Kveik 8 - Pina Colada
Shades Brewing

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Leipzig Gose
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4.2 | pDev: 0%
Shades Brewing
Utah, United States
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

part of their kveik series. a really tasty gose or berliner type sour golden ale here done like a pina colada with coconut and pineapple, possibly also some citrus as well, as i get a strong hint of that, although it could be some fruity tang from the lacto that sours this. really pretty well done beer, skeptical as i have been of this sort of thing, its hard to argue that this isnt summery, refreshing, and delicious. a few aspects really set it apart from the crowd. the first is that its not too sour, summer cocktail flavors like this needs to be drinkable in some volume, and this is never too acidic to have a bunch of, super smart there. secondly, the coconut and the pineapple are both natural and really obvious without overtaking the beer, they marry well together obviously pop at the right time, but dont get sugary or dominant at all. third, the base beer is excellent, salty like, or mineral forward enough to highlight the added ingredients and wheaty enough to still taste and feel like beer, probably excellent on its own. nuances here of fresh lime zest, toasted coriander seed, and meyer lemon, almost like a frozen pina colada melted down into the beer. if this is fermented with the newly famous kveik yeast as the name suggests, than someone has finally figured out the right context for it, nice with the bacterial acidity and more saison-esque than i have known it to be in the past, a less invasive complexion for sure. good carbonation too just sets it off, and overall a really impressive beer here. if there is lactose in this, it adds, not detracts from the beer, just a bit of sweet creaminess at the end like coconut cream would be in the drink. a beer to be celebrated!

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Kveik 8 - Pina Colada from Shades Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1 ratings