Kwiek – Barrel-aged wild gose with absinthe wormwood and angelica.
Kwiek proves that history is not dull at all. This collab with DOK Brewing Company is a fresh and tart gose, a beer style brewed with wheat that originated from Goslar and Leipzig. We wanted to know how the early goses were made and discovered that they were often flavoured with absinthe, a herb that we happen to use quite often in our beers. So for this collab we decided to continue the tradition, with absinthe wormwood from the historic garden De Ommuurde Tuin. Modern goses are often spiced with coriander seed, which we’ve replaced with angelica seed, a native plant that gives fresh, herbal notes. The sourness and long, bitter finish of Kwiek are balanced with a good dose of salt, which is a distinctive ingredient of goses. It is the first time we’ve used salt in our beer, so in addition to its historical elements Kwiek has something new to offer after all.
[Batch #1: bottled on 2 JUL 2020]