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 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

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
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | 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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Photo of Cramerican
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewsby
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

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