Shade | MadTree Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
madtreebrewing.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by meanmutt on 07-14-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,239
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
103
pDev:
10.83%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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Photo of Stew5
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

love this beer great summer time beer

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbutter
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snapp1422
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rangerred
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeanBump
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good summer beer; light and crisp. The can's label describes it as a "tart" beer but to be honest, I got little to no tartness from it. Instead, I got subtle berry mixed with some very light saltiness. The lack of tartness makes this beer incredibly easy to choke down. I could probably kill a can in 2 swigs if there was money on it. Not the most amazing gose Ive ever had but far from the worst.

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Photo of Beejay
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Grapefruit pink fading into grapefruit peel yellow, a small white head on top with large chunks or fruit floating about.

S: Strong blackberry, a touch of tartness, and some sea salt.

T: A bit of berry to start with then, some slight acidic notes, with a little bit of earthy funk thrown in for good measure. Not getting much of the salt in the flavor.

M: Medium light in body with moderate to low carbonation, slightly dry.

O: Overall fruity, and pleasant, but I wonder if the style is the best application.. this could be any beer. So why this style?

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 8/14/2017. Pours lightly hazy reddish/pinkish/orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy blackberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, melon, red grape, sea salt, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, blackberries, sea salt, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of juicy/tart/tangy blackberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, melon, red grape, sea salt, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light peppery yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy blackberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, melon, red grape, sea salt, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, blackberries, sea salt, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic, and lightly saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a delicious gose. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, blackberries, sea salt, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the mellowly tart/tangy finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Nice levels of authentic berries with balanced Lacto; solid pale/wheat malt backbone, and not overly salty. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of _andrew_
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AJmon13
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Grizzarky
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Canned 6/30/17 poured into Tulip.
Pours a cranberry juice color, with minimal head.

Nose is sweet berries

Taste like a raspberry seltzer water with extra berries added. Bit of salt on the finish. No tartness at all.

Feel is light bosied with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall this is Dissapointing. I would never think this was a gose in a blind tasting, I would assume its a fruity wheat beer or wine cooler.

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Photo of peabody
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEERchitect
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clean, tart, refreshing and ready to tackle summer, the MadTree brewing team use the summer season at its disposal by taking the salty, citrusy and tangy beer and overlaying it with the the blackberry harvest that's in full swing. These dog days may have met their match.

Shade pours with a bright and breaming light blush color, looking like sparkling rosé. Its scant froth teases the nose with red berries, citrus, cider, wine and minerally notes, yet obviously leading with gentle blackberry identity. Sourdough and the likeness of saltwater taffy roll gently on the front of the tongue for initial flavors of fruit and wheat.

As the sweetness and breadiness begins to recede, the tanginess of lactic fermentation brings a light pickling brine and rounds the palate with a host of lime and lemon notes, along with light gooseberry, grapefruit, melon green apple, white grape and again, those stronger berry flavors. Succulent, slightly robust and tart, the berries moderate stance comes across like raspberry, cranberry and redcurrant as well. Faint earth notes carry a dry burlap character in a short and fast finish.

Medium bodied for sour ale, but fairly light overall, the ale is on a drying track but at the risk of thinness and a light watery feel deep on the middle palate. Its brisk salinity helps to give the flavors a heft but seems to inhibit total dryness or the fairly sour finish that Gose often enjoys. Still, the ale's berry influence is irresistible and leaves the tastebuds begging for more.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crbnfbr
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeLev
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
2.81/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Shade from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 103 ratings