NoDa Brewing Company Watermelon Gose

This locally made beer, Watermelon Gose, 4.0% ABV, is from NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. This sour beer fermented on watermelon puree with NoDa’s original Gose base. This beer pours a golden color with a thick two-finger white head that fizzy away rather quickly. The aroma is light watermelon, tart, and a bit salty. The taste is similar to its smell, with light watermelon tartness, and salt. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Then it has a tart and salty finish with a faint watermelon flavor. The watermelon flavor fades into a tart flavor, salty-sweet fruity flavor aftertaste. The whole watermelon flavor is very light, as is the entire beer. This NoDa Brewing Company Watermelon Gose is terrible. It’s a B-. It slowly grows on you as you drink this, and I found it refreshingly easy to drink. Yes, this would be a good summer recommendation. But I think there are better examples of a Gose beer out there. But NoDa wasn’t going for the best traditional Gose here. They were making a tasty summer beer, and watermelon plus a Gose was their best idea. It did not disappoint. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

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