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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Historical Beer Gose

BJCP 27A

BJCP 2015 27A Gose example
27A - Gose

 

Overall Impression

A highly-carbonated, tart and fruity wheat ale with a restrained coriander and salt character and low bitterness. Very refreshing, with bright flavors and high attenuation.

Comments

Served in traditional cylindrical glasses. Historical versions may have been more sour than modern examples due to spontaneous fermentation, and may be blended with syrups as is done with Berliner Weisse, or Kümmel, a liqueur flavored with caraway, cumin, and fennel. Modern examples are inoculated with lactobacillus, and are more balanced and generally don't need sweetening. Pronounced GOH-zeh.

Commercial Examples

Anderson Valley Gose, Bayerisch Bahnhof Leipziger Gose, Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose

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VITAL

  • OG:  1036 - 1056
  • FG:  1006 - 1010
  • ABV: 4.2 - 4.8
  • IBU: 5 - 12
  • SRM: 3 - 4
BJCP 2015 27A - Gose Commercial Example
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