Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Sour - Gose
Ranked #178
Ranked #21,646
3.8 | pDev: 12.37%
Aug 11, 2021
Jun 17, 2013
Very Good
Notes: Most brewers spend a lot of time and effort keeping lactobacillus out of their breweries; it was the first thing we brought in (it still has to stay in the corner though). We blend together two different beers to make Troublesome. The first is a somewhat uninteresting wheat beer and the second is an overly acidic & funky beer fermented solely with lactobacillus. We blend the two beers together with coriander and salt at the tail end of fermentation to create a mild, lemony tartness and a fuller sensation of mouthfeel. And yes, it's hard to make.

10 IBU
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3.52 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Aug 11, 2021
3.69 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
3.79 by khargro2 from Tennessee on May 28, 2020
4.03 by npompeani from Ohio on Mar 03, 2020
3.94 by craigbelly from Iowa on Feb 19, 2020
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4.76/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Grounder from Illinois

Light golden yellow and clear, pours virtually without head, lightly carbonated. Taste is immediately lightly sour, followed by citrus and coriander. This is an outstanding summer beer that can be drunk year around.

Dec 20, 2019
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 11/18/14 @ the Yarchives.

Murky dandelion hue.

White head; strong lace.

Dandelion & banana nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Dandelion, mild lemon & a hint of fresh cut grass flavors; a mild honey sweetness emerges as this warms.

This would be a great summer sipper, but works as a fine session ale year round.

Nov 09, 2019
3.83 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Oct 25, 2019
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3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Light gold in color with a light haziness. There’s a quarter inch of eggshell white on top. The aroma is of pale wheat and faint sea salt. I’m tasting pale wheat with a gentle dose of sea salt. The mouth is moderately salinic, dry, and crisp.

Jun 26, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Arrives slightly hazy and goldenstraw colored with a creamy head that leaves a few shards behind

Smell: Sour wheat, lacto and coriander galore

Taste: The sour wheat aspect launches along with a touch of lemon; the coriander really builds, through the middle, with a hint of salt in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high levels of carbonation

Overall: I like the taste of coriander and the way it blends with the tart wheat elements here makes for a satisfying and refreshing brew

May 21, 2019
3.91 by DanLane from Virginia on Apr 19, 2019
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2.92/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by JoeWalsh from Illinois

This very pale, almost clear leipzig gose has only a modicum of flavor from the added coriander. But, if you're not a fan of that flavor, then this beer likely won't be the beer for you. I can take it or leave it; my wife, on the other hand, enjoys the flavor very much.

Mar 20, 2019
3.85 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Mar 09, 2019
4.05 by Gillandell from Indiana on Feb 01, 2019
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Pale gold, slightly hazy clear, minimal white head and no lacing.

S - Quiet sour grain, grass, funk, lactic acidity.

T - Follows the nose, stronger wheat flavors, undefined acidity, a hint of salt in the close.

M - Low carbonation, light feel, slightly tart finish.

O - Decent, well crafted Gose, quiet and unassuming, but tasty nevertheless.

Dec 18, 2018
4.2 by jguzman718 from New York on Dec 13, 2018
3.77 by Samlover55 from New York on Nov 02, 2018
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dwillie733 from Pennsylvania

Solid wheat beer. Solid color and aroma. First taste is without bitter aftertaste. Good taste throughout. Would buy again.

Sep 05, 2018
4.24 by flek from Massachusetts on Aug 11, 2018
4.09 by tomagra from New York on Aug 05, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Glider from Massachusetts

First gose for me, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Pours a cloudy straw gold with yeast sediment. First sip has a bit of tartness that leads into typical flavors of a witbier with the coriander quite apparent. Lemony, light-bodied, and a touch of salt is just barely apparent on the finish begging another sip. Very refreshing. Sourness and salt are both done with a light hand, and recede into the background as I continued drinking. Overall, I was a big fan of this beer.

Aug 03, 2018
3.78 by Dazka from Italy on Aug 03, 2018
3.79 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 16, 2018
3.72 by Strangewood from Illinois on Jun 28, 2018
4.06 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 24, 2018
3.79 by Half-full from Illinois on Apr 10, 2018
4.08 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Apr 06, 2018
3.89 by meatyard from Florida on Mar 31, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip
L: amber; effervescence
S: Beery
T: Spicy, then salty
F: light, refreshing
O: Would recommend highly

Mar 28, 2018
4.64 by SynthetikReality95 from Arkansas on Mar 19, 2018
4 by DbbC from Illinois on Mar 12, 2018
4.15 by Dvorak2409 from Michigan on Feb 06, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beerjerk666 from Florida

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Belgian style snifter. Enjoy by 02 Oct 17

Appearance: Dull golden yellow body with a minimal amount of head.

Aroma: Tart sourness on the nose with some apple and lemon.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Apples, strawberry tart lemon and salinity on this one, super light body, crisp and refreshing.

Overall: Fabulous beer from Off Color. Just a real subtle beer with decent flavor, this one has more salt than most gose style beers and is really well done with the other flavors that come out.

Jan 08, 2018
3.77 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Dec 27, 2017
3.76 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Dec 26, 2017
3.77 by mltobin from Connecticut on Dec 16, 2017
4.16 by Shantto from South Carolina on Dec 02, 2017
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3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of salt, wheat, slight yeast, hint of citrus hops, and floral notes. Fits the style of a Gose. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level and hint of tartness. Tastes of salt, wheat, slight yeast, slight lemon, hint of citrus hops, and floral notes. Overall, light bodied, good feel, and decent body.

Dec 01, 2017
3.54 by tmryan21 from Illinois on Nov 17, 2017
3.75 by rossracing from Illinois on Nov 13, 2017
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