Review: The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy

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The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy

Gose Ale Brewery/Brand: Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
ABV: 4.2%
Serving Style: 12 oz. can

This beer pours a somewhat hazy golden/yellow color with a head that quickly fades to a foamy film. The nose is mellow with hints of lemon rind and dry wood. The taste starts tart but not overly sour with a nice, lemony punch that is drying and lingering. Next comes a hint of what is best described as toasted wood along with some herbal British or European hops. The end is what makes this beer unique. There is a low to moderate sodium bite that balances out the lemony tartness from the beginning of the palate. It has an almost sea salt quality. The finish is tart, slick and dry.

Overview: I find the Gose beer style to be a very refreshing summer option. I think it will work well with a fruity vinaigrette salad or saucey barbeque. If you find yourself to be an active person and need a post-beer quencher, I think you’ll find that its low alcohol content and added electrolytes will be a welcome hydrating alternative. Plus, you gotta love the name!