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  • on 05.25.2015
  • at 12:43 PM
  • by Nick

Review: Victory Kirsch Gose0

fact sheet

  • Style: Gose
  • Serving: Bottle
  • Volume: 12 oz
  • ABV: 4.70%

It’s Spring again! As usual, that means more seasonal beers are starting to hit the shelves. Victory Brewing Company released a great Spring seasonal this year called Kirsch Gose. It’s brewed using the traditional German process for an unfiltered wheat beer with the addition of coriander, salt and cherries.

Kirsch Gose is available in 12 ounce bottles and on draft. I have picked up over a case of this so far this Spring. It really goes over well as a general crowd-pleaser. This review is based on the 12 ounce bottle that is available in Victory’s general distribution area. The beer pours a light reddish/pink colored body with a nice half finger foamy white-pink head that dissipates rather fast.

Cherry and salt are up front immediately upon smelling the beer. The wheat base of the beer is prominent too with some spices and yeast notes. The first drop of the beer bursts on your tongue with a strong flavor of fresh tart cherries. The cherries mellow throughout most of the taste and gets overtaken by a bold, tangy, and salty notes. The wheat malt gives it a dry, biscuit-like quality on the finish.

Overall, this beer has a great light body to it and is relatively low at 4.70% ABV, making it a sessionable Spring beer. I really wish they had included this along with Summer Love in their 2015 summer variety pack. With those two in a sampler, I would have definitely purchased a few cases of that for the summer to enjoy.

Rating

91
out of 100

Nick Robin is a Senior Writer for Passion Beer.

While studying in college, he learned to tune his palate in to well crafted beers, which never interfered with his studies. Now, he enjoys continually learning about anything and everything beer.


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