Grapefruit Gose | Crane Brewing Company

Grapefruit GoseGrapefruit Gose
BA SCORE
4.1/5
53 Ratings
Grapefruit GoseGrapefruit Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crane Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
cranebrewing.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jaydoc on 12-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,363
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
53
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Adamostella
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blazer22
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold to copper in color initially with excellent clarity and vibrant carbonation bubbles within the body. Later pours reveal more of a murky yellow color. There's no head. The aroma is of faint tangerine and cereal grains. I'm tasting subdued grapefruit and tangerine along with a mild sea salt and citrus fruit finish. The mouth is moderately carbonated, vibrant, and dry.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmoriarty
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Clear golden color with good carbonation and a one finger head that lingers. Nose of grapefruit, lemon, and salt. Taste follows the nose with a strong amount of grapefruit, some lemon, and salt before a grapefruit juice like finish. Light body and high carbonation.
It's a grapefruit gose that takes it's grapefruit cred seriously. The juice at the end waters the beer down a little but is a solid reminder of the goal the brewers had. Good nose, good citrus, and highly sessionable.

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Photo of psweendogg
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

While the gose style flirts with perceptions of citrus, the Crane brewing team dives right in to the deep end of the citrus pool. Their already lemony, appley, limey ale now rolls in copious grapefruit additions to kick the citrus meter to eleven.

Their Grapefruit Gose pours with the murk and light golden hues to even suggest white grapefruit juice. As a foamy blanket forms, its sour scents strike the senses with strong grapefruit with a gentle waft of woods, botanicals and must. Its taste is gently sweet with confectioners sweetness, candied fruit and sourdough.

The sweetness rapidly dissolves on the tongue, waving in the brunt of citrusy sourness on the middle palate. Obvious grapefruit offers a creamy juiciness, but the under current of lime, lemon, crabapple, white grape and gooseberry carry the fruit with their gose ready character. Weathered woods and a mild salinity provides a richness to make the ale taste more bright and vivid.

Strong sourness is nearly berlinerweiss-like, penetrating the tastebuds with shocking acidity. Finishing cidery, like dry white wine and a pep of rice wine vinegar, the jaw tightening tartness is short on the aftertaste, following with a kiss of perfumy coriander and sourdough peaking through the last echo of grapefruit.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pisano
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
3.19/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GDawgs34
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karnivool1
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What an amazing brew. I heard really good things from Crane. They delivered, and then some. An absolute steal at $10 a 750 ml bottle, for a world class sour. Kudos guys, I will be back soon!

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour an effervescent & slightly hazed honey color with no head what so ever. Murks up, no head retention & or lacing

S: Slight wheat tartness & grapefruit once warm

T: Tartness, salt & grapefruit, plus a little dryness up front. Grapefruit, tartness, salt, in essence, lemon sweet tarts as this warms. Finishes tart & dry with salt & lemon

MF: Light body & carbonation

Drinks fairly easy, a pretty good, not great Gose

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: golden yellow and massively carbonated. Looks like a darker yellow champagne.
S: salty and sour, but mild aromas
T: sourness from grapefruit, a salty finish. Pretty explosive flavors too.
F: huge carbonation, with slight puckering

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

delicious beer, but nowhere near as compelling as the dry hopped edition, this seems thicker and more wheaty, and the grapefruit, while still real fresh and pulpy and all, ends up not being all that dynamic comparatively. its juicy for certain, and the flavor is nice, but having has the dry hopped, i think this one really is the lesser of the two. the hops just seem to accentuate so much of the grapefruit. the salt here works the same way, its just less intense, but you definitely taste more of the wheat malt in this one. its not without hops either, there is a slightly citrusy element in here from them and some bitterness later on, its just real tame next to the dry hopped edition. very summery and easy drinking beer though, this is still very good gose, herbal and fruity in the right progression. a little leftover sweetness here that i did not perceive in the dry hopped edition too. great gose at the base of this, im sure they will keep playing with other fruits, it seems to work well with everything they have done so far!

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Grapefruit Gose from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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