Gooseberry Gose
Crane Brewing Company

Gooseberry GoseGooseberry Gose
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From:
Crane Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Gose
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 6.82%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
32
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 18, 2018
Added:
Nov 13, 2016
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  6
English folklore speaks of a fairy, the Gooseberry Wife, who takes the shape of a hairy caterpillar and guards the tart fruit from the greedy hands of children. Not even a creepy caterpillar could keep us from adding this deliciously sour berry to our deliciously tart and salty gose. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep an eye out for her when picking up your bottle.
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Rated: 4.1 by BalancingBrooms from California

Dec 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.02 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jul 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Volstead from Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Great coloration, sour bite, nice lacing when tilted. Evervence hard to see other then the edges of the glass. Worth a second go, however a larger a larger bottle. Have a glass at Beers and Sauces, good pick guys. Just think of the food paring choices.
Jul 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Apr 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by TylerJ from Iowa

Dec 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Theogre83 from Kansas

Nov 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.95 by kjkinsey from Texas

Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a large wine glass its a hazy saturated orange, with an inch of foam on the surface and minimal spotty lacing.

Aroma is full of tart underripe fruit, and oddly a faint hint of mothballs.

Tart and juicy, green underripe fruit, it really pops and has a puckering sour fruit profile. Clean and moderately sour, unique gooseberry fruit character.
I've picked and ate wild gooseberries and this is similar but more green.
Nice effervescent light bodied feel. Overall it's a nice quenching summer beer.
Thanks to Kate for the recommendation!
Oct 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 01, 2017
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Bottle dated 11/2017 (8 months):
Pours a hazy dark yellow with a puffy white head. This fizzles away eventually, but a steady stream of carbonation maintain spots of white on the surface, including a thin collar.

Lactic avid give a lemony note with a hint of sour milk. There is the lightest sea foam in back.

Taste is high on the sour scale, as the nose indicates. The salt gets mostly lost in the puckering nature of the opening note. A not ripe tart berry note gets noted in the back. Carbonation is ok, but also kind of lost in the sour. Salinity gains strength either through buildup or warmth.

If you like your Gose more sour than balanced, this could be for you. I like a little more balance. This reminded me a tad of a DESTIHL wild ale in its puckering.
Jul 07, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this is so good. i have loved all of these, but this is killer. it tastes more like the green underripe gooseberries than the purple ripe ones, and the natural tartness of them is really rad with the bacterial tartness of the base beer, which i also think keeps improving with each successive iteration. wheatier than i remember, drier and well carbonated too, and i dont think i can fully credit the different fruit for all of that can i? the salt element here is the best, the brine aspect has a green olive thing to it, and before you think, "ew thats gross", consider the minerality, the salty satisfaction, and the relationship to the grain, its incredible, especially with the lemony acidity in here. the gooseberry s great, now i know why all the birds eat them up when they are still not quite ripe, this tang is so quenching, and this beer is quite sour, but its super dialed in, and although i couldnt drink ten of them, a few glasses from the tap or a large format bottle is a perfectly reasonable done. i am a huge fan of crane, and it keeps getting better. this is fantastic, just in time for summer too!
May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BMart from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2017
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Reviewed by TH28 from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle. 11/17/16 bottle date. Appearance: Light golden in color, mostly clear with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. Aroma: lactic acid, salty, and citrus peel. Taste: Pow, a sharp acidic puckering sour from the start. A touch of earthy berry and a salty back end. Mouthfeel: Light bodied and low carbonation. Finish: Extremely dry, with a sharp lingering tartness and some retronasal berry notes Overall: An intensely sour take on the style. Saltiness is relatively low, and this lacks the nuance and complexity of some other Crane goses. Still very refreshing, and would go great with some spicy food.
Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Apr 11, 2017
Gooseberry Gose from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 32 ratings