Emerson's Umeboshi (330ml Can)
Just up the road in Christchurch, our friends at Yumesato farm make umeboshi. A traditional Japanese condiment made from spray-free ume plums and organic sea salt. There are a variety of ways to consume it, but as every, we chose a liquid form. Emerson`s Umeboshi Gose is slightly salty, subtly sour, and fully-refreshing. Kanpai.
Sour wheat beers were common in many parts of medieval and early Industrial Europe. Two styles – lambic and Berliner weisse – survived, but many others did not. Gose and Lichtenhainer are historic styles of sour wheat beer. Grodzisk is sometimes tart, sometimes not. Gose is seasoned with salt, Grodziskie and Lichtenhainer contain smoked malt. Historical sources are mixed about Lichtenhainer containing wheat, so modern interpretations may vary. Grätzer is an alternative name for Grodziskie. All three will be relatively low alcohol, with a strong wheat character, but will be distinct from classic examples of Berliner Weisse or lambic. As all we have are historical recreations, substantial differences may exist between interpretations.