Food Loves Beer Editors
This unique twist on an old style is the perfect spring refresher!
Gose is an ancient and relatively obscure style of beer. Originating in Germany over 1000 years ago, it is brewed with malted wheat and barley, spiced with coriander, and derives its unique flavors from both a yeast and lactic bacteria fermentation. What really sets it apart from other older styles, however, is the fact that the brewing water is discernibly salty. Hops are unnoticeable in both flavor and bitterness and are most likely a very recent addition.
Victory Brewing brings gose into the 21st century with their innovative interpretation of the style. Kirsch Gose has a vibrant rose hue when poured, capped by a delicate pink head. Visually, it can easily be mistaken for a fruity soft drink, but the similarity ends there. The aroma is bursting with cherry and wildflowers, blanketing subtle sour notes. The flavor is delightfully refreshing, as tart cherry, wheat, and lemony coriander are carried over the tongue by a crisp effervescence. The finish is bracingly tart and fruity with a distinctive salty undertone that is strangely compelling.
Serve in a pilsner or stange glass at 40-45 F.
Suggested Food Pairings: Victory Kirsch Gose deserves a spot on the menu of your first garden party of the year. Serve it as a reception beverage, pair it with Camembert, or enjoy it as the perfect accompaniment to grilled lamb chops.
Food Loves Beer taste tested and recommended!