Friday, June 4, 2010

Pop Gose the Weasel- Review

I brewed this Gose about a year ago with the yeast cake from my Berliner Weiss. The beer was accidently infected with Brett (probably brett c. during secondary) The grain bill was simple 3.5# Pilsner, 3.5# Wheat Malt, a small amount of aged cluster hops in the mash, brought to a boil, salt and coriander added at flameout. I lost the details when my computer crashed in the fall. This is definitely a great beer which I will brew again this summer.

Appearance: Light yellow/straw in color like a really light beer. Slight haze from the wheat, but this beer has been sitting for 8 months or so. The big evervessent head disapates very quickly.

Aroma: Lactic acid and grain in the aroma. Slight herbal note from the coriander but coriander aroma has faded over time.

Taste: Bright lactic acidity, very sour at first taste but then mellows after. A funky and malt/grain flavor follows. The finish is tartness, coriander, and a slight saltiness in the end. You can only taste the coriander/salt if you know it is there, which I guess is a good thing.

Mouthfeel: Evervesant, with a tart mouth puckering dryness. Easy to drink.

On a side note, if you blend 3/4 Gose with 1/4 IPA it is really good.

IPA review up next.

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