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Stillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone Wild - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Reviews: 65
Hads: 704
Avg: 4.41
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 343
Gots: 88 | FT: 16
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States | website

Style | ABV
Gose | 4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
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 barczar
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw, small white head. Aroma is lightly sour and musty. Hay. Flavor is extremely acetic, limey tart, lemony sour, with a slightly floral, lightly bready backbone. Way more tart than expected, and I like it. Becomes almost grapefruity after a few sips. Definitely more of a sour than a gose, but it's squeaky clean. The extreme sourness masks subtle nuances.

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bomber into a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip.

Appearance- Cloudy yellow with half finger of white head that left nice lacing.

Smell- Extremely funky. Lemon, brett, light wheat elements, some citra hops. Very funky, yeasty, and lemony.

Taste- Very sour lemon up front, light salinity, brett funk, herbaceous hops. All over the place. Extremly sour.

Mouthfeel- High carbonation, very light body, brett dryness, mouth watering acidity.

Overall- What an interesting beer! very sour and drinkable with a nice blend of sour citrus, herbaceous hops, and brett funk.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With collaborations-a-plenty in the craft beer marketplace, every once in a while, one will actually be an improvement over anything that each brewery could simply do alone, rather than one just being weird. That happens as the collaborative minds of Stillwater and Westbrook clang together.

Its hazy canary-yellow color is a prelude to its sharply acidic tone that defines the beer. But first, its underpinnings of bready pilsner and wheat take hold in a thin cracker-like taste. But that's all short-lived as the sweet and tart flavors grow rapidly and provide a "lemon drop" type of candied tanginess.

But tangy turns to full-out sourness as the powdered sugar sweetness dissolves quickly, leaving the taste of dried lemon and lime to carry a cork-like musty earthiness across the middle. Its palate-stripping vinous acidity is accompanied by the characteristically mineral and salt fullness. Together, a notion of sweat and tin elevate the beer's sourness and enliven its yogurt-like lactic tartness.

Its finish is highly crisp, clean and decidedly piquant; leaving the palate refreshed with an afterglow of fleeting lemon tartness. After a brief delay, an echo of dry wheat revisits the palate deep in aftertaste.

Though many of the classic gose are long gone, comparisons to American attempts are few and far between. But with recent brewing advancements in place, Gose Gone Wild doesn't only compare favorably, it likely surpasses many of them in quality and crispness.

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Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart lemon peel, lime, green apple, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, mango, white vinegar, brine, herbal, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, white bread, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and brine/pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon peel, lime, green apple, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, mango, white vinegar, brine, herbal, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, white bread, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon peel, lime, green apple, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, mango, white vinegar, brine, herbal, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, white bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and brine/pale malt sweetness; with an awesome malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with very smooth, crisp, and moderately briny/acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is an absolutely incredible hoppy gose style! All around fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and brine/pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the balanced acidity. An extremely delicious offering.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is amazing, such a puckery experience, as if the regular westbrook gose could get any better, well, it did. the addition of brett to the mix t play with the lacto is really what makes this different. its pale yellow and hazy in its look, very heady, with a ton of sediment in there too. the nose and taste are both tangy, more like the gozu on the fruitiness than anything else. the saltiness is there too, clean though for its yeasty look, and really really dry and brightly carbonated. the funk of the brett adds a layer to the sourness of the lacto, and the result is splendid. the fruitiness has a grapefruit character, maybe from some hops? you dont usually see hoppy gose. its also got a peachy creamy thing going on, which really works in the style. this is easily the most evolved example of a gose i have ever had, wild yeasts on both the hot and cold side, which make this all the more interesting from a process standpoint. thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this with me, what a treat! perhaps this is the most refreshing beer ever made...

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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.58/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of lateralundertow
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber bottle into 3 10oz Tired Hands glasses.
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a 2 finger fizzy head that lingers unlike the base beer.
Striking tart yet full of brett fruitiness on the nose. Hops are present as well.
The dry hopping adds a little bitterness and lemon zest to the already salty Westbrook Gose. Incredibly fruity and tart.
This is by far the nicest gose style beer I have tried.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Meyers1023
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
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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4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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Stillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone Wild from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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