PictureThe ‘Local 7’ are a collective of Toronto’s ‘best’ beer bars (according to their website, not us) that got together to support the Griffin SESSION Toronto Craft Beer Festival. The bars involved are: The Auld Spot Pub, Bar Hop, Brydens, Bar Volo, C’est What, The Only Cafe, and WVRST Beer Hall. A good list to say the least.

This year they released a Gose unto us via the LCBO and their individual bars. For those unfamiliar a Gose is a German wheat beer that is generally sour. It usually has salt and coriander added. While the LCBO has a traditional Gose available, each bar of the 7 have their unique variant of it.

If you have never had a Gose you can compare the style to a German Witbier.

The beer sits at a very sessionable 4.2% ABV and can be picked up at the LCBO.

Appearance: Unfiltered. Somewhat yellow. Head fades fast.
Aroma: Coriander. Soft wheat backbone is bread like.
Taste: I like the wheat backbone. Much more bread like. Not as sour as expected. Cereal like. Rice krispies.
Aftertaste: Almost none.
Overall: Somewhat complex and tasty. Not really as sour as I expected, must be that citrus.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com