Strawberry Gose
Black Hog Brewing Co.

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Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
3.42 | pDev: 14.33%
Mar 28, 2020
Jul 04, 2014
Strawberry GoseStrawberry Gose
Notes: The 1st of our Farmland Series, the Strawberry Gose (pronounced goes-uh) is a German-style wheat beer from the Leipzeg region, known for it’s salt mines. Our Strawberry Gose is light and bright with a delicate strawberry nose. Additions of pink Himalayan salt, coriander and over 100 lbs of fresh organic strawberries from Massaro Farm (Woodbrige CT) during secondary fermentation make this one-off beer truly unique.

Pair with fresh cheeses such as sheep’s milk feta, fresh chevre & ricotta with lemon zest.

A portion of proceeds from The Farmland Series will be donated to the Working Lands Alliance to support and protect CT farmland.
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
The CANQuest (tm)'s backlog is getting to be like that pesky loose thread on a knit sweater. You know how it goes, pull on it & all of a sudden, everything unravels & you are left with a ball of yarn that used to be a sweater! I had a Black Hog Pilsner a little bit ago, then thought, "Hmm, I think that I've got a few more from Black Hog. Lemme see. What? I could have sworn that I already reviewed THAT one!". OMFG. Now, I've got an impromptu brewery horizontal on my hands!

From the CAN: "Ale brewed with whole strawberries from Massaro Farm, Woodbridge, CT"; "#DRINKTOTHEHOG"; "Made in CT"; "You best 'cycle"; "FarmLand Series".

I did some in-CAN agitation before the Crack! to ensure that all of the adjuncts were back in suspension. Once acCANplished, the Crack! unleashed a spritz to which I responded with a hard, aggro C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It retaliated by forming a seemingly impenetrable two-plus finger cap of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with remarkable retention for the style. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was like my wet dream as a retired US Navy sailor! I have long been saying that, as an adult, my favorite fruit is strawberry. I also like the Gose style since its inclusion of salt reminds me of being underway (something that I did a whole bunch of). This smelled CANtastic as a result! Yum. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not far from it, which is par for the style. The taste was less tart that many in my past, but the saltiness and the strawberry flavors were both evident and unrelenting. My late-Pops used to put salt on his watermelon & while I would still be hesitant to put salt on strawberries, this CANbination worked really well in CANdem. I really liked that they kept the tartness in check since the strawberry flavor might not have been as evident or pleasant otherwise. Finish was slightly tart and definitely dry as a result. Mmm. YMMV.
Mar 28, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 21, 2017
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Rated by LJTate from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This one is a little bland in the sour department, but isn't as bad as the ratings say it is. Not bad.
Sep 24, 2017
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Rated by FilumDee from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A bit of a sour tang, but no strawberry flavor
Sep 07, 2017
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Reviewed by SomethingClever from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz pour on tap into a black hog brewing pint glass

A: medium hazy yellowish body not much of a head.

S: slight strawberry, a little wheat, has some acidic tones and a light bit of salt.

T: slight strawberry muddled semi sweet body with no sourness and an odd level of muddled saltiness.

M: medium bodied a tad heavy for the low ABV.

O: Thos is a muddled beer that I wouldn't guess was a Gose if my life depended on it.
Sep 03, 2017
Rated: 2.1 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2017
Rated: 3.11 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Aug 18, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Aug 17, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Hendry from Vermont

Aug 08, 2017
Rated: 3.27 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by PatrickCT from Connecticut

Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 3.03 by JackoKershaw from New York

Sep 22, 2015
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Reviewed by AgentMunky from New York

3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
On tap at the Spotty Dog in Hudson. Served in a tumbler.
A: Hazy, flat auburn.
S: It smells neutral, and faintly of sweet grain.
T: More strawberry than gose at first, though there's a hint of corianderish spice at the end. The fruit is the best part of the beer.
M: Soft and lightly acidic.
O: It's OK, but unremarkable. Won't be revisiting.
Sep 14, 2015
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Reviewed by dd43 from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The salt addition in this beer is nice for the style, perhaps it could have been just a touch more assertive. Strawberry aroma along with a crackery malt presence are the impressions I was left with. Refreshing and super easy to drink at 3.5% so taking down a few pints on a hot day could be just what the the doctor ordered. Tart finish, like the salt addition and the fruit aromas, is rather subdued. I guess this is sort of like a beginner's gose? Worth trying but not necessarily something you need to make a special trip for.
Sep 11, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Aug 22, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by LittleJohn73 from Connecticut

Aug 18, 2015
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Reviewed by BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Had on Friday, August 14 at Prime 16 in New Haven, served in a nonic pint. Poured a cloudy color with a nice golden complexion. Smell is pretty faint, but definitely some sweetness and fruit notes. Really nice flavor, sweet, tart, nice fruit note in the middle of strawberry. Not fake flavored either, and very subtle. Easy to pound a few of these but I went on to other options. Not the best Gose (lacking salt), but a tasty beer.
Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Jul 31, 2015
Rated: 3.42 by plaid75 from New York

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Mikexw from New York

Jul 13, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 3.1 by CTJman from Connecticut

Jun 07, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by ChrisChagnon from Connecticut

Jan 12, 2015
Rated: 2.89 by MenardMa from Connecticut

Jan 12, 2015
Rated: 3.35 by Matty123 from Connecticut

Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 2.76 by Jeff02090628 from Connecticut

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 2.06 by acread from Vermont

Oct 29, 2014
Rated: 3 by JAHMUR from Connecticut

Oct 16, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by sailorastro from Connecticut

Oct 15, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut

Oct 09, 2014
Rated: 3 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 3 by malfunxion from New York

Sep 16, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by markgugs from New Jersey

Sep 14, 2014
Rated: 3 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Sep 14, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Durge from Connecticut

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by LoveStout from New York

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 3.3 by acurtis from New Jersey

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Griffith from Connecticut

Sep 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Mesa512 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by rderedin from Maine

Aug 30, 2014
Strawberry Gose from Black Hog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 53 ratings