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797. Barreled Souls Brewing Space Gose

Barreled Souls Space GoseSpace Gose is a beer that Barreled Souls often brings to brewfests and it is always a big hit. The first time I had it was at the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp brewfest in July 2014 and then again at Baxter Brewing’s brewfest in Lewiston this year. I sent many people to their booth to try it and all reported back that it was one of their favorite beers at the fest. One of the last times I was at the brewery they had it available for growler fills so I brought one home to share with my wife who also loves Space Gose.

Appearance is a deep orange gold color with almost no head or lacing but that is typical of the style. Aroma has lots of coriander, pepper and a bit of lemon. Taste is very nice mix of those same spices, lemon zest and a light tart finish. Gose is such an interesting style and while this one is not as tart as Westbrook Brewing Gose it is still very good and something you should try. Also Barreled Souls brewery is one of the coolest spots to visit so stop in if you are in the Saco area.
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Alcohol Content: 4.9% ABV
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Brewers Website: Barreled Souls
Brewers Description: Our variation on traditional Leipziger Gose, a tart and slightly sour ale made with 80% wheat malt and accented with coriander, Maine sea salt and lemon zest.

695. Barreled Souls Brewing Half Nelson IPA

Barreled Souls Half NelsonBarreled Souls Brewing opened in July and quickly made a splash at Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp. Many of the people I talked to at and after the event noted Space Gose as one of their favorite beers of the night. Almost all of their beer is being sold out of the brewery located on Route 1 in Saco so if you want it you have to make the trip. They typically have 8-10 beers on tap and sell samples in a variety of sizes. Select beers are also now available in 32 ounce growlers.

My first growler was filled with their Half Nelson IPA. Appearance is a nice gold color with a thick white head. Aroma is slightly fruity almost wine like with a bit of grass. Taste is very light with a very subtle hop profile, some tropical fruit citrus and almost no bitterness. Overall a nice low ABV beer with a decent amount of flavor.

I have enjoyed every beer I have tried from Barreled Souls and look forward to trying many more.
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Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
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Brewers Website: Barreled Souls
Brewers Description:  A sessionable-ish IPA made with 100% Nelson Sauvin hops imported from New Zealand. This beer is 100% whirlpool hopped meaning no hops were added during the boil. Strong flavors and aromatics of Sauvignon Blanc wine and fresh mangos.