Schell's Goosetown Gose | August Schell Brewing Company

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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
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52
Ratings:
236
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.89%
 
 
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Photo of Humulus85
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Gose! Leave it to Schells to put out another obscure German style brew!

Pours a pilsner clear straw yellow. Leaves me wondering why they filtered this. Two fingers of white head displays moderate retention.

The nose is nice and light. Pale wheat, a bit of lactic reminiscent of a Berliner, some mild spice.

Starts off with tons of wheat, some spice and a strange but pleasant salinity, very subdued tartness, hints of lemon zest, maybe some grassiness, zero bitterness. Finishes clean and dry.

Very light in body, again pilsner like. Finishes slightly on the dry side, likely from the salt, as there is very little bitterness. A medium level almost Belgian style carbonation.

Overall this is a pleasant and refreshing offering from one of MNs great breweries. Will be great when the warm weather actually arrives. I still wonder why they filtered this, I think it may be losing a bit of complexity without the risidual yeast, like having a filtered hefe. I was also a bit disappointed by the lack of lactic in the taste, it was there in the nose. While I can't say I'll be buying a ton of this, I will be looking forward to a couple sixers over those humid summer weekends. Unique and refreshing, reccomended to all. Cheers!

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Photo of jera1350
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Schell's:

We are excited to announce our new seasonal beer - Schell’s Goosetown available from April through September! Schell’s Goosetown is named after a neighborhood located across the tracks and down by the Minnesota River in New Ulm, where mostly Catholic German-Bohemian immigrants began settling in the late 1800s. These immigrants kept and raised gaggles of geese, which wandered freely throughout the neighborhood and fed along the banks of the river.
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.

Stats:
IBU's: 31
ABV: 5.2%
Malts: Pilsner Malt, Wheat Malt, Dark Wheat Malt
Hops: Smaragd Hops
Spices: Coriander and Salt

Yet another new offering from Schell's. So fun having these guys whipping up rare styles of beer that are not limited releases. Kudos!

Has the appearance of a pilsner. Pale straw yellow with a thin white head.

The nose is wheaty, straw, light earthy and grassy hops.

Very light and extremely refreshing flavor. Lightly wheaty and grainy with a touch of grassy hops, getting hints of the coriander and the salt is noticeable throughout and more so in the finish. A light aftertaste of grain, grass and salt. Very clean.

Carbonation is low and soft. The palate is left dried out in large part to the salt I would guess and the body is light.

Only the second gose I have ever had and I like this one much better than the first one I tried. Extremely refreshing beer that would absolutely be sessionable especially in the middle of a humid MN summer. My favorite part of the the beer is the mild salt character. Really different and adds to the refreshment. Very fun beer to try.

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