57 / 100
Pistachio gose, brewed for GABS 2017 and tried there on tap.
Pours a very, very pale colour, practically colourless really, but also very cloudy so it's just this nearly-white glob in the glass. Bit of a rim of head, but really not much. Looks curious.
Smells fairly nutty. Buttery malt, with a salty sour and underripe green apple character as well. Not bad but I'm getting some nice characters, and some gose characters, and wondering why make this a gose?
Taste is sweet upfront, with caramel-vanilla notes. Develops a nice nutty character early mid and then the finish just turns tragically gosey. Salty, sour, and just eradicates all the nice characters in a terrible way. Yeah this is exactly why I don't like goses.
Decent texture, but a bit too bitty from the unfilteredness.
Not that great; salty and weird. It's a decent premise but guys look, just because gose is the hot 'weird' style at the moment (or was, I really don't think it even is, any more) doesn't mean you have to ruin a good idea by adding salt and lowering the ABV. I just think this tastes of wasted potential pistachios.