18th Anniversary Gose
Real Ale Brewing Company

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Leipzig Gose
3.78 | pDev: 12.17%
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Notes: Also known as 18th Anniversary Gose

Brewed with fresh ground coriander, Crystal salt, and puréed whole limes.
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 233
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

A: 3.75 Pale straw color with a moderately large initial head, full of air, though fading.
S: 4 Tart, grainy, citrusy smell, just as expected.
T: 4.25 Grainy wheat flavor, somewhat acidic but not too much. Coriander is moderately light but detectable. The salt is on the subtle end, really only detectable by a bit of mouthfeel at the finish.
M: 4 Light bodied, emminently drinkable.
O: 4.25 Very good gose. Great to see this obscure style getting some attention lately. It's a highly refreshing beer. Wish RA would add it to their permanent lineup.

Weighting: 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Final score: 4.08

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3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Pours out a hazy brass with no head. Smells largely of grain and lime. Lime and salt are the big flavors here. Lightly tart and a bit sweet. Grainy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a tad flat and lightbodied. Overall, this is OK in the can. Way better on tap, but I'm rating this based on the can example. On tap it seemed to be drier, tarter, and saltier (all better in my opinion).

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

12 oz can pours a hazed yellow with a soda-esque bubbly white head. Fades fast to nothingness, unsurprising with salt and lime.

Luckily, Real Ale took a modest approach with the coriander and the lime and salty wheat compete for the dominating aroma. Definitely a little different than most other goses out there.

Its not much on the sour end of things, unfortunately. Those hoping for something as tasty as Westbrook's offering will be left wanting, but there are some enjoyable flavors to be found here, mostly the soft wheat, salt and lime. The coriander I could do without in this beer and oddly, I find this better on the cooler side as opposed to cellar temp. Good enough to go back for repeat sixer purchases, but still leaves me dreaming of having Westbrook Gose in a PICC line.

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

Smells mainly like coriander seed, with some fresh lime juice and peel and a yeasty, bready note - fresh and attractive. Both the coriander and lime come through on the palate too, with the coriander again being the more prominent of the two. Light, dry, clean, refreshing. Mild salinity. Only a hint of acidity from the lime. I can't help but think that this would be even better with more acidity, and maybe more salt, but in any case it's quite nice. Refreshing, highly drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ugh, not sure if I have ever changed my opinion on a beer so quickly. The last few times I have had this around town has been almost completely different than my first try. Seems more like a slightly tart Radler with lime juice. Tart lime and citrus, with a bit of salty sweetness up front that finishes dry. Not bad, very refreshing and can drink all day in the summer. Though went from a really unique to meh in about a month for me.

On tap at D&T in Houston. According to their menu, this is 4.4% ABV.

A: Pours a hazed orange/yellow color. A minimal white head forms, and recedes. Light lace is left behind.
S: A tart, slightly acidic aroma with a great fruity note. Citrus, orange, and lemon. Simple, but really nice.
T: A pronounced saltiness up front, which quickly fades to that great tart and acidic bite. The fruity notes are really amazing here. Juicy orange and citrus. Excellent.
M/D: A light body that is perfectly effervescent. Crisp, but smooth at the same time. Fairly dry as well. So easy and enjoyable to drink. All day with this, and I wish I could get much more.

Certainly not a brother to Saint Arnold Boiler Room, but a close cousin. Both, are great examples of hard to make unique styles. Highly recommended.

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ratebeer tasting. Pale yellow body with no head, effervescent. Aromas include lemon, subtle malty character. Not much there. Perhaps a hint of salt in the flavor. Light body bordering on watery. Flavor is a bit lacking in this one.

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4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden with a white head. Smell is lemony, citrusy, acidic and fresh. Taste is wheat, tart lemon and perhaps salt? Smooth, creamy body with medium carbonation. Refreshing and unique. Like a salted Berliner Weisse, or a margarita meets a pilsner. Wish it were a touch prickllier with the carbonation, but still very nice.

Can had more lime flavor and a bit less tartness. Perfect carbonation on the cans. Overall, a great summer refresher.

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4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Incredibly pale yellow, surprisingly opaque. Very light. Almost like cloudy lemonade. No head to speak of.

Nose is lime and sea salt and coriander. Just as advertised. It brings back memories of college in California playing beirut into the night when someone thought they were being fancy with a Corona with lime in it (not that it actually smells like Corona mind you, just that that's the memory that floats back as it wafts)

Faint grains with a fringe of lime and a finish that after-the-fact you realize was slightly tart. Not as salty or slimey as the few other gose's that I've tried, which actually works to its favour for my tastes, but purists might not agree. Definitely very light drinking, I could see this one working at a hot afternoon at the beach or something. I'll readily admit that I'm not much of a fan of the style, but this one gets definite points for not turning me completely off, as many truer examples of the style have done. Ultimately it is easy drinking and somewhat refreshing in this oppressive Seattle heat (I know, right??!?). Much love to @Bulldoza for sending it along in his awesome BIF box. Thanks Nick!

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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18th Anniversary Gose from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 233 ratings