I Feel The Universe | Finback Brewery

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3.94/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finback Brewery
New York, United States
finbackbrewery.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Passion fruit gose sour ale.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-16-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,115
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
88
pDev:
8.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
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23
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Photo of ontic
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Passion Fruit Gose. Lime, passion fruit, stone fruit, salt and lemon. Wheat malt profile. Nice tartness level. Prickly, but not overpowering. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Good stuff.

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Photo of Daveshek28
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fmccormi
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straight pour from a 16oz can to an oversized wineglass (JK stem). This has a canning date of April 6, 2017, printed in black ink on the underside of the can (“SALTY LOOK, LAURY’S 4/6/17”); that would make this beer just under four weeks old at the time of consumption. Refrigerated for over 24 hours prior to drinking.

Appearance (3.5): Almost three fingers of crackly, rapidly dissipating, bone-white head rise off of the pour, capping a hazy, rich, 24ct gold-colored body with a nice tan and bright orange highlights. The head dies away fairly quickly, leaving essentially no lacing. Well, it’s a gose. Body’s pretty, at least.

Smell (4.0): Oodles of passionfruit, not surprisingly, erring on the sweet and pungent side rather than the tart and musky corners of the passionfruit flavor spectrum. It’s got a sweetness underneath that comes across like champagne mango. No hint of malt whatsoever, but again, it’s a 5.0% ABV gose—I wasn’t expecting much in that department. But, the bright, lemony lactic character blends in perfectly with the tropical vibe of that passionfruit.

Taste (3.75): Passionfruit, sure, but in some way it’s not as prominent as I was expecting. It’s definitely there, in a slightly musky, overripe nectar way, but it seems to reflect a slightly yogurty funk from the lactic fermentation—while also being outshone by the insanely bright, somewhat puckeringly tart lactic acid. It’s quite sour. The sea salt actually mutes the passionfruit a little bit, I think, as it draws the sweetness of the fruit down to an earthy level that comes off as muted next to the lactic sourness and tropical tones. No booze, and no malt come through in the flavor profile, as far as I’m concerned. Actually, now that I say that, there’s a grainy earthiness that probably comes from the malt that plays very well with the sea salt. As the drink goes on, the passionfruit does take on a funkier, spunkier character that I enjoy quite a bit.

Mouthfeel (3.75): Exactly a gose should, it shows a soft, slightly light-side-of-medium weight body (which actually is not as dry or starchy as I would have expected), and evenly distributed carbonation that tingles nicely as it foams up easily and fizzles away quickly. The passionfruit seems to offer it a slicker, creamier feel than I would have expected.

Overall (3.75): Well, it’s really good but not outstanding, and I think it doesn’t quite capitalize on the full potential of a passionfruit gose. I am obsessed with this fruit. I love its bombast and the weird dimensions that it can take on. That being the case, when it’s included in a beer, I’m kind of a sucker. It also means I can be a bit picky. In this instance, the base beer is a pretty solid gose with a nice balance of earthy, grainy character, bright lactic acidity, and a solid but not overplayed addition of sea salt. The passionfruit, meanwhile, is good but doesn’t quite live up to its full potential. Recommended? Sure. But at the beer’s current pricepoint, it’s not a can’t-miss beer. But definitely recommended if you’re exploring the world of kettle soured beers and passionfruit.

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Photo of dar482
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tall silver can....4-6-17 on the bottom

Lightly clouded, off white cap

Sour is noticeable on the nose

Medium sour going on here, lemony, fruity, some vinegar....meh...kinda one dimensional...not my favorite take on the style

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Photo of Gawz
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacob17
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up a while ago at Finback and after hitting up the place again yesterday for their most recent release, I finally got around to this and their other beers that I've had in my basement. I love this style, though they tend to be lighter than what I'm normally into, and this brew was a good interpretation of what one should be as it went down easily and stayed crisp from start to finish!

This had a nice pour to it as the hazy, golden liquid was nicely offset by a lively head that retreated quickly and sounded like retreating sea foam as it did so. Not a strong nose to this at all but what was there was tart and sour like apple cider, as so many on here have already alluded to. Lively, crisp take to this as there was plenty of apple, pear, vinegar, yeast, and a bit of medicinal band-aid all in here. Not terribly sour, there was just enough here to draw me in without making me pucker up. Basic crackery malt and a nice amount of carbonation provided good balance as the salt came through once I swished this around a bit. A nice, mild finish kept this in check as none of the flavors stood out too much in the aftertaste.

Though I only had one can left, it would have been easy to polish off a few of these in a row. This was canned on 7/12 and had "Cats" written above it and while that date and this style were ideally suited for the summer, a beer like this could be enjoyed year-round. A fun take on the style that could have used just a bit more passion fruit to set it above the others, but at the same time, was good enough to please nearly everyone who gave this a go!

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Photo of mackeyse
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reagan1984
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can into a Surly teku.

Nose is barely there with just the slightest hint of pulpy fruit. Passion fruit is very apparent in this one upfront and throughout. Other hints of citrus and lemon rind with a briney background that enhances a juicy sweetness from the fruit addition. Very good. Light bodied with ample carbonation and like every solid gose, super carbonated, crisp and refreshing going down. Sweet, puckering finish.

Finback is really knocking it out of the park these days. I hope the trend continues!

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Photo of Mikexw
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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I Feel The Universe from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 88 ratings