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

Photo of KAP72
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GFD400
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moarmare
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of telescifly
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks good, but like nothing special out of the bottle, and it smells exceptionally sour and a little funky - intentional indeed, but that doesn't make it any less off-putting. However, the taste is intriguing and sublime. Tart, salty, lemony, bread-like, just hinting at coriander towards the end, and lingering with a satisfying fruitiness; never has a first sip been so fascinating and surprising. The mouthfeel is a foamy and light, but just (barely) full enough to stand up to the complex palate. To be honest, I wanted to dislike this beer, or a at least find it to be average, since the bottle and the branding feel a little odd and more than a little pretentious. And while it's not a smeller, it's one of the better tasting bottles I've had this year.

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Photo of Allenjoseph5
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle split between two shaker pint glasses.

L- ok. This was a little weird. This beer exploded into a foamy disaster as soon as it hit the glass. That's why I had to split it between two glasses. Even then, it took a while to let the head settle enough to empty the bottle. When it settles, it has a light straw color with a luxorius white head. Nice lacing and head retention for the whole beer, especially for drinking out of a shaker pint. Lots of sediment on the bottom of the glass.

S- Lemon meringue pie

T- lemon upfront with just the right amount of saltine cracker notes, imo. Finishes slightly sweet.

F- medium bodied. Definitely on the heavier side for a gose, but the description says that was intentional, and I'm into it. Still very refreshing.

O- I'm loving this beer. I think I might have gotten a weird batch, due to the crazy amount of head that formed right away and the sediment (more sediment than what could be considered intentional). Even with that, I'm thoroughly enjoying this beer. This will be a repeat buy for me.

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4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of therubicon
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft in a 16oz Mason Jar @ Pub Royale Chicago. This Gose had a light yellow with a minimal haze look to it. This was a nice sour beer before a spicy meal and after a spicy meal. This was a nice change of pace than the typical IPA,BPA, APA's that I float too. Very nice local Chicago beer and look forward to trying more of Off Color's styles.

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

Photo of Brushkanna
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpd026
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Big thanks to UncleJazz for the bottle.

Pours a hay color, hazy with a short fizzy head with limited retention but with a bit of lacing. Nice wheat, spice, coriander nose. The taste is light wheat, spice, mild sour notes, briney not salty, coriander and some sweet malt. The mouthfeel is nice and light with lively carbonation and clean, crisp finish. This is a really nice version of the style and unsure why it's not rated higher.

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Photo of Philcassella
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregcordle
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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