Farmers Market Citrus Gose

California
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Bronze Medal Winner for German Sour beer at GABF 2016 this refreshing and blooming the Farmers Market Citrus Gose Lager is a little sweet, a little salty, and a ray of citrus sunshine; this gose-style lager brewed with fresh navel oranges from Rainwater Ranch in Winters, CA.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Hops: 
Mosaic, Sorachi Ace
Malts: 
Two-Row, Pale Wheat
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This gose has detectable sourness that is complimented by grapefruit rind and leather aromas. Its color is slightly tan with moderate haziness, and no head is present. The flavor is tangy and lemon-like, just a touch salty, and trending towards a light, sweet ruby-red grapefruit flavor towards the finish. Carbonation is medium as is the body. The sourness and touch of salt lend a tangy and refreshing sharpness in the mouth. The finish carries a sour quality along with tangy citrus zest and some wheat malt flavor that softens the edges nicely. Overall, this is a refreshing beer that captures the gose style without becoming overwrought with sourness as commercial goses can often tend to be. The balance between tangy flavors, citrus flesh, malt, and a touch of salt make for an enjoyable and pleasant beer experience, particularly if you are looking to introduce someone to (slightly) sour beers without jumping in feet first.