Thursday, September 7, 2017

Prairie Flare

4.2
ChadPolenz (1834) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2017

 
DOC: 6/10/17

2015 BJCP Category: 27 Historical Beer: Gose

AROMA: Moderately strong sour aroma; clean lactic presence. Moderate sourdough smell. Orange/coriander scent combines with salt for a freshness sensation. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Hazy copper/pale orange hue (5-7 SRM). Large off-white suds quickly evaporate. 2/3

FLAVOR: Salt taste is immediately evident as is a clean, fairly strong, lactic acidity. Mostly even balance of sourness and tartness. Flavors work well together to create for a refreshing palette. There is an underlying sourdough bready character, though far from rich. Coriander and orange are subtle at first, but emerge quite strongly on the finish to create for a spicy, potpourri-like sensation. It's a flavor reminiscent of pumpkin beer even though those spices are not in this brew. No hop presence (none needed). 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation. Very refreshing. Tartness lingers momentarily and is quite pleasant; otherwise a clean, dry aftertaste. Feels much lighter than 5.4% ABV. High quaffable and sessionable. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Hits all the right notes for a gose and the additional flavors are nice bonus too. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 42/50