Marionberry Hibiscus Gose | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Marionberry Hibiscus GoseMarionberry Hibiscus Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
181
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
17.07%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of dar482
4.57/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sick beer. Unfiltered wheat beer so it has this deep beautiful red color. It comes off sour at first and hits you with a huge fruit note. Virtually no hops flavor so it actually disguises itself as a beer pretty well. Therefore, not for picky hop heads or those not into sours or fruit beers. On the other hand, perfect for people into fruitier things. So drinkable and tasty.

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Photo of fortheunheard
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Photo of NOLTERN
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Colebug
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of shand
4.18/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint!

Hey, it's pink! Even the head is pink! Very hazy, and the head doesn't last for long at all. The color is really a stunner though. The aroma is fruity and slightly sour, with some wheat and coriander. The taste is very nice, it's got an excellent tart, realistic fruitiness over a wheat base. I've never had marionberries, but they probably taste good! There's a nice floral aftertaste as well that mingles very nicely with the wheat. I also taste a bit of the saltiness on the finish. It's not overpowering, and if you're not looking for it, you won't notice it. The mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated, and the drinkability is great.

Overall, this is just a really fun and different beer, and one of the better fruit beers I've had in quite some time. And it's in four-packs for relatively cheap too!

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes. Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl. It pours hazy pink under a 1” pinkish white foam collar. The aromas are all berry. There is light malt on the palate but berries dominate and in the background some light tartness to balance and a dash of salt. In the background there is a flavor vaguely similar to rose hips that is probably hibiscus. The gose tartness and salt keep this from becoming a high school date beer.

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Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of CAcker
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of KlayWey
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of hoptitsbrews
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy orange-red with a thin finger of frothy reddish head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a little lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, tart and sweet berries, farmhouse smells, coriander, and a touch of lemon zest.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet and tart berries with some wheat, grains, and coriander. Through the middle, some funky farmhouse flavors come through with some sourness and a bit of acidity. The finish is a mix of sweet berries, wheat, tartness and funkiness, acidity, and sourness.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart, sour, and sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice overall balance with some good berry flavor, tartness, and acidity.

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Photo of meghmmm
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of sludgegnome
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of IAmHollywood13
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Branlott42
3.94/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.91/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful rosy color in the Leffe chalice. Excellent sudsy mouthfeel with lots of champagne bubbles. Interesting aroma of red guavas. Nice lacing in the glass.

Very restrained, even elegant. The other two Goses I've tasted have been so acidic they were virtually undrinkable. The acidity here is more like a Belgian fruity beer. Barely a wild taste, and not much yeast. A cousin to Morte Subite who went to finishing school. Just a little wheaty taste, a scratchy bitter twang, and a tartness of plum skins. Nice berry flavor and a touch of herb tea.

I'm totally charmed by this stuff. If it's not anything like the ancient style, it's what I like about the World Beer movement. Take inspiration and make it drinkable. They could make another version without the training wheels, though. Another of the user-friendly oddball beers from Widmer.

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Photo of CHickman
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy reddish pink, a rose champagne-like color with a foamy 1 finger light purple colored head that faded quickly leaving basically no lace, dissipating like all the bubbles in the head were popping at a super fast speed; a very different looking beer that was fun to watch settle.

Smells like flowers, Sweet Tart candy, grape soda, sweet malt, caramel, berries and light yeast; an odd nose that is funky, sweet and biscuity at the same time. The fruity sweetness is nice and soft, like blueberry or raspberry were added; must be the marionberry aroma.

Tastes very sweet like candy and berries up front, followed by yeast, biscuit, grains, flowers, brown sugar, tart citrus fruit and then some funk and berries. Hard to nail down any specific flavors, but somehow this works as a nice light, refreshing fruity beer. It's almost like a wine cooler but has just enough beer elements to make it a possible session brew.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp, with light fizzy carbonation, a light airy body and a slightly tart finish that shows sour berry notes and fades on the clean side.

Overall it was good, and surprisingly enjoyable. It looked weird, smelled kind of off and tasted like a wine cooler, yet came together and worked. It's hard to pinpoint the reasons why it worked, but to me it did so I'd have this beer again. Not too familiar with marionberry, hibiscus, or the Gose style for that matter, but I was able to overlook the sweetness and enjoy this interesting beer.

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Photo of leaddog
3.87/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle

Appearance- Pours a hazy watermelon red with a finger of bubbly head.

Smell- marionberry, coriander, orange peel, hint of floral notes.

Taste- Tart marionberries, coriander, orange peel and hint of floral notes. There is no saltiness. Finishes with tart berries.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- A nice, crisp gose. Would have liked to see the salt aspect for the style but still enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright purplish ruby red. Little head. Mostly white foam. A little too much like juice or Hawaiian punch.

S: Black cherry predominantly. Slightly sour smelling.

T: Slight straw flavors with light floral and rose notes. The dry notes shift to raspberry and blackberry notes which finishes with a sweet and sour tanginess. There's a hint of greasiness that could have been balanced out a little better by a bit more sourness or bitterness.

M: Light and thin. It finishes well with the short lingering of tanginess.

O: I've had a couple of these over the last year and, while it isn't my favorite, it always leaves me wanting another. I like the style and its crisp and refreshing. It's not for everyone, if you like the sour beers you might like this.

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Photo of Glibber
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was crazy about New Belgians Frambozen years ago, and when they finally brought it back to my area, I did not really like it anymore.
This beer captures everything I liked. Despite the off white head that is gone in a flash, and the red color, the beer is light, carbinated, and refreshing. No hops at all, and a light sour- light lemons. Great mouthfeel and taste.

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Photo of MPinDC
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Marionberry Hibiscus Gose from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.34 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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