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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,447 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,447
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 293
Gots: 228 | 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.

5 IBU

(Beer added by: mrandypandy on 05-06-2012)
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spoony

Colorado

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
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Psereiko

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

I bought this while on vacation in South Carolina. I love gose but found Westbrook to be overly sour and salty.

08-31-2014 21:16:29 | More by Psereiko
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AndyCowles75

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

08-30-2014 19:57:23 | More by AndyCowles75
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flagmantho

Washington

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
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steelersrbrun

Florida

3.36/5  rDev -19.4%

08-29-2014 20:06:48 | More by steelersrbrun
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-29-2014 03:17:28 | More by saxclar123
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cdean801

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-29-2014 00:56:57 | More by cdean801
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Dwkasper

New York

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%

08-29-2014 00:07:32 | More by Dwkasper
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-28-2014 12:27:58 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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sewhitehead

Alabama

2.16/5  rDev -48.2%

08-28-2014 06:20:37 | More by sewhitehead
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shredder83

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-28-2014 04:38:05 | More by shredder83
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WarEagle04

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-27-2014 14:12:02 | More by WarEagle04
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-27-2014 02:20:14 | More by mattmarka1
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benloho

Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

08-27-2014 01:02:44 | More by benloho
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

08-26-2014 21:49:40 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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CBucks12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-26-2014 17:50:19 | More by CBucks12
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Dogleg

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-26-2014 15:15:26 | More by Dogleg
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ianw87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-25-2014 22:33:34 | More by ianw87
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Apellonious

North Carolina

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
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%

08-25-2014 20:11:33 | More by abeeronthebeach
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bcoyle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-25-2014 14:10:41 | More by bcoyle
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whitenads

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-25-2014 14:03:17 | More by whitenads
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-25-2014 13:50:36 | More by CGMLS3
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blue-dream

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.9%

08-25-2014 10:44:51 | More by blue-dream
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crobinso

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-24-2014 22:58:27 | More by crobinso
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Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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