Prophets & Nomads | Collective Arts Brewing

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Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Gose is an unfiltered wheat beer made with malted wheat. This creates a unique cloudy yellow colour and provides a refreshing crispness and twang. Our Gose has a low hop bitterness and features coriander and Himalayan salt, adding hints of complementary dryness, spice and a touch of sharpness to the beer.

Added by thehyperduck on 03-19-2017

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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i thought this was excellent, really cool artwork on the can too. its not got anything crazy in it, unless you count the himalayan sea salt, but salt goes in gose, so its not unexpected. however, despite its adherence to the traditional ingredients, the beer stands out to me as unique. its light yellow and cloudy, obviously wheat based, paler and lighter than others, with a soda sort of carbonation to it but not a lot of head collecting. smells very clean and very interesting, perhaps a different lacto strain than i normally see in there, lemony and brisk, with a nice mouthwatering acidity to it and an earthy quality thats great with the wheat. it has a great pop of citrus in the flavor, and the salt dries it out nicely with a brine and minerals sort of finish, champagne carbonation is excellent here as well. coriander is more subtle than the lacto or the salt, and im okay with that here, the beer does however have a nice herbaceous freshness though, even without a heavy dose of the distinctive coriander. i wish i stumbled into more beers from these guys this week, this was very tasty!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473ml can - what is the big deal with Himalayan salt?

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a thick band of snow cap lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, salted wheat crackers, floral coriander spice, dry white grape juice, a hint of lactose, and some ethereal earthy, leafy, and grassy noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and grainy pale malt, wheaten cereal, saline solution, faint coriander, white wine lees, and more well understated earthy, musty, and floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its swirling and effervescent frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with nothing really sticking its neck out here. It finishes trending dry, the mixed graininess kind of left to its own lingering devices.

Overall, this comes across as a pleasantly simple version of the style, the added spices kept to a minimum, flavour-wise. Easy to drink, and enjoyably refreshing - you don't have to be either of the titular characters to get your hands on one of these, but I imagine that it wouldn't hurt, either.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tallboy can from the LCBO; packaged Aug 24 2017 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy pale straw colour, capped with a layer of bright white, airy foam more than an inch thick. It recedes within a matter of minutes, leaving behind a thin, smooth cap and an attractive ring of lacing. Looks fine, but I'd be lying if I said the nose was all that intriguing - very muted and low-key, with briny sea water and subtle coriander spice on top of a vaguely gritty, grainy wheat note, all of which is very typical for the style. There's a hint of lemon in there too, but in general this brew's sourness/acidity doesn't extend to its aroma all that much.

A very nice, prototypical gose; gritty wheat and crackery pale malts are overlain by a mildly puckering lactic acidity that lasts throughout the sip. Lemon sourness definitely comes to mind, with light coriander spiciness and barely perceiptible grassy, floral hops preceding a salty, tart back end. Finishes dry; similarly so for the aftertaste, with the latent lactic acidity dissipating quickly. Light in body, with strong carbonation and a crisp, prickly mouthfeel that gives this salty brew a palate-scrubbing quality. Quite refreshing and very easy to knock back.

Final Grade: 4.3, an excellent A grade. This isn't the first gose I've had from Collective Arts, but it's definitely my favourite one to date. It's a highly sessionable offering that combines sourness and saltiness in just the right proportions, with its coriander spice and wheat malt base providing just enough scaffolding to integrate everything together. Highly recommended to fans of the style as well as curious newbies. With wider distribution and the right marketing push (both within the realm of reason for this well-positioned brewery), Prophets & Nomads could easily become Canada's equivalent of Westbrook Gose.

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Photo of FadetoBock
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGDrock
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Body like a glass of fresh squeezed, unfiltered lemon juice; fizzy white head reduces to a thin rim quickly.
Light aroma, of lemon, herbs, coriander.
Sour & salty right off the bad and lingering through to the finish. Getting a hit of grapefruit and lime, and with it's light-medium body and carbonation, it's reminiscent of a radler. Bit of a tequila vibe as well.
Nice flavour in this, body it doesn't deliver as well in the other departments and feels a little flat. Worth a try, some might find it interesting.

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Photo of arensburgh
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pale-medium hazy gold with a frothy, bubbly, pure white head that stands tall for much of the duration.
Smell: LOTS of funk, hay, lemons. Slight dry, spicy punch.
Taste: Less funk but still present, lemongrass, somehow devoid of pith. Almost sweet like a lemon buttercream in the middle before juicer notes set in. Plenty tart.
Feel: Refreshing and light-bodied. Good bite with no harshness into the finish.

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Photo of ConnorG
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very decent gose. Use of pink Himalayan salt, supposedly high in mineral content appreciated. LCBO standard bottle. Refreshing. A bit above average for an average no risk style.

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Photo of osheamatth
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks slightly hazy straw, with tons of bubbly carnbonation, with a big foamy white head. The retention isn't amazing but is better than a typical gose. A small ring remains, but no lacing is left.
The nose is very briny like ocean spray, crackery and almost slightly biscuity, with a crisp lactic tartness leaning toward green apple and pear skin. Hints of lemon zest as well.
The taste follows with a pop of tartness upfront, citric acid, green apple and pear skin. Then you get a crackery, doughy, and almost slightly toasty malt in the middle, which leans heavily into salinity near the finish but ends clean and lightly dry.
The mouthfeel is light but very well carbonated, keeping it sluggable, smooth, and refreshing. Finishes a bit on the watery side, but the slight dryness and salinity keeps you reaching continually for the next sip.

Overall, a very solid Gose. Not amazing, but it doesn't have to be. It's very refreshing and does the style justice!

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Photo of hophugger
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a stange, the appearance was a semi-glossy to crisp burnt yellow/almost copper color with a finger's worth of sustaining white foamy head that dissipated after about a minute. No lace.
The aroma had a blend of sweet to sour wheat up front with some lemon and lime sour to sweet to semi-zesty and a touch of lemongrass right before the saltiness came in.
The flavor was moderately sour with a substantial sweet wheaty bite cutting in on some of the lime/lemon tart to twang punching the saltiness in the face (it's there, it's just extremely faint). Aftertaste was leaning into the wheaty sour edge with a lemon rind-like sour to bitter character.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied as I would think the heftier wheatier body seemed to kick those citrusy and salty flavors back a bit more than expected. I didn't mind for me, though, just something I noticed. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Definitely, the wheat takes control in this feel fairly smoothly and with that little bit of "twang."
Overall, I liked this one for me, but will have to admit, it's a bit different than other North Americanized goses. I'm so used to the normal American ones with more salt. This one seems to have the salt way more subdued with the wheat exceptionally forward. Still, I'd have again, preferably in the Summer.

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Photo of StormAles
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tbone2131
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a slight hazy bright yellow color ale with a huge white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart notes and coriander is delicate but enticing. Taste is a mix of light tart notes with some light salty notes with some coriander notes also noticeable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Refreshing with just the right amount of complexity.

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Photo of edthehead
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carboanation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving lots of lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lemons and lactobacillus are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a light amount of sourness along with some hints of sourness in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This gose isn't as tart and sour compared to some of the other beers in the style but it is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

Serving type: can

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Photo of flek
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L: slight hazy pale apple juice
S: somewhat funky low-intensity fruit cocktail/grapefruit juice
T: pleasant straightforward gose with slight tang and slight bitterness. No complexity.
F: light, fresh, tangy
O: a nice gose but nothing special

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy with almost no carbonation, and almost a green tinge. Topped with a finger of snow white head.

Smells briny, a little of coriander, and a hint of lemon.

Tastes slightly salty, with a hint of coriander, and a sharp, tart, finish.

Light body, with low carbonation, and an acidic finish.

Got at LCBO, drinking in Muskoka, Feb 5th, 2018.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the lcbo for around $3

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Photo of M4CDO
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Prophets & Nomads from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 112 ratings