Schell's Goosetown Gose | August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's Goosetown GoseSchell's Goosetown Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Schell's Goosetown is our interpretation of a traditional, German-style Gose. The beer pours clear, golden orange in color, with a thick white foam head. It has a bright lemon zest and coriander aroma with a slight saltiness reminiscent of a cool ocean breeze. A refreshingly light and citrusy tartness greets your palate, backed by a bready, wheat malt character and a touch of coriander spice. Lighter bodied, yet full flavored with a lively carbonation that gives the beer a crisp, dry finish. A uniquely refreshing session beer, perfectly suited for a warm summer day from the August Schell Brewing Company.

31 IBU

Added by jera1350 on 04-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
236
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.89%
 
 
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9
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Photo of Amanda_CW
5/5  rDev +38.9%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of baldusl
4.86/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Without getting too detailed, this is a great summer beer. Light, refreshing, and full of flavor. You can taste the salt and coriander in every sip. Serve ice cold on a summer day, and you won't be disappointed. I always keep some on my fridge for company, as it is a crowd pleaser.

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Photo of EZ054098
4.56/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is probably my favorite beer at the moment. Goosetown has a malty, citrus taste. Very, very refreshing. No hint of bitterness, perfect for a summer day, yard work companion. It is extremely hard to have just one. Pleasant aftertaste, probably because of the salt. I am no expert, but I know what I like and it is Goosetown. A very enjoyable experience and I have stocked my beer fridge full of Goosetown.

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of olympuszymurgus
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of CraigP83
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden sunset color. Smell is lacking, slight saltwater odor otherwise smells like an adjunct lager. Modest floral taste finishes with salty taste. Slightly sour, very under-rated, Excellent summer brew and a very favorable cost.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

The beer has a lemony spicy nose with white bread. It pours clear orange tinted gold under a 1” foam cap. A light salty palate with some biscuit leads to a tart, refreshing finish. Light body with medium carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of TheSSG
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a HUGE, dense, white head that collapses nicely, leaving lacing all over the glass. Aroma of wheat and citrus. Wonderful, golden color. Starts off with a bright citrus flavor with malt in the background as the coriander comes through, with the salt really enhancing the coriander flavor well. The malt starts to come in near the end (again, enhanced nicely by the salt) as it lingers into a great wheat finish with the lemon melding nicely.
Of course, it has that velvety smoothness we can expect from Schell's.

Overall, I really, really like this. It's similar to an excellent wit, but the lemon is a nice addition, and the salt makes a real appreciable difference in the flavor dynamics.
This is definitely the most enjoyable Gose I've had up to this point.
PERFECT for summer!

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Photo of garymuchow
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My observation is that beer is moving pretty darn well - so congrats to Schell's for putting out a really enjoyable summer beer.
Poured into a reidel wiezen glass (can't get much better than that).
Nice full white head moderate density. This very much appears to be filted as it is brilliantly clear nice gold/yellow.
A nice wheat character at first and as it opens up it shows bits of corriander, citrus, lactic and melding into a nice soft aroma.
Nice fruit flavors and fruit tartness, a blending of smooth wheat and pale malt and the really enjoyable finish of the salt that lays nicely on the finish. Just enough tartness to make it refreshing and drying but not to any excess.
Moderately light body and on the full side for carbonation. Holds a reasonably smooth quality.
This is such a great summer beer. All the thirst quenching attributes of an Am. lager, but so much more interesting in aroma and especially flavor. Not too big, but big enough to get flavor and body.
I am no expert on this style, but I really like this beer.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes slowly into thick chunky lacinv that sticks to the side of the glass. The aroma is of banana, clove, coriander and salt. It is a pleasant aroma, however, I would prefer it to be slightly more pronounced. The taste crisp and sharp like a gose is supposed to be. There is a nice wheaty twang, and a saltiness that dries the beer out enough that I want to take another sip. However, the nice banana and clove notes that are present in the aroma, are not to be found in the taste, and that is a shame. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a chewy texture. Oddly, there is a plethora of vigorous carbonation visible in the beer, but it doesn't drink as though it is as highly carbonated as it appears to be. Overall, I like this beer quite a bit. I can see how it might be improved, but I'm also guessing that it will taste much better when the weather gets hotter.

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4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle courtesy of olympuszymurgus into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Enjoyed on my deck on an 80 degree night.

A: Crystal clear perfect golden color. Many bubbles rise up from all over the bottom of the glass to the top. Relatively soft pour leads to a towering fizzy white head that causes me to slow my roll and pour gently to fit the entire bottle. Some lacing clings to the glass but it's hot and condensation fights the lacing for real estate.

S: Grain-forward brew with notes of coriander and some clove-y wheat aromas as well. Very similar to a hefeweisen but a bit toned down and no banana. Very nice smell.

T: Same as the nose but a lot more complex. Malted wheat makes such a neat flavor and it's one that I find myself enjoying very much on this warm evening.

M: Crisp, sharp finish. I feel like the salt makes it even dryer but I didn't pick up any in the taste so I may just be looking for it here. Regardless, plenty of zing in the carbonation and enough of a mouth coat to cause to reach for the glass to take another significant swig.

O: A wonderful beer. Could see myself drinking many of these at a biergarden out of 64oz mugs. Very nice beer, would certainly stash a bunch for the summer.

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4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Final round of the sampler six pack I got for my birthday from one of my good friends. Shout out to Jamie (if you even read these things :-))

Schell is a good brewer and this is a good opportunity to find out what styles I am really into. Lets see how the Gose does on my palate.

Appearance - pours a beautiful, beautiful head that lingers around. Color is golden peach-honey and appears medium bodied.

Smell - Fresh, fruity floral hop aroma. Fresh Baked sourdough bread. Biscuity malts. Little bit of penny. Wheat.

Taste - down the hatch... Wow. Surprisingly smooth and tasty. (I'm still trying to wash the Pilsner 30th off my palate which was a total crapfest.) Coriander and salt is what it says on the bottle, which makes sense. A low hop bitterness that comes quickly and leaves politely and right on time with a watery orange blossom floral flavor replacing it. Nice character. Great flavor. Kinda like pineapple juice. Tastes like everything you dream of.

Mouthfeel - pleasantly carbonated but not overly so. Smooth and articulate. I enjoy this, very much.

Overall - a fantastic beer with lots of happy flavor and beautiful notes and appearance. The Goosetown Gose is one of the most refreshing yet tasty beers that has ever graced my tongue. A Winner, absolutely.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottle code of 082413.

Appearance: Pours a bright and crisp looking golden orange with a lot of fast rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A wheat and malt driven aroma with nice scents of citrus and spice. Wheat grains and pale malts with hints of biscuit, cracker, straw, caramel, and yeast. Solid hints of coriander spice. Citrus fruit hints of orange and lemon zest. Subtle mineral like hints from the salt. Light hint of earthy and grassy hops in the background. A solid wheat driven aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a wheat grain driven aroma with some citrus and spices. Bready pale malts with notes of wheat, cereal grains, biscuit, straw, cracker, yeast, and a slight caramel note. Zesty taste of coriander spice. Citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon zest, and some peach. Notes of the salt come through in the back end. Also some light notes of earthy grassy hops. A pretty nice light wheat taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very crisp and clean. Very smooth and finishes dry.

Overall:A pretty nice warm weather wheat driven beer. Nice notes of coriander and citrus.

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Photo of Dms844
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hardy008
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark gold to light amber color, with a one finger foamy white head, with good retention and spotty lacing. Smells like wheat, citrus, , coriander, and some salt.

The taste has citrus, coriander, wheat, and some salt. Lightly sweet, with little bitterness. Very nicely made and subtle.Good combination of flavors.

Light bodied, above average carbonation, and very smooth and easy to drink. Very refreshing. This would be a great beer for a hot summer day.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This offering from Shell's is brewed in the classic Gose style, with coriander and salt. it pours from the bottle a dark yellow to golden color with a thin cap of foam. That ring is quite persistent, being constantly replenished with the rising carbonation. The bready, wheat-like aroma mixes with just a hint of caramel. Spice opens the nasal passages, but it isn't distinct enough to identify. For a wheat beer, this thing is easy going on the palate. The extensive carbonation helps ameliorate the chewiness of the wheat. The malt and wheat flavors make the front end pleasantly malty. A slight touch of coriander rises toward the end. The palate is dried out a bit, presumably from the salt. A balance, clean brew. Now if only summer, or spring for that matter, would arrive...maybe by May 1.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.6 out of 5 based on 236 ratings.
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