Driftwood Gose-uh - Driftwood Brewery

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 42
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ericj551 on 08-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed in the tradition of the artisan brewers of Leipzig, this rare wheat beer is called Gose, pronounced 'gose-uh'. This style was extinct twice in Germany, but is today enjoying a revival in Leipzig and here in North America. Dry, tart, citrusy and deliciously refreshing on a hot summer’s day!
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 42
Photo of HipCzech
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Serving: 650 mL bottle poured into a 0.3 L tulip glass (bottle "06.23.14").

Appearance: Cloudy, pale straw yellow color with billowing, bubbly white head (Champagne-like). Dense lacing coats the glass.

Smell: Light, clean malt (crackers), bright citrus (lemon), yeast and slight funk.

Taste: Wheat and yeast with banana. Spice and savory salt come to the forefront as it warms. Salt and tartness hints towards lemon-lime Gatorade at times. Gentle bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with saltiness adding to fullness of body; lively carbonation.

Overall: A crisp, tart and refreshing brew with some nice funk and spice notes. (652 characters)

Photo of papat444
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to FondueVoodoo for this one.

Poured from a 650ml bottle, bottled 09.13.13.

Body is a light yellow color, huge billowing head with excellent retention and clumps of foam on the sides. Aroma is a crisp, clear citrus. Flavor is more on the light side with lemon hints and mild tartness. Has a herb-like presence to it as well. Found it a bit tame compared to other versions i`ve had. (390 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 3/10/13, big cheers towards Rutager for the bottle

A cloudy pale golden yellow with plenty of bubbles feeding a massive loose, soapy bone white head has great retention leaving lots of random lace

S coriander, clove, lemon, banana, dry cereals and a little bubblegum, I get just a little forest floor and wet leaves, not quite funk and the yeast plays a part

T I get the salt in the mouth, grainy, spiced but slightly less fruity notes but banana comes out a little stronger

M very foamy and airy, needs a few swirls to bring down the bubbles light bodied and crisp, cereal and spice lingers on the finish

O refreshing and easy to drink, I'm wishing I had a hot day to go with this one would work well under the sun

took 4 years to try a Gose and this is my second in as many months, strange that the only ones I've come across have been seasonal brews from BC and Alberta, I look forward to trying some German classics (958 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/2" white head over cloudy straw coloured liquid.

S: Lemon peel, salt, yeast and grass.

T: Coriander, wheat, slight taste of salt, sweet cereal grains, pears, apples, lemongrass and a hard water finish.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: The best of the style that I have had yet. I wouldn't exactly buy it again, but it is a great example of the style. (384 characters)

Photo of LampertLand
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Driftwood Brewery 'Gose-uh' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50

A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a hazy gold in the glass with a big white head that is leaving a big lace along the weizen glass

S-wow a lot of citrus(orange/melon rind) and other sweet fruits

T-sweet and tangy on the palate , tough swallow , eww

MF-big carbonation , medium to full bodied , the back of my mouth is not happy

Ov-first time trying the style 'Gose' , not sure if it will be my last , as there aren't alot of beers to compare it to or a style I would recommend , more like , it could/should become extinct again

prost LampertLand (646 characters)

Photo of EspressoGuy
2.94/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: yellow (light coloured apple juice), almost transparent
S: nice full sourdough yeast; green apple or green pear;
T: juicy tang balanced with a distinct and noticeable "saltiness" (as per the style). Not crisp or even high sour notes. Like a salted lime or pineapple. I had a hard time describing the taste until I read about the style's common saltiness -- and boy is it there in this beer. And as it warms it becomes even more obvious and for me unpleasant.
M: full-bodied, low carbonation
O: I'd like to try this style again but from a different brewer just to see where it can go. Interesting but not really appealing. (625 characters)

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours slightly hazy pale straight colour with 2 fingers of white head. Traces of fine carbonation continue to rise to the top long after the pour.

S: Cream of wheat with sweet pale malts and lemon peel. Hints of spices, tart apples and bananas in the background.

T: The taste has 3 distinct phases. Starts of with spicy belgian yeasts with bananas. Middle notes of tart apples and coriander and finishes dry and minerally.

M: Light to medium bodied and dry.

O: Mineral characteristics together with a very balanced sweet and tartness profile make this beer very refreshing and drinkable. My only wish was that this came out earlier in the summer - it is the perfect patio beer. (688 characters)

Photo of CookstLiquor
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a hazy light lemon yellow colour. Notes of bright herbs, spice and lemon. Smells fresh and refreshing. Taste is slightly sour with notes of tart pineapple. The salt added it to it shows up as a sort of a savory/minerally note in the background. Definitely detectable, but not distracting. It adds a nice balance and makes this very drinkable. (376 characters)

Photo of Rutager
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dig this style when it's done well. Really cool to see one of the better local breweries putting out a gose!

Appearance. Pours a hazy straw gold with two+ fingers of frothy white head.

Smell. Spicy and fruity belgian yeast, coriander and a bit of banana, just a hint of lemons and lactic sourness.

Taste. Belgian yeast with a nice tartness going on, a bit of coriander, light saltiness.

Mouthfeel. Below-medium body, smooth below-medium carbonation.

Overall. A nice tasting beer but personally I'd prefer a little more sourness. Maybe the lacto bugs will help that out with a little more time. (599 characters)

Photo of ericj551
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Driftwood Gose-uh pours a very hazy yellow with a nice dense head. Sweet wheat malt and corriander fill the nose, just a hint perfumey. The flavor is surprisingly sweet, with some nice light wheat character. The coriander is noticable in the flavor, and there is just a tinge of a light, tartness in the finish to balance out the sweetness. The sourness comes through just a little bit in the finish, and there is no bitterness perceived. I don't really get the saltiness at all, but that is probably a good thing.

Overall a really refreshing, interesting beer, although not quite as sour as I had expected. Being my first non-homebrew gose, I don't have much to compare it to. (681 characters)

Driftwood Gose-uh from Driftwood Brewery
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