Served chilled from a 12 oz can and poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear golden color with a two finger white foam head. Smells are somewhat sweet and tart with hints of wheat, malt and salt. Carbonation is moderate with a lighter body. Taste is tart up front, with coriander and wheat noticeable and a vinegary taste to it. The finish is quite salty, and overall the beer is incredibly balanced.
I have been looking for this beer for several months, and have been anxiously trying to find a gose style beer. It seems that like sours, this is the new hot style in craft beer. It did not disappoint! There was an incredible combination of sweet, sour, tart, funky, vinegary and salty. Nothing was overpowering, but mixed into an excellent, and very drinkable beer. I plan on going back to the store I bought it at and purchasing a six pack.
Gose beers originated from Germany, and were characterized by using salt water in the boil. Additionally, a souring bacteria was added to give the beer a sort of "funk" and vinegary taste as well. Very few breweries do them, and even fewer do them well. I have read that Kimmie and Yank are actually Boontling dialect (check out the Wikipedia) and is a combination of several languages, including Gaelic, Irish, Pomoan and Spanish. It is only spoken in this area of California. Kimmie and Yank roughly translate to man and son (you can read into the whole meaning of the beer.)