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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,401 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,401
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 288
Gots: 220 | FT: 38
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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Reviews by kkipple:
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-13-2013 12:25:07 | More by kkipple
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Where Gose biers are disappearing from the German beer scene, it seems that American microbrewers are infatuated with the style. The sour and salty tones of the beers are wrapped withing a blanket of wheat for varying levels of sourness and maltiness. However, Westbrook seems to have captured the essence of Goze to near perfection!

Its appearance does little to captivate any confidence- its dull golden hue is cloudy and dense. Its bubbles quickly dissipates and leaves the beer looking murky and sill, and without any real lacing charter. I admit: its quite an ugly duckling.

But the beer livens up after that- its musty bread tones speak of dough, yeast, must and earth. Hghly grainy, the tones are soft, even as lemon and lime tartness try to intervene.

And then we have the beer's taste where everything explodes! The beer is no longer a characterful wheat beer but is now a fortified Sour Ale! Its taste is strikingly of limes. But an earthier taste emerges that is almond-like, bready,marzipan- toasty, and lighly of sea brine. Those savory and salty tones merge with a highly drinkable salt water taffy tone that extends to its earthen straw and hay-like finish.

With its carbonation finishing early, the beer's texture is all about its full layout of wheat that coats the palate evenly and its acidity that quickly cuts through it. This all leads to a sour finish of clean and crisp lime-like bitterness and an echo of bread.

Westbrook's Gose is as close to the style descriptors as I have ever found in the style. Perhaps many will want a drier and less malty taste and texture, I rather like the balance here as I appreciate all things "Berlin" in one beer!

10-09-2013 07:03:50 | More by BEERchitect
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-01-2014 23:12:52 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-05-2014 12:32:06 | More by tectactoe
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MadScientist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

03-02-2014 23:37:04 | More by MadScientist
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-14-2014 18:51:13 | More by CavemanRamblin
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SanFranJake

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-08-2014 13:24:36 | More by SanFranJake
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Krafty34

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-14-2014 19:29:35 | More by Krafty34
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-01-2014 03:16:56 | More by SkiBum22
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RebeccaMB

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-19-2014 21:18:21 | More by RebeccaMB
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-18-2014 06:14:06 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-20-2014 03:27:25 | More by Ben7773
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lateralundertow

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-14-2014 17:45:03 | More by lateralundertow
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joel66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-22-2013 18:06:43 | More by joel66
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-11-2014 22:23:54 | More by DaftPatrick
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-17-2014 20:02:10 | More by Todd
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Jared14

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-21-2014 20:42:07 | More by Jared14
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-02-2014 20:44:04 | More by 77apm
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-10-2014 15:21:32 | More by henryclay_
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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-30-2014 04:56:44 | More by mctizzz
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-17-2014 02:21:54 | More by KolbMarley
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-04-2014 18:35:38 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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morganmil

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-16-2013 07:09:22 | More by morganmil
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frenchblood21

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured from can into small tasting glass. Date of review is 7/05/14, GO AMERICA!

Appearance- Thin dark white head that disappears immediately. Murky pale orange color with high carbonation. I do not know what the style is supposed to look like, but this is pleasant.

Smell- Salty and lemony are the two major scents. I get orange peel as well. This may be a bit weird, but it smells fruity, almost like a fruit roll-up or gushers.

Taste- So much happening in this 4% ABV beer! Just like in the nose I get lemon and salt right away. There is a bready earthiness to this beer as well. Fruitiness is also present with a lingering ocean taste.

Mouthfeel- Sweet, sour, bitter and salty all at once. This is like a Picasso painting in a glass. I have no idea how this is done, but I am very happy that someone knows.

Overall- Just fantastic in every way. This is easily the best tasting low alcohol beer I have ever tried. I could drink about 24 of these in a day and be a happy man.

07-05-2014 22:54:26 | More by frenchblood21
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dankjohn

Georgia

3/5  rDev -28.2%

07-19-2014 22:38:05 | More by dankjohn
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Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,401 ratings.