Style: Spiced and Aged Berliner & Gose

ABV: 3.2 IBU: 6

99/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Live Oak Brewing Smoked Gose

What the brewers say

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What our panel thought

“Smoky phenolics dominate the nose, coming through as woody, complementing a light spicy phenol. Nice complexity without a hint of campfire. Images of ham hocks come to mind. Once in the mouth, the firm tartness, well-handled salt, smoke, and fruity esters (lemon and tangerine) meld into an interesting flavor that is a nice departure from the crowd. Very light and easy-drinking, but interest is piqued due to the depth of flavors.”

What our editors thought

“Meaty bacon smoked note in the nose takes the forefront, but the sip brings out a pale citrus—lemon, orange—to soften the intense phenolics. The result is weird and polarizing—fascinating to smoked-beer fans. Others may find it impenetrable.”

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