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Judge's Review: 87 Rating - Rose Du Gose by DC Brau and Cape May Brewing Co.

June, 2018

Rose Du Gose

New Jersey
United States
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
5 / 6
35 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Rose Du Gose by DC Brau and Cape May Brewing Co. is being reviewed as a Gose with fruit (29 A: Fruit Beer).

The aroma is of overwhelming peachiness. There is a low acidity that reminds me of lemons, and a moderate sweetness, and I detect no hop aroma whatsoever. The appearance was quite inviting -- the color of this beer is a reddish yellow (not orange!); the red highlights in the yellow hint at the fruit content of the beer. There was minimal head (consistent with style), and a slight haziness, which is also appropriate for the style.  

The beer's flavor highlighted many of the notes I would expect of the style. There was substantial peach and strawberry character and both tasted fresh (e.g., not artificial, not syrupy, not overripe). There was a noticeable saltiness that emerged as the beer lingered in my mouth, and the saltiness blended nicely with a pronounced lemony sourness. There was no noticeable hop presence, although there was a faint floral flavor that could have emerged either from the fruit or from some light hopping. 

The mouthfeel was pleasant -- medium bodied, with no lingering astringency or puckering. The moderate carbonation was appropriate.

This beer was a very pleasant drink, with strawberry and peach flavors highlighted. The fruit and base beer complemented each other nicely. An easy drinker.