What Gose Around Comes Around
Only Child Brewing Company

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Leipzig Gose
Ranked #448
Ranked #49,761
3.3 | pDev: 6.36%
Only Child Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent batch number or bottled on date present. Another new bomber to me from Only Child Brewing, out of Northbrook, Illinois. Gose has quickly become a well-respected style for me, so let's see how this goes (pun intended).

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a light, cloudy, golden lemon body with some sediment twirling in the glass. About two big fluffy fingers of foamy white head. No lacing to speak of, but it looks pretty nice. Very cloudy & full of sediment on the last pour.

S - The aroma doesn't offer up much, aside from that doughy trademark yeast that I've come to really love about Only Child beers. Mild prickly carbonation presence, but nothing that would suggest any sour or tartness.

T - Taste follows the nose - bready, doughy, wheaty, & yeasty above anything else. No real sour or tartness, like on the nose, and I'm not picking up on anything I would really describe as salty.

M - The feel is crisp, smooth, & clean on the finish. Light-bodied with good carb.

Overall, I think it's nice, but it's certainly not a prime example of a gose. What we have is good, but if we could maybe up the sour next time, this one could be great. Light and lean, with a modest 3.50% abv; I could easily drink a bunch of this stuff.

Only Child Brewing What Gose Around Comes Around -----3.5/5

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3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a large tapered mug, I could smell the briny saltiness right away. It pours a pale hazy straw gold, with ever rising trails of tiny beaded carbonation. A finger of foam recedes rapidly to a thin skim that breaks apart after the first sip. Minimal flecks of spotty carbonation.

Aroma is not very pleasant, cooked cream of wheat with a tablespoon of salt added. Minerally without any olfactory indicators of tart or sour.

Taste is a little more balanced with a mild lacto tartness cutting the heavy handed salt brine. Minerally and wheaty base, saltine crackers, the salinity adds some body but at the expense of the flavor. Tartness is meek and mild, not really enough to give it a quenching character. The saltiness lingers in the slick aftertaste, not the most pleasant.

Overall this was not a good Gose, and for $10 a bomber it only compounded the disappointment. Troublesome is the same price for a 6 pack, and far better.

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What Gose Around Comes Around from Only Child Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 10 ratings