One of the side effects of visiting Block 15 Brewery last month in Corvallis (as with many breweries we visit) is that I brought back a couple of growlers of their beer: the Corvallis ½ Marathon Gose and the Aboriginale. And I’m needing to start catching up on beer reviews (I have a lot backlogged!) so the growlers are good place to start.
Unfortunately you won’t find this on tap right now (though I wouldn’t be surprised to see this make a return appearance next year); it was a seasonal brewed for (you guessed it) the Corvallis Half Marathon, a crisp and über-drinkable session beer at 3.5% abv for the marathon runners to enjoy as a thirst-quenching option.
(Drinkers of somewhat-obscure German sour beer styles, don’t despair: Block 15’s website currently lists “Violet’s Blueberry Berliner Weisse” on the menu!)
Appearance: Hazy, pale yellow body, with beaten egg white head.
Smell: Lightly tart with hints of coriander; a bit of wheat and some lactic sourness.
Taste: Light and crisp, with a cream of wheat kind of character punctuated by a lemony saltiness and a touch of spice from the coriander. Very mellow and drinkable. Lemony note that comes up in the back that’s really nice. A bit salty at the back, too.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, with a touch of yeasty bite and a slight pucker.
Overall: Really nice, enjoying this beer a lot. Insanely drinkable.
No BeerAdvocate or RateBeer page, but there is an Untappd page for the beer—2 of the 3 check-ins on it were my own.