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Beer Styles

Contemporary Gose

Straw to medium amber, the contemporary Gose is cloudy from suspended yeast. A wide variety of herbal, spice, floral or fruity aromas other than found in traditional Leipzig-Style Gose are present, in harmony with other aromas. Salt (table salt) character is traditional in low amounts, but may be perceptible in varying intensities. Body is low to medium-low. Low to medium lactic acid character is evident in all examples as sharp, refreshing sourness.

Category: Wild/Sour Beers

Food Pairings

  • Watermelon Salad
  • Queso Fresco
  • Greek Yogurt Lemon Mousse

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Flute
40-50 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Straw to Light Amber

Clarity

Cloudy/ Hazy

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Not Detectable

Hop

None

Malt

Grainy

Esters

N/A

Phenols

N/A

Fermentation By-Products

Horsey, leathery or earthy flavors contributed by Brettanomyces yeasts may be evident but have a very low profile, as this beer is not excessively aged

Sensations

Body

Varies

Carbonation

Medium to High

Finish Length

Medium

Ingredients

Hops

N/A

Malt

Pilsner and Wheat

Water

Varies

Yeast

Ale

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