Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink and The Holy Gose Ale: Also known as Anderson Valley Gose, this sessionable beer is brewed to a strength of 4.2% abv with a good portion of malted wheat, added salt, coriander and it went through a kettle souring process prior to its fermentation.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a clear gold colour with one finger of foam and very little carbonation. The aroma is quite unique in that it features lemon, salt, straw, sweat and lime. Yes, not a typo, it smells a bit like sweat.
Flavour: Initially this beer has a very sea water and lemon tone to it before it opens up into a flavours of straw, mild grains and lime tang leading into a lemony sea salt finish. It’s fairly puckering and refreshing, kind of like homemade lemonade, with a saltier touch to it and some added grains.
Overall Impression: Gose beers can be a bit of an acquired taste, I find if you love sweet and salty foods than you’ll probably be open to this style of beer. It took a few samples for me to form my opinion on the style and now I find myself enjoying them quite a bit.
Rating: I give it an excellent rating of 8/10, a very clean well executed Gose that has a surprising depth to it.
Food Pairing: Gyoza, salty fish, or any shellfish will be a nice pairing here.
Another way to enjoy this is to make a Gose margarita, something I think I’ll need to try soon.