Sierra Nevada Otra Vez – Gose at 4.5% ABV

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez Gose at 4.5% ABV (C$3.42 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 355 ml, bottle date 16-Mar-2016, acquired 26-Jun-2016, reviewed 27-Jun-2016)

Appearance: clear pale straw with one finger of medium dense white head, good retention and minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: lemon zest, floral, tropical fruit, wheaty yeast, light funk. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high tart, moderate sweet, mild bitter, light salt. (7/10) Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp lingering tart and lightly salty finish. (3/5)

Nice little gose. Light, tart, crisp, and easy-drinking – definitely not a “stodgy summer sipper”. On the other hand, I’d hardly call it “vicious,” either: there’s tartness, sure, and it finishes with an almost astringent green melon rind note (prickly pear cactus?), but nothing aggressive. And I guess that’s by design, but it’s also sort of its downfall. Easy to drink, easy to forget and move on. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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