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Stillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone Wild - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Reviews: 63
Hads: 676
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 25.45%
Wants: 348
Gots: 79 | FT: 15
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States | website

Style | ABV
Gose | 4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: thagr81us on 05-18-2014

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!!
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Photo of LAp
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into two snifters. Pours a lemon-straw with a fraction-of-a-finger head that recedes quickly with little retention. Nose is lemon, salt, and surprisingly, light hops - like the lovechild of a truly salty gose and a pale ale. The palate opens with a bold lemony salt profile, with notes of grapefruit. The briny character is complemented well by a subtle hop background supported by an entirely unobtrusive malt base that serves to lend the mouthfeel a thicker character than the look and taste of the beer would lead one to expect. Overall, an outstanding, novel take on the style.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Deep unfiltered lemon body, with a good green edge and hue to it. Head creation is a little smaller but with a creamy white appearance of barely a finger. Settles to a slightly soapy puck, and matching creamy collar.

What an absolutely stunning aroma, even just pouring out of the bottle. Lemon shandy like but with thicker malt and gaint grapefruit bursting hop. Sticks to German spirit, with thick wheat chew, large bread dough balls and good salinity. Specialized gose that manages to smell true to it's roots with an American kick, gotta love it.

Palate is great, but still manages to lose some foundations. Juiced light body, even a touch of sweet pineapple and grapefruit all through the body. Radler like freshness with more of an interesting hop angle than just straight raw and sugared fruit. Body is pumped with ample malt depth, but lacks much of the bready character. Some of the briny and herbality is lost but manages a bit of touch of light bread, just enough to keep it in the gose like radar.

This comes off more as a superior radler than a gose, but it's hard to complain.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is a very hazy yellow with less than a fingers worth of fizzy white head. The smell is funk and citrus. There is a lot going on with the flavor. You get a citrus acidity paired with the tartness as the saltiness hits halfway through the taste. The feel is medium with a decent amount of carbonation. This is one of the best beers I've had in this style! I will be searching out another bottle.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. Purchased at Nikki's Liquors in Providence, RI.

Pours a hazy light yellow body with a one finger head that reduces to leave little lacing or retention.

Aromas are tart citrus, crackers, bread, light tartness, cardboard. On the tongue is light tartness, citrus, funky yeast, lightly salty, wheat. Medium carbonation and light, easy drinking body.

Very nice, pretty well balanced, a definite step up from a normal gose with the added funkyness.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - straw yellow, minimal lacing
A - feint citrus and funk
T - citrus/lemon and tart
F - light body with tart, but not sour, finish
O - very enjoyable, drinkable, refreshing, and surprisingly light

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Photo of grover37
3.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Probably Batch 2, $5 for a tiny taster at Partisan in DC (ugh). Lifeless straw color with no head. Really heavy funky brux nose, too much for me. Taste is much better, firm acidity but not mouth watering. Funk follows and lingers around but not so over powering that it overpowers like the nose. Pretty disappointing overall, very little hop character.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite Gose. So complex. Lots of salt and sourness, but not overpowering. All of the flavors really work well together unlike a lot of other goses on the market. This is beautifully done.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a nice surprise to find on tap in New Orleans last week. Poured nice and hazy with a solidly retained head. It also struck a pretty good balance between sour and salty. Overall one of the better attempts at a Gose that I have had.

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Photo of mothman
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dull gold. White head.

Funky and sour. Very earthy. More hoppy than the Westbrook gose. They are very different beers. Lemon acidity. GGW is less tart so it's easier.

Light bodied. Easy drinking. Well done.

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Photo of kevanb
3.83/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into a Boon Geuze tumbler. Enjoyed on 1.10.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright gold color, yellow hues, clean and clear with a lively, soapy, white head, two fingers tall that has great retention and lace. The aroma is really funky, floral and citrusy, a bit musty with light and tart pale grain. Simultaneously bright and dirty, though distinctly lacking salt. The flavors also have a hefty dose of funk and must though floral and super citrusy, lemons and grapefruit peel, a bit juicy as well with some pale wheat, mineral water and faint salinity at the finish. The mouthfeel is nice, coating, medium body, moderate carbonation with a soft finish that offers a light pucker sensation.

Verdict: A solid Gose from Stillwater and Westbrook, too funky and not salty enough for my tastes. The balance is solid for the flavors presented and it's quite refreshing but a bit too dirty for a Gose. I can see why the masses love this, but it's not exactly what I want from this style.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Craft Conundrum in Charleston, SC. Received a 12 oz. pour in a snifter.

3.25 A: Murky dark yellow color. Came without a head but a single wisp of white lacing was found.

4.25 S: Garbage funk right off the start with an earthy and mineral component. Wheat and tart lemon. Barnyard funk to round things off.

4.0 T: Tart lemon and lime. Less funky than the nose, but still plenty of barnyard and garbage funk. Fairly mild saltiness.

4.25 M: Full medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is a touch bity. Pleasantly creamy.

4.25 D: Very good take on a rare ass style.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow. True to form looks just like the Gose. First smell is a fresh citrus. Some dank hops. My issue is that I'm also getting a very slight whiff reminiscent of methane. Taste is a lightly salted orange and grapefruit. Hint of floral hops as well, quite refreshing. Great feel. Highly carbonated with a nice tang. All in all a great beer.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at El Bait Shop. Extremely nice Gose with very light tart and funk to it! Very clean and refreshing! Would definable you keep this one around...one of the better Gose's I've had in quite a while

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Photo of Damian
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank on tap at The Well, Brooklyn, NY
Served in a cervoise

Gorgeous appearance. The hazy, pale straw yellow liquid was capped by a super tight and frothy, two-finger tall, bone white crown. As the head receded, a latticework of soapy looking lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was really interesting and unique. Super fruity and bright. Exotic. Tropical fruits dominated. Loads of passionfruit and lychee. Good dose of pineapple. Hint of mango. A nice pilsner malt and wheaty base tied everything together. Fairly tart. Moderately spicy. Clove and coriander were most apparent.

The flavor profile was solid but definitely more straightforward than the nose. Really tart right off the bat with a crisp, dry yeastiness. Strong lemon notes. Fairly spicy. Coriander was noticeable. There was a subtle saltiness on the back end. Lemon rind appeared in the finish. Pithy and slightly bitter. Citrusy hops were also detectible. Really clean and refreshing.

The mouthfeel was strange, especially for the style. A super fine, mellow effervescence made the beer seem almost a bit flat. Somewhat soft and creamy on palate.

I have been searching for Gose Gone Wild since its initial release two years ago and was super glad to find it offered on tap during a recent trip to Brooklyn. This beer had an amazingly interesting nose but was a bit disappointing in regard to both taste and mouthfeel. I was definitely hoping for more "wild" character. That said, I would love to give this another try when it gets released in bottles.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft at the Holy Grale, Zwanze Day 2014. Reviewed from notes.

A: Cloudy gold body under two fingers of dense off-white foam. Terrific retention and lacing. Beautiful.

S: Tart fruitiness dominates, with both typical lemony acidity and some brighter tropical overtones coming through clearly. A hint of mineral tanginess marks it as a Gose, but the emphasis is clearly on the citrus, pineapple, and passionfruit juiciness. Excellent.

T: Follows the nose initially, with a rich fruity sweetness up front. This eventually gives way to a solidly sour, faintly salty, and partially drying finish. Big flavor, and delicious, but perhaps not quite as well balanced as the aroma.

M: Thicker than most Goses I've had, with significant creaminess. It works well with the juicy flavors.

O: Excellent beer, and a clear step up from the regular Westbrook Gose. The additional fruit and sour notes are welcome replacements for that beer's sometimes overwhelming saltiness.


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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look - murky golden color with a slim layer of film on top.

Nose - salt, wheat, funk, tart citrus

Taste - about all you can ask of a gose. all the flavors are crisp, I get sea salt, wheat/grain, lemon, and a definite warhead like sourness that comes from the citrus.

Feel - light and bubbly.

Overall - world class gose

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

@ Beer Study

Hazy straw color under a thick blanket of pure white foam. Funky lemon aromas with pineapple, flowers, faint peppercorn, wheat, and minerals. Things get deeper into stanky funk territory as it warms. Tart lemon-lime, barnyard, tropical fruity hops, and a hint of coriander with a briney mineral note wrapping it up. Lingering cracked wheat adds a nice dimension. Finishes with a pucker, but nothing extreme or overly-lactic. Fairly light, fluffy, and dry. An highly enjoyable, refreshing Gose.

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

Look: Cloudy straw yellow with a fizzy head

Smell: Sour, lemon, salt, barnyard funk

Taste: Sour and tart, lemon, salt, very well balanced, barnyard funk

Feel: Light body, high carbonation

A fantastic gose

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Photo of AngusOg
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I know alot of people love it, but i'm actually not a huge fan of the base beer. However, the addition of the citrusy hops and the brett really make this much more drinkable for me. The aroma is really nice, and this is a really nice treatment for this beer. I would drink again under the right circumstances.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale golden color with a huge glow to it. A good amount of haze to it. A thin bone white head disappears pretty quickly.

S: This smells amazing. Tart wheat, coriander, lemon, lime, a touch of peach and oak. Light brett in there as well.

T: Again, this is really, really good. Tart wheat with a briny edge to it. Some coriander, lime and white peach on the finish. Super clean, refreshing and delicious.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a very cloudy golden color with a medium head that quickly disappears. Light lacing.

Smell – Coriander, lemon, and wheat.

Taste – A very nice balance of coriander, lemon, salt, and funk.

Mouthfeel – Light carbonation, with a hint of tartness.

Drinkability – This is a very nice gose. Recommended.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy very light golden straw color with a 3 finger bright white head. There is decent retention that eventually fades to a small ring around the edge and very little lacing. The smell is very complex. Lemon tartness typical for the style along with a citrus dankness and a layer of funk from the brett. Taste is the same. The hops seem to shine more at first then as it warms the brett really starts to come through. Feel is light and crisp with good carbonation. Overall this beer is fantastic. I dont normally like beers with brett, but that along with the hops just add so many amazing layers to the original Westbrook gose.

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Photo of Teddy_Hopper
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is hands down the best Gose ever made. I'm a huge fan of the Westbrook staple but this has taken it to a whole new level. I can't even imagine how good this must of been fresh. Please please please make another batch of this!

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From tasting notes. L: A 1” fizzy white foam collar crowns a pale, hazy straw pour. S: Tangy, wheat with a hint of lemon. T: Very tangy lemon with a pinch of salt over light bread seasoned with coriander. The salt helps balance the lemony tartness. F: Light, tart, dry, and effervescent. O: A very refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of NCMonte
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sad this is "retired". Had it last year at he Funk Asheville event. It was my second favorite beer that I tasted that night. Amazingly well done. Made me a fan of Stillwater!

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Stillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone Wild from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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