Cran-Gose

Virginia
United States
Devils Backbone Beer Cran-Gose
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Based on the traditional Gose brewing style, we added heaps of pureed cranberry to brew our refreshing Cran-Gose. Light, tart and fruity, Cran-Gose is pink hued with a cranberry aroma and a naturally tart finish.

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Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
IBUs: 
4
Hops: 
Centennial
Malts: 
Malted Wheat, Superior Pils, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Sandy Cockerham's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Devils Backbone Brewing Company’s Cran-Gose started out with a low aroma of citrus and some rose-like floral notes. Behind the fruit, there was some low, bready wheat aromas. Overall, this smelled a little like the sea in a most pleasant way and had a low, soft note of tartness.

The color was a nearly clear pale salmon pink. Bubbles were mid-sized and they rose to the top continuously. The beer poured with a moderate white head that lasted a bit and then fell to a white skim of foam that lingered.

The beer was moderately sour and finished with a light burst of salinity, although the salt was more present on the lips. It had medium-low doughy malt notes and very low bitterness – no hop flavor to note. It finished dry with a pleasant, dry cereal character.

A zippy, high carbonation danced on the tongue and it had medium-light body and moderate acidity in the finish that faded to a clean, crisp dryness. 

A very refreshing and lightly tart modern version of Gose. This is definitely fruity but in a way that lacks a distinct fruit flavor (although strawberry did come to mind.) Salt character is present but restrained and that helped to make this very drinkable. This is a delicious beer that's worth having more than one!

Brewery Introduction

One might say the spark for the idea behind the brewery happened in 1992 with a visit to Cortina, Italy. Founders, Steve and Heidi Crandall were on a ski trip and were introduced to a German beer called Weihenstephan. This first real “craft” beer experience started a trend in the Crandall... Read More

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