People on cooking shows are always talking about how salt brings out the flavour, leaving many of us wondering how salt brings out any flavour other than… well… saltiness.
Juicy Boy, however, is a fine example of saltiness and sweetness working together in harmony. This gose contains Murray River pink salt, and is chock full of oranges and pineapples. Head brewer Shaun Blissett said he “wanted to play off that Pine Orange juice we all loved when we were kids,” and he’s nailed it.
The salt isn’t too salty, just providing a faint savoury edge, almost like salted crackers. It picks up on the pineapple sharpness and the orange tartness, emphasising the juicy character of those fruits. It even leaves a little residual salt on your gums at the end, which is tingling and intriguing and refreshing, all at the same time.