Wild Sour Series: Blueberry Gose | DESTIHL Brewery

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Wild Sour Series: Blueberry GoseWild Sour Series: Blueberry Gose
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3.95/5
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100 Ratings
Wild Sour Series: Blueberry GoseWild Sour Series: Blueberry Gose
BEER INFO

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

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 to this sour ale already know for its tart, citrusy qualities while still balanced by the spicy character of coriander and a mineral-mouthfeel from French sea salt.

Added by Texasfan549 on 02-24-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,426
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
100
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of EMV
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear burgundy pink pour with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Falls fast with a modest ring of lacing.

S: Tart and fruity... strong blueberry... milder funk and lemon.

T/F: Just like the nose. Light... tart blueberries and barnyard funk. Lemony citrus and unripened fruits. Light carbonation.

O: A solid blueberry gose. Good flavor... tart without being super sour. Very light and drinkable.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.22/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy, purple-pink body with less of a head and more of a thin, whitish rind around the top.

Smell: Tart, smooshed berries, lactic acid, sourish wheat and a surprisingly amount of aromatic salinity. Aromatic salinity, baby.

Taste: Sweetish and fruity, though, sadly, its berry component comes across a bit medicinally. Wheat, lactic and lemony with a rather hearty salt addition. Small floral coriander hint. Remains fairly acidic and with a strong saltiness through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation; a little prickly, at times.

Overall: It's your workaday kettle sour. Like clearing through a bag of pretzels solo, you can feel that saltiness for quite some time afterwards on the tongue.

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Photo of jbarletto
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The additional of blueberries doesn't really add much to this beer, that note is very weak and whispy. Goose elements are okay, though it borders on having a lactic quality which I find in a lot of Destihl beers. Okay

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Photo of holygrams
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbiello
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxbarto
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hibernator
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sumnerw
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aurascoper
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice, pretty tart gose style brew. A bit of a pallet destroyer so tread lightly.

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Photo of buckthehog
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you want a beer to have by the pool
Tart, salty, and fruity to make you drool
A blueberry pie with golden crust
Saline topping is a cerveza must
Destihl has created a lip-puckering jewel.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Friend raved about this forever, decided it was time to dig in. Fantastic deep red color with a slightly pink head that surprisingly lasts compared to other Goses I've had. Lots of lacing. Smells like salt, wheat and subtle hints of blueberries, taste follows with the blueberries showing their worth a bit more and hints of spice joining in. Slightly tart but not overpowering at all. Crisp, highly drinkable with a great lingering berry taste that just keeps bringing me back for more. Mad at myself for only buying a single.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackieTH
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a delightfully intense reddish pink with an inch of faintly pink foam that fades quickly to a thin skein.

Smell is faintly grainy, minerals, berry

Taste is pungent from the first sip. Now here is a sour to savor. Minerals — sea salts and the coriander presence is impressively well done in this gose. What must be the blueberries enter in around the edges of the palate with a faint sweetness and berry fruit that never threatens to overshadow the gose ale but adds complexity. Brilliant.

Mouthfeel is medium the body holds together well with a firm carbonation that goes perfectly with the tartness.

Finish is lingering yoghurt like acidity and salty, with the berry sweetness.

Very good.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a glass...of which type I didn't make note.

A: Purplish or reddish gold, somewhat hazy. A finger of white foamy head fades quickly, and a good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Lactic tart and underripe berries. Light two-row malts with a moderate husky character. Mild lemony citric acid. This isn't doing a lot for me here.

T: Lactic tart, and a slightly odd Dannon-Yogurt-Mixed-Berry Fruit-on-the-Bottom tart berries. I’ll buy into blueberries, but tastes like raspberries and boysenberries and less cherries as well. They are not overly artificial but tastes like they have that syrupy goo around them. Tart and sweet together. Cracker malts again, less husk than the nose but still there. More tart berries and lemony citric acid near the swallow, and it finishes dry and lactic tart with just a mild salinity on the lips to let you know it’s a gose.

M: Light body, with quite a bit of carbonation sensation overall but still maybe a bit low for style. Minimal alcohol presence.

O: On the first sip, I didn’t really like this one. But it did grow on me. It isn’t funky, and the sour level certainly isn’t going to overwhelm anybody. But it’s a decent fruity tart beer in a can. This might be my second favorite of the "Wild Sour Series" that I've had from these guys (Synchopathic probably the first). They’ve ranged from pretty decent to not particularly good (looking at you, Flanders Red). But this one is tasty enough.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma started with yeast. In time it moved to pick up some tart fruit (including some blueberry) and then the coriander and soft wheat appear.
Head is small, white and short lived. Cloudy amber with hints of red and blue.
Nice. Reasonably crisp and refreshing. Good it of tartness with some astringency and hits of salt on the finish. Carbonation is enough to increase the crispness. Nicer berliner quality with the tart.
Appropriately thin and nicely soft once beyond the carbonation.
I like this. It works well.

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Photo of Gretakae
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rjp217
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
4.62/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Wild Sour Series: Blueberry Gose from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 100 ratings