Gozu - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WTKeene:
4.6/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured from a bottle dated December 2013 into a Prairie Teku glass.
Appearance: A gentle pour, but next to no head. What was there dissipated quickly. The beer itself is a milky and hazy white/yellow, fading to a pale orange around the edges.
Smell: Tart, floral citrus. Hints of apricot and wheat come through as well. The slightest bit of salinity is peeking out as well.
Taste: Lots of Yuzu. Very floral, with hints of lemon peel backing up the Yuzu. Typical wheat sourness, and a salted cracker malt background. Reminds me quite a bit of Art #14 from Night Shift, even though that's brewed with Pluots. Very sessionable for a sour though. Refreshing tartness, not mouth-puckering by any means. This is absolutely delicious.
Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation that doesn't go overboard at all. Rather thin, not much in the way of linger, except perhaps for a slight saltiness.
Overall: Westbrook really knows what they're doing here. This is a delicious beer by any standard. Would love to get more, I was thrilled to receive this as an IP extra but would happily have traded for it.
03-02-2014 03:18:28 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev -2.1%
poured from a 22oz bottle, dated 23 Oct. 2013, into a snifter.
Appearance: cloudy, golden yellow. A thin head leaves a good bit of lacing
Smell: lemon, yuzu(?), other citrus, and a touch of malt.
Taste: wow! hints the front of the tongue with a momentary sweet and fruity flavor, but this is quickly followed by strong sour flavor. Lemony and quite sour, but not like the puckering sourness of an actual lemon. Lightly salty.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body; nicely carbonated.
Overall: Better, and perhaps less challenging, than their regular Gose. Loads of well-crafted flavor in a low ABV brew.
12-05-2013 00:37:49 | More by chinchill
4.25/5 rDev 0%
A - Hazy yellow with a hint of orange and a small white head
S - Salt, tart orange, light sweettarts and vinegar.
T - Tart vinegar, saltwater, light wheat presence, grapefruit and orange peel. Finish is a light tart citrus and slightly bitter grapefruit.
M - Thick, chewy beer with a tartness that lingers on in the finish
O - A good tart gose that isn't as salty as the regular as the fruit tempers down the in your face saltiness of Gose but adds adds an additional complexity that you don't get in the original. It also softens the flavors in the original which makes this one more approachable.
02-10-2014 17:32:13 | More by jeonseh
3.19/5 rDev -24.9%
Unlabeled 22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy pale body. No real head. Lifeless.
Smell - Citrus fruit. Kinda funky and grainy.
Taste - Fruity. Citrus. Faint salt. Some funkiness too. Deep flavor, which is odd.
Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium body, moderate sourness.
Overall - Somehow Westbrook ruined their Gose. It's not terrible, but I had high expectations.
11-19-2013 02:43:59 | More by Alieniloquium
5/5 rDev +17.6%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a New Glarus glass
Appearance is a golden yellow. A small amount of head that turns into a bit of lacing
Smell is citrusy and malty.
Taste is a nice sour flavor with citrus mixed in. An awesome malty backbone that lingers for a bit. Fantastic
Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated. Not overly harsh. You can tell its only 4%
Overall, their regular Gose was my favorite until this came along. This takes the regular Gose to a new level. By far my favorite Westbrook offering.
11-03-2013 03:06:09 | More by dvmin98
Gozu from Westbrook Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.