Troublesome | Off Color Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,029 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:
1,029
Reviews:
162
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
172
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,029 |  Reviews: 162
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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Photo of untitledeuphoria
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good yellow brightness, substantial haziness, is it the salt or coriander? Aroma was wheat, lemon, lacto sourness.

Taste, good pop, good salinity, good wheat like feels. Pronounced tartness. Not overly acidic, a fun drinker in a convenient 4 pack, good price. Would be happy to crush a few of these over and over. Seems heavier than it is, good amount of flavor in a relatively small abv beer.

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Photo of Jmamay22
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a hazy pale gold with a white head than holds up rather well for the style. Nice lacing on the glass too. Smells of lemon zest, white pepper, hay, and wheat. Maybe even the impression of lime as well.

The taste is an extremely well balance of tart lactic acid, lemon and hay like earthiness. The mouthfeel is fuller than the average gose. This greatly improves the impression of the beer as being less seltzer like and rounds out the drinking experience improving on the flavor. Despite the fuller feel it still remains nimble on the palatte and cleans up with a nice dry tart finish. One of the best example of the style I've ever had the chance to enjoy.

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Photo of dcf5ve
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kkmiller76
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRed10
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jbull08
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,029 ratings.
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