Year of New Beer: Forbidden Grapefruit Gose, Tin Man Brewing (IN)

Written By: Dion on 10/30/2017

Being a fan of all things gose, I thought a grapefruit version to be a no-brainer. Opening with a nose that is somewhat akin to a fruited Sprite, my previously high hopes for this one tumble precipitously. Faint hints of damp wheat and saltwater appear with considerable warmth. On the tongue is not the salty, sour for which I was hoping, but instead a candied sugar/Sweetart/tonic water concoction that can best be described as "Gose-lite". Or maybe "Gose-ish". Sorta lemony, a tad grapefruity, and woefully un-salty. As a summer poolside refresher, this might be a perfectly acceptable beverage. I just hesitate to call it a gose.