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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,581 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,581
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 303
Gots: 248 | FT: 40
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our interpretation of Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), a traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style is making a comeback.


(Beer added by: mrandypandy on 05-06-2012)
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Photo of Brenden
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pale yellow color, this beer is very thick and almost dull in appearance. It looks like a lemon soda; it sounds like it too, as what little white head it starts with audibly fizzes away. Very little lingers on the edges, and some vigor does bring it back now and then.
The smell brings lots of juicy tanginess under the wheat, the dryness accentuating the acidic notes. Either lemon or lime bring in the sour, and a soft spiciness speaks to the coriander, which creeps in quietly and shows itself in the periphery.
Tons of flavor comes out on the tongue, the sourness hard but not overwhelming, combining well with the equally strong tartness. It's distinctly lime, here. The coriander, still soft, comes gently into the middle, and the salt is just a sneaky presence underneath to add to the effect this beer has in causing the mouth to water (not figuratively, though that too).
Acidic and dry, the wheat gives it some softness and a dryness to keep it from scraping the tongue too hard. It does meet the claim of being refreshing, as the body does lean light, but it's got that puckering sourness to it as well.

Brenden, Today at 01:28 AM
Photo of January
3/5  rDev -28.1%

January, Monday at 08:45 PM
Photo of smurphy493
5/5  rDev +19.9%

smurphy493, Monday at 08:00 PM
Photo of mtomlins
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Shared at a 10K review beer tasting; drank from a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.

Pours light golden with a short-lived bubbly white head that leaves minimal lacing. The nose is crisp, spicy, green apple, lemon and a wisp of salt. On the palate, tart, lemon and mild salinity, a touch grainy and a nice hint of must (in a good way). It is light and bubbly and would be the perfect summer patio beer.

mtomlins, Monday at 07:26 PM
Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DrBier, Sunday at 11:50 PM
Photo of Donkster46
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Fantastic, pours cloudy like juice. Lemony smell and a bit of a tart and salty taste. Low ABV I could drink this all day long. Unfortunately not available in my area, because I would consume a case a week.

Donkster46, Sunday at 08:10 PM
Photo of GreenShark
5/5  rDev +19.9%

GreenShark, Sunday at 06:52 PM
Photo of brewskifan55
3.36/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Pale yellow, opaque, with a half finger head that dissipates quickly. Thick lacing.

S: Wheat, salt, coriander.

T: Tart and salty. Not as sour as I expected. Coriander, lemon and wheat pop in to give it a summer appeal. But the salt overwhelms, pushing everything else to the back seat.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Too salty for my taste. This beer is more of a novelty that should be shared at tastings just to finish off the can.

brewskifan55, Sunday at 05:45 PM
Photo of Beaver13
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a big fizzy white head that retains fairly well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is tart lemon, salt and wheat malts.

The flavor is tart and sweet lemon with some salt in the background. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid gose with lots of tart sour lemon and some salt.

Beaver13, Sunday at 06:13 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

spinrsx, Sunday at 02:37 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

MichaelLamb, Sunday at 12:53 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

tikk, Saturday at 11:14 AM
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2.88/5  rDev -30.9%

CBack465, Saturday at 11:05 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

scottstone, Saturday at 06:17 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

WreckedPalate, Saturday at 04:39 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BeerRunner, Saturday at 04:10 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

dchayes27, Friday at 06:18 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

MWilcox20, Friday at 02:18 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

StephRai, Thursday at 10:53 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Stigs, Sep 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

gfg0020, Sep 25, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -24.2%

joeyjoey104, Sep 25, 2014
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Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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