Apricot Gose
de Garde Brewing

Apricot GoseApricot Gose
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Style:
Leipzig Gose
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 4.97%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
99
From:
de Garde Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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  99
Gots
  16
SCORE
100
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Apricot GoseApricot Gose
Notes: A Gose inspired ale, aged in oak barrels, then refermented on Oregon Apricots.
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 99 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by AndyEdgar:
Photo of AndyEdgar
4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of PDXSOUR
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apricot juice!!!!! Super fresh apricots right at the nose and lingers throughout. Perfect amount of sweet to sour I wish I had a case of this. Another killer beer from de Garde

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Photo of edthehead
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Intlpostman
4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SergeLowpz
4.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I don't think I've ever had a gose that even comes close to this one.

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Photo of Buckfiddy
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of John_M
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the recent release event. It's really hard to rate appearance for a beer like this. The beer was a cloudy orange color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. Frankly, 5 minutes into my glass, it looked more like a glass of fresch OJ.

On the nose, this beer was nothing short of amazing. There was a huge presence of fresh apricots, mandarin orange, lime, lemon and light sea salt. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely, though it wasn't quite as amazing as the aroma profile. The beer was lightly sour (so about as much as I could take), but with plenty of fruit to counter the sour flavor as well. The beer was very easy drinking, and delivered an amazing amount of flavor for a beer with this level of abv.

Tried a number of interesting beers at the dG release event, but this was probably the most impressive thing I tried.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of w5baron
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bouncepass
4.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dar482
4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a hazy orange juicy type color.

The aroma is hugely of fuzzy stone fruit, peaches, apricot, tart, hints of De Garde funk.

The flavor follows with hugely juicy apricot, peach, lactic tart, with a salt to finish the beer off. A beer that I would to drink for days.

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Photo of KAF
4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sendsilk
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.48/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud

Really no head, murky apricot peach color.

Nose brings big fruit, tons of stone fruit, apricot flesh all over, hint of coriander and salt thing, big fleshy peach, juicy, some creamy wheat.

Taste is pretty tart, nice fleshy apricot and generic stone fruit, big acidity, tart fleshy fruit, tangy like too. Also light creamy wheat, fluffy, with touch of coriander and salt, nice gose, little vinous white wine and touch toasted oak. Finish is a bit more salt, creamy chewy wheat, big fleshy tart apricot, little flemmy. When it warms big toasted oak and wine barrel, more fleshy apricot too.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb though, nice acidity, quite flemmy.

Overall quite nice, great coriander notes, great tart fruit, overall great beer.

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Photo of billab914
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The apricot flavors in the aroma and taste are really great and the slight saltiness really compliments that well. Slight sourness, enough to balance out all the sweet apricot flavors. Excellent overall, one of the best apricot beers I've had and one of the best De Garde beers I've had as well.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Is there a more delicious apricot beer in the US? This is the quintessential apricot beverage.

Pours a great hazy (almost thick looking) orange with just about no head but is bright and vibrant. Nose is like apricot juice meets mother earth. Fruity, bright yet with some earth tones.

Flavor profile is simply all apricot and not hints of apricot - tons of it. There is no doubting what fruit is in this beer. Great stuff - period.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.27/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolberjs
4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Looks like fresh squeezed apricot juice. Cloudy apricot color.

Smells like fresh squeezed apricot juice. Not complex but absolutely delicious smelling.


Taste is tart strawy apricot goodness with a salty gose finish. As opposed to the nose the taste is very complex. Terrific contrast to the smell.

Smooth and a tiny bit creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Different than any sour beer I've ever had. The sheer amount of apricot rounds it out.

Sum of the pats is better than the individuals parts. From smell to taste to finish the beer changes for a terrific unique complex beer. Favorite de grade beer.

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Photo of oline73
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.31/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of siege06nd
4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of duceswild
4.08/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apricot Gose from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 99 ratings