Rose Du Gose

New Jersey
United States
Rose Du Gose, Cape May Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Collaborations are all about fusion, with good friends coming together to create something unexpected. For Rosé du Gose, we brewed up a kettle sour, salted it like a gose, then added splashes of strawberry and peach to balance it with the flavors in our favorite rosé wine.

Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
48 - 51º
Hops: 
Azacca
Malts: 
Canadian Wheat, Canadian Pale Two-Row, Weyermann Acidulated
Judges Review 
Jessica Sullivan's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Rose Du Gose by DC Brau and Cape May Brewing Co. is being reviewed as a Gose with fruit (29 A: Fruit Beer).

The aroma is of overwhelming peachiness. There is a low acidity that reminds me of lemons, and a moderate sweetness, and I detect no hop aroma whatsoever. The appearance was quite inviting -- the color of this beer is a reddish yellow (not orange!); the red highlights in the yellow hint at the fruit content of the beer. There was minimal head (consistent with style), and a slight haziness, which is also appropriate for the style.  

The beer's flavor highlighted many of the notes I would expect of the style. There was substantial peach and strawberry character and both tasted fresh (e.g., not artificial, not syrupy, not overripe). There was a noticeable saltiness that emerged as the beer lingered in my mouth, and the saltiness blended nicely with a pronounced lemony sourness. There was no noticeable hop presence, although there was a faint floral flavor that could have emerged either from the fruit or from some light hopping. 

The mouthfeel was pleasant -- medium bodied, with no lingering astringency or puckering. The moderate carbonation was appropriate.

This beer was a very pleasant drink, with strawberry and peach flavors highlighted. The fruit and base beer complemented each other nicely. An easy drinker.