Grand Teton Gose

Idaho
United States
Grand Teton Gose Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Grand Teton Gose (pronounced "goes-uh") is a light-bodied but flavorful quencher perfect for summer refreshment and wonderful with food. As is traditional, it was brewed with slightly salty water, soured with Lactobacillus, and spiced with coriander. A second addition of Lactobacillus just before packaging adds an additional layer of tart complexity and ensures this beer will age gracefully for years to come.

Our brewery water is Teton Mountain glacial runoff—clean, pure and slightly sweet. We’ve added Yellowstone Salt, naturally produced and hand-harvested from Salt Creek just outside the National Park. This provides a pleasant saltiness and rounded mouthfeel, while accentuating other flavors in the beer and complementing most accompanying foods. Southern Idaho 2-Row Pale Malt contributes crisp, clean maltiness while German Pale Wheat Malt brings citric acidity and an attractive golden haze. The traditional addition of coriander completes this beer with an herbal lemony-citrus aroma and flavor.

Gose enhances almost any meal. We particularly like it with full-flavored fish like salmon or trout, as Gose supplies the lemon. Paired with roast beef or hamburger, Gose brings flavors reminiscent of the Western New York specialty sandwich "Beef on Weck" with its salt-crystal and caraway seed bun. Gose’s lactic acidity pairs well with pickled ginger or lemon custard.  

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
9
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, German Pale Wheat
Judges Review 
Jason Johnson's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The beer pours a nice solid yellow color with a bit of haze. The head was white, fluffy and had a moderate retention. The aroma was inviting and refreshing. I got a little hint of lactic sourness, some low wheat aromas and some restrained coriander. I don’t pick up any real hop presence, which is OK for this style. The flavor is very good: bright acidity is quite noticeable but not overpowering, the coriander and wheat flavors play nicely together, and you follow that up with a bit of briny salt in the finish. I didn’t pick up much in terms of hops other than a low bitterness that does just enough to balance the malt. The beer is medium-light in body, moderately carbonated, and doesn’t have much in terms of a creamy texture. As far as a Gose goes, I really like it. The flavors and aromas are bright but not overpowering, and they showcase the malt, tartness, salinity and spicing of the beer very well. The beer could have benefited, in my opinion, from a little bit more hop flavor, but that's my only qualm. This is a well-balanced, flavorful and quenching beer, making it easy to drink a lot of it.