Off Color Troublesome

Posted: December 22, 2015 in Gose, Off Color Brewing, Reviews

Tonight’s selection is another beer from Off Color. I have one more of them left. The label on this is also adorable.


ABV: 4.3%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Most brewers spend a lot of time and effort keeping lactobacillus out of their breweries; it was the first thing we brought in (it still has to stay in the corner though). We blend together two different beers to make Troublesome. The first is a somewhat uninteresting wheat beer and the second is an overly acidic & funky beer fermented solely with lactobacillus. We blend the two beers together with coriander and salt at the tail end of fermentation to create a mild, lemony tartness and a fuller sensation of mouthfeel. And yes, it’s hard to make.”

Random: I am not a big fan of mice. Luckily, two of the three cats are hunters. The other one is just a cuddler.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly. It didn’t leave any lacing on the glass. About an eighth of an inch crown was left on top of the clear, medium yellow body. The nose had grain, coriander, wheat and lacto at the end of the sniff. The taste was peculiar. I still picked up the grain and coriander first and then a mild, salty note. The lacto was barely there. I expected a bigger tart punch from the lacto. It was almost like if you threw some coriander into a pilsner and hit it with the slightest hint of sour. The body was light and soft with a decent amount of carbonation. The finish was quick with some salt. A single of this was $2.75 ($.23 per ounce). The price wasn’t bad, but this beer was too tentative and the flavor was lacking. I won’t be having this one again.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0


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