The Known Universe | Finback Brewery

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4.15/5
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40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with salt, citrus and a touch of heat.

Added by Britt on 05-09-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
40
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by donkeyrunner:
Photo of donkeyrunner
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Mr. Kevin

Clear orange with a large head that can't stand the evening humidity. Smells like lime and malty sweetness. Flavor starts with sweet orange and lime citrus then the salt transitions and carries the back end heat. Not too much heat and not too little either.

I don't like chili beers, I don't like gone. I love this though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tappangordo
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingslotty
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of garyloveman
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bilco
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Toomanybarrels
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer you want to be drinking with seafood or at a lowcountry boil. Solid citrus to start with a nice chili finish. The tartness meets you in the middle. I want this with fish tacos, catfish, scallops. All day long.

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Photo of allenson21
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probert
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dar482
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes a deep gold to pale amber.

The aroma offers intense juicy blood orange, salt, a hint of tart and pepper flavor.

The flavor follows with that blood orange juiciness with a reasonable handed salt covering the orange slice. Mostly the flavor of blood orange, reminders of sweetness without it actually being there. Tart qualities are medium minus. However, at the mid palate, the heat hits! It smacks of jalapeno and cayenne being throw into a beer. It lingers on as fruit flavor and salt balances that slightly, but the heat really offers a lingering burn at the back of throat.

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Photo of Cath
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorChugButterman
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drinkable Sour Patch Kid.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burt
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- a sublime pale gold.

S- sharp citrus, sea salt and chilli peppers

T- perfectly balanced, tart citrus fruits up front, then a little salty in the middle, definite and perfectly balanced spice from the chilli peppers on the back end.

F- crisp and refreshing, great mouthfeel.

O- for a Gose, this is by far the tastiest and well made i have had so far.absolutely superb. What a great brewery Finback have turned out to be.

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Photo of Jkolls
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppilyEverAfter0903
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is the first beer I've tried from Finback and it's incredible. The flavors stand out on their own, yet blend well together. I have a low tolerance for heat and was worried about the spiciness, but it's not too bad. I preferred to drink it colder to keep the heat level low. The spice definitely builds as the beer warms and you drink more of it. Overall, it's cool to see a new take on a gose and this one was well executed!

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The Known Universe from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 40 ratings