Sixpoint Brewery was founded in 2004, in Brooklyn, N.Y. It was born out of the idea of the “Sixpoint” – a code for brewing, which translates into the care of how a beer is crafted and it is shown in its labeling with the Sixpoint star.

Sixpoint’s Jammer is part of its Mad Scientist Series, is a series dedicated to the blend of art and science. They firmly believe that the foundation of brewing is science, the connection of plant biology, chemistry and other forms of sciences that happen within the brewing and fermentation process, it is something they take very seriously. Sixpoint has shown they love to experiment as they cranked out well over 200 beers since they have started brewing. In the Mad Scientist Series they put out a unique brew every two months to perpetually be creating.

Sixpoint Jammer cans

Jammer is the brewery’s take on a gose, which is a style that has been gaining a lot of ground in the last 18 months or so. It pours like a standard everyday pilsner, golden in color, white micro bubbles hover around the top and no carbonation is left after the initial head subsides.

The smell is a bit confusing on this one, I don’t really get many of the standard smells associated with goses. It smells very malty, a little bit of a floral and cologne like smell is present as well, I get some herbiness, from the coriander I presume. The real interesting aspect is it doesn’t have any sourness on the nose, in fact, it smells more sweet.

Sixpoint Jammer

The taste on this one is interesting, I get some fruity notes, some herbs, I get no sour though, no salt, just like it was not present in the nose. Sixpoint is going to hate me for saying this, but it borderline tasted like a lighter version of Leinenkugel wheat. It has some fruity sweetness-maltiness and overall was thin, even though it only clocks in at 4.2 percent, it felt thin on the palate.

Sixpoint Jammer
BREWERY: Sixpoint Brewery
LOCATION: Brooklyn, N.Y.
STYLE: Gose
ABV: 4.2 percent
IBU: 16
PRICE: $3.50 (six-pack of 12-ounce cans, $13.99)
RELEASE DATE: May 2015
AVAILABLE IN: 12-ounce cans
BEERS POURED: One
This pains me to write this, as I am a big fan of Sixpoint, I really enjoy their Resin, 3 Beans and 4 Beans, but for me this was a total whiff on this style. There are better examples of goses all over the map and this one, in short, just isn’t worth your time. Perhaps if you’re sort of dipping your toe into the sour world this might be approachable, but again, I tasted no sour, so even there it wouldn’t be a great representation. Overall, the beer wasn’t necessarily awful, it just didn’t taste like what was described and lacked the majority of the characteristics that make up a proper gose.
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