Founders Green Zebra Gose

Val and I headed to Fishtown during Philly Beer Week for a Founders brunch at Kraftwork. They had a special that was key lime pie eggs benedict, which sounds slightly awful, but was really amazing. The mix of the lime juice and peel in the hollandaise was to die for.

ABV: 4.6%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Subtly sour and a little sweet, this ale is a refreshing take on a nearly extinct German style, gose. Watermelon is the highlight of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish comes courtesy of the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient. Green Zebra was initially released as our Artist Series beer in 2017.”

Random: It’s also my birthday today.

The beer poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated slowly, but left no lacing on the glass. It left a small crown on top of the bright orange body that was very cloudy. The nose had a lot of watermelon Jolly Rancher candy up front, which was followed up by some grain and lemon as well. There wasn’t much else on the nose. The taste started the same with a lot of watermelon Jolly Rancher candy. The salt came through and balanced it out, along with some wheat as well. There was a touch of lemon peel at the end. The body was light with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick, slightly mouth-puckering finish. I thought this beer was good, but had too much watermelon.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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