Super Going
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
Leipzig Gose
Ranked #29
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,566
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 6.22%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
232
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  24
Gots
  40
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Super GoingSuper Going
Notes: Aggressively dry hopped with new German aroma hops Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon; orange zest to boost. Lightly toasted white oak provides tannin's and mouthfeel. Assertively tart, with light sea salt appearing on the finish.
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Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A large, airy foamy white head fills the glass most of the way while the body hazes up quite a bit to a nearly opaque orange due to lots of sediment in the bottle. By the way, what the hell is this marketing stating the beer has never been boiled? What is it, tea?

Smell is salty, crisp and orange-spiked lemon-lime with a faint hint of seaweed-infused soft cheese and light wood.

The orange adds a unique attribute to the Gose flavor range, brightening and sharpening it up a bit more than expected. Super Going also has a little more funk than normal, but not as much of the lactic variety, nor is it as salty as other Goses, but there's still a hint of ocean. Being aged on wood maybe adds a touch of complexity, but not much.

Body is moderate, with a light airy froth and a tangy, tingly finish. The thing is, the floating, thick, dark-colored chunks of yeast cake are a bit off-putting and make you feel like you need to dodge them when drinking, which affects the feel and overall experience.

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Photo of Delli555
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pronounced dry hops with a light, delicate and refreshing orange zest aroma and taste. Sour is present, but takes a back seat in this beer to the dryness and orange flavor, which are clearly meant to be the standouts here.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a super cloudy light neon yellow color that looks a few shades darker than lemonade. The head is two fingers, dense, bubbly and slightly off white. Retention is better than most goses, but still doesn't last more than a minute or two. There are many thing rings of hanging lacing and also hundreds of tiny spots left on the glass. Absolutely beautiful beer.

Smell is very bright oranges. Both natural orange flavor along with orange hop flavor. Dancing in the background after the initial orange punch is oak, acidic tartness, and a touch of funk.

Taste is similar, but less bright than the smell. The flavors blend together nicely, but they just don't quite pop like I expected.

Feel is very light and undercarbonated with a very dry finish. The lack of carbonation is almost off putting which makes the beer seem watery and is probably the cause for the seemingly diluted flavor.

Overall this beer is good, but could be so much better. Every dry hopped sour I've had from Grimm has been absolutely superb, but this one falls short. The look and smell are excellent, but the lack of carbonation really kills this one for me.

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Photo of Tone
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of spruce, piney hops, citrus zest, juniper, hint of spicy hops, slight bacterial funk, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Gose. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, yeast, slight pine, spruce, hint of grass, hint of alcohol, hint of wheat, slight pale malt, and slight bacterial funk. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy straw color with white head. Aroma has lemon and lime juice but also some pickle juice. Taste is briney and lemony, really balanced and easy drinking. There is also a slightly bitter hop character. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a really nice hoppy gose.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into Wine glass

A: soapy white head that dies down quickly into a film. Body is a slightly hazy light straw and pale yellow in color.

S: lemon zest, grapefruit, apricot, oak, a little yeasty funk.

T: Lots of lemon and grapefruit on the tongue. Beer is sour but not crazy so. Very mild hints of oak but mainly lemon tartness and grapefruit.

M: very effervescent and light and crisp on the tongue.

O: A very good wild ale that is disguising itself as a Gose. Super easy to drink and not too bitter. Nice light fruit up front with a light oak finish.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a super juicy dry hopped bretty gose on oak, brilliant. so many of these are getting over simplified, dumbed down to be wheat and lacto, one dimensional and boring after awhile. seen one you seen them all kind of thing. this is a needed beer for me, a highly inspired and refined take on the style, really well done. thanks to my man in new york for sending this one out to me. its super pale yellow, straw colored, hazy but without chunky bits, and with a tall white head on top resting patiently. immediately funky on the nose, soft and farmy, rustic mature all the way dry brett with a light green melon and unripe strawberry complexion, amazing to see some yeast differentiation in a gose! still some lactic sourness there, and definitely a high brine kind of thing in the flavor, not just the brett, but the beer is so light that a bit of these elements carry a long way. the oak is strong too, lending almost a white wine flavor to the beer, but also mellowing it nicely. lots of wood here, coming through in a big way. the salt is up, and its nice with the lacto and the brett at the same time, gives it some legs, really earthy salt and wood together. the hops give it a different kind of life, a freshness, juicy and wet with no bitterness, just a new layer, like a tea steep or something, distinct but in perfect proportion. really this is one of the better examples of gose i have ever had, if we can even call it that anymore with the recipe twists and turns. a standout beer in a session full of great ones...

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Photo of Stevem68
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Aroma is tart, acidic, with a hint of coriander and salt. Flavor is lightly tart with a citrus peel acidic note. A little bit of salt and a touch of bitter is in the back of the tongue. Overall a very nice beer.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a hazy light straw color with a fizzy white head. Smell is lemony and a bit funky, with a hint of salt. Taste is similar. A very tasty and enjoyable beer. Tons of flavor at a low ABV.

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Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy gold color. Rim bubbles for a head. No lace.

Mild sour nose. A touch of salt.

Quite tart as if squeezed lemon were added. Decent body with light, spritzy bubbles on the tongue. The finish is less tart even if that is the strongest flavor. Short aftertaste.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8oz pour at Beershop NYC on the UWS.
Opaque straw yellow with creamy white head, smells like a fluffy bunny rabbit, musty, earthy, and slightly sour, taste follows the nose with a nice funk quality, citrus zest, and salt, this beer is light and creamy. A funky farm animal of a gose.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice cloudy gold beer with a white head that leaves very little lacing. The smell is fruity and funky with a pleasant sweetness and citrus. The taste slightly sweet and sour with salt and orange that finishes with a wet oak flavor. This is a tasty brew.

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Photo of Dave_Carlson
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is quite tart for a gose, which is just fine with me. There is a pleasant amount of funk from the nose, and the tartness in the taste is pleasantly balanced by the hops. I really enjoyed this quite a lot.

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Photo of professorchow
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a tulip from bottle.

A: Pours gold. Unlike some other reviewers, I found head to be pretty modest and short-lasting, though lacing was good.

S: Muted citrus. (Muted because its boquet isn't very strong.)

T: Excellent. Quite tart but not so much as to test your fortitude, and citrusy--the orange test comes through well. The salt is understated and hits only on the finish. I really liked that.

M: Clean, crisp, dry.

O: Not my favorite of the Grimm Ales I've had, but then Gose isn't my favorite style. This is a very good beer.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a chilled bomber into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy straw/light gold with a full meringue head that maintains well and laces beautifully.

S: Tart citrus peel, a little funky. A slight hint of peppery yeast ester.

T: Nice lacto tartness. Some orange and lemon zest, as well as a nice salt balance on the end.

M: The lactobacillus gives the mouth a slight pucker. The beer is nicely crisp with clean carbonation. Somewhat slender through the waist, easy to drink.

O: A delicious Gose that I thoroughly enjoyed. The white oak aging mellowed it out some, the lacto is well balanced and the orange and salt compliment one another nicely. Another solid brew by Grimm Ales.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber. Hazy yellow with thick foamy head, highly carbonated, pour slowly. Bubbly traces of lace. Lemony tart aroma. Taste is tart, puckering lemon n orange, salty at the end with semi dry finish. A touch of wood in the end as well. Medium soft mouthfeel. This is a good Gose, heavy on the tartness but in a good way, liked it.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Haven't been overly impressed by Grimm's sours so far. Let's see if this one hits the spot. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A - This one's a gusher. Enormous fluffy white head atop an extremely bubbly pale yellow body. Looks like a gose, perhaps a bit less hazy. Goses tend to be ugly, but this one looks pretty decent.

N - I smell this everywhere from the second I popped the cap. Yeah, it's that zesty, tart aroma you get from most goses. I get some lemon, orange, and a drop of salt.

T - Yes, very good. Wow, plenty of flavor here, which is excellent. Funny, the tartness isn't so much from the gose-ness of it, if that makes any sense. This is sour the way an orange or a lemon is sour, not so much like a sour beer. Still very tasty.

M - Super frothy on the palate, which I love, and finishes extremely clean. A well made beer.

O - Yes, this is the best sour I've had from them. Looking forward to Grimm getting even better.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy yellow. Head is bright-white and creamy with large bubbles. Drops to a small loose wisp of cap with a slightly larger collar. Minimal lacing. Moderate to high carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Orange juice. Loaded with orange zest and a slight lactic push. Hints of tropical fruit add some peach and nectarine to the back of the aroma. Light slightly sweet and bready malts. Some pushes of grass and wet hay with a mildly damp element. Salt rides underneath everything. Relatively mild. Lots of orange peel with some musty basement.

Taste: Salty orange juice. Salt is moderate but definitely cuts through the slightly tart base. Decidedly lactic with some hints of lemon to flesh it out a bit. A touch of tropical fruit - mango and tangerine mostly with a hint of pineapple. Some pale malt with a hint of wheat. Slightly sweet through the back as well. Slightly floral with a juicy orange base. Warming mellows it out and lets the salt really pop with the orange zest. Hop presence is light, but noticeable. Touches of earth. Slightly old orange juice.

Mouthfeel: Light leaning to medium body with a moderate carbonation. Dry and clean with a sharp astringency.

Overall: Going somewhere.

It's more like salty orange juice than an orange zest gose...both are great ideas.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer
Consumed 9/26/15

A: Cloudy, hazy medium yellow, kind of a peach flesh color - pours with a small, white head, fades to a wispy cap, small collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Loads of citrus - not really citrus in the sense of hops, citrus in the sense that this kind of smells like orange juice - orange and tangerine flesh, juice - orange zest, orange pulp - some grapefruit - some tropical notes, melon and pineapple - honey - some funk underneath the bag of oranges - some lacto and some yeasty funk, esters - oak is subtle

T: Salty Orangina - lots of citrus, but mostly orange - orange juice, flesh, zest, and pulp - some other citrus flavors, including grapefruit and lemon - some pineapple juice and lemon - honey and some spice - lightly woody, acidity from the wood blends well with the citrus acidity and the funk - not a potent amount of funk, but it's definitely there - some musty lacto, with some damp sourness - tart overall - salt tastes like an afterthought, it's very minimal, but it adds a nice edge

M: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, crisp, nice finish

O: Well that's just super

This is far from a traditional Gose, and I like this interpretation. The orange and citrus is great, and the woody element is very minor. It's not very salty at all, but the salt that is here helps tie things together.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A but too overcarbonated - a hazy, almost milky, yellow pour with a slight greenish tinge. Head fades to spotty lacing. Aroma and taste have that distinctive mandarina profile that I, personally, love; mandarin oranges, apricots, honeyed, pineapple juice with an intense herbal followthrough ... like you're chewing on the leaves and rind of a pineapple. Oak comes through in the lingering finish.

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Photo of Griffin2
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 6 ounce taster glass.
Poured a lemon yellow color with a minimal white head.
Smell of citrus, mostly orange.
Very tart and citrusy beer.
Nice enjoyable beer.

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Photo of zeff80
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft. Poured a slightly cloudy, golden color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of lemon, wheat and orange peel. Tart with lemon and some sweet grape and orange taste.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Bottled 6/2015.

Pours a murky whitish-yellow with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with wheat, citrus juice, orange zest, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with sour wheat, salt, citrus fruit, and citrus juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: light murky yellow Canary to neon yellow.

S: wine Grapes. White grape juice. Slight funk. Champagne. Green berries.

T: tart front. But mellows before the finish. Funky bread. Lemon peel. Grapes

F: high carbonation. Light mouthfeel.

O: pretty decent. Light but has a punch.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy pale yellow color with a small white head.

Orange aroma, some melon.

Orange zest taste. Cantaloupe. A little tannin.

A hint of tartness. Very refreshing.

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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 232 ratings