Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gose (Upright)

This is one of those old, resurrected style of beers. Similar to the alt and the witbier. There is a very good write up about this style in Imbibe magazine. It is an unfiltered, slightly sour wheat beer that has added spices, one of them is salt.

Gose (Upright) =7/10
Ratebeer  3.5 93rd percentile
Beer Advocate 90/100

There is a lot going on in this little glass. The yeasty nose is apparent along with complimentary tart lemon and vague spiciness. Big carbonation is the name of the game here. As you might expect, there is ample tartness with lemons, other citrus, wheat, spices and a mouthpuckering sourness. I think the salt comes across in the cider-like dry finish that leaves hints of sour grapefruit. Well done!

Taste +_4
Aftertaste +1
Alcohol Content 0 5.2%
Value +1
Appearance +1

There is no beer to compare to this one!

1 comment:

Adrian (@anyland) said...

This is one I really want to try. You have peaked my interest :)