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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's no secret that we like to party, and sometimes it gets wild. So we took the Westbrook's refreshing Gose and cranked up the volume a bit, adding a massive dose of citra & amarillo hops, then fermented it with various strains of brettanomyces... Go Westbrook, it's your birthday, get funky!!

Added by thagr81us on 05-18-2014

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 1 served cold in a teku

Very pale yellow with a small white head. Smells super tropical and funky from the Brett and dry hopping. Mango, citrus, peach and apricot. Taste follows the nose well. Still very fruity, dry and delicious. Not too sour or tart but just enough to let you know it's there. Not as salty as other Gose I've tried. A very nice example of an American take on a classic style.

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Photo of T_Hass
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been wanting to try this one for a while. Finally tracked it down at Maltitude in Columbus. The beer pours a hazy yellow. The salt flavor is subtle but there is a big lemon flavor with a somewhat tart kick but finishes quite dry. As Kramer once said "Its very Refreshing" and at $8.50 a bomber I wish it was more readily available so I could crush these all summer. On a side note I'd love to see a dry hopped version of this.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2nd release
22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear bright straw color with a two-finger foamy white head that reduces to a thin film floating on top, constant carbonation bubbles shooting to the top

S- cat piss up front, pure cat piss. Beyond that, medium notes of barnyard funk, with some lemon peel, ripe pear, dried hay & peach. Lactic acid, candied fruit and mint on the close

T- light and fruity up front with flavors of ripe melon, pear, peach & candied lemon peel. Mid-palate starts to bring in some lactic sour notes, along with flavors of dried hay and barnyard funk. The finish is bone dry with a linger of lemon and a hint of salt

M- light body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry finish

O- a nice variation of an already awesome gose, I still prefer regular WB Gose, though

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Photo of vfgccp
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - bright opaque lemonade body. A finger of white head holds on with nice retention and great lace.

S - Sweet blood orange, cantaloupe, lemon, and grass.

T - Delicious tart apricot, wheat, straw, and a touch of salt. Balanced with bright, herbal, bitter hops and lemon.

M - Smooth, medium frame with nice carbonation.

O - Softly salty with a delicious tart apricot lemon body.

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Photo of chinchill
2.87/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Shared bomber bottle.
Mildly fruity and very funky aroma partially carries over to the fruity and moderately funky flavor. Salt level not too high. Medium body and carbonation.

Overall wild gose; too funky for me.

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Photo of cbutova
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A- Bomber into a pint glass pours with a very hazy, almost murky appearance. The body is golden and a large creamy white head rises up to about two fingers with good retention. Small ring remains and lacing remains in a few webs and sheets.

S- Pungent aroma rises out of the bottle immediately after opening, this one has some strength on the nose for sure. The Brett is the difference maker and boy is it in a good way. Brett dropping tropical fruit funk in the foreground with the bacterial lactic acid tones. Some stone fruit hops blend into the Brett.

T- Moderately sour and that really suits the rest of the flavor profile as a sour bomb might drown out some of the very interesting tropical and stone fruit tones developed by Brett and hops. Lemon, dank minty herbs, pineapple, salt, spiciness and some general funk.

MF- Light bodied but a shade towards medium overall thickness with a crisp and smooth feel on the palate. Texture provided by frothy and creamy feels and it ends on the high tart/mild sour border.

Perhaps the best Gose I have ever had. Westbrook's classic is well a classic and this honestly improves on it for me. The Brett and hops compliment each other like spaghetti and meatball and you are left in a sour tropical fruit paradise.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely nose on this one. The dry-hopping comes shining through, with bright citrus fruits. That's mixed into a Bretty background, a bit funky. Some lacto peeking out as well. The combo is very lime-like. Flavour is similar and also very good, but not as immediately captivating. Lots of citrus, particularly lime, lightly tart, with crisp wheat, a touch of salt and a bit of a Brett finish. The salt is very light, which is nice, as salt is always the part of a gose that turns me off. Super drinkable and incredibly refreshing. A winner.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From 22oz bottle. Pours a hazy straw yellow with 3 finger white head. This beer smells totally unlike a Gose, nice hoppy aromas. The taste is unlike any other sour beer I've tried. Extremely complex. Very hop forward when cold but as it warms the tart sour starts to come out. Taste like fresh squeezed grapefruit. Also tart lemonade comes to mind, Awesome! I had this side by side with Westbrooks Gose and there are hardly any similarities. I will definitely seek this out again if I can find it. 4.80

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding gose that comes strong with a muscular tart and salty profile. Pours an autumn gold with a thin head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of wheat, grain, lemon peel, orange rind, pine needles and that barnyard hay. Taste follows right behind with a big tartness, bitter hop oils, brett-funk and a salt-lick ending. Based on my experience with this style, this strikes me as the American IPA equivalent of gose - big flavor profile, juicy, mouth-watering with an unmistakable imbalance. This is a beer that isn't for those looking to get their feet wet with the style - it's too big.

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Photo of Mongrel
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like pulpy, hazy, carbonated lemonade.

Also smells like fresh squeezed lemonade, plus musty, medicinal notes and a nice dose of juicy southern hemisphere hops and pine. Smells absolutely intoxicating.

Palate brings candied lemon, mint and herbs, funky bretty earth. A little hop bite that really cleans up the finish. Very tart, but stops just short of being sour. It's never watery despite the relatively low ABV.

Overall, a stellar beer that sort of defies categorization. Definitely more wild ale than gose. The more I drink the more I'm reminded of the Lemonheads from childhood, albeit cut with a little salinity.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a taster. Very interesting brew with different waves of flavor from the dry hopping and brett, along with an underlying tartness. Enjoyed this one.

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Photo of BEEPOP
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First Gose ever.

Just an awesome summer beer. It tastes like a sugarless lemonade. Just the right amount of lemon tartness, salt, carbonation, etc.

Must try.

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Photo of BradenMK
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just wow.

LOOK (4.75) - This thing pours like straight pineapple juice, hazy straw-colored fluid with a foamy, white head that lingers at about half a finger, even leaving a decent amount of lacing. Very, very nice.

SMELL (4.25) - Not much really going on here, very lemon-juicy, especially after sitting a moment, but fresh from the pour you also get a fairly strong amarillo hop character and an interestingly Belgian-smelling yeast note.

TASTE (5.0) - Incredible. Incredibly complex, tart orange, grapefruit, green tea from the hops, lemon juice from the souring process, pineapple from the brett, just awesome. I was expecting it to be good, but, damn, this exceeded my wildest expectations.

FEEL (4.5) - Lots of carbonation, but so, so fine, it becomes almost as creamy as a DIPA. Medium bodied??

OVERALL (4.75) - I tend NOT to like goses, but it's a style that, on occasion, I have appreciated a lot, so when I heard about this one I knew, someday, I'd really like to give it a try. Very glad I did. One of my favorite beers of all time. If only I could get a 4pk of this once a month or more often even. It's amazing. If you like IPAs or saisons, but don't like goses, you'll probably still really dig this one. But if you do like goses, and you haven't tried this one yet, what are you waiting for, cough up the money dollars and get this in your mouth. Nearly perfect beer experience from one of the my favorite all-time brewers.

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Photo of wellsnb
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer feels like three different styles combined: the dry hopping makes this smell like a pale ale, the Brett makes this drink like a farmhouse ale, and the tartness is all Berliner. Not getting much salt or coriander, but still a great beer. Wish they released this in the summer.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My bottle was crazy funky off the nose for the first few minutes -- I mean, we're talking straight diaper-level stuff, really unappealing. Luckily, with a little time, those cleaned up, leaving a lightly tart, lightly citrusy nose, peaks of grainy malt sneaking through. Palate was really nice, better when decanted than with the dregs mixed in, a really pleasing citrusy profile mixing in with tartness and just enough funk to make things interesting. As another reviewer said, this is definitely better than WB gose, which I find to get a little over the top with the sour/salt/funk combo.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awite, awite. I was skeptical. I was expecting a sour, acidic bomb like Westbrook Gose that had lost all the subtlety I like in a gose. But this held its own. It wasn't just sourness. Matter of fact, it wasn't sour period. Tart yes and plenty of it, but it wasn't one-dimensional. Briney saltiness that compelled future sips. Grapefruit and zesty citrus giving tang, bite and more dryness. Wheat component remains, which is often the first thing I find missing in a lot of these goses out today.

Overall, I was beyond pleased. Surprised. Impressed. Excellent damn gose.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle. The second batch (2016). Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a slightly cloudy lemon yellow body with a golden hue. One finger effervescent white head with good retention, no lacing, not much of a film. Smells of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, tart citrus, mild earthy funk, wheat, lactic acid. If I squeezed a grapefruit and smelled the juice, this is what it would smell like. Flavour is full of grapefruit, mild citrus zest, lemon, touch of lactic acid, earthiness, a bit of resin even. A bit of resin and bitterness on the finish is balanced out by a touch of salt which cleanses the palate quite nicely. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, carbonation a bit lower than expected. Overall, a phenomenal nose full of grapefruit juice and a similar following flavour makes this an awesome take on the gose style, and a great variation on an already great Gose. They need to keep this on the rotation for sure.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Light yellow straw colored hues completed with a hazy body and 1cm white foamy head
S: Bright burst of Meyer lemons, tart fruits, and wheat
T: Unmistakable lemon and grapefruit tartness that recedes into a full flavored crackery malt underpinned by a distinct saltiness that leads to a refreshing sour finish
F: Light to medium body with even carbonation
O: One of the better goses I've come across and an improvement on Westbrook's standard gose. As other reviewers have remarked, I'm getting a much bolder citrus profile and pronounced 'sour' tart flavor, but overall this is very drinkable and refreshing - wish I could have enjoyed this on a hot summer day at the beach! Great beer in my opinion and certainly one of the better ones of the style.

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Photo of SlothB77
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, pretty fresh.

Murky, hazy, cloudy lemonade. Hop bitterness and sour lemon. Medium-thick feel with refreshing saltiness. This mouthfeel is a little thicker than the regular Westbrook Gose and the brett brings out a more lemony flavor. The different in sourness between this one and the Westbrook Gose was very slight. Super drinkable and refreshing. Like a hoppy, more lemony Westbrook Gose. I'd be curious to see how the sour develops over time, but I wanted to drink this one relatively fresh before the hops dissipate too much. The saltiness keeps you thirsty for more.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fairly quickly fades down to a thin ring of lace around the glass

S: Lots of lactic tartness up front along with a heavy wheat twang, Brett barnyard funk, and fruity notes. Some light salinity in there as well

T: Follows the nose, but does back away from the Brett a bit. Lactic tartness still strong to start off, followed by some nice barnyard Brett notes and fruitiness. Wheat present heavily throughout as well. Some light salinity cuts the tartness a bit, which is a good thing. Finishes with a refreshing fruity wheat tone

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation

O: A very nice take on Westbrook's Gose, with a good dose of Brett to really change things up and get things "wild." Extremely easy to drink given the 4.3%, although a bit pricey given that fact. Definitely worth picking up a few bottles, regardless

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the better beers in its style, this one is sour without being salty, herbal in its hoppiness, and sweet and fruity on the end as the beer warms.

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Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very nice gose - one of those beers I would drink all afternoon on a nice day if i could afford it and find it. good looking, nice fruity, slightly tart nose, flavorful for the abv, feel is nice and light with above average carbonation. great beer.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.97/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: light opaque yellow. Thin white head

S: funk. Citrus. Wheat. Spices. Banana.

T:some sour bread. Lemon. Citrus. Lemon peel. Brett.

F: crisp bite. Light finish

O: pretty good but far from as good as ratings and hype suggests.

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Photo of stephens101
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours and opaque pale yellow with an unbroken white froth. Plenty of lemon aroma precedes notes of grass and slightly soured green apple. Lemon is also prominent on the palate with orange peel, grapefruit, a dash of salt and a hint of grain. Light as air and as dry as they come.

Full on win.

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Photo of Alequine
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw yellow color with a nice lemon citrus aroma. Nicely carbonated which punctuates the citrus and light salty and tangy taste. Outstanding sour.

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