Description: In addition to being a summer seasonal and a resurrected style, this beer has the added distinction of being brewed using malts that were exclusively grown in Quebec. These include wheat, oats, and Pilsner malt, which are then bittered with the slightest hint of Noble Mittelfrüh hops. The end product is then combined with salt and coriander to create a true Gose.
Tasting Notes: Gose’s – a style of beer native to Leipzig, Germany – are apparently making a comeback these days. And while this one was a bit mild for my taste, it did combine some rather interesting flavors and profiles. You get mild wheat malts mixed with a hint of salt, some sour flavor reminiscent of unsweetened lemonade, and just a touch of sharp coriander. Definitely an interesting brew and a great summer drinker!
Appearance: Dark golden, cloudy, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Wheat malt, lemonade, yeasts, hint of coriander spice
Taste: Smooth malt start, salt, yeasts, sour lemonade, coriander spice, mild herbal hops
Aftertaste: Lingering sour yeasts and lemon, hint of coriander spice and saltiness