Wild Gooseberry Chase

What is a gooseberry? How dare you. Not only is the gooseberry a great euphemism for all sorts of things (look it up), it’s just generally a great berry. Halfway between a currant and a grape, with the appearance of a tiny watermelon – the gooseberry has been cultivated by humans (and before that bears, foxes and birds), for hundreds of years. This Mixed Culture Saison was fermented in French Oak barrels, re-fermented on two pounds per gallon of gooseberries and then conditioned in the bottle.

Appearance: Pale gold, medium haze. Expect some yeast particulate from bottle fermentation process.

Aroma: Bright fruity brett with aromas of pineapple, pear, gooseberry.

Flavor: Light citrus acidity, mild dried mango sweetness with medium carbonation, dry mineral finish.

Brewer's Notes

Wild Gooseberry Chase was brewed with loads of fresh, ripe gooseberries from West Union Gardens.

Hops: Wai-iti, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh
Malts: Weyermann Eraclea Pilsner, Linc Purple Egyptian, Mecca Grade Wickiup
Yeast: Melange
Other: Gooseberries from West Union Gardens