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Troublesome | Off Color Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
1,043 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#16,597
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
1,043
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
177
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,043 |  Reviews: 166
Photo of potion
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

hard to rate this beer cause it's good as a saison w/ coriander, but pretty disappointing as a gose. not nearly tart enough

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Photo of loganburgh
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of farrago
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very thin bone white head, covers the surface before a swift dissolve to just an accumulation along the glass sides, no real lacing either. Metallic yellow color, has good shine to compensate for overall paleness, not any bubbles but what’s there are large and active. The nose is on the flat side, yeast, iron flecks, wet straw, brown dirt, the mixed white citrus struggles to maintain presence, minimal peach, apricot fruit scents, funky on the whole albeit more sugary as it warms. Medium-bodied, heavily carbonated with an active churn in the mouth. Corn syrup kind of sweetness, dough, honey and lemondrops, can’t say it is easy to discern any coriander although there is an undistinguished cooking spice thing there. Peach, yellow apple to cherry flavors. The wheat is clearer, here comes off more as bread than uncooked dough. Semi-tart ending tries to play up earthiness but, again, more metallic than the former. For its weight can be refreshing and strikes one as a dinner table beer more than a quaffer on its own.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dkw0063
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a decent fizzy creamy like almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, mostly clear golden pilsner color.

Nose brings some tart slightly soured malt, creamy doughy malt and fresh bread dough, lemon zest, little coriander, but pretty light.

Taste brings more wheat, creamy wheat with a little toasty but raw bread dough, doughy that even brings the mild tartness of raw dough, and little toasty biscuit note. Then tart lemony flavors, little zest, mild coriander and spice notes. Finish is mildly sweet but drier, little creamy and more raw dough, tart notes, and coriander lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, light carbonation, and a little tart sticky feel.

Overall not bad, nothing too special, mild coriander which comes through nicely, nice wheat and plenty of raw dough wheat with even the tartness of raw dough and lemony notes, enjoyable for a summer style beer, or a super hot summer like day in fall as in today.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is light golden with small head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of sourdough bread, funky malt, light spice, particularly coriander, wheat. There's an odd, rubbery scent in there as well, but I can't decide how distracting it is...Sour, earthy flavor. Tart lemon-like qualities. An interesting take on a gose. Unusual and worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured a light gold body with some minor head and lace patches.
Aroma is a mix of wheat notes and citric along with some sour and tart notes and hints of spice.
Light and crisp body, sharp, there's a floral spicy edge to the beer and the wheat gives it a fuller body and some sweetness that I wasn't expecting.
Good balance as the above characteristics are plentiful but the main profile is a citric sourness/tartness that makes this a "sour beer".
Finishes dry and sour, almost a puckering tartness at times, but is a unique beer that has a little bit of everything and is pretty good.

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Photo of mfl620ks
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of arum93
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Jason
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,043 ratings
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