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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Magic Hour Grapefruit Gose

Category: Gose

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 2.4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Magic Hour Grapefruit Gose

Category: Gose

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 2.4%
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Fruity aromas of lemonade, melon rind, kiwi, and Greek yogurt with a round, tart, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, brisk fresh cantaloupe, mango, weck roll, and salted croissant finish. A refreshingly tart beer with a salty-sweet flavor reminiscent of childhood lemonade stands and salty potato chips.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Sour & Tart & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: lemonade, melon rind, kiwi, and Greek yogurt
Taste Flavor: fresh cantaloupe, mango, weck roll, and salted croissant
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pear and Blue Cheese Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, Neufchatel
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshingly tart beer with a salty-sweet flavor reminiscent of childhood lemonade stands and salty potato chips.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

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

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.