Forest Series: Torm | Põhjala Brewery

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Põhjala Brewery

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Forest Series; Imperial gose with lingonberries, heather tips and honey

Added by Dutchcraftbeergeek on 10-28-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Chico1985
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gbiello
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first from Pohjala and it is good to know that the crafters have now spread to almost every corner of the world... and many seem to know what they are doing.

I do not agree with these low ratings. This is a very distinctive beer in a challenging style. (Or at least that is my explanation for the ratings.)

Torm Looks interesting, like a pinkish gose and Smells like one,too.
I do not get the sweet of the lingonberries until just before I swallow. And that timing is good to counteract the tartness of gose which is heightened by the added wheat and whatever else has been malted. In the mouth, the ligonberry sweet is necessary.

Good. Underrated. But one and done.

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Photo of hman43
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours a dark pink color with a white head that has low head retention.

Smell: It has a berry and flowery aroma. There is also a acidic quality in the aroma which can't be placed. In the background it has a tart, pink grapefruit like quality.

Taste: The berry flavor give it an initial sweet impression that quickly becomes a sweet and sour mix. The flowery presence is also well represented in the background. It is grainy in the finish.

Feel: It has a moderately light body inspire of the alcohol presence. The finish is on the tart and dry side.

Overall, this isn't like any goes that I've had, but the flavors work together and the overall presentation is unique.

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Photo of avalon07
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a reddish-orange color (unusual for the style) and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: An interesting aroma of honey, salt, wheat, and some other berries.

T: Tasted of a bit of wheat (not overly noticeable), a whole lot of salt (more than in most goses), a good shot of honey, some lingonberries, and an herbal quality (presumably the heather tips). One of the more unusual gose flavors I've tried. Sweet, tart, juicy, kind of odd (in a good way), and unusually powerful.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: No, this isn't your typical gose, but that's a good thing. Worth a look if you want something different.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy pinkish/apricot colored pour with white head. Nice tart tropical aroma with a hint of honey. Taste follows the nose with a tart (and salty) tropical flavor. Very juicy.

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Photo of bouncepass
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

orm from Põhjala is brewed with Lingonberry, Heather Tips and Honey, ABV 8.00%. It may not taste like a typical Gose but I think it is a good beer, but it is a bit on the bland and sweet side.

Look: cloudy amber color with a thin white head

Aroma: Lingonberry and honey

Taste: The Lingonberry and the honey comes through well, and I love Lingonberry. It is tart, a little bit salty, and quite sweet.

Feel: light to medium, juicy

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
1/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Forest Series: Torm from Põhjala Brewery
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 10 ratings