F Is For Fruit Salad | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.1/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gose style ale brewed with salt, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, peach, and blood orange.

Added by superspak on 08-27-2018

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
pDev:
6.59%
 
 
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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz. can dated 9/6/18. Poured into Aslin Teku glass.

L: Somewhat hazy soft pinkish orange hue. Big foamy head, but quickly recedes leaving very little lacing and a thin white ring.

S: Strawberry, peach, and other berry notes, and a definite sea air.

T: Lots of fruit indeed - berries and peach with a yeasty sea tang. Finish is pretty neutral.

F: Light bodied, moderate carbonation (probably could use a tad more). Construction and balance are pretty good.

O: Nice refreshing light-impact Gose. Definite poundability, especially in the summer.

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Photo of yuno
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Helping drunks learn the alphabet gradually over the past couple of years, Evil Twin takes a stop at "F" for our favorite word that begins with that letter... fruit salad! This gose shows a schizophrenic tone with all sorts of fruit ranging from blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, peach, and blood orange.

A rose blend of peach and pink frame the appearance for Fruit Salad as the ale sparkles with racy streams of bubble building a loose and foamy cap. Its tangy scent of all things berry spills onto the nose along with a jaw clinching twinge of sourness. Its strong wine and cider scent precedes a scant sweetness of sourdough, saltwater taffy and a hint of candy.

And as the acidity springs off of the middle palate, the full fruit presence of red berries and citrus carry a tart pop to ride alongside of the brisk sourness of the underlying ale where green berries, crabapple, white grape, lime and lemon reside. Trailing into a strong sangria presence, the light earth of dry burlap comes out to play.

Light, crisp and highly refreshing, the texture of the beer is further lightened by the zip of carbonation that gives an excellent lift to the session. It's a perfect fruit forward rendition of the classic gose style although the individual fruits wash out under the complexity and dryness.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tart, wheaty, salty, fruity, nice balance

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/6/2018. Pours fairly hazy medium golden/yellow, light pink/orange color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/fairly tart/tangy blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, blood orange, peach, fruit skin, citrus zest, lemon, lime, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, salt, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/fairly tart/tangy blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, blood orange, peach, fruit skin, citrus zest, lemon, lime, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; light fruit tang and spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy/tart/tangy blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, blood orange, peach, fruit skin, citrus zest, lemon, lime, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, salt, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and lightly tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic, and lightly tangy/saline balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an outstanding fruit gose! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, salt, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Not overly lactic or salty. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome balance of juicy fruits, salt, Lacto complexity, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. This was was a little less acidic, and little more malty than the previous letters. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

F Is For Fruit Salad from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 11 ratings