Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev -0.5%
From a 12 oz can (dated June 24, 2014) into a pokal glass.
A-A normal pour produces about a finger of white head. The foam fades quickly to a cap then a film then nothing. It leaves no lacing. The beer is very murky, but bright in color like dry straw. I can see a few bubbles in the murk.
S-The aroma is tart and lactic. I smell lemon, lime, orange juice, and somewhat briny salt. Wheat flavors are tart and lactic, but a bit of doughy bread softens things up and the beer does not smell overly acidic.
T-The taste is nearly identical to the smell with citrus tartness (lemon and lime especially) and salt being pretty powerful. The wheat flavors are lactic, but not overly funky, and there is a slightly doughy base to the that balances the sour flavor out. Buried beneath the tart flavors is a bit of spice and some dried grassy flavor.
M-The beer is pretty light in body, though not terribly light for the style. Carbonation is spritzy and the beer is very easy to drink.
O-Although this beer may be too strong on the salt to be called "authentic," the salt certainly makes it tasty and thirst-quenching. Indeed, the salt is strong, but I did not find it overpowering or annoying, and I could see drinking a few of these on a hot day. The mouthfeel is also perfectly matched to the flavor and style of the beer. A very solid effort.
09-01-2014 01:51:20 | More by spoony
4/5 rDev -4.1%
Poured from 12oz can into my Trim Tab Brewing pint glass.
Appearance: thickly cloudy yellow-gold hue with a quickly-dissipating head. That cloudiness is just amazing.
Smell: sweet and tart with a light fruitiness and a light funkiness. The tartness and the fruitiness combine to create kind of a lemony aroma. I quite like it indeed.
Taste: very tart up front with a nice wheaty character at the end. Saltiness is low but is definitely there. I think that after a whole can I'm going to appreciate the somewhat low salt level.
Mouthfeel: light body with a light carbonation that is more refreshingly fizzy than creamy. Good for the style.
Overall: this is an incredibly drinkable beer. I would love to have this available in my area for hot days, tailgating and camping. Great stuff.
08-30-2014 19:53:09 | More by flagmantho
3.5/5 rDev -16.1%
Pours a murky gold with little to no head. The smell, is simply put, kind of off putting. The taste starts off sour, then finishes in a way that's like drinking sweat. Mouthfeel is midrange, the carbonation is on the low side, and it has sense of being thick in a coating sort of way. I had the amped up version of this (Artisanal) on draft and that it was tasty and explosive. The aftertaste, smell, look, and finish need some work on this one.
08-25-2014 21:59:50 | More by Apellonious
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,447 ratings.