- Container: 12 Oz. Can
- BJCP Style: Historical Beer – Gose
- ABV: 4.5%
- Hops Variety: Unknown
- Malts Variety: Wheat
- Brewer: Creature Comforts Brewing Co. – Athens, GA
- Bitterness Level: None
- Would I purchase again? Heck Yes
- Would I stock it? Yes
- Comments/Characterics: Slightly tart, tastes of cucumber, lime and salt. Summer time must have.
First off, a big shout out to fellow blogger Andrew Smith of Coachella Valley Beer Scene for turning me on to the Gose style beer. I am sure it would be a while before I, not only discovered the style, but also got around to trying it out. It was Andrew’s review of La Quinta Brewing’s Watermelon Gose that peaked my interest. I am always on the lookout for something a little different.
After a little research and a trip to the Alpharetta Total Wine Store, I picked up Creature Comforts Brewings Tritonia Gose. The brewery was founded in 2014 by David Stein, Adam Beauchamp, and Chris Herron in Athens, GA (home of the University of Georgia and legendary band REM). Their brewery location is as unique as the beers they are producing; a building that was originally a Chevrolet dealership and later the former Snow Tire Co. location.
Tritonia Gose is a limited release from the brewery and I am so glad that I was able to grab some of this little gem before it’s all gone. Keep in mind that I am a fairly traditional beer drinker, especially when it comes to my favorites. That being said, wow, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer! It pours a pale cloudy yellow with a nice frothy white head. It looks very inviting. The nose exhibits aromas of fresh cut lime and cucumber, that’s right, cucumber. The initial sip reveals a thin, crisp mouth-feel with the flavors of cool cucumber and tart lime. About mid-swallow you notice the saltiness and hint of coriander and it finishes crisp, clean and refreshing.
This gose is perfect for the heat and humidity of the summer months is the Southeast. In fact, I tried it for the first time right after I had just spent about 4 hours working in my yard in the bright sun of an 85ºF / +70% humidity afternoon (we were actually experiencing a “cold” front that had just come through). Man, when I say it hit the spot, I really mean it! Creature Comforts did a magnificent job of creating and executing on Tritonia Gose as the cucumber, lime and sea salt flavors work so well together. After finishing the first one, I could have easily crushed another without feeling full or bloated in the slightest, but I thought better of it. But its low ABV makes it a good choice for a multi-drink session.
Bottom line: Creature Comforts Brewing Tritonia Gose is the perfect drink choice for the end of a hot, steamy afternoon while lounging on the back deck in the shade or watching the sunset at the beach. It is refreshing and thirst quenching. If you are lucky enough to have this on the shelves at a store near you, be sure to grab some. You will not be disappointed.
Until next time…Let Us Drink Beer!