With summer approaching, it's time for the brewers at BentSpoke to ask once again: "How's It Gosen?" The punny, sunny sour series returns for 2022 bursting with tropical vibes stretching from the colour of its cans to the liquid inside.
This year's version has been brewed with mango and passionfruit, and for me it's the former that leads the charge. Aromatically, it fires off both the fleshy sweeter character of the fruit as well as its sour side, the latter presumably in tandem with the impact of the souring lactobacillus bacteria. Given the dense yellow haze in your glass, you could be forgiven for expecting something relatively full and puréed on the palate, but they've ensured the salty 'n' sour elements of the gose style are just as prominent as the mango, while the tart passionfruit adds to its refreshing zing as it brings up the rear.
If ever a beer was ready for an Esky and a sunny day, this is it.
Published November 2, 2022 2022-11-02 00:00:00