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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,549 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,549
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 301
Gots: 243 | 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 Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Mattias, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

SimonTja, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

DonFrap, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Apellonious
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.

Apellonious, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Nrhurd
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Nrhurd, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

PeterDumas, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

lupercmda, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Blaze5445, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

RochefortChris, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

terence, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

xseanprimex, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Punja, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

AlpacaAlpaca, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Vestlake, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

jeffthepony, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

pittpsu, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.51/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rich light golden hued with exceptional cloudiness. Head was minimal and entirely dissipates. Aroma is slightly sour and a touch salty with just a trace of citrus. Mouthfeel is salty,very bitter and heavily carbonated. The flavor is slightly sour with a citrus like component and very salty. The coriander is used gently and because of it it blends well with the citrus and saltiness.

Franziskaner, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Arrowhuntr
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%

Arrowhuntr, Sep 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -13.7%

TheAnk, Sunday at 12:04 AM
Photo of smakawhat
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a snifter glass at a bottle share. Much thanks to alexk307 for the can!

Real nice looking body. Orb glowing lemon yellow, white fluffy and thick carbonation off the pour, with a good creamy head.

Nose is kind interesting. Mild green like herbality, some nice lemon tartness with a soft bit of acid aroma. Good hint of salt but also a real sweet pink grapefruit quality. Kind of getting some radler like impressions on this. A bit jarring but very unique.

Palate comes off with little malt depth or chew. Slightly weak and watery, with the base aromas really not coming through as much on the palate. Hints of lemon and mild zest, but a little bit fleeting. Not much aftertaste either.

Overall fairly alright but lacking a lot of malt depth that I associate with this, and a bit of an odd ball aroma.

smakawhat, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of MikeWard
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%

From a selection of beers bought back from SC. Canned date of 7/1/14. First experience with this style

Poured into a pint glass, head disappeared quickly leaving a fizzy dark yellow hazy body. Taste was tart, very salty and a bit sour. Didn't pick up the corriander much. A dry puckering finish. I enjoyed this more when down in the heat of the south. Wasn't as refreshing back in the PA late summer.

My issues with this beer, and it may just be that I dont overly care for the style was that although it's only 4.0abv, It was a sipping beer, perhaps due to the saltiness. The other problem was that despite rinsing thoroughly with water and wiping off my lips, I found it near impossible to get rid of the saltiness, rendering the next beer I had slightly salty as well. Seems like this is a one and done last beer of the day for me.

MikeWard, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of BrownNut
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my first gose. Surprisingly sour at first, but as with some of the other sour styles lately, it quickly grew on me as I had more sips. So, points for pucker, tastefully done.

I was most worried about the salt - that just sounds like a bad idea. But it really didn't manifest that much. It was more like just a pinch of it for accent, and it only really showed up in the finish. Nice, I say.

I can't really remember what coriander tastes like but I didn't notice a particularly characteristic spice flavor note so maybe they had a light touch with it.

There was one part I had a hard time with and which makes me think I might not want to finish the sixpack. There was a flavor element in there alongside the good ones that was just... weird. And alien in a beer. It tasted like the smell of a particular something produced by the body that I will not discuss, and which is an association that was hard for me to avoid thinking about as I drank it. I don't want to talk about that anymore, but this beer would score substantially higher without it. Can't seem to get around it.

There was another unwelcome flavor note in the finish and aftertaste - namely cheapo college light lager. What's that doing in there?! I don't get how the initial taste and the midpalate could be so much about the clean tart citrusy sourness and then devolve to that stale, backwashy Milwaukee's Best Light flavor right at the end. The good news is that the cure for that aftertaste is to take another sip and get that nice sour freshness to wipe it away... until that one devolves too. Point is the can goes fast. I'll try this again and see if my experience changes.

BrownNut, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%

acurtis, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of bark
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is pale yellow, the liquid is clear. The finger thick white head quickly sinks down leaving no lacing.

The smell is salty with some spices and floral notes. It is a bit sour and somewhat perfumed. Hints of ripe apricots and elderflowers.

The taste is fresh ans salty with herbal and floral notes. Some wheat sourness, more like a hefeweizen than a lambic. Butterscotch and sour fruit candy. The long aftertaste is fruity with some salt and tart hints of metal. The finish is salty with some dried fruits.

The carbonation is medium strong, the large bubbles very short-lived. The liquid is light and tart.

A pleasant and unusual beer, really enjoyable.

bark, Dec 19, 2013
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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