No way? No Way Gose! We’ve gone a bit sour at Eight Degrees this autumn, brewing up a blood orange and Irish Atlantic Sea Salt gose.
Soured with lactobacillicus, a huge coriander seed charge was added to the kettle and we finished the brew with flakes of natural sea salt, harvested from the Irish Atlantic by the O’Neill family on the Beara peninsula down in West Cork.
Our gose tastes of tart oranges with a beautiful citrus and floral coriander aroma, finishing on a slight saline note that draws you back in again.
Short description: Gose-style – tart and aromatic – salty lips
Malt: pilsner malt, malted wheat
Strength: 4.1% ABV
Bitterness: 7 IBUs
Colour/appearance: rich, opaque amber.
Aroma: bright orange and aromatic spice notes.
Flavour: tangy blood orange with a touch of sourness from the lactobacillicus and a lovely sea salt brininess. Crisp with a memorable twang, this beer has a sour-plus-salt profile that draws you back again and again.
Aftertaste: lick-your-lips salt with a tart kick.
Food pairings: when we asked head brewer Mike for a food pairing for this beer, he came up with one word: tequila.
We’d like to add a few more words: eggs benedict, Silver Darlings’ pickled herrings alongside a classic potato salad, pho bo, a selection of fresh shucked Irish oysters. This is a super food-friendly beer; don’t miss making a dinner date with it.
Launch Date: September 2016.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: draught only (30L and 50L kegs)