Style: Berry Quick Sours
What the brewers say
“Our blackberry Gose is a balance of tangy and sweet, and as crisp and lively as some of our favorite late summer evenings.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Pleasant blackberry fruitiness up front, with a perfume fragrance that surrounds the nose. Mild salt sweetness complements notes of stone-fruit esters. Some light sourness plays in the background from lemon, and some dry straw dusty notes.”
Flavor: “Big blackberry up front, with a light tartness right after that extends to the finish. The sourness is restrained, but still adds to the refreshing character of the beer. Light body, moderate carbonation, and light malt tips the balance toward sweet. The fruit flavors linger nicely in the aftertaste.”
Overall: “A crisp beer with moderate blackberry fruit, without the malt sweetness that sometimes accompanies fruit beers. The moderate carbonation brings out the dry tartness, making it enjoyably light. This is a good starter beer for people not used to sours. Very enjoyable, light, and refreshing.”
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