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Gozu - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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94
outstanding

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 102
Gots: 33 | FT: 7
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djrn2 on 11-02-2013)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-02-2013 18:23:40 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.6%

04-03-2014 19:51:30 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 22:05:16 | More by brentk56
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-02-2013 18:36:32 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

02-11-2014 02:43:34 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-14-2013 02:49:24 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 20:22:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-14-2013 02:50:25 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-15-2013 22:17:01 | More by kylehay2004
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-03-2014 17:44:57 | More by spycow
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-15-2013 22:18:30 | More by nickfl
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-02-2014 11:09:49 | More by SocalKicks
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 00:54:41 | More by jlindros
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 17:02:33 | More by StonedTrippin
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-06-2014 19:50:45 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-15-2014 23:42:03 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-17-2014 20:56:06 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-15-2013 09:58:26 | More by MarkyMOD
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-19-2014 23:27:22 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-19-2014 06:42:44 | More by orangesol
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 18:18:09 | More by Georgiabeer
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-04-2014 03:16:18 | More by duceswild
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-26-2013 02:23:31 | More by Gonzoillini
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

02-24-2014 09:59:53 | More by Kelp
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-05-2014 16:21:59 | More by sendbeer
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Gozu from Westbrook Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.