Reviewed: Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose

Our Blood Orange Gose is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with sea salt and coriander. However, unlike traditional versions of the style, ours features liberal additions of blood oranges during fermentation. This imparts tangy citrus notes that complement the champagne-like flavors, creating a complex and sessionable ale perfect for any occasion. Malts: Pale Two-Row, Malted White Wheat. Hops: Bravo. 4.2% ABV.

Product description: Our Blood Orange Gose is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with sea salt and coriander. However, unlike traditional versions of the style, ours features liberal additions of blood oranges during fermentation. This imparts tangy citrus notes that complement the champagne-like flavors, creating a complex and sessionable ale perfect for any occasion. Malts: Pale Two-Row, Malted White Wheat. Hops: Bravo. 4.2% ABV.
I’m sampling this from a 12oz can with a Julian date marked on the bottom of “17322.” For consumers who love to do a math problem while shopping for beer, that would translate to the 322nd day of 2017, or November 18th. So this beer is over five months old, but that shouldn’t be a problem for this style.

Into the tumbler glass, this is clearish, light golden in color with fizzy, soda-like foam that recedes rapidly – normal for this style. Dig in and the aroma is more vinous than I expected with a Riesling character of lemon and lime moving to pear and peach as the beer warms. Stay with it longer and white strawberry pokes through to give it a rosé quality. Funkiness is almost non-existent. Perhaps it is a bit sweaty, but the lacto character isn’t prominent. The overall aroma is surprisingly nuanced and dialed-in.

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