Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Anderson Valley Brewing Company Briney Melon Gose

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Anderson Valley Brewing Company Briney Melon Gose. I had the opportunity to try this beverage at the 2016 SF Beer Week Opening Gala and I completely dug it.

Commercial description: “Born from our passion for experimentation, our Briney Melon Gose boasts a thirst-quenching tartness that is perfectly balanced by subtle watermelon flavors and aromas. Gentle additions of sea salt create a refreshing harmony between the acidity and fruity sweetness leading to clean, dry finish.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a pale golden color with a dense white head leaving spotty lacing.
Aroma: Melon, lemon, sea salt, green apple, wheat, biscuit and pale malts, slight spice and a yeasty earthiness.
Taste: Watermelon, tart citrus, sea salt, wheat, biscuit/cracker, white grape, green apple with some yeast spiciness and earthiness.
Overall: Great mix of sweet, sour and salty Anderson Valley Brewing Company Briney Melon Gose is extremely enjoyable.  This 4.2% ABV offering is crisp and clean, smooth and refreshing and a wonderful session beverage.  Two enthusiastic thumbs up!


Mark Harvey

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