Hose | de Garde Brewing

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Average: 4.4 | pDev: 6.82%

Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 386

Leipzig Gose | 4.00% ABV

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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States

Notes: Year-round availibility. Dry-hopped Gose style ale aged in oak barrels with coriander and citrus peel.

Batch 1, best by 1/03/15
Batch 2, best by 2/13/15
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Photo of draheim
3.82/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a hazy straw w/ minimal head, lively champagne carbonation.

Aroma is an odd blend of pale biscuity malt, herbal/floral notes, and stomach acid. Intriguing but not 100% appetizing. Some grapefruit rind.

Taste is a blend of sour acidity and pale neutral malt. Bright and crisp, light and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is crisp with a dry finish. Very drinkable.

Overall a good, refreshing, unique wild ale.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.84/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml capped/corked bottle. Label says it's 5%, not 4% ABV. Bottled 11/18.

Pours a moderately hazy light yellow-gray with very little head and not much carbonation. Smell is dry hopped, tart, and oaky.

Taste is moderate hoppiness, strong oakiness, moderate tartness, strong funkiness. Surprising bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth. It's pretty good.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a golden straw yellow, mostly clear, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like a big citrus explosion, light salt, some oak, and a whopping lactic acidity.

Like a lot of de Garde's offerings, this is wildly sour, with a huge citrusy hop charge on top of it- it's almost overwhelming, but it stops just short and sticks with being pretty delectable. There's a hint of oak, and not as much fun as I would expect from these guys. There's a hint of oak which is nice.

This is light bodied, and very crisp and juicy. The drinkability is off the charts.

If this were easier to get, I could drink it by the gallon in the summer. It's delicious stuff.

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Photo of JAStheAce
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hose poured out a light to medium yellow-gold. Foam dissipated quickly and left about a quarter-finger's circular ring of foam around my teku glass. Smell was citrus, a little bit of wood/pine and some sour funk. The taste was quite nice. Refreshing citrus with a touch of spice and wood. Such a clean beer - I have not had many DeGardes but I am becoming a fast fan they all just seem to be so clean and have this pleasant tart pucker quality once it gets in the jowels. Very complex with a sharp citrus acidity and then the dry finish. Solid stuff.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by jc1762. Thanks Jon.

Hazy yellow body with a quarter inch of white collar. Aromas of pine, hops, orange juice, funk. So soft on the palate. Juicy and delicious. Mild funk and sour character. Gentle salt and coriander notes. Sophisticated and wonderful. Effortless. de Garde is amazing.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pushing the limits on the regional Goslar beer, but careful not to tread on Berlinerweiss territory, De Garde brewers toe the line while introducing their own flare of flavor. Copious amounts of citrus fruit align with the natural acidity of the beer and its traditional coriander spice regime for a saline roundness and a wheaten undertow. This brewery has obviously figured it out!

Hose grabs the senses with a bright and tangy scent of grapefruit, lime and orange- perfumy and lightly musty in its scent, the beer pour with a bright, slightly hazed canary yellow that crowns with a frothy and arid meringue. Doughy and sweet, the taste of sourdough links with biscuit and powdered sugar for a light and charming malt profile.

That's all short-lived as the sweetness dissolves on the middle palate and the sourness tightens its grip. Doing so with the clean acidity of lemon, lime, blood orange and pink grapefruit at its precipice, a green berry flavor only adds to the complex sourness. Hints of cider waft about while its perfumy character is replaced with earth, the late palate is one of saltine cracker, burlap and cedar.

Medium-light in its body, the beer lays a light bready coat on the finish; the perfect buffer from the sheer brunt of acidity and allowing a smooth sourness to ensue. Like warheads and lemon pastry, the finish is surprisingly savory while a balance of black pepper, paradise seen and faint smoke decorate the aftertaste.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Unclear age, but likely from 2016. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a clear golden yellow body, two finger white head that settles down fairly quickly, leaving a half finger film and lots of lacing. Smells of citrus, lemon, wheat, touch of spice, lactic acidity. I don't really get much in way of salt here. Nice refreshing lactic acidity befitting a gose. Flavour brings out more of the base wheat beer; moderate lactic acidity cleans off the palate nicely, touch of wheat and spice, fair amount of citrus and lemon that gives me the impression that the dry hopping seems to have worn off here. I suspect that there would be more of it had this bottle been consumed fresh. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, effervescent and crisply carbonated, refreshing like any other De Garde sour would be expected to be.

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Photo of rjp217
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beyond just a gose or any type of gose I have had before. Theres tons of citrus characteristics that balance out the salt and added coriander. So insanely drinkable and so juicy. The dry hopping adds a lot to this beer. Love it!

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Photo of danh53
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This exceeded expectations for me. One of the best beers I've had so far this year for sure. It pours a hazy golden yellow with large three-finger head. Its darker than I expected. This is much more than a traditional gose. The hops shine through even with a little age on it offering grapefruit, citrus, and hop bitterness. Its salty, but not too much. Sour hits right at the front of the tongue and I get lots of lemon, vanilla, and oak. It finishes dry and the mouth feel is creamy like yogurt yet bursting with bright carbonation. Fantastic.

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Photo of dar482
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An intriguing gose that hits up front with Muscat white grape, tart grape peel, lemon. The mouthfeel is creamy like a yogurt drink. The De Garde hay funk comes in with some fresh grass and a lightly salty and lingering tart finish.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow, lots of haze, white head, 1/2" range. Aroma was sour, tart, oak, coriander. They thankfully don't overdo the spice cabinet on any of the beers of theirs I've had.

Taste is probably the most sour gose I've ever had, all the better for it. Salinity is repressed. Oak is stable. Lots of citrus notes. Musty at times in the mouthfeel, really one of best gose out there, straddles the line between gose and wild ale, but I like a new direction here, great stuff.

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Photo of stakem
3.59/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Tommyguz for the share. Bomber poured into a snifter, the brew appears a hazy yellow color with a white head that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells a little soapy with lemon and yogurt-like lacto before a bit of a mineral and carbonic feel comes into play.

It tastes tart with yogurt and slight herba/vegetal edge from the dry hops.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Overall I appreciate the chance to try this butbit certainly wasnt degarde's best offering.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Opening this one during the David Wright stolen base review in the 9th inning of game 1. LGM! 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A - Looks like champagne to me. Tons of bubbles streaming upward, reinforcing a large, puffy white head. It's fizzing away like soda. The body is a translucent pale yellow/orange. Like most goses, not particularly attractive.

N - I smell this everywhere. Definitely get the hops, but it actually smells more like a brett saison than a gose. Starting to get some of the salt, but no coriander. This is really funky.

T - Wow is this tart! This is the sourest gose I've ever had. This is maybe the sourest beer I've ever had. This is extremely tasty. Some salt, and I'm finally getting a bit of the coriander. No hops at all, no bitterness at all. Wonderful.

M - This is like beer cotton candy. It's just not a liquid at all. It goes in and down light as a feather, but the flavor really lingers.

O - This is an incredibly made beer. Those guys might just have figured out this whole beer thing.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a gusher! Pours golden orange. Drink this in the sunlight so it glows. Soapy white head.
Smells like funk, citrus, salt.
Taste is salty wheat, lemon. Moderately sour. A bit of grassy/herbal character from the dry hopping. Feel is pretty heavy from the wheat, and I'd like it to be a little lighter. It makes the beer not too drinkable.
Overall, this is a beautiful beer. But the flavor and mouthfeel are not what I had hoped. Still, it's pretty tasty.

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Photo of PDXSOUR
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tart, salty and super citrus bite. Love it. Definitely not a traditional German style but that is just fine with me.
My favorite gose hands down. Thank you de Garde

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Photo of mothman
3.79/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow. White head. Slight gusher.

The hops show a lot. Funky and earthy. Lemon acidity. Grassy. Decent carbonation.

Decent beer, easy to drink. Not the best dg beer, but not bad.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite Gose right now. I actually enjoyed this more than the Westbrook version. So much saltiness and sourness upfront with a nice clean finish. Long lasting, slow retention head with a beautiful cloudy peach colored body. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of Cannabanoid
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A unique interpretation of a classic style.I loved the smell as soon as I popped the cap. I am assuming this is batch 2. Awesome hazy golden pour into my HF stemmed bulb. Nice balance of sour/salty/hops..Great mineral element.The oak barrel sets this apart. Great barrel throughout and a lot of lingering oak tannins in the aftertaste. Really nice o#ering from de Garde. I am looking forward to trying the variants.

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Photo of macher0
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A. It's a foamer, but settles quickly. Straw color, very cloudy. The coarse egg shell retreats to a coarse frothy head.

S. The nose is very biscuity, sour bacteria, resin hops, neutral oak.

T. Salty, sour, lemony, dusty hay.

M. Dry, crisp, full body.

O. Very nice, the most wonderful and unique Gose I've ever had. The barrel does wonders for this beer. Very well crafted.

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Photo of chinchill
3.45/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared bottle in Atlanta.

Nice head over a somewhat murky, pale golden body.

The aroma is a bit rubbery (hose?) and unappealing.

Good flavor, with hints of soft, ripe fruits. Nicely tart and fruit. Good balance for style. Moderate saltiness.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

While this is not your traditional Gose, it certainly ranks at the top of my list of beers from this style.

Signature de Garde sour on the palate with a second wave of saltiness pushing through on a dry finish. As the beer warms, the citrus notes are more evident, as are the spices, making it seem like a more complex beer, though I think it drinks better cold.

Great interpretation of the style.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle is labeled simply as "Hose" but states that it is dry hopped with Citra and Amarillo Hops. A very interesting and tasty beer. My only complaint is that either the funk from the yeast or the sheer amount of hops added to this have added a slight sweet/sweaty character that distracts from the other wise light/fresh base.

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Photo of smanson56
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a little darker color than your normal Gose perhaps due to the oak aging. A nice crisp taste with a strong flavor from the coriander and a little to much salt in the finish. I'm not sure where the citrus peel came in but was not there IMO. All in all a solid Gose perhaps a little heavy on the salt IMO.

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Photo of BeerBrose
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle to a miniature snifter glass.

Look: light hazy color, yellow straw. light thin head and minimal lacing.

Smell: Musty, yeasty and a nice tart phenolic quality.

Taste: Nice tartness, perfect balance from the coriander spice and acidity from the citrus. light bit of salt on the finish.

Feel: Light and refreshing, just enough tartness to clean your palate on every sip.

Overall: Pretty much my perfect Gose, wish I could get my hands on this regularly.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazed golden color with some tinges of amber. A nice one finger soapy head wells up and then fades away fairly quickly.

S: A very intriguing smell. A little bit of oak, some lemon and orange peel, a touch of leafy hops and maybe a touch of vanilla. Everything is a little faint, but it smells fantastic.

T: Holy god. Everything in here just pops. You get that bracing lemony tartness with just a tinge of brine, tons of juicy lemon, sour pink grapefruit and something that tastes like the sour white coating on a warhead. Finishes with some lemon flesh, lime, salt and an almost umami sour-tang. The best gose I've had by a mile. I didn't think Westbrook's was going to be topped, but this just isn't fair.

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