Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb
Freigeist Bierkultur

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From:
Freigeist Bierkultur
 
Germany
Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #29
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,249
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 6.36%
Ratings:
100
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 30, 2022
Added:
Nov 26, 2013
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  8
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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3.5 by CreightonSM from New York on Jan 30, 2022
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3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

I don't even remember where I picked this up, but it was consumed in May 2020. I'm a sucker to pay inflated prices for German gose or berliner. I member I paid like $5 for this, which isn't terrible.

Pours a golden to amber color that has a little rhubarb influence methinks color wise. 1/3" white head. Spritzy carbonation appearance. Aroma of rhubarb, salt, smells lively.

Taste is impressive, has all the traditional hallmarks of a German gose, the crisp carbonation meets black sea salt, but with a moderate rhubarb bite that contributes a hit of bitterness beyond the vegatal aspect itself. They didn't amp up the sourness or acidity like many wild ales calling themselves goses tend to do in parts of the US. Light wheat body actually floats plenty going on here like a champ. Still perceive a light golden wave of grain. Nice mineral character to it. All in all, this does everything quite well. Now to wish for more beers like this produced domestically instead of sour power dick measuring contests.

Jul 09, 2021
 
4 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Dec 01, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this is being canned now, and brewed in the united states, at upland of all places if i remember the can right, wow, didnt know they had any kind of relationship, kind of cool that they do, although i do miss their iconic bottles and labels, i guess if it means fresher beer at better prices i am for it, although im not sure freshness is a defining factor of a gose like this, but what do i know. no color here really at all from the rhubarb, and aside from a slightly vinous and mildly astringent pucker, i dont get a ton of rhubarb, like a lot of its essence is in whatever sugar has long been fermented out, but thankfully that doesnt mean this is devoid of rhubarb character, its just more ethereal. the gose is classic, light pine and high salinity, clean tartness but still an old world vibe to it. for how iconic their base gose is, its cool they do so much playing around with it, really a genre defining base beer for me (and probably many other americans who learned the style from these guys and a very small handful of others). tangy, citric, oceanic even, and delicious, light wheaty sweetness, soft baked sugar cookie character, clean tartness, lemon and orange, acidic rhubarb, high summer vibes, and unfortunately just a bit too light on the carbonation to really sing. still, this was a treat, although i wonder how different it is in a domestic can from an imported bottle, i hope to find out! cant get enough of their beers right now!

Mar 01, 2020
 
4.19 by Wasted_Youth from Indiana on Jan 05, 2020
 
4.28 by taospowder from New Mexico on Dec 18, 2019
 
4.25 by xungmound98 from New York on Nov 30, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear straw yellow color, with a small fluffy head, and not much lacing.

There's a clean and herbal sour rhubarb aroma, with lemon rind, slight salinity, wheat, and citrus.

This works quite well. The rhubarb is done judiciously here, and adds an intriguing herbal funk, with sour candy, pine, lemon rind, salt, and some funky and wheaty flavors. There's a grassiness that's almost pilsner-like on the back end.

This is light bodied, crisp, really clean, and only very mildly sour.

This is quite subtle and carefully brewed. It's an excellent beer.

Nov 04, 2019
 
3.97 by BubbleBobble from New York on Oct 29, 2019
 
4.09 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Aug 28, 2019
 
3.93 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts on May 31, 2019
 
4.02 by Jcarriglio from Florida on May 20, 2019
 
4.28 by AirBob from Massachusetts on May 03, 2019
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 23, 2019
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Almost completely opaque lemon-yellow brew with orange highlights. Head production is OK, fading relatively quickly - not unexpected for the style.

Nose is pleasantly tart, slightly musty and milky, with a nice, citrus-like fruitiness - possibly from the rhubarb, although I am not familiar with this veggie.

Very, very tart up front! After the initial wave of white wine vinegar-like sourness, there's a nice, organic fruity tartness. There's the expected salty kick to the finish, cleansing your palate, along with a slightly sweet, wheat-like malt tone that slowly fades.

A little more syrupy than most in the style, but it's exceptionally lively, and the salty finish quickly readies you for another sip.

Jan 20, 2019
 
4 by shelby415 from Oregon on Aug 20, 2018
 
3.97 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Jul 04, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a deep gold, light amber coloration with a medium, foamy head. Wonderful smell of sweet rhubarb, with light, biscuity malt and just a faint hint of sea salt coming through as well. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by a very nice sweet and sour rhubarb taste, with notes of clove, peppery spice and light sea salt as well. Finishes quite crisp and refreshing, with a nice, tart rhubarb note. Smooth mouthfeel with a mesium body and carbonation.

This is an exceptionally well balanced Gose that makes for a great summer beer. The rhubarb note is just sublime here, great stuff.

Apr 16, 2018
 
4.05 by brutalist from Pennsylvania on Feb 22, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Suds from Missouri

Wow...wonderful beer. This one is clear and light amber. The head is white and medium-sized. The aroma is sweet with a little spice and candy scent. The taste is mostly balanced, if not tilted lightly sweet. Belgian-like phenols and plenty of flavor. Great and interesting brew.

Dec 27, 2017
 
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Oct 15, 2017
 
4 by schopenhauerale from Arizona on Apr 02, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted into a shaker glass, pours a hazy yellow-brown color with a very foamy head (although minimal lacing evident. Distinct sea salt and pitted fruit nose, tastes predictably salty with clove, lemon, and grapefruit notes. Surprisingly light-bodied. I think this would be ideal to drink on the beach on a hot summer day. Who needs more conventional replacement fluids?

Feb 14, 2017
 
3.88 by pkalix from California on Feb 12, 2017
 
4.04 by DallasK from Oregon on Jan 24, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Slightly hazy peach color with just a bit of white foam. Aroma has the rhubarb, a bit of yogurt and some sea water. Taste starts tart and fruity, slightly savory, really well balanced. Light to medium body with medium to low carbonation. A really good gose, maybe the best version of the Geisterzug series.

Nov 13, 2016
 
4.02 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Sep 12, 2016
 
3.83 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Aug 30, 2016
 
3.99 by LJTate from Pennsylvania on Aug 28, 2016
 
3.75 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON) on Jul 18, 2016
 
3.6 by therubicon from Delaware on May 18, 2016
 
3.57 by MGibbons from Maryland on May 10, 2016
 
4 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin on May 04, 2016
 
4.75 by mollyheim from New York on Feb 05, 2016
 
3.78 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Jan 23, 2016
 
4.33 by target88 from Kentucky on Jan 17, 2016
 
4.13 by 2GOOFY from California on Jan 11, 2016
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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

500ml bottle picked up at CBX in Charleston, poured into snifter.
A: pours a cloudy golden orange wheat color, +1 finger frothy bubbly white foam head that quickly fades, some sediment
S: minerally, salty, strawberries, rhubarb, wheat malt, lemon, green spruce, hint of white pepper
M: light body, wet finish
T: lemon, sour, salty, hints of rhubarb, mineral, earthiness, grain
O: really great gose, great flavor, and I love rhubarb so this is a plus.

Dec 21, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

I purchased this at Oliver's shared with Tim, enjoyed chilled in a goblet.

The color is pale golden with light amber hue and lightly hazed look with quick collapsing head with no lace. The smell is lovely - a sort of fruit aroma with subtle tangy earthy and berry -like scent. The feel is great with mild tartness and tangy fruity texture with a dry texture mid palate and moderately light body with medium carbonation.

The taste is great with mild rhubarb tartness and slight juicy earthy flavor with a light honey-like sweet element and herbal taste with dry mineral finish and lingering sour taste. Overall I was pleased with this considering how few rhubarb beers that are available it was interesting and held true to the base style very well.

Dec 10, 2015
 
3.61 by Lare453 from Florida on Nov 21, 2015
Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb from Freigeist Bierkultur
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 100 ratings