Gose is an interesting, lesser-known style of German beer and certainly not one of The Usual Suspects found in the beer aisle.
Not to be confused with the lambic style Gueuze, a Gose is a sour wheat ale with citrus, slight herbal notes, and salt. Our version, Keyser Göse, was a wonderful opportunity to utilize lemon and tangerine peel to make a fresh and summery sour ale.
Some Gose brews utilize a fully-spontaneous fermentation, but ours had a specific pitch of Lactobacillus followed by brewers yeast. This helped to bolster the citusy-sourness yet allow the wort to undergo a more controlled fermentation. It's a complex blend of bright, gentle sourness, citrus, and a rich wheat beer body.
Almost lost to history after WWII, this style has slowly been spreading back through the proliferation of craft breweries. Here's our stab at a somewhat milder version of a traditional Gose- one we're proud to share and be Verbal about.
Aroma: lemon, citrus, fruity, weak herbal, bubblegum and candy