Category Archives: German Gose

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez with Lime & Agave

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.9%
Style: German Gose
Other Notes: 6 IBUs. Malts – Two-row Pale and Wheat. Hops – Magnum. Others – Lime and Agave

Brewer Description: (from website) A well-balanced, tart, and refreshing ale. We combined the classic flavors of lime and blue agave nectar in a tart gose-style beer for the ultimate answer to the heavy heat of the day. The bright lime flavor helps wake up the palate while the mild sweetness of the agave rounds out the tangy zip of the citrus fruit. Light and refreshing, this all-new Otra Vez will have you calling for another round.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, packaged on 9th May 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy, but mostly clear golden colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention, but only left sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, tangy and tart, lime, hard candy, agave with a hint of wheat.
Taste: Like the aroma, it is sweet, tangy and tart. It’s got your classic hard candy flavours, and then imagine the flavours mixed. Lime comes out on top though with a light saltiness to balance.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: To be honest, I don’t remember what the original tasted like, but I enjoy this version. The flavour is right up my alley, and overall it was just clean and super refreshing for my palate especially on a hot summer day like today.

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Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose

Brewery: Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 4%
Style: German Gose
Other Notes: Sour ale brewed with spices and with natural flavors added

Brewer Description: (from can) You want some pie? And Gose? Well here it is: our classic Gose infused with the delicious flavors of key lime pie. Made extra special just for you.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 6th September 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart lime, lemon and salt.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, lime, lime juice and salt with hints of biscuit and wheat in the background.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, zingy, light to medium bodied with prickly high carbonation.
Overall: It’s key lime pie as advertised with nice lime flavours that make it refreshing to drink.

Garage Project White Mischief

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 2.9%
Style: German Gose
Other Notes: Salted White Peach Sour

Brewer Description: (from can) Kettle soured wheat, lightly salted and infused with white peaches – a delicate three way salty, sweet and sour balancing act. A little bit of white mischief in a beer where anything gose. Brewed for Burger Wellington 2015.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 5th July 2018. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear golden colour with a just over one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left pretty much no lacing.
Aroma: Strong aroma of peaches and sour peach gummy candy with a hint of lemon.
Taste: Tart sour peach, a hint of salt and some wheat of the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Light, refreshing and thirst quenching with its low ABV.

Founders Green Zebra

Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.6%
Style: German Gose
Other Notes: 10 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from can) Gose style ale. Brewed with watermelon and sea salt.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.52
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 8th August 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, candied watermelon with hints of wheat and salt.
Taste: Lightly tart, sweet watermelon hard candy, bubblegum and salt with an apple cidery finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Although the salt tries to balance it out, this was still too sweet for my liking. Also the watermelon flavours were quite artificial, but I’d imagine that a beer with actual watermelon flavours wouldn’t taste like much. To be transparent, this is coming from someone who does not like watermelon.

Young Master Cha Chaan Teng Gose

Brewery: Young Master Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.5%
Style: German Gose
Other Notes: 18 IBUs. Malts – Barley and Wheat. Hops – Noble style hops

Brewer Description: (from website) A classic sour and salty Gose brewed with salted lime commonly found in local Cha Chaan Tengs in Hong Kong and often served with lemon sodas. A perfect refreshing respite from the local humid weather, this beer will please beer geeks and novices alike. We kettle soured it with probiotic bacteria for a day, fermented it with ale yeast and matured with some salted lime.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.55
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 946ml crowler, filled on 25th May 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku.
Appearance: A clear pale golden copper colour with an almost two finger white head that dissipated quickly to nothing, and no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, salted lime, lemon, bready malt and wheat.
Taste: Sour and salty, mainly salted lime and lemon with strong bready malt and wheatiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with only moderate to light carbonation.
Overall: Nice and refreshing especially for a hot summers day. If you haven’t tried it before, the salted lime may take some getting used to. But luckily, I’ve grown up with it. The one thing for me is that this would have been even better with higher carbonation.