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Destihl Brewery | Here Gose Nothiní (Wild Sour Series)

Destihl Brewery | Here Gose Nothiní (Wild Sour Series)
Sarah Hargis
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ABV: 5%
IBU: 12

Ahh, the Gose (goes). Or is it Gose (go-say)? Itís actually Gose (go-suh), preferably pronounced with a nice German gutteral G. An old style originating from Leipzig, Germany, the gose is named after the river Gose in Lower Saxony. Light, tart and refreshing, this style is the only one brewed with salted water, and traditionally contains coriander. Seeing goses hit the shelves and appear on draft is as much a sign of Spring as budding flowers and bright green leaves on trees. This style also makes for an excellent shower beer.

If you are unfamiliar with the awesomeness of the shower beer, please allow me to enlighten you. Most bathrooms have some kind of ledge just outside the shower (or if youíre REALLY lucky, inside the shower), just wide enough to support a glass. Thatís where you put the beer. Now, take periodic sips throughout your shower, and you will emerge refreshed on the outside AND the inside! While this works with any beer, the gose seems particularly suited to the task.

Here Gose Nothiní starts out as a traditional gose, which Destihl then puts through spontaneous fermentation, much like a lambic or geuze. This process adds a layer of complexity to the beer, and really brings out some solid citrus qualities. It pours a hazy, deep golden hue, with a light, foamy head that dissipates quickly. The nose is vinegary and limey, and that first sip is quite a shock to the palate, activating the salivary glands and likely resulting in involuntary duckface. As the beer opens up, that initial shock settles, and the spice of the coriander and the citrus flavors come through nicely. What I like most about this beer is that the sea salt doesnít outshine the other flavors, and is only really evident in the finish, leaving the palate cleansed and ready for the next sip.

The Wild Sour Series from Destihl is relatively new, and Here Gose Nothiní sets the bar for amazing things to come. If you’re lucky enough to be in Illinois, this will probably be pretty easy to find. If you’re in another area, you may want to link up with your trading buddies. This is not one to pass up! I am definitely looking forward to seeking out the other six beers in the series over the spring and summer.

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  1. murphious

    I purchased my first sour, Flanders Red, about a month ago and it was excellent! More malty than the Gose and with that Belgian tartness that I love. I agree that the Gose is much more citrus in profile and it would be fantastic as a summer sipper. I am trying a pre-release of the Lynnwood right now. It resembles pink grapefruit juice in color and it may be less tart than the Flanders. I think there is some berry in the nose but not certain. I do know I like this one also!

    • murphious

      mine is in a mystery can, didn’t know it was raspberry….

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