Keypunch | Urban Artifact

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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:
#8,259
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
48
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of brentk56
3.31/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours honey colored with just a touch of chill haze; the head is quite impressive, building to three fingers and than splashing some lace around

Smell: Hints of key lime and graham cracker but an aggressive salinity overwhelms

Taste: As in the aroma, the key lime and graham cracker make an appearance, up front, but the salinity overwhelms through the middle and the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: I feel like a took a swallow of salt water along with my beer

Thanks, Stefko, for the opportunity

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Photo of Logandrinkslots
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not my style, but pretty darn good...flavor punch with a nice aroma... This is a great brewer by most measurements and this one does not disappoint...find it and enjoy

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Photo of Zonian1
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jangoon24
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. They nailed the key lime pie flavor - sweet limes and graham crackers all throughout. Incredible!

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

You'd think that if you pushed a beer too far toward the dessert end of taste that you'd loose the character that makes beer beer. Well, it seems that the Urban Artifact brewers have evaded such defenses and done what was though to be impossible.

Striking an eerily similar character to key lime pie, Keypunch pours a hazy straw character, never letting the eye in on the citrusy, savory and lush flavors within. Its wisping white froth carries like sea foam. But it tangy aroma of lime, graham cracker and whipped cream take the senses by storm. Pastry sweet early, the natural malts share a taste of pulled candy, sourdough and lifesaver.

As the beer splashes the middle palate, the more savory taste of graham cracker comes with hints of vanilla, coconut and honey. Key limes though stem from the natural sourness of white grape, gooseberry, lemon and crabapple and chase the thirst into a sour but savory finish with burlap and cream.

Light bodied despite its savory graham cracker character, the beer is highly crushable as its carbonated value pops for ultimate refreshment, crispness and cleanliness. A brief aftertaste of vanilla and sourdough return with a quick exit from the palate like sherbet and whipped cream.

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

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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Keypunch from Urban Artifact
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 48 ratings