W4
Transmitter Brewing

W4W4
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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #77
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
89
Ranked #16,540
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 8.15%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
From:
Transmitter Brewing
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
89
Very Good
W4W4
Notes: Subtle lime and floral notes from the hops combine with light citrus flavors imparted by the coriander and deep minerally water profile to make this complex but crushable Gose. Drink with oysters and/or seafood.
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the sultan of sour beers, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, salt, some berries. Taste is plenty salty, some sour limes. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Jul 10, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Today's little CANQuest (tm) adventure is going to CANsist of Goses & Pilsners. The former because I seem to have a number of them, all ready to go & the latter because I simply CANnot get enough Pilsners. It's easy enough to suss out Lagers, but there just do not seem to be enough Pilsners, IMHO. This has gotten out of CANtrol! I did not realize a) that I had so many Goses in abeyance & b) how many of them are of a fruited variety. I'm diggin' it, though. This will be my last from the Backlog, AFAIK.

From the CAN: "Long Island City New York Farmhouse Ales Since 2013"; "Dry Hopped Gose"; "Salty + Tart + Citrusy"; "Subtle lime and floral notes from the hops combine with light citrus flavors imparted by the coriander and deep minerally water profile to make this complex but crushable Gose. Drink with oysters and/or seafood."; "Ale brewed with Salt and Coriander"; "IBUs[:] 7[,] Plato[:] 9.5°[,] Serving temp[:] 42°[,] Unit No.[:] 349-17[,] Bottle Conditioned"; "Always Well Received".

Once more, I prepped the CANtents with some gentle agitation before Crack!ing open the vent. Once acCANplished, I went with an inverted Glug into the awaiting glass to keep things stirred up & agitated. 8=) This time, my hard, steady C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass raised two-plus fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with excellent retention, taking quite a while in falling. Color was a turbid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose put me in mind of a margarita with heavy scents of lime and salt! Mmm. Ah, at last, a return to normalcy! I did not really perceive the coriander on the nose, but since that is not the aspect of the style that I really go for anyway, it was not that big of a deal. Mouthfeel was medium, which I find to be big for the style. The taste was really remarkable in that not only did the lime & salt flavors CANtinue to dominate, but it also had a light smokiness! 8=O Mesquite, to be exact! 8=O Finish was dry, but only lightly tart. This was an excellent way to finish out this Gose excursion. I think that I will take them up on their suggestion and open a CAN of smoked oysters as an acCANponiment to the rest of this beer. YMMV.

May 08, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, peach-orange colored body; decently thick, foamy head. Lime and salt aroma; clean sea. Muted sea salt infused beer; lime and other mixed citrus qualities. Medium-light body; salty with a citrus tang and dryness.

This is probably one of the first gose beers I've tasted that actually seemed to exhibit a truly sea salt character. That said, the rest of the beer fits in nicely. Well-balanced with a bit of lightness to counterbalance the almost margarita-like quality of this beer.

Jul 16, 2018
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EMH73 from New York

4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly opaque yellow/orange with a huge fluffy white head that is incredibly well retained and left a decent amount of lacing. Smells of lime, floral notes, coriander and like I'm at the beach getting fresh ocean spray. Taste is tart lime up front, salt, coriander, floral notes, more citrus on the finish. Light bodied, very lively carbonation, mild to moderately dry mouth feel. Very refreshing, tart and crisp.

Oct 01, 2017
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thepenguin from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a pale mostly clear yellow with a beautiful tight-knit head and lively carbonation. Excellent head retention and very impressive lacing for the beer’s strength.

S: Big floral hop notes when poured with some bright citrus. Salt, sweaty funk, brine and wheat. The coriander begins to pop more as the beer warms along with some grassy hop aromas.

T: A good deal more salty and tart than the aroma lets on. Tart citrusy lime is the predominant flavor, with lemons, some floral hoppiness and an ephemeral salty, puckering citrus finish. Very bright, very balanced.

F: Light body with lively, somewhat pillowy carbonation and a drying mouthfeel.

Overall: One of the most balanced goses I’ve had to date, with really nice bright citrus characters. I’d certainly buy this again.

Jan 14, 2016
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mdfb79 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Gingerman in NYC.

Pours a hazy yellow color with white head. Super sour, lots of citrus, some salt and floral notes, and bready malts. A pretty solid beer, especially the taste.

Nov 10, 2015
W4 from Transmitter Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 18 ratings