Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sixpoint Jammer

The Stats
Style: Gose
ABV: 4.0%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 3.7/5
- RateBeer: 3.05/5

"...The Mad Scientists kept tweakin’ that Jammer till it rocked so hard. Bygone brewers, repping the Sixpoint star, provided the concept and our friends at Jacobsen Salt hooked us up with the key ingredient. It’s salty, it’s sour, and it’s slammin’. It’s Mad Science."

Pours a transparent pale yellow with tons of carbonation bubbles and less than a finger of white head that leaves no lacing.

Smells like a lot of generic macro lagers with a wet grain aroma. Not much here in terms of salt or tartness, but they do have a small presence.

Thankfully the taste tells a different story than the aroma. A tart, funky flavor comes up first and is followed by the salt which was non-existent on the aroma. The salt is not overdone and doesn't make you pucker on each sip. There's even a briney, pickle juice-like flavor too, but I find it appealing as it compliments the sour qualities of the other flavors. As for tartness, there's a small lemon or lime taste to this too which adds to the refreshing nature of everything else.

Mouthfeel is incredibly light with plenty of carbonation bubbles to dance around the tongue. The tart, sour flavors don't dry out your mouth which I think is made possible by some of the refreshing, fruity notes. This one was made for the Summer.

Jammer almost had me nervous with a lackluster aroma, but it made money where it counts with a great flavor profile that is complex for a 4.0% Gose. As we approach June and hot weather on the horizon, it might be a challenge to find a flavor-packed session beer, but Jammer has got you covered. Sixpoint beers have a reputation for being a tad pricey, but if you want a beer to pound outside on a 90-degree day, then this one should be high on your list.


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