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.
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
Other: Gooseberries from West Union Gardens