Leipziger Gose or Gose is a very rare regional style of soured, top-fermented German wheat beer flavored with coriander and salt, traditionally a specialty of the German city of Leipzig. Gose is traditionally brewed with a unique conditioning process which involves leaving an opening in the cask, allowing yeast to escape.
History of Gose
A mainstay of Leipzig brewing since the 18th century, Gose almost died out after World War II, as did Berliner Weisse and other minor German regional syles. In 1986, however, a new Gose brewery called "Ohne Bedenken" opened in Leipzig, and now several more local breweries, as well as a few international brewers, have joined them. Bottled versions are still difficult to find outside of Germany, however.
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- An extensive overview of the history and character of Gose is available in an August 24, 2007 post on the beer blog Shut up about Barclay Perkins.
- Gose, along with Berliner Weisse, Rauchbier and Kölsch, is discussed in a May 20, 2007 article in the New York Times written by Evan Rail and entitled "On a German Beer Trail, One More for the Road".
- Gose - Brew Your Own Magazine, May/June 2011