Gose | Real Ale Brewing Company

GoseGose
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57.7%
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3.75 w/ 71 ratings
GoseGose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gose is a rarely brewed regional specialty beer from Northern Germany. A slightly sour wheat beer, it's known for hints of coriander and a unique saltiness that is derived from the local water source. As a twist on the original, we add fresh lime juice to our version after fermentation. The result is a delightfully tart and refreshing beer to help you slug it out with even the hottest of Texas summers.

Added by GRG1313 on 07-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,615
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
71
Liked:
41
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
11.47%
Alströms:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Photo of Todd
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Peaches, Sour, Lime, Salt

Brewed for the summer, but I'm drinking it in the winter. From the can, a cloudy golden hued beer produces a lace that drops flat quickly. Faint aromas of stone fruits, citrus zest, cracked pepper and some wheat bread. Active and creamy mouthfeel. Peaches. Lots of peaches, and a bit juicy.Real Ale’s seasonal is dry overall with a clean malt profile. A flash of sourness lifts the palate with a smack of lime and salt. Personally, I wouldn't have called this a Gose due to the dominating fruity peach character, but outside of that it's a decent brew if you're looking for liquid peaches.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #108 (January 2016).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbaz
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1ale_man
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was my first Gose. Look was "confused". Pretty gold with some floaters. Right or wrong? Anyhoo the smell was of citrus/lemon/lime. The taste was citrusy. And the salt! I love salt! All my food has extra salt. This was an outstanding beer! Will have as long as it is around. It is a seasonal. All year would be fantastic! Will try others as I find them. Great stuff.

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Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MarioH
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Magery
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The perfect summer libation -
Pours a cloudy light gold with good carbonation and fine soapy effervescence.
Smells of lime and lighter tropical notes, some fruity esters, hint of biscuit and yeast.
Tastes is crisp with light sweet malt and transitions to lime/orange with a salty tinge and astringency that leaves the palate clean.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with light carbonation and clean finish.

Overall, this is my favorite session-able beer on a hot Texas day - thirst quenching and easily quaffable. IMHO, it takes the qualities of a good german wheat beer and the addition of the citrus and salt make for a tasty contrast.

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Photo of Jaydub892007
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of galuskan
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as tart or salty as expected for the style but a great wheat on a hot day.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pegasus
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy deep golden color, wit a decent white head, which soon fades to oblivion. There are a few scattered patches of lacing, quite sparse, in all.

Aroma: Odd aroma of salted lime, with a bit of wheat malt.

Taste: The taste opens with tangy wheat malt and lime. AS the taste progresses, the saltiness intensifies. There is a late wag of tangy wheat ad lime rind.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite full, with just a hint carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A decent, drinkable example of a rare stlyel

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of tpgraham
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This a great beach or lawn mowing beer. Light wheat body with bright lime taste that comes across like a margarita. Perfect for hot summer days in Houston.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I have a running trade with The Mighty JenRay who lives in Houston, TX. She only gets APAs and AIPAs from me, by request, but I get all sorts of CANs from her. This would be one such example, plus it is my approved pic. Not shown is the sudden pooching that took place behind and to the right of the tab! I got scared, so I put it in the reefer to chill, but I was still seeing increased pooching, plus the CAN was rock solid! Eeek.

From the CAN: "Only in Texas"; "Seasonal Release"; "A Texas twist on a German original, brewed with coriander and lime."; "German-Style Wheat Beer"; "Unfiltered - Unpasteurized".

The last may have been the culprit, so when I Crack!ed it open, even a gentle Glug was causing heavy foaming. I just let it run, watching as three-plus fingers of fizzy, bone-white head filled my glass and then dissipated into liquid. I was left with a glassful of cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) beer. Nose smelled like sea spray, like standing on the forecastle (focsle) of a ship in heavy weather and just inhaling. Nothing else like it. Mouthfeel was a bit thin & watery, but very effervescent. The taste was stunning, literally. I have had gose before, so knew to expect a salty tartness, but the coriander and lime brought an all-new dimension to the flavor. Now, it was not just puckering, but it was making my eyes water! Phew. Finish was dry, tart, eminently refreshing, especially on a hot, humid day, but it just was not my bag. Next, I added a splash of grapefruit juice, a new trick taught to this old dog by a young bartender in return for a healthy tip. I pass it on to yinz free of charge. Add just a wee bit initially. Remember, you CAN always add more, but you CANnot subtract any. Even the tiniest amount cuts the tartness considerably. I like Simply Grapefruit myself, but you CAN also try Ocean Spray or even fresh-squeezed. Again, just a dab'll do ya, but you may find that you like more (or even less), but it is definitely worthy of experimentation.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz can ("best by 09/02/17") poured into a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appearance: Hazy, pale, lemon rind yellow with visible effervescence. Brief head of white bubbles and no lace.

Smell: Lime zest; light, grainy bread, and hints of coriander.

Taste: Light wheat bread with plenty of lime juice and pleasant salt - reminiscent of Vietnamese salty lemonade chanh muối or lemon-lime Gatorade.

Mouthfeel: Light body, slightly slick feel and soft but moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very lime forward, but still drinkable and refreshing. Great for a hot, humid Houston summer day, or to chase some tequila.

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Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Gose from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 57.7% out of 100 with 71 ratings
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