Schell's Goosetown Gose | August Schell Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Tyecko
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bear1964
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chaz
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very slightly-hazy pale golden in color, topped with an appealing off-white head.

Nose is malty... biscuity and bready malts combined with a touch of mineral quality and salinity. Also lightly "metallic." Nothing in the way of hops as we know them today... but maybe a hint of a German hopping rate. ;)

Very sweet and herbal all on the same first sip. Tropical fruit (light pineapple) and ripe pear, with some bubblegum hitched to the backend.

Salinity is really less of an issue than I recall it being in the likes of the e.g. Leipziger Gose (the only brand I've tried up 'til now), so this really s an approachable take on the style. Very neutral yeast profile.

Even with a nice degree of of scrubbing carbonation, Goosetown really coats the mouth and palate, and has more body than I recall from the first six-pack of bottles (or was it the sampler?) that I tried upon the introduction of the brand.

Gose is a style which was initially very unique to me, so it will take me a while to appreciate the various renditions and interpretations, but this one is very approachable, and a good thirst quencher.

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Photo of CraigP83
4.27/5  rDev +21.3%
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 nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Has a clear golden color, with a small head and lively carbonation.

Smell is from sweet bread, lemon, and subtle candy.

Taste is subtle as one would expect from Schell. The salt is present but limited, which makes it feel quite nuanced, without mindblowing. There is also a moderate amount of sweetness, which carries a fruity connotation. Mouthfeel is very light, and digestible.

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

Photo of arniepnminne
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of andrew8626
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of hooverhawkeye
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Fargrow
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev +13.6%


The beer is a lightly hopped, adjunct-free barely and wheat lager brewed with coriander an just a hint of salt. It’s lightly sour, lightly salty meant to evoke an ocean breeze. That’s nice.

I’ve only had one other gose, so I can’t really say how good this is for the style. It’s damned enjoyable, though. Normally I think “refreshing” is a rather lazy adjective to use in describing a beer, like when female houseguests mindlessly refer to my bedroom as “Kafkaesque,” even though my furnishings evoke none of the subtle humor of Kafka’s work. This beer, however, is refreshing as hell. Because it’s like sitting next to the goddamn ocean.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

Photo of mkf629
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of WMbeer
3.32/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ElJosharino
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Sampling right now on 11/3/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy golden-amber in color with about a 1/2 finger white head that settles down to just the sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen but not a lot. The aroma is mostly of wheat and spice. Bit more going on with the taste as this is a 'Ale brewed with coriander and salt' and you can taste both of those ingredients. Goes down easy with no harsh or bitter aftertaste. Never had this style of brew but I like it. Lighter+ bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall, a good brew!

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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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Photo of TEdubbaD
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Shawner
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of mkh895
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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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Photo of themorninglark
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of joe1510
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz Can
$7.49 4-Pack
Hayward CO-OP, Hayward, WI

Goosetown Gose has fairly recently come to cans. Bright, freshly polished golden body absolutely glows and shows excellent clarity. Tiny carbonation swirls to the surface in large groups to keep the rich, pure white head frothy. The creamy foam forms a tall cap and remains throughout the entire drink. Sheet lacing lingers before slowly falling back into the body.

Wheat. Check. Coriander. Check. Wheaty twang is in the foreground, a little dusty and not quite as acidic or bold as other versions of the style. Coriander adds both a citric and herbal component, a touch of lemon and a touch of cilantro. A quick swirl of the glass opens the lemon up and is met with bright orange notes as well. The wheat is a touch mild but overall it smells appetizing.

The dusty, muddled character from the nose translates into the aroma as well. Husked wheat starts off and flows through the finish while growing slightly on the finish. It doesn't quite have that pop or acidity as others of the style. Coriander is softer on the nose, bringing the same qualities but not the same brightness as the nose. Salt is minimal at best and while I can feel it on the inside of my lip I can't exactly taste it. Good, not great.

The mouthfeel is spot on. Plush and velvety with a nicely weighted body that rolls through soft and sluggishly, as it should. Salt adds a touch of zest along the sides of the tongue. The drinkability is off the charts with a great thirst quenching quality. Can't have just one.

Overall, well, it's not as good or exciting as others of the style. The wheat is a little soft, it doesn't quite have that zing. The coriander is a little muted as well. With that said, this is a good beer. I would drink this any day over the likes of most other Oberon-esque beers out there. If this was available in my area I would by it every now and then over the warmer months. Worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Schell's Goosetown Gose from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 237 ratings