Grapefruit Gose | Crane Brewing Company

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Grapefruit GoseGrapefruit Gose

Brewed by:
Crane Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 45
Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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 Karnivool1
4.68/5  rDev +12%
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 russpowell
3.61/5  rDev -13.6%
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 -3.6%
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 -7.9%
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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Photo of Meyers1023
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color with two fingers worth of foamy white head that disappears quickly. The nose is sour and salty with a small amount of grapefruit. The taste hits with a lot of sourness upfront before the salt and citrus kick in. The sourness gets you to pucker on the first few sips but eases as you get used to it. The feel is medium but with a good amount of effervescence. This is an outstanding beer and fits the style very well.

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Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thayer for this one! Bottled 4/25/16.

Hazy dull opaque gold, initial fizzy head that fades in a minute, leaving no lacing behind. Fruity aroma, citric and acidic but not well defined as grapefruit.
Kind of fades after the initial burst when opened.
Taste is tart with a light acidity, lightly fruity with a light tart grapefruit note. Zero salinity. Body is light and the carbonation seems to ebb away somewhat quickly.
Overall its a nice summer quencher and versatile with food, though a little one note.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Once again, another phenomenal beer from Crane. The nose has the salty, sour, tart, and sweetness you would expect from a fruited gose. The grapefruit character dominates the nose as well as the flavor of the beer. The sharp bitterness from the grapefruit is in all aspects of this beer. In the background of the beer you get the traditional gose flavor of wet wheat with salt. I feel like this beer is far from the traditional gose style but was exactly what Crane was attempting to do. This one is a must get.

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Grapefruit Gose from Crane Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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