Schell's Goosetown Gose | August Schell Brewing Company

Schell's Goosetown GoseSchell's Goosetown Gose
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Schell's Goosetown GoseSchell's Goosetown Gose

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -71.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

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1.71/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Doesn't fit style at all, no sour to be found. Bland, thin, pale. Very disappointing.

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2.12/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Excited to see a MN brewery take on a gose style. Ultimately missed the mark, to my palate. Too bland on all the gose flavors - barely hints of salt and coriander, not sour, hint of tartness. A nose to match. None of that sizzly mouth feel I've come to expect. Closer to a light, almost shandy style if it had more citrus.

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2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
2.53/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This one pours a bright gold with a hint of amber. The head is an egg-shell white with fine bubbles that fell to a film.

Smells of citrus zest and musky malt liquor.

Doesn't taste as heavy as it smells, thankfully, with a slightly bready, slightly fruity malt backbone that fades to a hint of citrus that gets lost in a CO2 sting. Cant' seem to detect any salt here whatsoever.

Feels a bit big, with a medium body that gets swollen by the carbonation.

It's "drinkable", but not entirely desirable.

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2.54/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.79/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.91/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean deep yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, coriander and some sweeter spices. In the taste, sweet cinnamon, coriander and sweet orange, and a touch malty. A spice bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry light spice in the aftertaste. A bit sweet but light in flavor, eh!

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2.92/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a very clear, very pale straw. The aroma promising - biscuit and salt waft out powerfully. The flavor is very faint I taste the salt, and a tiny bit of biscuit malt, but little else. The mouthfeel is fizzy and thin. Overall, I am just not impressed by this beer. Would it do fine on a hot day? Sure, but I could find so many better options. Unless all you want is a weakly flavored beer with strong salt tones, I cannot see a good place for this beer.

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2.93/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A really unadventurous gose, as far as the style goes. Salt is very subdued, with the paleness really dominating.

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2.96/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LukeH
2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light golden, appeared just slightly less carbonated than a typical AAL.

S: Saltwater, faint wheat and fruitiness

T: To me, this mostly just tastes of a lager (albeit a decent one) with a dash of salt. There is a slight, subtle fruitiness if I really search for it but I'm not getting any coriander.

M: Light bodied, some carbonation. The salt is drying.

This is my first gose, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. The predominant characteristic about this beer is it's saltiness. Very drinkable, nothing unpleasant or offensive about this one, but nothing particularly interesting, either. Goes down very refreshing, but left my mouth really dry--I had to drink a full glass of water afterwards.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Schell's Goosetown Gose from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 37.3% out of 100 with 236 ratings
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