After the other half and I went to get her car, we stopped for an early dinner at a local dive bar. They had a decent beer selection and offered a discount for the NJCB card. I have read a lot about this new beer from Victory and I was very excited to try it. It seems like gose is the style of the summer (Sixpoint put out one as well that I haven’t tried yet) and this one features cherries. Let’s see how this was.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A bold and bright step outside the norm, the flavors of a unique, old word 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.”
Random: It’s been almost a year since I had a beer from Victory.
This brew had a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly with lots of lacing left on the glass. The body was a cloudy, pink color with lots of carbonation. The nose had cherries and significant tartness. I didn’t pick up much else. The taste was quite tart, but not overwhelming with lots of cherries. I picked up a slight grain characteristic as well, but the overwhelming flavor was cherry. It had a thin body with high carbonation, which worked for this beer. The finish was lengthy with cherries. I really enjoyed this beer, especially for a summer beer. I would definitely have this again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0