Gozu - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 390
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 7.38%
Wants: 146
Gots: 37 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: djrn2 on 11-02-2013

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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 390
Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,087 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of chinchill
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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. (600 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap

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. (611 characters)

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Gozu from Westbrook Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.