Glow Worm: Boysenberry & Guava
Thin Man Brewery

Glow Worm: Boysenberry & GuavaGlow Worm: Boysenberry & Guava
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Thin Man Brewery
New York, United States
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #294
Ranked #9,660
4.09 | pDev: 6.36%
Sep 21, 2021
Jan 14, 2019
Glow Worm: Boysenberry & GuavaGlow Worm: Boysenberry & Guava
Notes: Glow Worm livens up a traditional German Gose with Boysenberry & Guava. Tart but not overly sour, sessionable and bursting with fruit.
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by farrago from New Jersey

Pours a respectable two finger which sizzles down rapidly to a light surface dusting, no lacing as to be expected. The liquid is fully opaque, a sort of pinkish apricot orange hue, good brightness to it. Intense nose which is close to vinous at times, tropical fruit and lemon zest with a note of coconut which flits in and out, not a lot of complexity but it's really about texture and penetration more than subtle aromas. Full-bodied, particularly past the mid-palate through the finish, the carbonation is strong and manages to give the palate spaces in which to catch your breath. Quite sour but not witheringly so. The lemon flavor holds all a sort of vanillin, milky creaminess. Dark berry, guava, papaya flavors in keeping with its labeling. Now and then it comes off as borderline peppery and salty as well. Shows better well-chilled. Very intriguing beer but needed to make an effort to down the whole can.

Sep 21, 2021
Photo of The_Beer_Princess
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by The_Beer_Princess from New York

Not in love ok I will drink again

Apr 26, 2021
4.04 by robotic_being from Florida on Feb 13, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Great gose easy bright pink guava color with a quarter inch of foam. Great smell and taste full of lime citrus biting lemon and blackberry but has a good balance of guava fruit for sweetness. Easy-going smooth body quite easy to crush wish I would have gotten more!

Jan 20, 2021
3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland on Jan 01, 2021
3.91 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Dec 20, 2020
4 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Nov 11, 2020
4 by paulish from New York on Oct 06, 2020
3.81 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Jul 26, 2020
4.18 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Jul 15, 2020
4.23 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on May 03, 2020
4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Apr 29, 2020
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5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

Hazy deep purple (heh) appearance with a small pink head. Decent retention for a Gose; a thin ring remains.
Smells like very sour and jammy raspberry and blackberry.
Tastes like raspberry and black berry jam with a medium-plus acidic sourness. Sourness level comparable to sucking on a lemon. Pink grapefruit juice and guava. Lemon zest. A hint of salt. Subtle wheaty malt. Slight lingering sourness and fruit juice sweetness.
Creamy feel, medium-light, medium carbonation.

Perfect score for flawless exectution of fruit and sourness. Absolutely delicious and beautiful, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Jan 29, 2020
4 by caffeinelogic from New York on Dec 24, 2019
4.2 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York on Sep 13, 2019
4.34 by jpd026 from New York on Jul 26, 2019
4.04 by nater919 from New York on Apr 08, 2019
3.92 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Apr 03, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at Thin Man Brewery in Buffalo, NY.

This one pours a vivid dark purplish color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like dark berry and dark fruit, very tart and very juicy, with a bit of acidity.

I don't get really get much guava here, but there's definitely a lot of boysenberry, with some lighter blackberry-like tones. There's not much here other than fruit, but it's definitely tasty anyway.

This has a pleasantly light acidity with a pretty crisp finish, and a high level of drinkability.

This is somewhat basic, but still tastes good, and goes down so easily.

Feb 18, 2019
3.86 by moscow2042 from New York on Feb 16, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is hazy purplish red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thick collar around the edge of the glass and wisps of bubbles on the surface.
S: Strong aromas of guava are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of guava along with hints of boysenberry.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the dominant aromas and flavors of guava in this gose. It wasn't really sour or salty but had a nice amount of tartness.

Serving type: can

Feb 03, 2019
4.02 by smithj4 from New York on Feb 03, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Loads of fruit but I wish it was a touch more sour

Feb 01, 2019
Glow Worm: Boysenberry & Guava from Thin Man Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 23 ratings