Pacificmost Mango & Guava Gose
Wicked Weed Brewing

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Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #484
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #21,075
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.54%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
69
From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  10
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: The next in our Gose series is Pacificmost. Featuring a massive amount of mango and guava, this slightly tart and slightly salty Gose may be just the cure for what all the cool kids are calling "The dog days of summer."
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drtth from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hazy pale golden yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 2” ivory head that recedes fairly soon to become a ring around the glass, a small thin island of foam on the liquid leaving only scattered patches of lacing. Sipping creates a few scattered patches, most of which quickly slide back down the glass to the liquid.

The aromas are gentle and have both mango and guava up front. In the background there’s a very light tartness, a bit of wheat, and a bit of salt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose and include some tropical fruit sweetness from the mango and guava. The wheat and crackery malt are almost by the tartness which shows just a bit of salt.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and soft with the almost imperceptible carbonation. The fairly long finish begins as the light fruity sweetness and wheat begin to fade away to leave the light tartness and salt to more slowly disappear.

Overall this beer was both drinkable and enjoyable with it’s fruity character, the light tartness and saltiness throughout the aroma/flavor profile. Refreshing on a hot summer day.

Sep 02, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is tart, light guava and mango. Taste is the same, less tart than the aroma, some mango and guava, dry at the finish. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, I'm not a big fan of this style, but this one's not bad.

Nov 14, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I know of the backlash of their "sellout" to ABI, but if it means increased distro, I find it hard to get unwound. This will not only act as a nice addition to The CANQuest (tm), but it will also serve as my initial entry in New CANned Fruit Beer Sunday (Week 647).

From the CAN: "For us, this Old World inspired beer is Mile Zero - the point at which we spin the compass needle and faithfully follow its will. This Gose takes its inspiration from both sides of the bright Pacific. Brewed with indulgent mango, exotic guava, and balancing Mediterranean sea salt, Pacificmost is maritime refreshment in a [CAN]. Cheers to following the needle of inspiration."; "Keep It Cold. Drink It Fresh."

Hmmm. "Maritime refreshment in a [CAN]," eh? I shall be the judge of that! 15,25 years in the Navy had me on all of the Seven Seas & on every CANtinent with the exception of CANtarctica. My CANpass needle follows The CANQuest (tm) CANpaign, wherever it may lead, even into uncharted waters.

When the style is unfiltered, then it CAN only mean that, following the Crack!, an inverted Glug is to be performed. In this instance, I wound up with just over a finger of foamy, fizzy, bone-white head with modest retention. Color was a hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was easily identifiable as CANtaining mango & guava, but where was the sea salt (except on my shoulders)? Mouthfeel was kind of thin, slightly watery. The taste was like a watered-down mango-guava smoothie in that the tastes were perceptible, but not very intense in their presence. Likewise, the tartness was rather muted & I still was not registering any saltiness. Finish was semi-dry, but it was more like some sort of strange, weird pop than a beer. I just was not feeling this one.

Jul 16, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into an 11 OZ tulip glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a murky yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is all sour citrus. The taste is pure sour citrus bliss.

Apr 13, 2017
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TripleSun from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Hazy yellow color with a hefty amount of head
S - Banana, good acidity, citrus flavors
T - Acidity and the use of Mediterranean salt match so well along with the flavor of mango as a splash of fruit on your palate
F - Medium-bodied with a chewy mouthful

Jan 30, 2017
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. Bottled Sept 15th 2016.

Good opaque with some clarity in the body, but lots of fine carbonation with little streams all over. Dark lemon to light peach yellow color, and a real bright white frothing topped head. Soft topped at three fingers and big retention settling in at just under two tall height. Looks like a nice dollop of lemon ice cream, but a bit cloudy as expected.

Very nice nose. Aroma goes for excellent salinity and lacto tartness. Acididty is very moderate and not overly bright smelling, with some faint tropical notes that definitely tone it down with some more balance and play.

Great chewy and tart palate. Chewy sensing malt bill with light tartness and an almost crackling sense of grain. Real excellent tangy flavors of tropical mango and guava, wonderful tasting fruit addition that is nicely capped with a faint bit of salinity. Good chewy depth and fruity and full finish.

Excellent fruited gose.

Dec 04, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a goblet. Bottling date of Sept. 2016 (2 months ago).

The body is pale yellow-gold in color and slightly hazy. Short, weak head.
Moderately tart for style, with at least average saltiness. Tropical fruits in the fore up front. Fruity tartness and bready notes dominate the finish and aftertaste.
Medium body.

Nov 18, 2016
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 3.49. Bottled 9/15/16. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a hazy yet bright pale yellow with a three quarter finger cap of tight white froth. An island of haze doesn't quite reach the fluffy halo and only a few tiny points of lace dot the glass.

That familiar kettled sour aroma is joined by light tropical fruit and soda crackers. Interesting and I keep coming back to enjoy the tropical fruit.

Flavors of sightly soured wheat, juicy guava, mild mango, some bread and a pinch of salt. It is so deliciously juicy that it is tough for me to slow down.

Light body with faintly effervescent carbonation. Guava, mango, vague sour and a little salt make for a delightful finish.

Wicked Weed's Pacificmost Gose is tasty, juicy and damned easy to drink. The subtle brine blends better than I'd expected with the passion fruit and guava. If this is available when the weather heats up again I'd like to have some for relaxing poolside.

Oct 24, 2016
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kalosjakar from Rhode Island

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

Straw/yellow in color with a fizzy white head.

Aroma: faint tropical notes, nothing pronounced. slight briney/salty note.

Taste: mild tartness, followed by the mango and guava (mostly guava for me). faint salt, on the lighter side for a gose but it works here.

Feel: medium, on the thick side for a gose.

Oct 23, 2016
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been looking forward to trying this for a while and very glad to see it available in four-packs. I was a fan of Tropicmost, but I definitely find more appeal in the mango/guava aspect of this one than the passionfruit of that beer, so I'm very excited to dig in here.

Pours a nice, solid pale yellow color with a medium haziness and a surprisingly retentive white head that actually seems to leave a small bit of lace. Rocky and solid looking in the glass. Definitely decent looking. Wicked Weed honestly has yet to totally let me down, so this is par for the course so far.

Nose is tropical with a lot of the advertised mango and guava, some "salt-rimmed margarita" aspects and a hefty dose of wheatiness. Seems like it should have a bright acidity from the slight lemon-y/lime notes coming off the top here.

Flavor is punchy and bright with a nice dose of sweet tropical fruit complementing the tart acidity and angular salinity. This is way saltier than I remember Tropicmost being, and the wheat malt base really thickens up the proceedings, though, in true new-school gose fashion, this remains very easily drinkable and classically-balanced. Very margarita-like with the lime-like notes and heavy salt, but it's also well-balanced by the tropical fruit here. Feels very authentic and well-rounded. Great stuff.

As mentioned, the feel is smooth and tempered, with mineral notes helping tame the acidity and sweet fruit flavors. This is very well-built and tough to complain about. Could easily enjoy several of these and would definitely want to split a four-pack with good friends.

Oct 21, 2016
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours cloudy yellowish color with this white head that quickly dissipates not much lacing.

Smell - Tons of guava and mango in the nose, tart acidic smell, salt and tropical fruit.

Taste - Tart bang of guava stands out, mild mango hidden underneath. Passion fruit and salt.

Feel - Light feel very tart bite and slightly dry on the finish.

Overall - A pretty solid gose nice flavor and smell if I had one complaint it would be the guava overpowers the mago in the flavor just slightly.

Oct 11, 2016
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy yellow-reddish color with a 1F head in a stange glass( best for the style).

Aroma:4.25 intense mango, guava,tropical fruit and salt.
MF 4: pleasantly tart, salty, dry.
Taste 4.25 flows the aroma with mango, guava, and other tropical fruit.
Finish: lightly bitter, salty, pungent.

Overall 4.25. We started getting Wicked Weed beers recently. From what I've heard,
Asheville has an excellent craft beer scene. I have tasted a number of their Wicked Weed beers.

They are certainly innovating in this style, which is generally lower ABV and full of character.
I like this better than the Passionfruit Gose. This beer has added intensity of flavor, not too salty, and an excellent pungent tartness. Look for their beets!

Sep 30, 2016
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate pale golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical mango and tropical guava over the top of light to moderate aromas of slightly sour wheat. Hints of briny saltiness and lime citrus.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sour wheat malts and a light flavor of graham cracker-like malts with a hint of tropical fruit sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of lime citrus and briny saltiness. Finally there are moderate flavors of tropical mango and tropical guava. Light to moderate amounts of lingering tartness in the finish.

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

O: Extremely easy to drink and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day - I could easily see myself enjoying these while sitting my the pool or out on the beach.

Sep 25, 2016
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow that looks really nice. Head dissipates quickly. Smell is fruity. Nice guava that dominate mango. Mango is very light. Not much salt or funk but still good.

Taste is really nice. Guava is still strong but mango comes out more. A bit more tropical. Slight salt and funk. More of a tart fruit beer than a gose.

Light body. Soft carbonation. Slightly sticky. Slight dry finish.

Pretty good and refreshing. Not much of a gose but still a good beer overall.

Sep 14, 2016
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wedge from North Carolina

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

Hazy yellow hue with a small, fleeting white head that sticks to the glass in a ring. Airy aromas of mango, guava, apricot, lime, salt air, and faint graham crackers. Tropical fruit, tangy wheat, lemon/lime citrus, and honey flavors. Light and dry with a bitter touch in the finish. I like these -most Goses...would be great to sip on the beach.

Sep 11, 2016
Pacificmost Mango & Guava Gose from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 69 ratings