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Synalpheus Pinkfloydi | Short's Brewing Company

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3.94/5
Very Good
23 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Synalpheus Pinkfloydi is a cherry lemonade Gose brewed brewed with Lemondrop hops, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, coriander, lemon and Balaton cherries from King Orchards. Slightly hazy with a light pink color and moderate head retention, this summertime Gose smells of bright cherry, tart lemon, and a little salt. Despite a lengthy list of ingredients, Synalpheus Pinkfloydi has a great balance of flavors. Tart cherry and lemon complement the saltiness of a classic Gose. A dry and tart finish rounds out this easy drinking summer brew.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,675
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
23
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of shivtim
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AuntBea
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themayorkoch
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GOBLUE2007
4.93/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A delicious and refreshing beer. This would definitely be in the top two or three of sour goose beers out there.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/24/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/amber/light reddish color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour red/black cherry, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, coriander, peppercorn, mint, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, spice, salt, citrus hops, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour red/black cherry, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, coriander, peppercorn, mint, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; light coriander spiciness, and herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart cherry, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, coriander, peppercorn, mint, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, spice, salt, citrus hops, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness, tangy fruit, and bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic/tangy, fairly crisp, and lightly saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent gose. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, spice, salt, citrus hops, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish; not overly lactic or salty. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Nicely jammy cherries; with balanced lemon, spice, salt, Lacto, and lemon drop hops; and a solid pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Photo of beardedbeered
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A very OK beer. It's fruity and refreshing and good after a long day outside, but it is really acidic. Not something I can drink multiple of. If you're in the mood for something resembling lemonade, this is fine, but other than that I will need to be in a certain mood to buy it again. It looks super cool though.

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Photo of Tracker83
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK, I had no idea what this was when I opened it. What a nice surprise!

It pours pale red with fine fizz. The aroma is a fruity acrid but weak compared to the taste, which is a bucketload of things that all work well with the original gose style. The finish is sour and lingers long.

Highly recommended. Not traditional, and a bit American (they added lots of things).

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Photo of tallshmo
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxbarto
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer poured a dark ruby red with a white head.

Smell - The beer had a light salty cherry nose.

Taste - The beer reminded me of watered down cherry jam. There was a light salty presence with a grittiness that evolves toward aftertaste.

Mothfeel - The carbonation is appropriate for this lighter gose.

Overall - I bought the beer for the name. For that, I get another Shorts disappointment.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm halfway through my six pack at this point, and in a nutshell this one's a better-than-decent sour. It's not quite the gose I was expecting, however. It starts off with a sour kick that's augmented by tart cherry flavor and finishes with lemon zestiness. The salt is minimal in this one. If it had a little less sour and a little more tart and salt, it would be near perfect.

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Photo of Sauced4life
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cb8282
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewSTL
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikecd234
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Synalpheus Pinkfloydi from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 23 ratings