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Gozu - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

339 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 124
Gots: 45 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djrn2 on 11-02-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

spycow, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

djrn2, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

zestar, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

acurtis, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

Thorpe429, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Texasfan549, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

kjkinsey, Nov 14, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw capped by three fingers of foam; a few strings of lacing are left behind

Smell: The salt and coriander tones come through with great force, backed up by the wheat bread and yozu

Taste: Lemony and tart, from the outset, with the wheat bread, salt and coriander building; by mid-palate, the yozu flavor adds an additional citrusy boost; while the other flavors don't yield one iota, the salt and coriander really linger into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and somewhat creamy, with a spritzy dose of carbonation and a puckering feel on the finish

Overall: Just a delightful beer to drink; I love both the Gose and the Gozu

brentk56, Feb 09, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%

Siding as much with berlinerweiss and fruited Belgian sours as it does with the salty gose, the high tartness, sharp acidity and rich mineral character offers much reward and equally as much challenge.

Bright in its deep straw pour, the common wheaty haze masks any brilliant clarity. Its unfiltered character pushes an abundance of carbonation to the rim, nearly billowing with champagne like streams and popping. High tartness tingles the nose with dried lime, crabapple, grapefruit and green apple. Zesty flavors spring from the tongue, leaving behind a terse bread and slim sweetness.

Upon the middle, any bread or sweet tastes are short-lived as the ale prefers a bracing acidity in any absence of meaningful body or sweet balance. Those high citrus flavors take full command and offer a mineral character that's as much of iron as it is of salt.

Complete dryness overtakes the finish as the ale closes with a snap. Elements of citrus peel, soft perfume and sour white grapes give its waning moments a convincing champagne character, if not for the linger of wheat that returns in echoes.

BEERchitect, Oct 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

kylehay2004, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Heavily hazed, dirtied yellow body with a thin, dissipating, white head. Nil lacing.

Smell: Sourish, briny nose with a touch of sourdough, wheat, and spoiled lemons that presents just a slightly fruitier quality than its predecessor.

Taste: Slight, muddled graininess, damp straw, and the sourdough with a vein of cream of wheat underneath the staunch, salty, lactic flavors. Jarring jolt of lemon juice bursts onto the scene soon, as with the original, but more of a defined, authentic fruitiness. The coriander remains rather subtle beneath the peppier elements. Still rather salty. Remains sour and tart on the salty, minerally, saliva-rushing finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light. Medium-plus.

Overall: Skanky and tart, but deliciously, even refreshingly so. Can you imagine? Can y-- Well, you can probably imagine, but yeah. Skanky and tart!

ChainGangGuy, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

SocalKicks, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

best gose I think ive ever had. its their standard gose (if there is such a thing these days), with yuzu juice added. yuzu being an Asian grapefruit type of citrus, bitter and acidic, a perfect additive for a beer like this. pale white wheat color to this, hazy and carbonated like soda pop. the nose is soft wheat malt, citric acid, a hint of herbal roundness, and a lemony funk from the yeast. salt is minimal in taste, but gives it body and a mineral flavor, while the yuzu is profoundly bitter, and with the coriander reminds me of fresca soda, a very similar flavor profile, minus the fake sugar of course. tart finish, almost soured, more so than any other gose ive had. fuller body for its color, effervescent carbonation, and a flavor profile that is incredibly unique and lasts a long time on my palate after the swallow. a genius beer in terms of conception and execution. something memorable here, the best incarnation of the style ive seen, and a beer I hope to drink again. highly recommended.

StonedTrippin, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

nickfl, Dec 15, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

strange but I guess I never reviewed Goze, or it got lost in a crash perhaps. Anyways thanks to rudzud for sharing this one.

Pours a big creamy foamy 1 finger head that fades fairly slowly, decent lacing, hazy milky orange pale color.

Nose is really interesting, orange cream aroma with little fruit that's like orange and lemon and kumquat combined, with an interesting coriander note in the background and hint of salt, mild tart note and little malt.

Taste stats with a nice sour note, good tartness with little citrus, little orange and lemon too, actually quite lemony, with little coriander spice note and hint of salt. Mild sour wheat flavor with more toasty wheat. Finish is dry and lots of cracked wheat cracker, little salt, little coriander, nice tartness and little acidic bite.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb, little acidic bite and tartness.

Overall pretty nice. Good tartness with interesting fruity citrus, and spices, nice wheat, pretty tasty.

jlindros, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

mendvicdog, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Rifugium, Sep 15, 2014
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orangesol, Jan 19, 2014
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yourefragile, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

duceswild, Apr 04, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I thought I'd like this beer more than I did, since I'm a big fan of Gose as a style, and their Gose in particular. I also really like the flavor of yuzu, and thought, for instance, that it added a nice twist to New Belgium's version with yuzu of their Berliner Weiss. Here, though, I don't think the yuzu adds anything, and in fact probably detracts from the base beer's nice hit of salt and subtle coriander. You do get some citrus, but it's not zingy in itself or particularly pronounced, it just slightly mutes everything else. I guess some may like the Gose toned down a bit, but I'd prefer the base beer in all its glory.

Georgiabeer, Jan 18, 2014
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Gozu from Westbrook Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.