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Jan 11, 2013 04:32 PM

Gueuze - should be salty?

A little while ago I overheard a bartender telling someone that all gueuze has salt. Is this true? Curious about it---and never having tried many gueuzes (sp?)---I started poking around on the internet and couldn't find any such 'rule'. Many seem to, but I'm wondering if it's just a common practice (like wheat beer with spices) or really a salient feature (like IPA with hops).

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  1. Gose is made with salt, not gueuze. It's a German style, a little tart with salt and coriander. Gueuze is a Belgian sour beer, no salt is added to that.

    1. I agree with Josh. I have never sensed any salt in Gueuze, though some people may interpret the flavor as "salty." I have had Gose a few times in my life, but not often enough to remember clearly how it tastes.

      1. Ah---I've been wondering if I'd misheard or if he misspoke, but either way: curiosity satisfied. Thanks!