3947 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR, United States of America
Logs for this venue
First thing to note is that the oyster is nigh undetectable. Nor is the beer briny in character at all. So that's a bit of a miss. But! For a Gose, this is delicious and light, with a bit of lemon zest, slight salt. Would make a good liquor to base a mignonette to accompany an oyster, at least.
My main impression of these Sticke beers, at least on America, is that they mostly show off alcohol. This tasted strong, and here more than a few hops as well. Caramel, yes, but very dry. I wanted something a little sweeter and a lot more malty.
Frankly, this wouldn't have been my first choice, but there was nothing else remotely interesting on the tap list this time. Lots of candi sugar in a boozy, somewhat spicy Belgian. There's a lot of piney hop character and finishing bitterness as well, which wasn't what I was looking for. They say this was aged on Madeira and oak... but I couldn't tell at all.