Stillwater Artisanal | Gose Gone Wild World Tour Phuket
Stillwater Artisanal is going on tour! Gose Gone Wild World Tour Phuket is the first stop on their journey featuring mango, lemongrass, Thai chilies and sea salt all accentuating a sour wheat ale. Where are my sunglasses?
Gose Gone Wild World Tour Phuket pours a hazy gold and orange into a glass. A wispy white head forms, but quickly dissipates. Gose Gone Wild World Tour Phuket looks very hazy but at the bottom of the glass you can see some bits of what seems to be salt flecks or spices. The aroma is intensely fruity with a big mango component. The lemongrass is present in the aroma but only slightly as the mango is the dominant note. There seems to be no presence of the Thai chilies in the aroma. There is some tartness in the aroma as expected of a sour beer but it blends with the fruit well enough that it only seems to accent the juicy qualities. The aroma is tropical, exotic and invites a sip.
The first sip of Gose Gone Wild World Tour Phuket is incredibly complex. There is a tartness that hits my cheeks right away like when you taste pure lemon juice. The fruit which was so dominant in the aroma takes a bit of a back seat in the flavor. Once the tartness fades you get the herbal lemon grass and a delicate spice that melds with the fruit. The Thai chilies which I expected to be much hotter are nicely balanced and not offensive at all. Gose Gone Wild World Tour Phuket uses the spices to accent the mango really well and places me into the tropical mindset. The salt does not come off as anything beyond background mineral flavor that serves to support all the other complex interactions of spice and fruit.
Gose Gone Wild World Tour Phuket would be too easy to pair with Thai food so I’ll take the more difficult approach and pair it in a different direction. Latin American food would go well, like rice and beans, fried ripe plantains and fish stewed with coconut milk. Mexican foods that aren’t pumped up on spice could pair well also, particularly Baja-style fish tacos.