Gose is a sour ale that originated in the German city of Goslar in the early 16th century. Using lactobacillus for souring, it is in the same camp as our beloved Berliner Weisse, but distinct in its use of coriander and salt. Because it uses coriander Gose does not fit into the strict beer ingredients regulations, which are limited to water, hops, and barley; but it is allowed due to being a regional specialty.
The Gladstone Gose is a hazy glowing golden color, with a lively but quickly dissipating white head. Tart lemon and coriander make up the most obvious aromas, with mild sourness beneath. These characteristics carry through on the tongue with sharp sour lemon mingled with coriander leading into a long sweet and salty finish. The lemon will carry through and linger, enhancing the tongue tingling character of the high carbonation.
ABV – 4.6%
IBU – 10
- German Wheat Malt
- Canadian Pilsner
- German Aciculated Malt
- German Saphir
- Sour mash finished with wy2575 Kolsch II