Troublesome | Off Color Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,027 Ratings
TroublesomeTroublesome
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
offcolorbrewing.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by MasterSki on 06-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,027
Reviews:
162
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
172
For Trade:
4
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of ta_hagen
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great Gose, first one and best one so far. It's has no acidity, light bready/wheat grain character. Slight hints of coriander and sea salt. Yummy in my tummy. It has a light body, and a dissipating finish. For sure to grab more!

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Photo of galwayjoyce
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Gose to introduce someone to the varietal. Gentle, yet unapologetic. Beautifully, and simply...
...complex.

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stace
4.8/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'll update this review once I've had more, these are my initial impressions...

Appearance: slightly cloudy, good head retention. Light straw color.

Smell: Hints of the sour/tartness to come in the taste.

Taste: Just the right mix of tartness and salt. When you're unfamiliar with the style, those words can sound odd, but it really works and this is a great example of the style.

Mouthfeel: Just right. Not to fizzy, very true to style.

Overall: Very impressed with this beer. Very true to style, just the right amount of tart and saltiness. A very refreshing beer on a hot summer day to be sure. Can't wait to have more.

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Photo of MV_CHI-NS
4.78/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Straw/deep citrine body with a crisp snow/ivory head.

Aroma: Very 'bready' with undercurrents of grain and light spice.

Taste: Spice, grass, anise, coriander, and lemon zest - all carried-through by a bready backbone.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean with a fair amount of carbonation; feels a bit flat as it goes down, however.

Overall: My first beer in the 'Gose' style, 'Troublesome' did not disappoint; a friend of mine assured me it was one of the best - particularly for summer. With that said, find some shade and try this - it will surely not disappoint.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great gose. My second beer from Off Color and I'm really enjoying their stuff.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.74/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Frazz
4.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is what turned me on to goses and sours in general, so I have a very special place in my heart for it. Funky, sour, salty, spicy -- it has a little bit of everything flavor-wise. The color is nice and bright golden and the aroma is sweet and sour, a hint of what's to come. Of all of the goses I've had, this one is still my old standby. You can't go wrong with a Troublesome.

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Photo of Glickj
4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great with mac n cheese

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4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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