Tanker Truck Series: Tropical Fruit Gose | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Tanker Truck Series: Tropical Fruit GoseTanker Truck Series: Tropical Fruit Gose

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We kettle soured this ale in our own tanker truck trailer - a former milk tanker [like the one on the front label] that's parked right on the grounds of our brewery!

This beer has a rich blend of tropical fruit notes with hints of pineapple, mango, guava, Barbados cherry and passion fruit. With pleasing tartness, it's a tropical twist on a refreshing fruit gose.

Added by Patches826 on 08-06-2018

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with underlying notes of tropical fruits.
T: The taste is sour—although not nearly as sour as I would have expected given its smell—and has notes of tropical flavors, with guava standing out in particular and hints of cherries. There is also a bit of saltiness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I wouldn't call this beer thirst quenching, but it has some refreshing properties and isn't overly sour. It was unfortunate that the tropical flavors weren't a little more balanced because all you really get in this is the guava.

Serving type: can

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Photo of IronLover
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark lemon yellow in color with a heavy, unfiltered haze. Poured with a tall, creamy, bright white foam with medium low retention. Sweet fruity and wheat malt aromas. Light bodied with aggressive, yet soft carbonation, and light creamy feel. Tart tropical fruit flavors, dark fleshy melon, passion fruit and tart cherries. Salty feel follows the tartness that is assertive but not too aggressive. Finished dryly and crisply with a salty bite, tart cherries and wheat malt notes. Crisp, tart and refreshing with pleasant fruity flavors and a nice balance. A great, easy drinking, warm weather brew with a crisp finish.

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Photo of AirBob
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ichorNet
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very excited to pick up a four-pack of this guy... sounds like the most intense and complex of the Tanker Truck series thus far. I thought the Sauvignon Blanc one was a pretty crazy idea, but this really takes it to "11" with the addition of pineapple, guava, mango, Barbados cherry and passion fruit. That's a lot of fruits... how do they all translate into 2R's admittedly-great base sour beer?

This pours a hazy golden color with a huge, frothy head of dense white foam that settles down pretty quickly to a small, one-finger ring in my glass. Some sudsy lace shows up here and there temporarily as I swirl my glass around a bit, but overall this just becomes a pretty static looking beer after a few minutes of intense carbonation activity straight out of the gate.

The nose initially doesn't seem impressive... in fact, I almost got none of the fruit aspects here, which initially discouraged me. Letting the beer breathe for a few minutes in my glass, however, allowed it to open up. Kind of a weird thing to have to do with a gose-style sour ale, but I guess the multitudes of fruit in here kind of demand breathing room in a sense. Eventually, I start to pick up big scents of mango and pineapple with slightly hidden notes of the Barbados cherry (which I guess is a moderately-tangy tropical cherry varietal) in there. Passion fruit and guava are probably in there... guess I'll take the brewery's word for it, but I can't really place them (unless the passion fruit is the cause of the slightly-plasticy thing going on here, which is actually probable given how apparent that aspect was in their straight-up passion fruit gose, now that I think about it). Guava usually has a really dank and intense smell, but it's getting out-competed by the sweet and bright pineapple in my opinion.

The flavor is an improvement over the somewhat unbalanced nose, for sure. The tangy citrus-y goodness of the base beer melds really well with the sweetness of the pineapple and mango here. Tons of bright tropical fruit with a backing hint of guava and even a slight dark fruit-like tartness that is almost certainly the Barbados cherry. Drinkable and hugely fruity with a complex flavor profile, this is a gose I will reach for fairly often!

As for the mouthfeel, this tastes a little sweeter and less drying than some of the other entries into this series. These Tanker Truck sours have consistently had some sweeter leanings, but the Persian Lime and Sauvignon Blanc varieties have been the most well-balanced. Though it's really most likely up to personal taste, I think this is really missing some balancing salinity, for instance, which kind of ends up putting it outside of the "gose" realm. As a tropical fruited sour beer, though, this is pretty unbeatable for the most part. I look forward to consuming more of it!

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Tanker Truck Series: Tropical Fruit Gose from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 7 ratings