Central City Brewing – Red Racer Lime Margarita Gose


Central City Brewing – Red Racer Lime Margarita Gose Review

From the Summer 2019 edition of the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel

A casual glance at liquor store shelves will show how popular cocktails-in-a-can have become. One craft brewery in BC that is in the forefront of this market is Central City Brewers and Distillers, with such products as their Gin Twst and Gin Fzzz, both using their highly-awarded Queensborough Dry Gin.

Another market that Central City has a strong presence in is the beer-cocktail-in-a-can, one of which just won Beer of the Year at this year’s CBA’s (and a very positive review at Beer Me BC). If you loved After Hours then you should check out Red Racer Lime Margarita Gose.

Pouring pale orange, this beer cocktail is slightly cloudy with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lace. This Gose has good carbonation and is medium bodied with a hint of wheat creaminess. On the nose, it has a fruit juice aroma with soft acidity and a brief whiff of salt.

A very noticeable pineapple fruit juice flavour is immediately present, which is quite amazing considering pineapple is not in the ingredients. The fruit juice sweetness is balanced with moderate saltiness that lingers into the finish. After the pineapple flavour subsides, there is the faintest hint of coconut, tequila and lime.

Overall, the Red Racer Lime Margarita Gose is a refreshing and tasty beer cocktail, that utilizes the Gose ingredients well.

  • (3.5)
  • (3.5)
  • (3.5)
  • (4)
  • (4)
    Overall Enjoyment

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Yellow
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: Well Carbonated
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: Great at the beach
  • Malt Characteristics: Rich/Sweet
  • Hop Characteristics: Fruity
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Fruit Flavouring: Berries etc, Salty
  • Palate: Sour/Acidic


A refreshing and tasty beer cocktail, that utilizes the Gose ingredients well.


Salt balances the sweetness.


On the sweeter side.


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