Year of New Beer: Tropical Gose, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)
Written By: Dion on 07/16/2017
On its return engagement, the Tropical Gose gets a new, trimmed down recipe that highlights the passion fruit wonderfully on the nose. Hard to describe, but for me, this just smells like summer. Tropical fruit is balanced by a bit of brine and a dusty wheat that builds with warmth. On the tongue, a bracing pucker sets in right off the bat as the passion fruit is joined by lesser notes of tart peach and hints of lime. The salt and wheat are subtle amidst the onslaught of sour that finishes with traces of green apple skin. Hard to believe that the old recipe could be improved, but they've managed to do it. Excellent work by the crew at Ethereal.