Boulevard Brewing Company Hibiscus Gose

Posted: August 14, 2015 in Boulevard Brewing Company, Gose, Reviews

I love seeing breweries get into styles that are almost forgotten. This year, I’ve seen more goses as Summer seasonals than I can ever remember. This one was even more interesting because it uses hibiscus flowers. Let’s see how it went.

hibiscus gose

ABV: 4.2%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our version of an unusual, yet resurgent, beer style. It pays tribute to the pleasantly sour, slightly salty wheat beers that originated in Goslar and became popular in Leipzig, Germany around the late 1800’s. A great introductory sour beer, Hibiscus Gose receives coriander and sea salt during boiling, then we steep dried hibiscus flowers at the end to create a vibrant pink hue (really, though, it’s pink!). The result is a tangy, sweet and sour ale with a refreshing citrus character.”

Random: I hope that it rains this week. My lawn could really use it.

This beer poured with a one finger, off-white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, pink color with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose had notes of flowers and tartness. The taste had a lot of flowers, but also tartness and then some salt. It had a nice gose base. The body was light with high carbonation. It had a quick, floral finish. This was $1.83 for the bottle, which broke down to $.15 per ounce. This was a nice beer, especially for the summer that I would definitely have again. I really enjoyed the floral aspect of the beer, which gave it more depth.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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