Blood Orange Gose

California
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Blood Orange Gose is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with sea salt and coriander. However, unlike traditional versions of the style, ours features liberal additions of blood oranges during fermentation. This imparts tangy citrus notes that complement the champagne-like flavors, creating a complex and sessionable ale perfect for any occasion.

Profile

ABV: 
4.2%
IBUs: 
25
Served at: 
45 - 50° F
Hops: 
Bravo
Malts: 
Pale Two-Row, Malted White Wheat
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Much like Berliner weisse, salty gose beers have experienced a surge in popularity among craft beer buffs in recent years. This gose includes a healthy dose of pungent blood oranges that merge with fragrances of toasted bread, marmalade and orange peel. The salt character seems evocative of a seaside breeze, while the appearance is brilliantly clear with a striking orange tint and light carbonation. Multifaceted flavor notes of orange, lemon, salted toast, lactic acid and mild wheat combine in a harmonious balance. Any hop aroma, flavor or bitterness seems virtually unnoticeable. This creative, citrus-oriented recipe ranks as extremely drinkable, restoring and appealing.