Gooseberry Gose
Crane Brewing Company

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Style:
Leipzig Gose
Ranked #189
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
89
Ranked #15,075
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 6.77%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
32
From:
Crane Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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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Photo of Volstead
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Volstead from Missouri, Jul 21, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev +1%
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!

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emerge077 from Illinois, Oct 09, 2017
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3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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cjgiant from District of Columbia, Jul 07, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

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Photo of TH28
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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TH28 from Florida, Apr 30, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light gold in color with a light haziness. The aroma is of lactobacillus, gooseberries, and salt. I'm tasting lactobacillus, gooseberries, and salt and somehow those flavors meld together very well. The mouth is delicate and refreshing, but moderately carbonated. This is fantastic!

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Franziskaner from Missouri, Mar 05, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange-yellow with a little fog to it. Head fizzes up high for a gose, with two fingers showing up in stark white. Retention is great, with no lacing. Aroma is gooseberry, with a salty, lactic sour quality to it. Flavor profile is no different. The gose style delivers some sour notes of its own, with the sourness multiplied by the gooseberry addition. Mouth feel is fizzy and holds at a medium thickness. Overall, a sour gose. The gooseberries are a nice addition, and while tasty, do add quite a bit of sour to the experience. Despite this, the beer drinks smooth at its 4.1%.

Served in a teku glass.

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Harrison8 from Missouri, Feb 26, 2017
Gooseberry Gose from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 32 ratings