Keypunch | Urban Artifact

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Urban Artifact
Ohio, United States
artifactbeer.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nlmartin on 07-07-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,056
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
39
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense white 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 big tart key limes, lemon, citrus peel, pear, green apple, white wine, melon, coriander, sea salt, wheat, cracker, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, key limes, coriander, sea salt, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart key limes, lemon, citrus peel, pear, green apple, white wine, melon, coriander, sea salt, wheat, cracker, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; light fruit/wheat tang, and yeast/coriander spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart key limes, lemon, citrus peel, pear, green apple, white wine, coriander, sea salt, wheat, cracker, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, key limes, coriander, sea salt, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/acidic, fairly saline, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is an excellent fruited gose. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, key limes, coriander, sea salt, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink, with the mellowly lactic/tangy/drying finish. Didn't notice any vanilla beans as mentioned; but this tastes just like key lime pie, so they nailed it. Perfectly balanced key limes with classic gose style complexity. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of camman007
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: A hazy orange yellow in color with a slightly off white head.

S: Definite key lime aroma, lime peel, and a touch of acidic.

T: Tart and acidic up front, with a ton of key lime and a salty finish.

M: Light in body with fairly high carbonation, and a tart dry finish.

O: Overall a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gaddabble
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I recently had a different key lime flavored brew that wasn't very good, and it reminded me that I really don't like that taste all that much. This one is much more palatable.

It opens with a head that completely goes away. The stuff is cloudy and deep golden. The aroma is pretty faint, slightly fruity but pleasant.

The taste is tart and sweet and fruity. The underlying beer holds up pretty well under the fruit. There is a fruit and tart aftertaste.

I would not seek out either a Gose or a key lime flavored brew, but if I were, this would be a pretty good choice. The other Urban Artifact I tried recently was much fruitier yet - that one I really would recommend.

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Photo of Gerasimos
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a muddled medium amber color with a quickly disappearing light khaki head. No lace as expected per the style. Huge aroma of lime and salt. Yes, I can smell the salinity as if it were brine. Flavor is just as, if not more, intensely filled with lime and sea salt, with the coriander and vanilla showing its presence, though still faintly, as it warmed. True to style, this is light, crisp, tart, and refreshingly thirst quenching. Overall, this was a very fun beer, and I love it! It's hotter than hell out west right now, and this is very welcomed to help beat the heat. Cheers and thanks again Corey!

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Photo of crbnfbr
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gose brewed with fresh key lime zest and juice, sea salt, corriander, and vanilla beans. Poured from a can into an Urban Artifact tulip. The pour is light orange in color and very hazy. It sports a thin head that is quickly chased away by the acidity. I get strong aromas of limes, fresh cut grass, and graham crackers.

Light body with a delicate feel and a sharp, but pleasant sour flavor. Wheat crackers, lime juice, and champagne. The acidity carries through the finish and lingers nicely. Very refreshing.

I grew up in Key West and used to pick little key limes as a child. I remember how sour they are. My friends and I used to have contests to see who could stand them the longest. This beer isn't quite that punishing, but the flavor does bring back that nice memory.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 12oz can with a non legible stamp

It is a very dark brass to copper color. A slightly soda like fizzy dirty white head vanishes quickly.

The aroma is very tart and mainly lime juice, but as it warms it some vanilla cream comes through fairly well and there is a faint grain in the background.

The flavor is more balanced. Still a lot of lime, especially up front, but some salt comes in and really softens not only the flavor but the sharpness. Then a decent amount of wheat before the sweet creamy vanilla closes it out. It really has a lingering Key Lime pie taste with the lingering cool whip and crust like grains.

The lime could probably be dialed back a bit, but if the sourness/tartness doesn't bother you this is a nice treat of a beer. Probably a little puckering for many people though.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jp32
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boy they really nailed this one. Lots of key lime flavor, a touch of graham cracker, and a tartness that has a nice punch but still remains balanced within the structure and other flavors of the beer. Super tasty, super refreshing, and possibly one of the best gose's I've tried this summer.

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Photo of mattsucks
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky bright yellow
Quite good sour lime pie cream vanilla wheat bread dough

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Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevBot89
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Neat gose. Nose is lime, citrus, sweat, gym locker room, wheat.
Taste is primarily key lime, citrus, touch of sweat, some wheat. It's a touch tart.
Unlike a lot of recent goses I've had, the acidity doesn't punch you in the mouth and it doesn't linger like others. I kind of dig that as opposed to the overly acidic goses on the market.

Overall, this is a pretty solid gose.

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Photo of meanmutt
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Keypunch from Urban Artifact
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 39 ratings