Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.51/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
01-01-2014 05:25:02 | More by Franziskaner
3.64/5 rDev -12.7%
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.
08-11-2014 23:37:49 | More by smakawhat
3.69/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
08-09-2013 01:01:35 | More by BrownNut
3.7/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
12-19-2013 17:37:11 | More by bark
3.71/5 rDev -11%
12 ounce can -> Highland Brewing Company Snifter
I honestly have no idea how to review this one properly and objectively since this is the first beer of this style I have ever tried. And while I did not care for it at all, it would be unfair to give it a low mark, due to purely subjective factors.
A - pours up a pale hazy straw with a small head that vanishes immediately with no retention and no lacing.
S - lemon rind, wheat and bread
T - If I'm being honest it tastes a lot like a dill pickle to me. It is also salty, sour, and tangy with a big sour bomb finish.
M - considering there is only 4% alcohol and not much head, I was surprised the mouthfeel wasn't thin. Carbonation was better than expected based on the appearance.
O - Westbrook is a great brewery. I've loved everything I've had from them so far. This one though I didn't like, but since this was my first gose, I choose to believe it is a good representative of the style.
09-21-2013 06:24:06 | More by Mojo
3.74/5 rDev -10.3%
A: Pours a pale hazy yellow with a moderate white head that settles quickly.
S: Aromas of citrus, grain and a biscuity funk.
T: Wow is that tart. Reminds me of lemonheads candy, hint of wheat on the finish with a touch of salt.
M: Light body with decent carbonation. Acidic with a dry finish and oddly refreshing.
O: This was the first time trying a Gose and probably wont be the last.
06-16-2014 01:56:50 | More by arlingtonjoe
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,445 ratings.