Wild Rose Brewery Gose Rider Barrel Aged (2015) – Gose at 4.5% ABV

Wild Rose Brewery Gose Rider Barrel Aged (2015) Gose at 4.5% ABV (C$13.49 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before)

Appearance: slightly hazy deep gold with one fat finger of dense eggshell head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tart citrus, wheat, vinous red wine, oak, coriander. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, mild tart, light salt. (7/10) Medium-light body, light tart and salt finish. (3/5)

A decent enough example of the style, but there’s a little bit of a disconnect between the aroma and the taste: it smells like a sour, but tastes more like a gose. Which is actually a little bit of a disappointment, since I prefer sours to goses. Still, definitely better than the non-barrel-aged version – which might well have been quite an old bottle. (If memory served, it was also the first gose I ever tried.) (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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