BSG Glutenberg Gose
Reviewed by Brady White on September 29, 2017 in Gluten-Free Guide
- Brewery: Brasseurs Sans Gluten
- Origin: Montréal, QC, CA
- Rated On: September 29, 2017
- Best Before: April 13, 2018
- ABV: 3.5%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: Gose
- Rating: GOOD !
This 473ml can pours a murky, pale golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some decent splattered and sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.
It smells of lemon/lime soda, overripe grapefruit, white saltine crackers, a hovering sour yeastiness, and some indistinct grainy notes. The taste is bready and grainy malt, a further sour mustiness (yeast or buckwheat, I’m not certain), muddled domestic citrus peel, a touch of vanilla, saltwater, and a very mild earthy and estery floral hoppiness. The carbonation is quite mild in its laissez-faire frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess evolving as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, with that fleshy citrus character presiding.
Overall, this is a fairly well-rendered version of the style, starting with the fact that it’s hard to tell that it was made without wheat or barley. The reliance on the lemon, lime, and grapefruit sure helps the cause, and all the other flavours fall into place. Good stuff, and just tart enough to encourage repeat visits.