Kirsch Gose | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A bold and bright step outside the norm, the flavors of a unique, old world German brewing process excite your senses with the sharp and sweet burst of fresh cherries. Effervescent and sublime, this session ale has an enticing cherry-fruit character. European tradition and American ingenuity come together in the truest sense as you Taste Victory in Kirsch Gose.

Pours a ruby to light red with white foam. Aroma of fresh sour cherries with flavors of tartness, intense rounded cherry character, and a refreshing salty character. Crisp carbonation and light body are both combined into a thirst quencher.

Added by jhartley on 01-31-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,475
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
1,120
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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68
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Trade:
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Reviewed from long-standing notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Pinkish red, just barely hazy – this is almost completely clear. Forms a big two-finger very light pink head that fades after a few minutes. A good amount of active carbonation.

S: Not huge here. Light lactic tart, mild feety funk, and sour cherries. Some fruity yeast esters – apple and pears mostly. Some light cracker malts, and there’s some salinity as well.

T: Tart cherries and less cherry candy. Light lactic tart and citric acid. Fruity as well – lemons and apples again. Some very pale cracker malts in the background. The cherry flavor dissolves quickly into those other fruits, with more lactic tart swelling up as well as some savoriness. Then this finishes with lingering dry tart and fruitiness.

M: Light body. Carbonation just a little less than average. Fairly low alcohol but as it's a little noticeable it's a bit high for style.

O: Not bad, but ultimately forgettable. The cherry flavors aren’t overly artificial, but there’s a candied aspect that diminishes the fresh and juicy impression. The mild funk on the nose was essentially completely lacking on the palate as well. It's not particularly tart, not particularly salty. It’s like they tried to stay middle of the road and just missed out on emphasizing any one of those that probably would have had me liking this more.

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Kirsch Gose from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,120 ratings