Anderson Valley GT Gose
Reviewed by Brady White on June 30, 2016 in Summer Guide
- Brewery: Anderson Valley Brewing Company
- Origin: Boonville, CA, US
- Rated On: June 30, 2016
- Best Before: N/A
- ABV: 4.2%
- Ideal Temperature: cool to cellar temperature
- Style: Gose
- Rating: GOOD !
This 22oz bottle pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, rather loosely foamy, and fairly bubbly off-white head, which leaves a bit of remote island group lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.
It smells of lemon gin, salted white crackers, lemongrass, grainy pale malt, a bit of musty old socks, some further indistinct fruitiness, and a juniper-led floral green character. The taste is fairly tart underripe lemon peel, mineral water, juniper berries, a twinge of white pepper, benign pale and wheat malt, a slightly earthy funk, and more plain leafy and floral green (hop?) bitters. The carbonation is pretty tame in its kind of lazy-seeming frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and smooth enough, I suppose, even with that tart fruitiness echoing about. It finishes trending dry, the lemon, spice, and abetting malt seeing to it as such.
Overall, a solid standing triple in terms of getting the guest ingredients to er, play ball. Anyway, nicely tart, fruity, and verdant, just enough so that, while it produces a well-made and refreshing brew, it also reminds me why I gave up on trying to enjoy gin all those years ago!