Totem Florida Gose (2020)

Florida Gose (2020)


Totem in Evergem, East Flanders, Belgium 🇧🇪

Gose Regular
ABV: 4.0% IBU: 25 Ticks: 8
Gose with Blood Orange & Mandarin

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Tried from Draft on 01 Nov 2021 at 18:05

Appearance - 4 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

Can from Geers. Hazy yellow, quickly thinning, white head. Aroma of blood orange, mandarin peel, pineapple, lime, sea salt, kiwi. Taste has sour mandarin, peach & kiwi, quite juicy, bittersweet blood orange then with a salty edge, low in wheat and heavier on citric freshness, supported by sourdough-like maltiness. Tart, fruity finish, low hops (blood orange effect does linger), slightly lactic. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Utterly drinkable and refreshing.

Tried from Can on 21 Jun 2021 at 10:32

Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 6

pours clear blonde . Small white head fades fast. Scent is fairly mild. hints of its tart base, but not so much of its fruit. Taste is fairly light. Medium tartness (lactic) bit unfresh though. Fruits don't really work with the beer for me. Bit 'sweaty' almost (but not in the way I usually mean that ) .. Have had far better from Totem.

Tried on 01 Apr 2021 at 17:03

Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Clear warm golden colour, white dissipating bubbly head. Citrus aroma, blood orange, hops, grapefruit, tangerines, sweet malt note. Light sour and salty flavour, malts, tropical fruits. Bit thicker texture from salt, light sour and malty finish. Very nice and refreshing!
(from 33cL can @ home)

Tried from Can on 27 Jan 2021 at 19:22

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6.5

Can from Geers. Orange colour, white foam. Sweet nose of oranges, very juicy and fruit, medium sweet, some tartness in the finish. Not a lot of alcohol detectable but still full of taste. More lemonade than beer.

Tried from Can on 07 Sep 2020 at 06:42

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

Small white rim over fully hazy darker orange beer. Sourish, fruity, bit lactic nose. After a couple of moments, the bloodorange becomes obvious. Fresh leaves, citrusleaf. Bitterish-sour. Obvious citrus, citruspeel - difficult to say which. Finish has some orange-like sweetness. Refreshing. Feels better carbonated than it looks. Light body, watery finish. Nice.

Tried from Can from Billie’s Bottle Shop on 04 Aug 2020 at 18:09

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

New canned Totem beer, a play on the Florida Weisse theme which they already explored during their more ‘experimental’ phase as a gypsy brewer, but now with a pinch of salt added. Thanks to Klaas, the brewer, for the can! Snow white, medium thick, mousy, gradually opening head on a misty orange-veiled peach blonde beer. Aroma of indeed blood orange pungently piercing through a ‘cloud’ of ripe peach, apple peel, melon, mandarin, sourdough, salty raw ‘moules parquées’ touch, rainwater. Utterly fruity-juicy onset as it ought to be in a ‘Florida’-themed kettle sour, lots of peach, watermelon and pear note with this blood orange addition again piercing through colourfully and refreshingly, medium carbonated, with a very slight salty touch on the edges and mild, lime-like lactic sourness throughout – but remaining mild and thin till the end. Slender wheaty-bready malt core soaked in fruitiness but the blood orange never gets too dominant – instead, it makes a somewhat ‘diluted’ impression, as if water (or melting ice cubes) were added to it, in a sense; still the finish manages to produce enough citrusy ‘fraîcheur’ to keep things satisfying and pleasant, while a chalky accent appears. Elegant, utterly light-footed as was the intention, refreshing: this is a beverage one can drink all afternoon in summer. Not very ‘beery’ but I guess that is never the intention in a Florida Weisse anyway – or indeed a Florida Gose… Different from its predecessor, but well done all the same.

Tried from Can on 13 Jul 2020 at 12:10

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8.5

11/VII/20 - 33cl can @ home, BB: 3/2021 (2020-628) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the can!

Little cloudy peach orange to light beige coloured beer, small creamy off-white head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, lots of oranges, funky, spicy, weird, bit salty, mineral character, chlorine, alkaline touch, chalk. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots and lots of tangerines, blood orange, soft acidity, gentle acidity, bit lemony, orange peel. Aftertaste: something a little dirty, lots of oranges, tangerines, nice bitterness, orange peel, very good!

Tried from Can on 11 Jul 2020 at 19:40