Saint Saltan - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.31/5 rDev +3.4%
I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.
From the bottle: "The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious melange of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers!"; "Do Good, Drink Well, Be Saintly"; "a performance in every bottle".
I am very curious to try this as Gose is not an everyday style. Also, as a U.S. Navy retiree, I am definitely a "salty dog"! I used a heavy-hand to begin the pour, resulting in a pseudo-cascade, settling into a finger off bone-white (salt-white?) head with fair retention, dropping into a skim across the top of the beer. Color was a button-bright sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled like sea spray. I kid you not, I felt like I was back on the forecastle of any of the four ships on which I served. Man, my mouth was watering, both from the memory and at the prospect of what was to come! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was salty, sure and slightly spicy, but in both instances, they seemed muted. This lacked Ooomph! to make it a really standout Gose. Finish was dry, but it could have been so much more.
07-17-2014 15:39:19 | More by woodychandler
2.83/5 rDev -11.6%
Appearance: pours a 1/2" white head that recedes quickly with virtually no lacing. Color is a hazy golden with sediment in suspension and significant carbonation present.
Aroma: smells much like a pilsener to me (this is my first ever Gose style). There is a smell of clean water, lightly toasted malts, a little yeast, and maybe a slight tart hop smell.
Mouthfeel: is light and watery. Finish is fairly dry.
Flavor: tastes much like a pilsener combined with a wheat beer. There is a pleasant barley malt flavor with a mild hop bitterness and just a hint of spice (from the coriander I assume, but it is not strong the way coriander sometimes shows up in Belgian style ales).
04-27-2014 16:42:49 | More by Foyle
Saint Saltan from Magic Hat Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.