In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose

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.”