Friday, June 9, 2017

Off Color Troublesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20ChadPolenz (1789) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2017

BBD: 7/31/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 27 Historical Beer: Gose

AROMA: Moderate fruity aroma of lemon. Light salt, coriander and lacto presence complement the fruity scent. Acidity is low. A general, clean, sea breeze character. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Pale gold hue; full haze. Large white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Lemon pith fruity flavor throughout. Moderate sourdough bread malt & wheat base. Salt presence is quite subtle and becomes a bit strong on the finish as does a light sour bite. There is no lingering acidity or cider character. Little bitterness; no hop distinctiveness (none needed). Overall wild character is tame for the style, but palette exemplifies the style well. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium carbonation. Feels a little calm for the style. Refreshing and crisp with clean aftertaste. Highly sessionable at only 4.3% ABV; would be better served in cans than in bottles. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably an accurate recreation of the original Leipzig style; just a tad mild for American palates that want more sourness and tartness. Drinkability is fantastic, though. 7/10