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Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon Brewery
Lime-y Vice

Category: Gose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.7%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Harpoon Brewery
Lime-y Vice

Category: Gose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.7%
Murky light gold color. Citrusy, floral aromas and flavors of fresh squeezed lime, delicate spice and herbal tea, and lavender with a creamy, finely carbonated, sourish medium-to-full body and a silky, complex, long fine sea salt brine, artisan citrus sports drink, and radish spouts and pea tendrils finish. A superb, creamy, lightly sour, skillful crafted gose with a great salty lime flavor and indulgently luxurious texture’ will appeal to shandy fans looking for something more serious.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Sour & Tart, Spicy & Complex, Smooth & Mild & Malty
Aroma Aroma: fresh squeezed lime, delicate spice and herbal tea, and lavender
Taste Flavor: fine sea salt brine, artisan citrus sports drink, and radish spouts and pea tendrils
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Gazpacho, Crab Louie Salad, Neufchatel
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb, creamy, lightly sour, skillful crafted gose with a great salty lime flavor and indulgently luxurious texture' will appeal to shandy fans looking for something more serious.

The Producer

Harpoon Brewery

The Producer
306 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
USA
1 617-574-9551

Gose

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Serve in a Stange
Gose is pale yellow to deep gold in color and ranges in alcohol from 4-5%. Originally a specialty of Leipzig, Germany, this ancient style has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Brewed with at least half malted wheat, this unfiltered beer is characterized by a unique flavor profile that features a combination of coriander and a defining lactic sourness and strong salinity. Similar to Berliner Weisse, Gose is sometimes served with woodruff or raspberry syrup to help balance it’s acidity and tartness. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Bahnhof Leipziger Gose, Samuel Adams Verloren Gose and Off Color Brewing Troublesome.