Style: Misc Fruit & Spice Quick Sours
Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose
What the brewers say
“Born from our passion for experimentation, our Briney Melon Gose boasts a thirst-quenching tartness that is perfectly balanced by subtle watermelon flavors and aromas. Gentle additions of sea salt create a refreshing harmony between the acidity and fruity sweetness leading to a clean, dry finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Melon-like fruit sweetness is pronounced in the nose with some underlying honey notes, and some light lemon-like tartness in the back. Fruit-forward and sweet up front. Muted overall with a light sour and saltiness.”
Flavor: “A lactic tartness hits up front followed by some melon-fruit sweetness that helps to balance and cut through the acidity. The acidity and melon sweetness carry through the light and sweet finish. The saltiness only adds to the melon sweetness, which transitions to a medium-sour finish.”
Overall: “A nice blend with some melon sweetness that goes well with the salt character. The carbonation level is a little low, but still enjoyable. Big sourness with a touch of watermelon sweetness creates a great combination. Very drinkable and pleasing.”
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