It's nearly a couple of years since Old Wives Ales' collaboration with cold smoked salt producer Smalt first appeared and now, as summer 2018/19 creeps ever nearer, it's become the latest of the foursome's beers to move into cans, boldly coloured ones you won't miss in a fridge too.
What's inside remains the same, however, with passionfruit puree added to a gose base featuring Smalt's apple wood smoked salt. The effect, if you're new to the beer, is a hefty passionfruit waft to kick things off – sweetly reminiscent of a towering sponge cake as big as Mrs Pint's head consumed at Wandiligong Maze many moons ago. The inherently tangy side of the fruit addition enhances that of the kettle souring to deliver a sharply refreshing spot of pucker, with plenty of salt there to balance the fruity sweetness.
- Passionfruit Gose