Orange Blossom Gose
Platform Beer Co.

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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #276
ABV:
4%
Score:
88
Ranked #19,361
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.72%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
44
From:
Platform Beer Co.
 
Ohio, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
  5
SCORE
88
Very Good
Orange Blossom GoseOrange Blossom Gose
Notes: Gose-style sour brewed with artisanal sea salt and orange zest to be a thirst-quenching, sessionable warm weather beer.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 44 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to elrogish for bringing this one camping in August 2017.

Pours a yellow color, slight cloudiness to it, thin 1/4" white head. Aroma checks the boxes it should, smells like salty ocean orange air.

Taste is the same, more restrained salinity. The orange blossom is truly nice and floral. Sourness is about a 4 on the 10 pt gose scale. Plenty airy, levity, this is a good summer banger. Mouth feel could have used a bit more carbonation, might explain the thin head on this one. Lots of the common citrus notes continue to float around, lime, lemon and orange all over this one, the lime like note brings the salt back like its a margarita. Man that was a fun lay (Margarita). The grain/wheat aspect would probably come out more with a little more carbonation as well. Put a smidge of coriander on it in the mouth feel.

There are some things this beer does pretty well. I could see its mouth feel improving a few notches when dialed in.

Aug 11, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I am getting a late start on my (Un?)Happy Get Back Up On the Platform for A New Beer Sunday (Week 756), but I actually uncovered a couple more that I had overlooked last week & I just returned from a monthly beer share.

From the CAN: "Kettle Sour Series"; "Gose Style"; "Tart*Salty*Aromatic";"Grain[:] Pilsner[,] Pale Wheat[,] Vienna[,] Hops[:] Crystal[,] Yeast[:] American Ale[,] Adjuncts[:] Flaked Wheat[,] Orange Blossom Water[,] Natural Sea Salt[,] Orange Peel[,] Plato[:] 9.5[,] IBU[:] 4"; "Ohio Craft Beer".

I was curious to Crack! this one open & get the Glug started since, of all of the tart & sour styles, this is the one that I actually really like. It reminds me of being out to sea in the Navy with the blowing wind & the salt air. I let it kind of free-flow out of the CAN & into my glass, creating a rolling fizzy, rocky finger of bone-white head in doing so. Sadly, the head dissipated as quickly as it formed, so I was left only with wisps. Color was a pretty Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, prompting The Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus to jump off of my couch & come running into my kitchen for a taste. Nose was faintly orange, but definitely salty! Phew. Mouthfeel was thin & watery. The taste had a definite orange citrusiness, but the star of the show was the saltiness. Boy howdy, was it salty! Unlike the previous Berliner Weisse, this was doing nothing to slake my thirst. Instead, I was looking forward to having a glass of water after this one. Finish was dry, salty, slightly citrusy & actually kind of refreshing on this hot, humid Summer evening. YMMV.

Aug 19, 2019
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A hibiscus key lime tint. It's a stormy looking, greyish yellow. Head retention is non-existent. It was white and tight while it lasted though.

S: Rose hip, eucalyptus oil, sea salt, honey and faint citrus marmalade. Sweetness really blossoms as it warms.

M: It has promising tingle of salt initially. But then it comes out a little flat as it doesn't seem to hold onto it's carbonation very well, which combined with the wheat malt yields a thicker, slimey texture/body.

T: Moderately tart perceived as salted lime and lemon herbal tea. Dare I say it has some orange blossom honey graham cracker sweetness to it. The malt rather than orange citrus gives runs away with the sweetness.

Jun 24, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/5/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon, lime, orange peel, pear, red/green apple, sea salt, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, orange peel, salt, pale malt, blossom water, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of tart lemon, lime, orange peel, pear, red/green apple, sea salt, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; light fruit/wheat tang, and herbal/citrus peel bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange peel, pear, red/green apple, sea salt, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, orange peel, salt, pale malt, blossom water, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance; and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tang/tartness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, creamy/grainy/acidic, and lightly saline/sticky/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a delicious Gose. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, orange peel, salt, pale malt, blossom water, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly lactic/tangy/drying finish. Great balance between the Lacto, orange peel, blossom water, and sea salt; with a nice malt backbone to balance acidity. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Jan 20, 2018
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TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass:

Appearance: pours a thin-looking, completely translucent yellow color, with a head that turns from one-finger white bubbles to nothing in a blink of an eye. Not a bad thing, of course, in the case of a gose.

Aroma: subtle here, lots of salt, but I don't get as much from the orange blossoms or orange zest as I'd like. Very lightly tart, not overwhelming or puckering at all.

Taste: again, lots and lots of salt, which I love in a gose. The orange and citrus flavor is super slight, but present nonetheless. Tastes a little wheat-y as well, not sure what the malt bill was here. Somewhere about a 3-4 out of 10 on the tartness scale. Nice.

Feel: crisp at first, but a little softer than I'd like on the finish. Still, it's refreshing and light.

Overall: this is a nice, solid gose. Not overwhelmingly awesome in any one area, but goses aren't meant to be super pungent in aroma or flavor. Refreshing and yummy.

Sep 10, 2016
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ONUMello from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a stange
A: Pale light orange with a thin head that quickly settles
S: Orange, orange blossom, salt water and a hint of wheat
T: Orange juice, orange soda, saline and a hint of herbs
M: Light-bodied, a bit sour/salty
O: This nails the style with its sour/salty notes but it's also light and refreshing- just an all around tasty beer and makes for a great summer session

Sep 06, 2016
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jp32 from Michigan

2.11/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Look: Transparent yellow. No head retention.

Smell: Something sour, bread mold, and some type of kitchen cleaner.

Taste: It's tart, and has a slick mouthfeel. Faint oranges. Heavier on the hose-water, or hard country well-water.

Feel: Thin with not enough carbonation.

Overall: To put it bluntly, this is a weak representation of the gose style, the oranges go without any notice. It's not the worst beer I've had, but it's in the bottom half. I will be passing on this one in the future.

Sep 04, 2016
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L-The beer pours clear and golden. Very much like a pilsener. The head from an aggressive pour is bone white and fluffy, standing 3 fingers high. The head leaves a smattering of residual lace and retires to a half centimeter ring.
S-Light oranges are the strongest portion of the nose, with some lacto sourness coming through.
T-The orange is really faint here which is a touch disappointing. The taster I've had on draft was much stronger in this regard. The tart lacto character makes up most of the front of the palate. The mid palate is where the salt starts to make an appearance and blends itself nicely into the tart character of the beer.
F- Pretty standard for a Gose being light and refreshing. The salt really helps the beer finish somewhat dry.
O- If it were just supposed to be a plain Gose, it would get higher marks from me. I mark it down slightly for the lack of orange in the taste. Still as a Gose its nicely tart and salty which really saves it in my eyes.

Sep 04, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of very citric acid, lemons, coriander, creamy wheat. Little oranges.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, very nice lemons, light citrus and faint oranges. Light coriander.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy wheat.

O - Overall this was a rather solid gose. Wish the orange popped more.

Serving Type: can

Jul 29, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud

Nice rich fizzy head fades quickly, no lacing, hazy pear yellow color

Nose nice tart, sour lacto funk, little coriander like spice, lemony, creamy cake batter, faint salty.

Taste tart lemony funk, sour lemon, lacto funk and lactic acid, little coriander spice, tart and tangy, little cake batter, dough, etc, light orange thing. Finish flemmy tart lemon, lacto, little acidity and funk, touch coriander and salt.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent but lighter carb.

Overall not bad, decent lemon and cake batter, decent salt coriander etc, decent beer.

Jul 29, 2016
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WesMantooth from Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz can.

It is a cloudy orange-yellow gold if that makes sense. Looks a bit like a Gatorade. Minimal fizzy white head is short lived.

It really doesnt smell good because the funky yeast and vinegar like sourness combined with the salt give it a vomit like aroma to me. Also a lot of grain aroma there.

It tastes pretty good though. Especially if I can get past that smell. It is very tart and fairly acidic. Sour orange, salt, soft pale malts, and some apple cider vinegar. Very grainy pils like lingering aftertaste.

Body is pretty much like the other Goses I have had. Crisp, light bodied, and the salt leaves a soft feel.

Overall this one alright. I have had Goses I like more for sure.

Jul 05, 2016
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neenerzig from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz. can into one of my weizen glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium, pale, golden color with several streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has a nice fluffy looking white head that's over an inch thick when first poured that quickly totally vanishes to absolutely nothing. No trace of foam at all inside of my glass here. Has aromas of pale, crisp malts and definite wheat that give way to some citrus notes from the oranges that were used in the brewing of this beer. Also has some funky and salty hints. The taste is pretty much the same, with a crisp, pale, just slightly sweet, malt presence that gives way to some wheat that is followed by a nice citrus funk and tart flavor with a touch of sourness and of course a bit of salty vinegaryness. Everything is nicely balanced here. Has a crisp, yet also smooth, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Has a very crisp, clean, refreshing finish with a slightly dry aftertaste. A fairly unique and damn tasty take on this style.

Eric

Jun 05, 2016
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LAp from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear golden-yellow with a white head that dissipates as rapidly as it forms. The nose is salt, funk, and lemons. The palate opens with the quintessential tart funk of the style, and gives way to a different shade of sour (like sucking on a lemon or lime wedge). The salt presence is clearly discernible, but does not prominently leap to the fore. There's also a hint of fruit sugars that balances the tartness of the forepalate. The body is light, and the carbonation present, but not pronounced. Overall, a solid gose. Drinkable, and very good, but nothing remarkable.

May 31, 2016
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HeightsEats from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can purchased on 5/27/16. Color is a darkish straw. Aroma is orange peel with some wheat malt. Flavor is interesting, a little like orange soda but drier and more nuanced (from the orange blossom, probably) with some wheat flavor in the body. The gose elements come through in the finish with subtle sourness and just a hint of salt. This is definitely something I'd drink again.

May 30, 2016
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