Style: Quick Tart and Sour Beer
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 12
Destihl Here Gose Nothing
What the brewers say
“Our Leipzig-style Gose is pleasantly acidic with lime-like tartness and a little funk, all balanced by the spicy character of added coriander and a mineral mouthfeel from the addition of hand-harvested French grey sea salt.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Big on coriander, with some mild pepper spice and citrus aromas of orange and tangerine. Tart with a bit of funk and moderate acidity on the nose. A hint of salt, sweet pale malt aroma, and some earthiness.”
Flavor: “Complex, unique tartness up front, with hints of lemon juice, which works surprisingly well with the moderate level of salt. Nice, soft malt background that balances the tartness, and no hops bitterness. Huge coriander, with a SweeTarts mix of malt and sour, and a big salty kiss that lingers into the aftertaste. Every sip hits pretty strong, but some of the other notes have to build to be noticed, like the phenolic spiciness and ester complexity.”
Overall: “Fairly balanced and well-done, although a bit heavy-handed with the salt. Lots of balanced complexity, with tartness that’s supported by a tasty base beer.”
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