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Beer – #908 – Omnipollo – Magic #3.5 Pineapple Gose

Omnipollo Magic #3.5 – Pineapple Gose. The last two beers from Omnipollo though have been rather enjoyable, even if one of them was a Gose, sour beer done properly and not as some weird science experiment.

pineapple and lemon curd, salty breadsticks

330ml bottle of a beer that is 3.5% ABV, only 105 calories the serve size this, plus it’s on;y .9 of a standard drink, a proper session level beer.

ForOmnipollo this is brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, and in the style that is a Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer and they are in Stockholm, Sweden

I resign myself the the fate

I resign myself the the fate

Part of Magic Numbers (a dreamy small-batch series).

3.5 is a german style wheat beer (gose) brewed with rock salt, conditioned on pineapple, and lightly dry-hopped.

Aroma is of tart pineapple with some earthy spiciness. The flavour is of tart pineapple and lemon curd, salty breadsticks and Greek yoghurt.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

Pineapple, yes, I eat a lot of pineapple, this is in the right direction, over a sourness that is also like cut grass.

Thin pale yellow coloured beer, with a nice bright and white head. Aroma in the glass not so omnipollo-magic-3-5-pineapple-gosemuch of the pineapple, but there is a dull earthiness about it.

Taste a sourness, and then pineapple, and some pineapple an a lovely lingering of pineapple, over that sourness that is constant and persistent enough to keep that fruit in check.

Saltiness. There’s a saltiness amongst it, almost passing you by on the travel.

Not a beer of significance or substance, not full, difficult, or overly one thing or another, it’s a decent easy light sour beer in the proper style at the proper level with a careful amount of fruit added. They know their stuff.

A properly good session beer for a sunny afternoon gathering where you can complement this with pretty much anything that you’d have at an afternoon event. OR an evening one, where you might like a couple and still be in control.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. This is nice drinking, it would be better in the sun, but alas no sun when I’m drinking this. Really nice drinking and easy going, I worried about the pineapple but shouldn’t have, it’s there, obvious and not overstated or false.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? BeerJerk NZ the beer club 
  • Am I enjoying it? I am, then I like pineapple.
  • Would I have another? Yes, in the sun with some food and company would be nice.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Yes, this would go nicely with party foods, and it’d go really well with desert and it’d be nice to drink and talk about how proper fruit influenced beers should taste.

Music for this:  ” Pete Silberman ” and an album ” Impermanence” on Spotify

Peter Silberman is a Brooklyn-based songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. He is best known as a member of the rock band The Antlers.

Not music that makes you get up and dance.


Sour wheat beers were common in many parts of medieval and early Industrial Europe. Two styles – lambic and Berliner weisse – survived, but many others did not. Gose and Lichtenhainer are historic styles of sour wheat beer. Grodzisk is sometimes tart, sometimes not. Gose is seasoned with salt, Grodziskie and Lichtenhainer contain smoked malt. Historical sources are mixed about Lichtenhainer containing wheat, so modern interpretations may vary. Grätzer is an alternative name for Grodziskie. All three will be relatively low alcohol, with a strong wheat character, but will be distinct from classic examples of Berliner Weisse or lambic. As all we have are historical recreations, substantial differences may exist between interpretations.



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