Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Coastal Empire Coco Piña Gose

Fill date: 10/26/17

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 29B Fruit and Spice Beer (base style: 27 Historical Beer: Gose)

AROMA: Pineapple, coconut, and lactic are all quite prominent. Pineapple is strongest. Aromas combine for an odd, almost vegetable character. Salt is apparent, as is a sourdough bready malt base. No hops (none needed). 8/12

APPEARANCE: Slightly hazy yellow/gold hue (2-4 SRM). Small white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Salt and sourdough up front with pineapple offering a subtle fruity, almost juicy, background note. Lactic character is quite strong with a clean, sharp tartness and sourness. Coconut emerges on the finish which creates for a pie crust-like taste. Palette as a whole is akin to a pineapple cream pie (sort of). Wild components are tame. No hops (none needed). 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light body; medium carbonation (a little too light for the style on both characteristics). Refreshing with a clean, dry finish. Highly quaffable at only 3.8% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Interesting choice of fruit and spices to use for this style. They do seem to mesh well together. Nice, but not amazing. 6/10


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