WHAT IS IT?
A bright sour beer with a lick of salt in the finish and lots of champagne-style bubbles.
SAY IT LIKE
Colour: Hazy sunshine
Bubbles: Very high
It began around the year 1000 in the salt-mining town of Goslar, Germany. Harnessing the town’s salty river water, brewers added lactobacillus (the bacteria that sours yogurt) for acidity, wheat for body, next-to-no hops and coriander seeds to spice it up. Nearly extinct, the style was popularized by American craft breweries in the early 2000s. These days goses are often fruited or dry-hopped.
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What’s the diff between a gose and a gueuze?
A gueuze is a spontaneously-fermented lambic-style ale from the Brussels region of Belgium. Made with wild yeast, it’s dripping with funky barnyard flavours. It’s pronounced “gooze.”
Six must-try Ontario goses
Cucumber & Lime Gose, Nickel Brook Brewing
Gosé Cuervo, People’s Pint Brewing
Little Wizards, Lil’ Beasts Brewing
Raspberry Gose, Stonehooker Brewing
Umi, Godspeed Brewing
Yacht Rock, Stone City Ales