La Resistance Sour Ale

Gose The Larimer Beer Company

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La Resistance Sour Ale, a German-style Gose by The Larimer Beer Company

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La Resistance Sour Ale is a German-style Gose brewed by The Larimer Beer Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, was served in a snifter from a can.

Appearance

La Resistance pours a clear gold capped by an inch-thick head of fizzy white froth that bubbles away rapidly. No lace or residue is left behind following the reduction.

Aroma

The aroma is soft but pleasant with a scent of tart citrus, yeast, and salt.

Palate

Sour yeast blends with tart citrus notes of lime and lemon peel while those flavors crest atop a grainy wheat spiced with coriander and salt. Finishes dry and puckering with a twist of lime. Doughy wheat sticks to the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel

Mouthfeel is crisp and light with its medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

Overall

The La Resistance Sour Ale is light, refreshing, and entirely approachable. Neither the sour yeast or its use of salt is overpowering. Instead, both ingredients are tempered nicely with wheat and spices. Larimer has brewed an enjoyable representation of the style.

Charitable Contribution

It’s always nice to see a brewery giving back. A percentage of sales from this craft beer goes to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.

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About the Gose

The Gose (pronounced GOH-zeh) style originated during the Middle Ages in the town of Goslar. Production declined following the Second World War but has been revived during the modern craft beer era. Its appearance is hazy with a medium gold color. Puffy white head with excellent retention. Visibly effervescent. Its feel should have a medium body with high carbonation. Being dry and salty lends a mouthwatering quality. Its aroma and palate have a light sourness with noticeable amounts of salt and coriander. Bitterness is all but absent with no hop flavor. Its saltiness should be used with restraint. And its sourness shouldn’t be as intense as found in a Berliner Weisse or a Gueuze.