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Salty Kiss - Magic Rock Brewing

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Salty Kiss
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Rock Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kirk on 07-21-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold with a large lasting head.
Nose shows soft wheat, lemon, floral notes and a faint spicy phenolic note. Somewhat faint overall.
Soft gentle flavours. Wheat, tart light fruity notes (gooseberry i guess), a soft grainy note and a hint of salt.
Could use more carbonation.
Very easy-drinking and refreshing.

CrazyDavros, Oct 30, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Zwanze Day, one of the few highlights... quick review from written notes.

Golden amber color, thin layer of foam on the surface, clusters of larger bubbles, and frothy bits of spotty lacing around the edges of the glass. Clarity was good, and retention was also good.

Aroma had a slight lactic twang, mild wheat graininess and some zestiness.

Taste was firmly tart, crisp with a dry finish. A slight fruitiness from the gooseberries (didn't know what it was at the time), creamy middle from the sea salt, though it wasn't at all salty. Spritzy feel, refreshingly clean and nicely put together. One of the more unique examples of Gose in recent memory.

emerge077, Oct 02, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a tumbler at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC. From notes.

Real nice unfiltered flowing lemon body with some real nice peach orange hues and colors mixed in. Real nice creamy whipped bright white head presented with a simple good collar that always stays and has even pinhead bubbles throughout while drinking.

Nose is interesting. A little more chewy malt presence and hinting wheat density than most gose, with spritzy lemon, and large amounts of herbal warmth and tonic water aromas. Does not seem particularly salty, but has some hidden in the background.

Palate has a very soft feel but with dense minerality to it. Chewy backbone with some mild lemon and quninine sprity character. Super easy drinking with a great chewy wheat sensation. Very light bodied and easy drinking. Salinity comes out a little more with a nice rocky quality, but more noticeable in flavor than on the nose.

A real nice solid gose.

smakawhat, Aug 12, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Debated putting this here or making a new beer, had on tap at the Churchkey in DC who listed it as "SALTY KISS: LIME (Brewed w/ Gooseberries, Sea Buckthorn, Rose Hips & Lime)"

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a good cream meringue glass coating white foam.

Smell: Wow. Heavy citric notes, lime peel, ocean breezy salt, hints of pale malt.

Taste: More modest than the nose. The salt goes to counter the heavy citric pucker: but the two vectors don't take you anywhere near center. There is a beer base taste, which is clean pale malt. Total package ends up drinkable yet punchy.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall: Maybe the weather is getting to these folk, I think they are trying to build a little sunny tropical island in a bottle. They are doing a nice job of it though, but it does have a slight quinine edge, a tonic, something preserved about it, almost medicinal. Still, a jolly good glass.

HardTarget, Feb 22, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg, special
A collaboration brew with Kissmeyer Beer. A traditional German style Gose, flavoured with Gooseberries, Sea Buckthorn and Sea Salt. Tart, lightly sour, fruity and refreshing with a defined saltiness, excellent accompaniment to food.

Kirk, Jul 21, 2013
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Salty Kiss from Magic Rock Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.