Widmer Brothers Marionberry Hibiscus Gose – Fairgrounds Wine and Spirits Video

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Hello and welcome back to FairgroundsTV! I’m
your host Peter Moeller and today we have the Marionberry Hibiscus “Goos” or “Go-seh”
if you will. This is ale brewed with corriander, marionberry and hibiscus added. It is 5 and
a half percent alcohol from Portland, Oregon. The only thing I can tell you, you’re probably
wondering what a marioberry is. It is not a person. It is a blackberry. It was used
by the USDA – or not the USDA I believe – somebody invented it. It’s a cross blackberry and it
counts for half of the blackberries cultivated in Oregon. Obviously, you can see the color.
It’s definitely got some sort of juice in it. Nice carbonation, using the proper Widmer
Brothers glass. You’re definitely getting the ale side of it. I’m not really getting
a sweet, fruity – I can’t believe I’m about to say this. You actually, can maybe get a
little hibiscus out of it. Let’s give it a taste. It’s a little tart and, I’m sorry to
say, a little bit thin. It’s a little light. You think about the berry being in this and
you think it’d have a little sweetness and it might be a little bit thicker. It’s a little
bit off for me. Now, if you like a fruity beer and you want to try something that’s
not as fruity as some of the ones you’ve probably had check this out. Slight tartness, not to
overpowering sweetness. It’s got a nice carbonation, a nice-ish mouthfeel. I just wish it would
have been a little bit thicker. But interesting. Nice little tartness in that sip too. Kinda
coating my tongue a little bit. But, um, ya know, not the best beer. It’s definitely different
if you want to check it out. It’s at the store, it’s not too expensive. It’s 5 and half percent
alcohol. It’s a regular beer. Just something different, for a hot summer day it’s perfect.
Hence that summer comment. Constantly coming back and biting us in the *whistle noise*.
I dunno. We’ll see you later. Maybe next time it’ll be a little more intiguing. Peace!

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