Wild Sour Series: Blueberry Gose | DESTIHL Brewery

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Wild Sour Series: Blueberry GoseWild Sour Series: Blueberry Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihlbrewery.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Texasfan549 on 02-24-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
6.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Waveoff
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmcquirk
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxOhle
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am breaking out my box of Crayola crayons for New Colorful Beer Sunday (Week 646), drinking & reviewing some CANned beers with colors in their names. I had stocked my reefer with CANs for the 4th of CANuly & since I did not run through all of them as planned + I do not want to pull them out since they are already chilled, only one option remains - DRINK 'EM!

I remain a big fan of Destihl & their willingness to really test the boundaries by putting tart & sour beers in CANs, which is the final frontier. When The CANQuest (tm) began, the big Qs were bottle (CAN)-conditioned beers & tarts/sours. We have now seen all of them, so with the exception of BPAs, I think that the worries are behind us.

From the CAN: "Support Flavor * Boycott Bland (tm)"; "Our Leipzig-style Gose and blueberries are a combination destined to be together, so we've done that for you with this edition of our Gose. The blueberries add another layer of fruity complexity in this sour ale already known for its tart, citrusy qualities while still balanced by the spicy character of coriander and a mineral mouthfeel from French sea salt. Cheers."; "Unfiltered[,] Indigenous Wild[,] Kettle Sour Ale".

The Crack! provided me with an unexpected spritz across my fingers, thanks to it being a brimful craft CAN. Having taken note of the fact that it is "Unfiltered", this paved the way for an inverted Glug. OMFG, the color was gorgeous! I wound up with two-plus fingers of foamy, rocky head that resembled fresh-spun pink cotton CANdy, but it did not last. Man, I could smell the sea salt even as I poured! In case you were unaware, I am a retired U.S. Navy Storekeeper with over eight of my fifteen years spent on sea duty. I love getting underway & smelling the salty air & once you experience it, you will not forget it. Raising the glass to my shnozz, I got a blast of its CANponents: sea salt, blueberries & coriander, all in abundance! Mmmm. My mouth puckered slightly in response. Color was ... someone else said fuchsia, but I am going to up the ante & say magenta (SRM = N/A). Mouthfeel was medium. Taste gave a misnomer to its name - this was not "Sour", but it was intensely tart! My mouth puckered unbidden as I savored the many flavors. Blueberry was joined by lemon and when coupled with coriander and sea salt, it was attention getting. Tart, fruity, spicy & salty, all at once and unrelenting in its intensity. Phew. Finish was intensely dry and very refreshing. The blueberry flavor lingered in my throat while the lemony tartness and saltiness refused to leave my lips. Boy, was this something! That said, as a hophead, one would do it for me. I applaud this series, especially in CANs, but I remain not a fan. YMMV.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12-ounce can into a chalice. Pretty fuchsia color, with an evanescent white head that leaves no lacing. Light in body, very refreshing. The blueberry flavors do not overpower in this, but provide a pleasant complement to the gose tartness and salinity. Dry, crisp finish, perfect for a summer day. Another excellent offering from the Wild Sour series.

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Photo of Langeric2
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/18/2017. Pours slightly hazy pinkish orange/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour/tangy blueberry, blackberry, berry skin, lemon, lime, green apple, pear, red grape, coriander, sea salt, hay, straw, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light lacto funk/pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, blueberries, salt/spice, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour/tangy blueberry, blackberry, berry skin, lemon, lime, green apple, pear, red grape, coriander, sea salt, hay, straw, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light lacto funk/pepper, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruit/lactic tartness; light yeast spiciness and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy blueberry, blackberry, lemon, lime, green apple, pear, red grape, coriander, sea salt, hay, straw, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light lacto funk/pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, blueberries, salt/spice, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering sourness after the finish. Moderate dryness from acidity and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/acidic, and lightly tannic/saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a great fruited gose style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, blueberries, salt/spice, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the balanced lactic/acidic/drying finish. Perfect balance between the fruit and classic Gose style flavors; with nice malt presence to balance the acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a snifter from a 12 oz can at 129 Center Cut on June 28, 2017.

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Photo of brentk56
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours the color of blueberry juice with a very modest head that fades to a ringlet; a few dribbles of lace

Smell: Salty tones, wheat bread and more citrus/blackberry than blueberry

Taste: Blackberry and funk, with building salt tones; increasing funk and saltiness, through the middle, and a puckery finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not sure what happened to the blueberries but I otherwise enjoyed the beer

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Photo of emerge077
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish orange with a thin layer of foam that fades to a broken skim in under a minute.
Smells metallic and minerally, like well water from a drinking fountain. Something missing. Blueberry.
Some sour berry flavor, very fleeting and ephemeral, lacto in the background. Simple and bone dry.
Light bodied and crisp, with a flavor that lasts a couple seconds at most. Pretty acidic and one-dimensional sourness.
Overall it was ok to try, but just another simple kettle-soured gose with not much complexity to hold interest.
When they came out with these can designs, the first thing I thought of was Lik-m-aid Fun Dip candy flavors.

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Photo of TheSSG
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pinkish, soapy head. Soft nose of tart malt. A bright amber color. Starts with a nice tartness and a touch of berry in the background. Moves into a really pleasant maltiness.

This is pretty good, but I don't see a whole lot of blueberry in this one. It's a great gose, nonetheless.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber in color with a trace of a fingernail of pink on top. The aroma is of sea salt, coriander, and faint blueberry. I taste sea salt, pale wheat, coriander, and faint blueberry. The mouth is heavily carbonated, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

12 oz can

Pours slightly hazy rosy color, pinkish white head is around an inch thick but quickly dissipates to nothing.

Smells of citrus and fresh berry over cracker malts.

Flavor is of blueberry and lemon citrus. Cracker and sourdough bread malts. Slight grassy finish. Mixed berries in the aftertaste.

Light body, stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Nice, lift refreshing berry sour, drinks easy, good warm weather beer. Not the best of this series, but not bad.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zander4dawin
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Destihl latest offering to the Wild Sour Series is a good one. The normal light fizzy body, with a light, salty, sour note. Tart, jammy blueberries on the finish. Lingers in your mouth after like you just ate a hand full of blue berries, really solid beer.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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