Watermelon Gose

Georgia
United States
Terrapin Beer Watermelon Gose
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Inspired by salted watermelon, a summer treat, Terrapin Beer Co. set out to brew a Gose perfect for summer sipping. The beer has a watermelon aroma, a distinct lactic tartness and subtle watermelon flavor. Pour this
beer into a stange glass, or drink it straight out of the can. Pairs well with light summer dishes like Thai shrimp and watermelon salad.

Profile

ABV: 
4.3%
IBUs: 
7
Served at: 
45 - 55° F
Hops: 
Vanguard
Malts: 
White Wheat, Pilsner
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Watermelon Gose poured a pale yellow color with a huge (2-3”) white head of tiny bubbles that dissipated quickly; the beer itself was relatively clear for a Gose with only a slight haze. The aroma was notably tart with plenty of watermelon and a bit of breadiness in the nose. The flavor was dominated by watermelon and lactic tartness with some salt but little to no coriander -- two common ingredients in a traditional Gose. This beer had a lasting, dry finish, its early effervescence having faded long before. The mouthfeel was thoroughly tart, with an acidic, palate-coating character. Overall, this was a very refreshing beer, very light in color, hops and alcohol; perfect for a summer evening (as long as one enjoys the flavor of watermelon).