Meri | Põhjala Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Põhjala Brewery
Estonia
pohjalabeer.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Translation: The Sea. A classic gose, brewed with Himalayan rock salt and coriander seeds

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#39,763
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
13
pDev:
23.82%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13
Photo of Snowcrash000
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy, deep, dark amber coloration with a medium, quickly dissipating, frothy head and some particulates on final pour. Smells of red berries and some mild and lightly sweet biscuity malt. Taste is quite tart, mildly acidic and rather salty, with notes of red berries, citrus fruit and just a hint of biscuity malt and coriander as well. Finishes tart and briny, with some red berries lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. A very nice, understated Gose, but not all that classic in my opinion because both the maltiness and saltiness are higher than what you would expect from a classic Leipzig Gose. I've certainly never seen this amount of particulates in a Gose ever either.

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Photo of A-B
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle I got from a rep. Poured into a tulip glass at approx. 16-18°C (Little warm for a sour, I know, but I prefer my beers a little warmer so as not to miss flavors)

Look: Surprisingly dark for a gose, hazy amber in colour, loose head that dissipated fairly quickly and left no lacing. Fine carbonation.

Smell: Definitely some rich toffee notes underneath citrusy acid a bit of tropical fruit. Different from many gose's I've had. Interesting and a nice departure.

Taste: Quite a bit of salt present, making biscuit and toffee flavors stand out strongly against the bright tartness and lemon. Again, different but pleasant.

Feel: Thicker than your average gose. Higher alcohol content and darker malt profile gives it a bit more substance. Pleasant briny tingling along the sides of the tongue and cheeks.

Overall: Good variation of my favourite sour style. Love the amount of salt. 3.5/5

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy dark golden color with a bit of white head. Aroma is somehow salty sweet with some nice caramel malt and generic fruitiness. Taste follows salty, like a briney salad dressing, tart but not too intense. Light body, low carbonation. Overall it's a decent gose but a bit too briney for my taste.

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Meri from Põhjala Brewery
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 13 ratings