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HERE WE GOSE AGAIN
If you’re a regular reader of this column, you might recall that a couple months back, I wrote about Victory’s Kirsch Gose. I liked it quite a bit, but I was really looking forward to a Gose from one of my all-time favorite brewers – Jammer, from Sixpoint. The Brooklyn brewery’s latest offering is now out in cans and on draft, and it’s cropping up in more and more places around Central PA. Once I tried it, I knew I had to revisit the Gose style for this column – not because it was the best Gose I’ve ever had (it isn’t), but because it completely surprised me.
WINNING ME OVER
In case you didn’t catch that earlier column, a Gose is an ancient German style that generally boils down to two characteristics: sour and salty. Jammer, though, is barely sour at all. In fact, by taste alone, I’d hesitate to even call it a Gose. That threw me at first, but here’s the thing: It’s delicious. Who cares about stylistic accuracy? This is an eminently drinkable wheat beer with a lovely touch of sea air in the nose, bready wheat flavors in the body and a beautiful, briny finish. More than anything else, it tastes like summer. Which is exactly what I want in July.
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