Orange Blossom Gose | Platform Beer Co.

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3.9/5
Very Good
40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Platform Beer Co.
Ohio, United States
platformbeer.co

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Stinger80OH on 05-29-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,150
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
40
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
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0
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Photo of DrDemento456
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trdtercel92
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of Andarel
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zimm421
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BamfBacon
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eammon1920
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demoriar
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukass
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
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

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Photo of jp32
2.11/5  rDev -45.9%
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.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Orange Blossom Gose from Platform Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 40 ratings