2.87/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma is AWFUL. Sulphurous. Not fruity. Stinky beach smell. Flavor does have nuances of passion fruit. It is also quite salty. I can't get past the nose. Tangy. I think the initial sniff when I stuck my nose almost into the bottle and was greeted with the stinky sadness made this beer a failure almost immediately. I only bought a single, thankfully.

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Tropicmost Passionfruit Gose from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 229 ratings