Sunday, July 30, 2017

Destihl Wild Sour Series: Here Gose Nothin'

ChadPolenz (1823) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2017

DOC: 6/5/17

2015 BJCP Category: 27 Historical Beer: Gose

AROMA: Strong acidic character akin to lemon juice. Some salty sea breeze scent in the background. Very faint coriander. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Light copper hue (6-9 SRM). Mostly clear body. Small white soapy foam dissipates. No efflorescence. 1/3

FLAVOR: Strong sourness and acidity throughout. An underlying taste of lemon juice give it a citrusy quality. Coriander imparts slight orange flavor and spice on the finish (though fairly subtle). Salt is moderately-low but enhances the refreshing quality of the palette. No hop flavor or bitterness but none needed. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation. Little tepid for the style, though crisp and refreshing. Bone dry finish. Feels lighter and more overtly sessionable than 5.2% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Has the basics of a gose for sure, but a little too simple and overly sour. 6/10