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Farmers Market Citrus Gose (27A)

April, 2017
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
4 / 6
36 / 40
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.