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Grand Teton Gose

August, 2016
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.

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