Brewery: Pirate Life Brewing Co
Style: Barrel Aged Gose
Strength: 5.8% ABV
Locality: Port Adelaide, SA
Description: Back in January, we racked 4,500 litres of Lime Gose into premium Aussie sparkling wine barrels.
It’s the third time this recipe has seen wood, and given the results, won’t be the last.
You can thank Aitor Nieto-Cortes for the liquid (a careful blend of pale malts, Motueka hops, Native Finger Lime, and table salt) and Sammy Petering for managing the casks – all twenty of them.
Their contents were sampled periodically (and the details recorded) before being returned to the cellar as a blend. It’s always an anticipated moment, retrieving beer from those oaky cocoons…
It pours peachy green, with a cloudy head of foam. Expect aromas of lime cordial, young oak and raspberry jube. There’s a flicker of soy in there, too. On the palate, lime zest and brown sugar pairs with a pleasing zap of salt.
All this activity and still delightfully refreshing. Lime spider goes long on the finish.