Green Zebra Gose | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by gatornation on 04-24-2017

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 1
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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

To benefit the local arts scene in Michigan, Founders Brewing brings a truly summery taste to the craft beer contingency with roots in the sour and salty ale of northern Germany but with the uniqueness of watermelon fruit additions. The result is a perfect blend of what's traditional and what's artful.

Green Zebra (that's a phrase that I never though I would write) pours an unassuming pale golden color with only a hint of haze. As a light and fluffy head builds on the beer, its aromas are captivating with fruity melon, a tinge of sourness and the briskness of grain, must and sea air. Its taste is delicate with sourdough, whole wheat and a simplistic sweetness of hard candy.

As the jolly rancher sweetness begins to fade, the sourness intensifies and brings with it the tartness of dry cider, white wine, gooseberry and kiwi. While the watermelon fruit flavor is paramount in taste, its effect are moderate as it blends in with the other, more natural, fruit impressions quite seamlessly. A taste of brine and delicate perfume round out the session with a gentle salinity that serves to brighten the taste and to provide roundness to the session.

Lightly musty and trailing with a hint of burlap, the medium bodied sour ale retains a soft pillow of sourdough and saltwater taffy that balances the moderate sourness even in its quick finish of earthen brine and radiant watermelon. Crisp, refreshing and highly quaffable, the beer trends cleaner than traditional gose but certainly not a fruity as many on the current market. Founders shows tremendous restraint for a truly artful expression on the palate.

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Green Zebra Gose from Founders Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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