Troublesome | Off Color Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,037 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:
1,037
Reviews:
164
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
174
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,037 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of KensWorld
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz pour into a wine glass

A; light tight small bubbled head. Body is a good clarity light yellow gold.

S: Nose has a ton of citrus and coriander some lemon and a little funk.

T: Very light sweetness followed by some orange tangerine a little honey a light bit of funk

M: Creamy smooth a little to the fuller side.

O: it's an odd Gose. It drinks more like a sweet heavy bodied Saison. It is still a great beer but not what I was expecting.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz

Pours a slightly hazy lemon gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of tart apple and lemon with saltine cracker malt.

Flavor is of citrus, apple, banana and light bready malts. Hint of sea salt in the finish.

Light body with light tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Tasty tart wheat beer, good flavor. Drinks very easy and very sessionable. Tartness is mild. Worth a try for fans of sour and wheat beers. This is very wheat forward for a sour and tastes like a hybrid of sour and hefeweissen.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 ovaltine
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MartinGood
4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Loved the tart, fruity flavors and lighter body. The coriander notes went perfectly with the Jamaican Lamb Curry I for dinner. Good fall beer, nice alternative to all the pumpkin ( I like that too) out there.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madakassal
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zimbida
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jvanve02
1.09/5  rDev -71.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of mmmbeer89
1.8/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Maybe this is a good beer for its style as I haven't had too many goses but I liked the other ones better than this one. The flavor is just not good at all.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Poured aggressively into a pint glass. A slightly translucent yet paradoxically hazy straw yellow color beer with a two finger satin white head. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Bananas, coriander, clove and Italian parsley. Slight notes of sour lemon rind and salt in the background.

Taste: Sour with flavors of bubblegum and bananas. Mild white grape and lemon flavor. Very very mild soapy but pleasant notes of cilantro and clove in the background. Salt is barely perceptible. Creamy on the finish.

Feel: Refreshingly tart, yeasty and dry with notes of spicy, soapy coriander.

Overall: A yeasty, refreshing gose.

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Photo of Smaxy
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good gose.

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Photo of projektyle
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Introduction to the style at a place in O'Hare airport. Definitely taste of coriander and salt/brine. I don't know that I will go out of my way to find beers in this style, but my understanding is that it is a good representative.

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Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SaltofOH
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle, no date as far as I can tell. DFH Tulip.

A: pours a slightly hazy bright yellow with 3 fingers white head that slowly fades to a thick ring around the edges. Some lazy carbonation, not much lacing. Love the bottle art and that they give you ABV, Gravity, IBU, malt, hop, and additive ingredients clearly. Wish not had a date.

S: wheaty and slightly sour.

T: lightly tart arrival, a little funky and refreshing. Mid palate is fizzy and mild, with a little lemon, then a lot of complexity all at the end: dough, spice, salt, mild lactic tartness turning to a lingering lemon peel.

M: quite light with a little slickness; more active carbonation on the tinge than anticipated.

O: I'm not a huge Gose fan, but this is probably the best one I've had.

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Photo of drstalker
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

7/7...pours pale yellow, translucent haze, with a touch of white foam. Strong citrus nose, salt water. Lemony wheat flavor, citrus wheat, straw. Spice hints come through, pepper and coriander. Sweet and salty flavor, all at once. Very creative.

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Photo of AMCPhD
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Commandophile
1.88/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Photo of yanajenn
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thepenguin
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a clear pale yellow-gold with better foam retention than most kettle sours.

S: Moderate tartness and salinity, with coriander and yeast notes. Dry bready pilsner malt and wheat.

T: Crisp German pilsner malt with some wheat character. Barely perceptible tartness, with a nice moderate saltiness that cuts through and adds drinkability. Hints of lemons, with a short, crisp, mildly bready finish

F: Just under medium bodied with a slight chewiness, and ample carbonation with small bubbles. Fuller feel than most goses, though hardly detracting from the drinkability.

Thoughts: This is not an in-your-face gose; it’s subtle and very balanced. In many ways, it registers more like a Kolsch than a gose with its clean finish and pronounced pilsner malt character.

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Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,037 ratings.
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