Gneiss Brewing Company

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Stout - American
Ranked #450
Ranked #23,404
3.88 | pDev: 5.41%
Gneiss Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Notes: Obsius is a weizenstout, a wheat dominated stout brewed with our weiss yeast. Obsius is a rich and creamy beer with lots of roast and finishing with the bittering from the dark malts, not the hops.
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illpass78 from Maine

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9 oz poured into a nonic on St. Pat’s.

Appearance: Black with a big tan head that recedes swiftly. Minimal lace. Opaque.

Aroma: Roasty with notes of coffee and chocolate. Little whiff of wheat and honey.

Taste: Follows nose. That wheat/honey note is more noticeable on palate. Nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin for a stout. Might be the hefe influence. Not too boozy either. Fairly easy drinking for an experimental stout.

Overall: Nice, fairly complex stout. Somewhat surprised by the lack of body, but it makes up for it by not lacking flavor.

Mar 18, 2018
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Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This stout / hefe combo pours a pitch black color with a somewhat large tan head that quickly dissipates. The smell is pretty unique with some caramel sweetness, roasted grains, and possibly some licorice. The flavor is also pretty unique though not as weird as I expected. Roasted grains and caramel figure prominently, but there is also a mild licorice and a subtle fruit tang. I didn’t really notice too much wheat character. The body is fairly heavy. I have never had a beer that was a cross between a stout and a hefe before. It is clearly more influenced by the former, but there are also clear differences that are hard to describe. It’s an interesting beer to be sure, but it doesn’t totally come together.

Apr 13, 2017
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the brewery on April 16, 2016.

Very dark brown pour to about black with a modest, fading tan head.

Sweet dark malts on the nose along with a bit of coffee and a little wheat. Hops are low profile.

Medium to a bit better than medium body. Smooth.

Sweet, milky dark roasted malts and a light spice backdrop. Clean finish but little bitterness. Easy to drink.

Apr 17, 2016
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer poured black in color with no head to speak of.
Aroma of roasted malt and fruit.
The taste followed the nose. Chocolate and licorice. Fruity at the end.
Light to medium bodied, very drinkable.

Apr 10, 2016
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ILoveNewEnglandBrew from Maine

4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the Great Lost Bear.

This is a nice medium bodied stout. Slight smokey finish way on the end. Some sour off the yeast as you settle into it that reminds me of a Belgian bottle-conditioned stout. Solid Gneiss beer

Nov 07, 2015
Obsius from Gneiss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 25 ratings