Limey Gose | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cjohns73 on 07-02-2016

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#10,080
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
54
pDev:
7.04%
 
 
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Photo of Rengersc
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of classixIII
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMustyElbows
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale yellow in color with a light hazy appearance. Poured with a tall, soapy, bright white foam moderate retention. Aromas of fresh lime rinds and light wheat malt. Light bodied with high carbonation. Tart, puckering lime flavors right out of the gate that allow wheat malt and saltiness to peak through as the tartness tapers. But  it doesn't taper much as this finished tartly with light wheat followed by lingering lime flavors. Tart, crisp, flavorful and easy drinking for those that enjoy the style.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pale straw with a small head. The aroma features mild malts and strong tart flavors, with notes of both lime juice and lime peel. The flavor is bright and clear, with loads of fresh lime flavor, and a solid hit of salt on the finish. The mouthfeel is light, with bright carbonation. Overall this is a superb, bold, refreshing sour.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of meatyard
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Very pale golden color. Somewhat hazy. A pure white head faded to a cap very quickly and left minimal lacing.

S---Tart. Very tart. Heavy lime aroma. You can tell it's a sour. Some yeast/breadiness in the background.

T---Lime is front & center. Tart. First sip was very salty. Succeeding sips were less so.

F---A considerable amount of pucker. Otherwise light and appropriate for summer. Quenching.

O---Very nice flavored sour. Exactly as advertised. Wish I bought more.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBobber
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly cloudy and a bit light on the golden color scale. One finger of tight packed bubbles that crackle away forming a nice white head.

Sweet white bread, Kings Hawaiian Bread on the nose. Also picking up lots of lime! Really like the lime smell I get. Smells like a piece of key lime pie!

Taste is very tart and sour on tons of lime! . Very nice saltiness that pops up front.

Mouth is somewhat sticky but light and crisp on the finish. The tartness on the back end of the mouth makes you dive in for another sip.

Loving it! I love a quality Gose style bier and that is exactly what you are getting here! The lime is crushing it and that saltiness goes so well. On the flavor the key lime pie does not really follow the smell. While I get key lime on the nose the flavor is more like a salted lime you are going to suck down with a tequila shot. Now that might be something fun to try with this one, a shot and a Gose together? At $11.99 a six pack I may pick one more up before these beers go away and we are flooded with pumkin beers. Cheers!

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Photo of Crackblind
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Popped in after walking for a while on a hot day for a pint. Did exactly what it was supposed to do and what I needed. Nice & refreshing with just the right amount of tang. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Simple yet effective, the brewers at Victory quenches the summer thirst with a German styled sour wheat ale that achieves a moderate tone of tartness as prescribed traditionally by the style and spiced with sea salt as well as a dash of coriander for brightness and lightness.

Pale straw and cloudy in its appearance, Limey Gose sheds a white and racy froth that eventually succumbs to the acidity within. Radiant aromas of lime leads the way along with a backdrop of citrus, cider, wine and dough. That doughy character carries onto the tongue with the sweetness of pastry, tartlet, saltwater taffy and sourdough.

The middle palate shows a recession of both sweetness and breadiness in favor for the growth of acidity that easily erases the thirst from the mouth, laying tracks of bold lime, green apple, lemon, gooseberry, white grape and an aura of under ripened orange in its wake. Shy on bitterness, the ale allows the tartness to govern its balance while a late palate of mild salinity gives the flavors roundness and pulls the various flavor components together.

Medium light in body, the beer has the classic sourness level of gose, but its body seems somewhat lighter than usual. Moderate acidity is heightened by the bitterness and tang of lime while a slight earthiness of wheat germ couples with the overwhelming character of key lime pie for a beer that satisfies on all fronts.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw, nice fluffy head, champagne carbonation. Aroma is pretty subtle with lime, not overdone at all & works well with the tart wheat. Taste is pretty similar- almost to a fault! I kinda just wanted a teeny bit more lime brightness, but I respect the restraint. The base gose is classical and done very well. Crisp and light, not too tart.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is lime, wheat grain and tart fruit. The flavor is lime, tropical fruit /pineapple/mild mango, wheat and a tart/medium sweet/slightly sugary finish.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Like the Victory Kirsch Gose, this works. Maybe not quite as well. I think what all these Gose experiments prove is that this style can lend itself to adjuncts, but some work better than others.

It pours a nearly clear yellow with fine bubbles. The aroma is tangy limes and the usual gose yeasty smells. The taste opens up to a very tart/sour taste, more so than the kirsch (cherry) version. It works, though, and it is very refreshing. This is sustantially better than a certain much larger brewer's cactus gose.

Recommended, but the kirsch version is much better. Either of these victorys could stand some sweet adjuncts to up the alcohol - they could cover it well.

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Photo of Bounds
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not normally a fan of this type of beer, but this one seems to offer a citrusy lightness and nite that is just the thing for a sweltering summer evening when my usual heavier dark beers seem like just too much.

The light yellow-green color and white-as-snow head would normally be big turn-offs but are perfectly appropriate here. I get pure citrus tart emphasized by the addition of salt, with no real sweetness.

Makes "light & refreshing" more than just a tired marketing label.

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Limey Gose from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 54 ratings