Anderson Valley G&T Gose

Tonight’s selection is a beer that I was very excited to try. Val doesn’t drink much, but she tends to go for gin cocktails if she does. Her signature cocktail was a gin drink with strawberries and was really, really good (mine, by comparison, was a bourbon drink with blood orange juice). Let’s see how this beer was.

ABV: 4.2%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Reminiscent of a classic cocktail, our G&T Gose showcases botanical flavors and aromas of lemon peel, juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise. With a juicy lemon-lime tartness and slightly peppery finish, we’ve given the gose style a unique spin that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.”

Random: The brewery suggests pairing this beer with herbed goat cheese. I think that would definitely be a solid pairing.

The beer poured with a huge, three finger, pure white head and was thicker than I thought it would be. It took awhile to dissipate, but didn’t leave much lacing. The body was a clear, straw yellow with a lot of carbonation. The nose was fragrant with notes of lime, tonic, juniper and lemon-lime soda. The taste was reminiscent of a a slightly more tart gin and tonic. It had lemon and lime juice as well. It also had a white vinegar note. The body was on the light side and had lots of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with lime and juniper. A can of this was $2.00 and came to $.17 per ounce. I thought this was a really unique beer and a great alternative to a cocktail. This would be a great addition to a summer barbecue.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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