Downwinder Gose
Athletic Brewing Co.

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Athletic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
Low-Alcohol Beer
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4.26 | pDev: 6.34%
Jan 15, 2022
Oct 04, 2020
Notes: Our Downwinder Gose is a highly refreshing, light-bodied beer. It has a soft wheat body and crisp tart finish, with hints of sea salt, coriander, and lime leaf. Guaranteed to quench your thirst on hot days, and pairs perfectly with spring and summer meals!

35 IBU
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Ratings by flagmantho:
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3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by flagmantho from Washington

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug. Canned 11/18/21.

Appearance: light silvery-golden hue with a dash of haze and two thick fingers of frothy eggshell foam atop. I think it's very pretty indeed!

Smell: quite herbal/spicy in aroma; the coriander and lime seem to come through pretty strongly. There's a bit of tartness in the aroma as well; I like it, but the spicing overtakes the gose character a bit too much for my taste.

Taste: wheaty, tart, salty and just a little bit sweet, and absolutely refreshing. The lime and coriander are present, but are lower in the mix than in the aroma, and that is a good thing. It's a solid gose and I would never pick this out of a lineup as being NA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice carbonation and creaminess. Perhaps even creamer than maybe a gose should be! But I personally quite like it. I don't know what Athletic's magic proprietary method is, but boy does it make for satisfying mouthfeel.

Overall: a very refreshing beer, and a good example of a gose even outside its status as NA. The spicing in the aroma is a bit much, but otherwise, a darn fine beer!

Jan 15, 2022
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4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SadMachine from New Jersey

This beer is utterly remarkable for being only 0.4% abv! Light funk, bright tartness, mild brine/salinity, good body, and nice, effervescent carbonation! For what it is I am absolutely blown away!

Dec 04, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by larryi86 from Delaware

12 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- A slightly hazy golden copper with a two finger white head

S- Tart, lemons, some herbal tea, touch of salt, coriander, touch of wheat. Honestly smells like a gose

T- Tart, lemons, wheat, touch of salt, hints of coriander, some herbal tea. Taste is good but weaker than the nose.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A good non-alcoholic beer, definitely come off as a gose, just a little weak

Jun 09, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by IKR from California

Appearance: Fairly cloudy straw-yellow color with a modest sized white head that quickly faded.

Smell: Mild malty aromas come through along with faint grain aromas.

Taste: Moderate salty notes countered very nicely by moderate citrus notes. The two elements nicely complement each other in the taste profile. The tartness and citrus notes linger in a mildly sweet finish.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: A good Gose period, regardless of alcohol content. A very good N/A offering, tasty and refreshing.

Apr 28, 2021
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4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours slightly murky, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is wheat, lime, and a decent amount of salt. High carbonation, slightly salty, and light bodied. Wow. This is a great gose. Nice salty taste. Would have no idea this is an alcohol free beer. I need to get this again.

Oct 04, 2020
Downwinder Gose from Athletic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5 ratings