Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink, and The Holy Gose Hwy

Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink, and The Holy Gose Hwy

Rated 3.413 by BeerPals

Brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Boonville, CA, United States

Style:  Gose

4.2% Alcohol by Volume

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“The Kimmie, The Yink, and The Holy Gose” is the latest release in the brewery’s session beer series Boonville, CA (April 28, 2014) Anderson Valley Brewing Company announced today they will be packaging a Gose as part of their Highway 128 Session Series. Weighing in at 4.0%-4.5% ABV, each of the unique styles in this series is handcrafted with the finest specialty malts and hops to create refreshing, full-flavored beers to compliment the seasons. Shipments of The Kimmie, The Yink, and The Holy Gose in both twelve-ounce cans and draft will begin making their way to wholesalers across the nation in late-April. With its tongue-in-cheek Boontling name, the brewery is recreating this nearly forgotten style by using both traditional and non-traditional Gose brewing methods. This refreshingly tart wheat beer was historically brewed with salted water, coriander, and hops and fermented with both brewers yeast and lactobacillus bacteria, giving the style its signature tartness. However, unlike the traditional versions made popular in Leipzig, Germany, Anderson Valley adds lactic acid bacteria to the kettle before boiling, to produce that clean sour lactic tartness, followed by additions of sea salt and their proprietary yeast strain into the fermentation tank. “After the success of our Keebarlin’ Pale Ale, the first release in our Hwy 128 Series, we wanted to follow it up with a style that was a bit under the radar,” said Brewmaster Fal Allen. “As brewers, we’re excited to share this Gose with the rest of the craft beer world; it has quickly become one of our favorite beers. Flavors of guava and peach mingle with a light mineral aroma that leads to a dry, effervescent finish that’s reminiscent of a fresh sea breeze. The salt content is lower than other interpretations of the style and compliments the lemon sourness and earthy wood undertones, adding to the complexity of this unique beer.” Beginning at Highway 1 near the mouth of the Navarro River at the Pacific Ocean, Highway 128 travels through breathtaking coastal redwood forests and the bucolic vineyards and orchards of Anderson Valley, past the rolling hills of Mendocino County and onto the Napa Valley. Just like this iconic road that brings the outside world into our neck of the woods, our Highway 128 Session Series is a reflection of the twists and turns in our journey to create unique, flavorful beers with unparalleled drinkability. No matter where you’re headed, our Highway 128 Session Series paves the way for a “slow lope’n beeson tree.” (That’s Boontling for “smooth ride.”)

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Overall Rank5220
Overall Percentile90.2
Style Rank4 of 245
Style Percentile98.4
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.660
Weighted Score3.413
Standard Deviation0.134

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a clear golden with a thick but effervescent eggshell head. Aroma has yeast and fruity notes with a little malt. Flavor hits the palate with somewhat tart fruit - pear and apple with a little lemon - followed by yeasty and malty tones. Texture is smooth and pleasing, somewhat fizzy, leaving a lemony finish. I get my beer kicks on Highway 128.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    2nd sample that I tried in this style in the last few weeks. This one has a stronger flavor than the first one I tried from a local brewery called Rapp. Not balanced as well though, nor as smooth. Lots of tart/sour here and seems a bit saltier. A cloudy medium pale yellow appearance. Wishing that I discovered this style during the spring/summer season...but there's always next year!

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    12 oz can. Pours hazy straw yellow with a big fizzy white headthat goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

    The aroma is lactic (slight butyric) wheaty malts and salt.

    The flavor is sweet lactic fruit with some salt and tartness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

    Overall, nice tart lactic fruit with a bit of salt. One of the better goses I've had. A nice refreshing summer beer.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Bright, clear golden colored beer with a small tightly bubbled frothy white head that disappeared fairly quickly. There's no lacing. Earthy, lemon nose. More lemon and grass in the tasting. Has the body characteristics of a Berliner Weiss. Very bubbly, very effervescent.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Gose in a can on the cheap!! Not the BEST Gose I've had (I actually miss the pronounced coriander just a bit) but pretty dang good, and pretty dang tasty. Easy going, VERY refreshing, dry salty finish after a tart clean flavor. Aroma not quite as nice, but opens up well. I'll get again for the price.

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