Found this sampler today. Thanks for the inspiration, Doug & Tripp

Found this sampler today.  Thanks for the inspiration, Doug & Tripp

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Comment by Trippopolis on May 18, 2017 at 9:37pm

sweet goodness, that's a great sampler.

Comment by Sam C. on May 18, 2017 at 9:39pm
Tripp, I just edited the title after remembering that these were your recommendation on Doug's delicious looking pairing photo. I saw this sampler, last one, and knew it was meant to be.

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Comment by Trippopolis on May 18, 2017 at 9:43pm

haha, no worries.  I didn't even think about it.

I'm excited to hear your thoughts on them.  IF you crack the first one and hate it, I urge you to try to finish the can over the course of an hour or so.  Like so many other things in life, it's sort of an acquired taste, as some people love it off the bat, and others take some time to warm up to it.

Comment by Sam C. on May 19, 2017 at 5:38am
Gotcha. Man, is it that sour?! I have a buddy who i pair cigars and beer with and he described the sour beers with the owl on them (not goses, I don't think) as like "beer with vinegar." So, I'm mentally prepared.
Comment by Stefan Lindblad on May 19, 2017 at 11:14am
Sour beers are some of my favs, and gose may be my favorite style when done well. These you have are, I think, some of the best introduction to the style -- though if you can, I'd get AV's regular gose to get a base line for the style. And your friend's description is only a description of crappy sours ;). One piece of advice: don't nose them before you drink. After you've tried them, I will tell you why I say that :)
Comment by shadowbates on May 19, 2017 at 11:45am

Not vinegar at all.  I compare a real sour beer to a warhead in a bottle.  E 9 was that for me.  Varying degrees of sour for all of them - like tart to warhead.  Some have some funk with them and I think that is probably an acquired taste.  You'll know the funk when you taste it.  Too much funk is no good, a little with the sour, very good!  (my experience with sours has been a short crash course as length of time is not great, number tried is a pretty good number).

Be sure to report back!!


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Comment by Trippopolis on May 19, 2017 at 11:54am

Some sours are vinegar sour, goses tend to be more like lemonade sour.  a little tart, but not usually overpowering.  It can just catch you off guard.

Comment by Doug on May 19, 2017 at 1:15pm

It took me a few different ones before I really started digging them.  I had the same thing happen with IPAs though, and just was patient as my taste buds adjusted to something completely different than your typical beer tastes.  I'll also say that as the beer warms up, the flavors will really start to shine, just like good stouts do for me.  

Btw, that's an awesome find!

Comment by Sam C. on May 20, 2017 at 9:56am
I am extra excited to crack these open now. Thanks for all the helpful input. I will not stick my nose in the glass now! I would've, for sure. I have the G&T in the fridge, so that's first up. I feel well prepared now.
Comment by Jeff M. on May 20, 2017 at 3:23pm
I like all three of them. The G&T Gose is great after you've been working in the heat. In fact, I think all of these are good then. The saltiness and tartness are like an alcoholic Gatorade to me.

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