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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Tidal Series Grapefruit Agave Gose

Category: Gose

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.0%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Tidal Series Grapefruit Agave Gose

Category: Gose

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.0%
Hazy golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of fresh sliced grapefruit and rising pizza crust with lemon zest with a supple, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, medium-length finish with notes of nut toast, grapefruit yogurt, and cucumber with salt finish. A tasty, well balanced grapefruit flavored gose.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Smooth & Mild & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: fresh sliced grapefruit and rising pizza crust with lemon zest
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nut toast, grapefruit yogurt, and cucumber with salt
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ceviche, Fried Oysters, Neufchatel
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty, well balanced grapefruit flavored gose.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

Their Portfolio

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92 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Barrel Aged Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Ukidama Lychee Yuzu Saison 4.5% (Canada)
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86 Vancouver Island Brewing Piper’s Pale Ale 4.8% (Canada)
95 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Juan De Fuca Cervesa Lager 4.8% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Islander Lager 5.0% (Canada)
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87 Vancouver Island Brewing Raspberry Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Mocha Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
85 Vancouver Island Brewing Misthorn Winter Amber IPA 6.5% (Canada)
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92 Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter 8.2% (Canada)
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87 Vancouver Island Brewing Twisted Stalk Blackberry Helles 5% (Canada)
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92 Vancouver Island Brewing Dominion Dark Lager 5.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Victoria Lager 5.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Porter 6.2% (Canada)

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.