Viking Gose | The Monarchy

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3.76/5
Very Good
46 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Monarchy
Germany
themonarchybeer.de

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Anders Kissmeyer of Denmark.

Brewed & Bottled by The Monarchy and Kissmeyer at Vormann Brauerei, Hagen-Dahl, Germany.

Added by leitmotif on 04-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,412
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
46
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of AD_PNW
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Engine House 9. Light and tart with a smokey back note. Reminds me a of pineapple and bacon, or the remnants of pineapple bacon. Flavors were pretty mellow. Nice overall.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Small, fast vanishing head with a hazy yellow color. Smoke, salt, hints of tart sour- fruitiness. Very smoky first impression, along with hints of salt, spices and a medium sourness. Decent complexity, still easy drinkable, well balanced. Sweet and sour tastes are both contained in this beer, both go surprisingly well together. Smoke and salt help to create a pleasant overall impression. Heavy on the smoke.

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Photo of drpimento
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, this stuff is killer, chug a lug. Everything is smack on. The freshness and carbonation is in perfect balance with the smoke, which in turn give a great counterpoint to the acid. There's a hint of sweet for further dimension. Nothing is overdone. Super easy drinking.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Different label, "postage stamp" design. Brewed at Vormann.

Hazy orange gold, sudsy white foam forms a lasting head that eventually breaks across the surface.
Aroma is softly smoky, faint campfire wood smoke, very soft and clean.

Taste is very good, a pleasant cloudberry tartness that almost carries a tropical edge. Crisp and tart, fruitiness takes a front seat, vaguely smoky on the back end. Creamy smooth, dries out quickly. Overall the fruit character really adds an interesting dimension to a well crafted Lichtenhainer. Recommended.

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Photo of samEBC
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kyle86
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this on tap at Federal Taphouse-served chilled in a snifter.

The color is a golden shade with brilliant clarity and thick white head with fine bead visible carbonation with good retention. The smell has a smoky and mildly medicinal aroma with slight salty/mineral accent with an almost plastic scent. The feel has a tangy and lemony juicy quality with a mild smoky texture and drywith subtle spice with a mostly dry finish with moderate carbonation level with low sweetness level.

The taste is very dry with lots of smoke and earthy tangy yeast with lactic lemony character and slight hint of spice not too strong as far as alcohol-wise but tropical with a lightly medicinal edge but not band-aid at all, just slight woody fruity juniper berry influence with a complex dry tangy finish. Overall I think this is excellent - a gose with smoky and tangy tart taste that is refreshing with enough abv not to be considered a session beer but I will sacrifice a little drinkability for some complexity in a gose -not your usual lemony flavored german ale

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Photo of MadScientist
4.49/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A lightly hazy golden ale that pours with two fingers of fluffy white head. The foam leaves ropes of lacing on the glass.

S: A prominent smoke aroma at a moderately strong level with a light, fruity tart note.

T: Smoke and tart dominate with a light honey like malt sweetness in the middle resolving in a dry, tart finish. There is a moderate, light colored fruitiness like peaches and apricots. A moderate bitterness and light saltiness.

F: A medium-full bodied beer owing a fair amount of thickness on the palate from the salt. A strong level of carbonation and moderate creaminess and a touch of astringency.

O: This beer smells amazing with a great combination of smoke and sour that works surprisingly well. A very food friendly beer that's acidity would partner well with a beef stew.

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Photo of Beer4B
3.01/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

With all the advancements in technology and brewing over the past two hundred years, the Monarchy Brewery ignores nearly all of it in order to create a rustic, historic and organic taste for a newer and more modern craft beer audience.

Its striking bright yellow hue is pale and noticeably hazed. As a delicate, tightly-knit head swirls above, so do its polarizing aromas of smoke, sourness and whole wheat. And as these flavors intertwine on the early palate, its the bready sweetness that latches on first with its lightly doughy and starchy softness.

But soon after, the sweaty tang of dry cider, lime, lemon, chardonnay and crabapple pierce the malts and encourage a quick dissolve of its sweetness. As the grain breaks apart, a smoldering taste of mesquite overtake the favor. Its billowing smoke character is meaty, peppery and quite robust.

And while the distinctive ale continues to dry, the smoke develops to near ash proportions and dries the palate in similar fashion to scotch whisky. Only the beer's mild saltiness keeps the taste full enough to contend with the smoky yeast spice.

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Photo of barczar
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Aroma is smoky, with phenolic bandaid and a hint of salty lemon. Flavor is sour and tart lemon upfront, becoming lightly bready and grainy in the finish. Smoke weaves throughout and lingers in the aftertaste. Think this would be a very nice gose without the smoke. Overpowers.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Viking Gose from The Monarchy
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 46 ratings