- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Freigeist Geisterzug Spruced Traditional Gose – Freigeist Bierkultur, 5% ABV, 1 pint .9 fl.oz., (Stolberg, Germany)
on the back label:
“Freigeist is an experimental offshoot of Cologne’s revolutionary small brewery, Braustelle. Here we strive to break the chains of industrial brewing by reviving, and updating, Germany’s unique, historical beer styles.
A quirky version of the nearly-extinct traditional sour beer of Leipzig, Geisterzug (‘Ghost Train’) spruced gose is unusually complex, funky, and full-bodied”
- Style: (flavoured – spruce tips) Gose
- Taste: crisp bite subtle sour-tangy bready barley malt grainy sweet wheat
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $7.30 CAD (5% off) – 1 pint 0.9 fl.oz., May 2016
- Do I love this enoughto drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah
Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Pours clear light copper orange with a smallish 1cm head, 1mm fine retention, loose clusters of singular active streams.
Nose: sweet-farty medium-heavy barley malt, (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: sharp crisp bite, malty impression
Mid-palate: (lvl-4-sweetness), very short trace spruce, subtle background short tangy-sour, bready barley malt
Finish: slight grainy wheat malt, stealth lingering soft bitter hops
Summary: I’m not getting a whole lot of spruce, just a trace amount in the at the start of the mids. A good crisp mouthfeel and with a decent body, just not enough overall depth.