Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Beer Review: Uinta Brewing Ready Set Gose

I have to be one hundred percent honest here, most of my reviews are just that, a review of my beer drinking experience. While, I sometimes would like to write more, time and other constraints keep me from doing that.
However, as this beer is so uncommon, I feel like I have no other choice but to go into more detail.
Despite the (in)famous Reinheitsgebot Purity Law in Germany, there were always some exceptions to the rule. One is the famous use of wheat (instead of barley) in Hefeweizens. Another exception, is the style called Gose (Go-zah).
Gose originated in Leipzig, Germany and slowly faded, before almost disappearing entirely. However, recently with the popularity of 'sour beers', Gose has seen a resurgence.
As a result, many American Craft Breweries have begun brewing a version of it.
Like Hefewiezens, Gose also has wheat in the malt bill, but that is not what sets this beer apart. Rather, it is the addition of the spice Coriander, and get ready for this, salt, that makes this beer so different.
These addition of these ingredients to a base sour beer, make for a unique yet refreshing brew.
The coriander in the beer, constitutes this as a 'flavored beer', and therefore requires certification. We as Kosher Consumers, are privileged that Uinta Brewing Co. based in Utah brews a Kosher-Certified version.

 Ready Set Gose pours a slightly hazy dark gold, with a big fluffy white head. The aroma is  citrus fruit, along with salt. It tastes of wheaty malt, followed by lemon, and goes down in a salty finish. The feel is light-bodied, yet fully-carbonated. Overall this is like a tart lemonade, with the salt subtly tingling the tongue, bringing you back for another sip.

Ready Set Gose is 4% Alcohol By Volume.

*Ready Set Gose is under the supervision of the OU*

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