Concord Grape Gose | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.79/5
Very Good
27 Ratings
Concord Grape GoseConcord Grape Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The brewery is located just a short drive over the Chautauqua Ridge from Lake Erie, arguably the most ideal Concord grape growing region in the world. So, it made sense for us to brew a beer with the juice of these classic grapes. The finished beer is a slightly cloudy, deep reddish purple color with a persistent white head, and durable lacing thanks to a large portion of wheat in the grist. The nose is defined by equal parts bright lactic acidity and grape aroma with a hint of coriander. On the palate, the strong lacto acidity is balanced by the natural sweetness of the Concord grapes.

Added by superspak on 09-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,159
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
27
pDev:
5.01%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, purple-red in color, with minimal head. Taste is Welch's grape juice, mineral, and sour mix. Light bodied, prickly carbonation, and sour. Fruity, refreshing, and tasty. I prefer other goses, but well worth seeking out.

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Photo of HarryC
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear shimmering light ruby red with a minimal white fuzzy head quickly dying to a thin ring.

Smell is grape gummies and red wine with a salty toast and touch of a lactic cheesiness.

Taste is slightly tart Welch's with a toasty cornbread aftertaste over a crisp medium body that finishes semi-dry. I also get toasted sesame cracker and grape skin.

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Photo of Maudrey
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NextBestThing
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When I picked this up the woman behind the counter told me that she liked it, but that it didn't really drink like a gose. I personally picked up quite a bit of sour saltiness. I understand that this doesn't make a lot of sense but it's what ran through my mind when I drank this.

It looks like a slightly darker version of an eight-dollar bottle of white zinfandel. Zero head of foam and light, light carbonation. I'm not really catching grape specifically on the nose but it's clearly a fruited beer.

Tastes OK. I didn't have much of a problem identifying it as a gose. Not too sour. Definitely a little salty on the front palate but not overly so. Very, very light mouth feel.

I'm having some issues with Southern Tier these days. I thought Pumking tasted like poison this year, really offendingly horrendous compared to Elysian. I guess Thick Mint is pretty good. Salted Caramel was a gimmicky mess.

This is a decent beer. I didn't expect anything outstanding, didn't get it either.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a cylinder glass. Had an odd orange-red color and a slightly hazy consistency. there was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a below average amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A nice aroma of grapes, wheat, spices, and salt.

T: Tasted of bit of wheat (mostly in the finish - overpowered by everything else), a hint of salt (barely noticeable), lots of the advertised grapes, some coriander, citrus (lemon), and light bready quality. An interesting take on the gose flavor. The Concord grapes dominate the taste, but it works. It's a bit overly acidic and sour at first, but it calms down. Tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer probably isn't for everyone, but if you want something different give it a shot. Drinkable.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/10/2018. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium orange, light reddish/pinkish color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart/tangy red grapes, fruit skin, peach, plum, pear, lemon, red/green apple, red wine, coriander, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of toast, pepper, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, grapes, salt, coriander, and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tart/tangy red grapes, fruit skin, peach, plum, pear, lemon, red/green apple, red wine, coriander, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of toast, pepper, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light yeast/coriander spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy red grapes, fruit skin, peach, plum, pear, lemon, red/green apple, red wine, coriander, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, white bread dough, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, grapes, salt, coriander, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; and zero puckering sourness after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/acidic/tangy/tannic, and fairly saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.3%. Overall this is a very good gose. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, grapes, salt, coriander, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Well balanced Lacto, fruit, coriander, salt, and pale/wheat malts. Not overly salty or lactic. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeinportc
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Upon opening the bottle, I get a whiff of grape juice+soda.

Pouring........ clear red (slightly less bright than ST's Cherry Gose) , with slight, quickly-dissipating pink head.

Smell is grape soda, and the fresh-ocean-breeze aroma (wheat malt +sour+salt+ freshly-ground coriander) of a typical gose.

Taste is tartness, a combination of semi-dry red wine + shredded wheat (better than it sounds ;) ) , and the briefest expression of alcohol, finishing with a touch of bitterness. A faint hint of saltiness lingers on the tongue & lips after everything else fades.

On the light side of "medium" body, with very fine , but noticeable , carbonation tingle throughout , and lingering on the tip of the tongue .

Overall, not bad , and glad I tried it, but won't likely be seeking more. Glad I only got a single. Better as it warmed.Might be better on warm summer days.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the second of the huge gose beers from Southern Tier for me to try. This one I don't have anyone to share with. I'll just have to soldier on.

It pours an odd color - sort of ruddy orange, with some of the grape colors coming through. The aroma is fruity and yeasty. The taste is fruity, somewhat boozy, and tart, as you would expect.

There was some fear than an "imperial" version of a gose would not be any good. They do lose the delicate taste you might normally appreciate, but they replace it with huge sourness and fruity taste that goes way beyond the norm.

Highly recommended. Just be warned, it is a seriously big take on the style.

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Photo of ajdemma
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzedup
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of QuentinDishaw
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Concord Grape Gose from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 27 ratings