Category Archives: Goses

Freshie Salt & Pepper – N.O.M.A.D (AUS)

You can tell when you work/life balance is out of whack when you haven’t time to post to your beer blog. Something had to give and the full moon came to the rescue, the beers were calling me.  I remember buying this brew  a few weeks ago, it was a bit like buying a record or book because you like look of the cover. So I really didn’t know what to expect when I prised the top of the beautifully packaged bottle.

Salt & Pepper - let's talk about sex baby!
Salt & Pepper – let’s talk about sex baby!

Call me a fool, but I thought it would taste of salt & pepper (not the 80’s female rap duo). Instead, I’m treated to my first taste of a style of beer called, ‘Gose’.  According to NOMAD’s website,  a Gose is “typically … slightly tart, savoury and spicy (coriander) and light in body and ABV”.  Nomad have gone off piste somewhat and added sea water and pepper from Tassie!

This beer certainly smells like summer by the  sea,  hints of brine and citrus flavours from the coriander combine to evoke memories of fresh oysters out the shell ….. and that can’t be a bad thing.  It’s a refreshingly different brew and I love the slightly saline aftertaste…. maybe could do a little more pepper or even tabasco?  It leaves your mouth-watering and wanting more. Perfect for a BBQ at the beach.

Continuing the seafood theme, here’s Squeeze with, ‘Pulling Mussels From The Shell’ ……. worth watching for the TOTP countdown alone:

 

 

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