Portsmouth Gose | Portsmouth Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
74 Ratings
Portsmouth GosePortsmouth Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
portsmouthbrewery.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
16 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 06-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):

Gose is a rather rare German style of beer, similar to other Weissbiers, which focus on a large portion of wheat; how- ever, a standout difference is the addition of spices and salt. Portsmouth’s starts with a cloudy yellow straw body and creamy lacing, and a wheaty nose with green banana, sweet herbal notes and a dusting of spice. Crisp up front, creamy mouthfeel beneath. Light bodied. Big smack of lemon bite, sweet malts, soft coriander and an underlying saltiness. Mild green apple, too. Fairly dry overall, but really dries up in the finish. Moreish. Delicious. Insanely drink- able. One of the best examples of the style we’ve had to date.

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Photo of tigg924
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery—served into a pint glass
Appearance: minimal head, moderate carbonation, bright golden yellow in color, murky

Smell: lemon wheat, and a bit of saltiness

Taste: wheat and lemon combine nicely with a hint of salt at the end

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet, medium carbonation

Overall: I was really looking forward to trying this and was not disappointed. This may be the best beer I have had from Portsmouth that I have seen on their menu multiple times. Nice, light, and wheaty. This is super sessionable. It holds true to the gose style and tastes noticeably different then other wheat beers.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
The beer pours a pale golden straw. The head is white and lasts quite a while.

Smell:
A strong scent of coriander but not overwhelming. A smell of what appears to be pare with an undercurrent of orange exists.

Taste:
Delicious. The coriander dominates most of the pallet but it doesn't destroy it and works well the orange flavor and slight hop taste. Additionally, the salt does wonders for the aftertaste. Regarding the salt, as the beer warms, the salt becomes more noticeable and compliments the coriander very well.

Mouthfeel:
Light bodied bordering on medium bodied with very little carbonation that is almost unnoticeable. The beer itself feels very smooth and goes down quickly.

Overall:
A damn fine Gose. I can't help but feel refreshed after finishing the growler at the end of a very hot day. My only criticism is that I have to go all the way during early summer to NH to get it.

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Photo of hopsbreath
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I officially traded for this beer with CooperEllis and also received a bottle each in random boxes of beer from zimmerbloke and mjn5036. So thanks guys. I wanted a bottle of beer that only 1 person had listed as a got on this site and promptly received 3 bottles. Cascade and Upright both brew representations of the style that I really enjoyed so this was a natural want as soon as I found out about it.

The pour yields an opaque marigold yellow with a huge half snifter salt white head. Clumpy lacing on the glass. Oh yeah...thanks to CooperEllis and mjn5036 for each sending me a Portsmouth snifter so my wife and I now have a matching pair.

What a great fresh aroma! Smell is lemon juice, citrus zest, freshly cut hay, and mushrooms.

Taste is saison like. Lightly tart lemon, a touch of sour, and damp earth is where I draw that comparison from. The salty aftertaste reminds me that this is indeed a Gose.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated with scrubbing prickly taste removing bubbles. Thin and finishes clean.

Extraordinarily drinkable! I liked this a lot and wish to see more of the style. Good job Portsmouth. Make sure to keep brewing this style and I will be sure to keep tracking it down!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip. This is the first beer of this style I will ever have. Pretty excited. The body is hazy yellow with about a centimeter of white head on top that reduces to thin lacing. The aroma is like a barnyard with lemon zest. Lost of grain kissed slightly with citrus twang. It's a really nice smell, not complex, but the aromas are very pleasant. Starts nice and tart and mellows to follow through with earthy. grainy flavors. The mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation and drinkable as the rest, especially at 4.5. I did this, would really like to try more examples of the style.

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Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at Brewpub: This one was served in a 20th Anniversary flute. It was a cloudy, light yellow color. There was a small white head that left a little lacing. Nice nose to it. Wheat, coriander and lemon notes. Even a faint whiff of sea salt. Interesting flavor. Very dry, but not bitter. Wheat, spices and citrus. Some earthiness also. This is really different and nice!

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle bought at the brewery August 2011.

The beer color is pale yellow and it's slightly veiled. The head is white and sticks well to the glass. The aroma presents notes of lime and citrus. Some grassy notes too. Taste is similar. More lime and citrusy. Carbonation is present in the mouth. Medium body. Nice and refreshing. A very good summer beer. A true session beer too. Taste and refreshing. Nice. Love it.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber picked up on a trip to NH, into a pint glass.

Pours a medium to dark bronze - just looks like a combination of light and dark together. Some white foam, settles down to just a ring around the outside. Citrus smell. Wheaty. Lemon scented. Light clean taste. Citrus overtones and throughout.

Nice style (new for me) easy drinking beer.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Brez07 for bringing a fresh growler to the latest SMBDC meeting, this was the first time I've tried a Gose.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a small head that fades fast, not much in the way of lacing.

Smell has a strong wheat aroma, good amount of citrus, banana and other spices.

The taste is quite interesting, I learned beforehand that Gose actually have salt added to the beer, which I could make out faintly in this beer, it's not overly salty but is certainly present, light and crisp and goes down rather easily, the citrus and spice help quite a bit in this beer but aren't overbearing either.

I was told that if you want to drink a beer while exercising that this would be the best style to do it because the salt will balance your electrolytes.

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Photo of MrDanno96
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Came to the table in a normal pint glass. The liquid within was a hazy, pale yellow colored capped by a thin white ring of head. Very little lacing.

S: Aromas of orange, lemon peel, a little coriander, and the typical banana/bubblegum heffe yeast esters.

T: More of the same in the flavor: good amount of citrus, some subtle spice, and banana esters. Lots of lemon flavor comes through in the finish.

M: Light bodied; crisp and refreshing.

S: A nice beer for a summer day. I didn't really find this representation of the "gose" style to be any different from most other wheat beers I've had, but it was still good. It went well with the Alehosue muscles!

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Photo of irishevans
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of Philmagnifico
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gose was a pleasant hazy yellow in the glass. Decent head that dissipated a tad on the quick side but still left a nice lacing along the sides of the glass.

The coriander used left a prominent mark on the aroma along with a sweet and sour air. No real noticeable hops profile.

The initial sip was dominated by salt that quickly integrated itself into the remaining sweet-sour and zesty coriander flavors. Just a tiny tinge of bitterness from any hops...barely noticeable.

The heft of the body was average but the beer seemed to coat my mouth letting its flavors linger nicely.

Gose was quite refreshing and even invigorating. Very drinkable. It was a delightful surprise and seems an excellent choice for a summer beer.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cam. Thanks for the sharing

A - brilliant golden straw body. Minimal white foam

S - very light and clean. Just light

T - floral and a touch salty. Dry and some general fruit sweetness. Touch of spice

M - dryish and thin. Light with a bit of lingering

O - pretty good I'd say. Pretty enjoyable

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Photo of slentz
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the Portsmouth brewpub when I was there this summer. Shared with Kiddynamite920. Poured at 50 degrees into Allagash tulips. First Gose we have ever had so we don't have much to compare this to.

A: Pour down the center of the glass produces a half to 2/3 finger head that dissipates to a thing ring that stays forever, with very tight bubbles. I love blondes. A bit cloudy golden straw color. Lots of carbonation, no true lacing a bit of legs on it but not much
4.5

S: Smells of citrus, (lemons, oranges.) A little musty funk, grassy, wheaty, coriander, salty like the ocean...picking up some belgian notes. 3.5

T: A tad sweet....reminds me of a wheat beer with a little lemon..orange. ....this is definitely different than most other styles. Very subtle style ... very tasty. Again picking up a little Belgian style flavor.... 4.0

M: High carbonation; prickly on the tongue, not oily, goes down very easily and refreshing. 4.0

O: We really enjoyed this and finished the bomber in about 10 minutes. Its really easy to drink. Glad we got to try this one. 4.5

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Photo of andylipp
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Portsmouth Gose from Portsmouth Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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