Kirsch Gose
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Gose
Ranked #68
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,547
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 9.11%
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
925
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 06, 2021
Added:
Jan 31, 2015
Wants:
  70
Gots:
  234
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: A bold and bright step outside the norm, the flavors of a unique, old world German brewing process excite your senses with the sharp and sweet burst of fresh cherries. Effervescent and sublime, this session ale has an enticing cherry-fruit character. European tradition and American ingenuity come together in the truest sense as you Taste Victory in Kirsch Gose.

Pours a ruby to light red with white foam. Aroma of fresh sour cherries with flavors of tartness, intense rounded cherry character, and a refreshing salty character. Crisp carbonation and light body are both combined into a thirst quencher.
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: hazy; the color of pink grapefruit; 1 finger finely pored pale pink head that receded to a wispy cap with a thick collar; nice web of lace;

S: a balance between funk, cherry, and salt;

T: mildly tart cherry from start to finish; salt comes through at the end; coriander is noticeable in the aftertaste;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: I would have liked a bit more tartness and carbonation; I was very happy that this didn't taste like cough syrup;
Sep 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
355 ml bottle, from Bris ølutsalg, Jørpeland. ABV is 4.7%. Peach to pink colour, small white head. Aroma of lactic acid and sour cherries, hints of sea water. The flavour has distinct lactic acid and sour cherries, but is not too extreme. Hints of salt and coriander seeds. Fairly refreshing.
May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jan 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by patre_tim from Thailand

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by OakLawnBill from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from can with best by date of Feb 9/21 into tulip pint glass. Aroma light cherry. Pink to light orange in color, 1 finger width of head. Medium mouthfeel, tart cherry taste and sea salt finish. Not overly carbonated. Excellent beer.
Dec 20, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A couple of 12 oz. cans were just waiting to be unleashed and reviewed. They were poured individually into a clear Imperial pint glass mug. The gose is light copper in color with very little head and lacing. Light also describes the aroma, which has tart notes with a hint of berry. Kirsch Gose has a very pleasant sour cherry flavor softened by some malt. There are times a beer such as this can be very refreshing. The cherry prevents it from becoming bitter or overly sour. The low ABV helps its drinkable. If anything, it may not be tart enough. P.S. A subsequent pour into a clear pint glass left a very nice white head a significant glass lacing. The numbers on the review will reflect that.
Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Best by 2/9/21

A nice beer for the day, once again hitting nearly 75 at the end of October. Cherries are one of my favorite fruits, I'm pretty sure I'll thoroughly enjoy this

Pours a cloudy pinkish orange with 2 fingers of white head that quickly fades to a cap and leaves plenty of lacing behind

The nose is pretty straightforward here, the cherries are tart, cracker, just the right amount of coriander, sea salt, and a touch of lemon juice. The coriander often comes out too much in the style, making it a touch too spicy, but this seems balanced

As expected, this is quite balanced. Up front the cherries toe the line between sweet and tart with a light coriander spice to back it up. The swallow brings some general lemon tartness and crisp bready malt with a touch of wheat to soften things up

A nice light body combines with light prickly carbonation to create a very refreshing beer. Finishes just a touch sticky and tart

This was a pretty solid gose. Downright crushable, I look forward to keeping this around during the warmer months
Oct 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Oct 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.91 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Sep 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.15 by pfd44 from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
"Enjoy by 8/29/16"; drank 6/1/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque ruby red appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a small white head; strong lace.

Honeyed wheat & sweet cherry notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Honeyed wheat & candle wax flavors up front; tart cherry notes on the finish.

The sweet & sour aspects clash a bit, but this was at least flavor-forward. Good.
Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by elec from Minnesota

Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by Zsmith35 from Washington

Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz bottle, enjoy by 14 Jul 2018... decanted into a fat tulip)

L: crystal-clear, pinkish tawny liquid; tall crest of bubbly white foam on the pour, slowly collapsing into a bubbly collar... leaves a good bit of webby lacing

S: coriander, lemon and grapefruit zest, soft note of cherry... delicate malts, vague pine note?... cherry ginger ale overtone

T: flavorful, fruity pop up front, with a spicy tart hum remaining on the tip of the tongue, lightly saline aftertaste... cherry stone builds on the palate, coriander hangs in the back a little... moreish

F: light bodied, cut and dry, with a soft effervescence... front of the tongue gets some tiny acidic pins & needles, poking long after each sip, but fading in intensity along the way

O: not something I would normally gravitate towards, but I found a lone bottle in a fridge at the store, figured why not?... despite the beer being past it's prime, it's still damn tasty
Dec 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by Helios from New Jersey

Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 2.31 by dzag from Connecticut

Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by aztraz from Sweden

Nov 03, 2018
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from long-standing notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Pinkish red, just barely hazy – this is almost completely clear. Forms a big two-finger very light pink head that fades after a few minutes. A good amount of active carbonation.

S: Not huge here. Light lactic tart, mild feety funk, and sour cherries. Some fruity yeast esters – apple and pears mostly. Some light cracker malts, and there’s some salinity as well.

T: Tart cherries and less cherry candy. Light lactic tart and citric acid. Fruity as well – lemons and apples again. Some very pale cracker malts in the background. The cherry flavor dissolves quickly into those other fruits, with more lactic tart swelling up as well as some savoriness. Then this finishes with lingering dry tart and fruitiness.

M: Light body. Carbonation just a little less than average. Fairly low alcohol but as it's a little noticeable it's a bit high for style.

O: Not bad, but ultimately forgettable. The cherry flavors aren’t overly artificial, but there’s a candied aspect that diminishes the fresh and juicy impression. The mild funk on the nose was essentially completely lacking on the palate as well. It's not particularly tart, not particularly salty. It’s like they tried to stay middle of the road and just missed out on emphasizing any one of those that probably would have had me liking this more.
Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.74 by crackerjack57 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by IgnatiusReilly from New Jersey

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Rootscipio from Texas

Sep 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Musineer from Texas

Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by Rengersc from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Aug 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Davec10614 from New York

Aug 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by jsnouffer from New Jersey

Aug 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by sumnerw from Texas

Jul 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by eluvah from New York

Jul 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.8 by Mooooose from Maine

Jul 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Maillard from Ohio

Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by LennyBound from Illinois

Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by JustCamIt from Virginia

Jun 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jun 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.71 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jun 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by addiwilliams from Virginia

Jun 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.86 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Jun 02, 2018
Kirsch Gose from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1138 ratings