Thursday, March 14, 2013

Saint Saltan Gose

Today I'm checking out Saint Saltan Gose brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington, Vermont. They actually sent me the beer too. The label says that this was brewed with coriander and sea salt. The label art is pretty cool: abstract illustration of a bearded man, presumably Saint Saltan. Not sure if he's a real saint or a "beer company saint". Under the cap you get some advice, "find salvation through acts of creation".

Aroma of coriander and soft flowers. Light body and prickly carbonation are the first things that come to mind when drinking, even before any flavor impressions. The beer is not flavorless but let's say they are certainly muted. 

A little wheat flavor and texture is present and blanketed by the coriander. A touch of honey sweetness with some citrus and floral balance. The finish is actually a bit salty, though that was not exactly a favorite part for me. Very easy drinker, the 4.6% alcohol wasn't a factor. Refreshing but lacking some flavor. Give it a try on a hot winter's day (like today (in Florida)).

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