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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,766 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,766
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 294
Gots: 271 | FT: 41
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

eawolff99, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Gobzilla, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of champ103
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours slightly hazed and vibrant orange/yellow color. A one finger white head forms that sticks around for a minute, then noisily recedes. Light lace.
S: Salty up front, with cracker like malts. Husky wheat, then finishes tart and fruity. Simple, but excellent.
T: A twang of salt, that quickly gives way to the tart and acidic quality. Zesty orange and lemon rind with some cracker like malts. Simple, but everything works perfectly.
M/D: A light body that has really bright and lively carbonation. Perfectly dry, crisp, and clean. Incredibly refreshing as well. Everything about this just says drink more. Amazing to drink, and a shame the can is gone so quickly.

I have had a few from this style, and this is probably my favorite. Like a slightly salty Berliner. It is perfectly simple and Just all around incredible. I can't recommend this enough.

champ103, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

aasher, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

LoveStout, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Brenden
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pale yellow color, this beer is very thick and almost dull in appearance. It looks like a lemon soda; it sounds like it too, as what little white head it starts with audibly fizzes away. Very little lingers on the edges, and some vigor does bring it back now and then.
The smell brings lots of juicy tanginess under the wheat, the dryness accentuating the acidic notes. Either lemon or lime bring in the sour, and a soft spiciness speaks to the coriander, which creeps in quietly and shows itself in the periphery.
Tons of flavor comes out on the tongue, the sourness hard but not overwhelming, combining well with the equally strong tartness. It's distinctly lime, here. The coriander, still soft, comes gently into the middle, and the salt is just a sneaky presence underneath to add to the effect this beer has in causing the mouth to water (not figuratively, though that too).
Acidic and dry, the wheat gives it some softness and a dryness to keep it from scraping the tongue too hard. It does meet the claim of being refreshing, as the body does lean light, but it's got that puckering sourness to it as well.

Brenden, Oct 01, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Wowcoolman. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow with an initial tiny white head which fades quickly leaving trace spotty lace.

N: Floral, musty, lemony, spicy, fruity, and grainy.

T: Salty and tangy with fruit and mild wheat.

M: Lite body and carbonation with some prickly finish. Mildly tart and astringency.

O: Nice and refreshing, light and summery.

wethorseblanket, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BGsWo22, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice very, very hazy golden lemon hue that just looks salty. Solid appearance.

S - Bright aromas of light sour almost funk. Tart lemons, very tart, light coriander, faint salt, really really citrus packed.

T - Taste is loads of wheat up front and then nice tart lemons and grapefruit. Faint coriander. The salt is surprisingly prominent, especially on the finish. This is quite traditional with loads upon loads of tart lemons.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and crisp and refreshing. Very easy drinking.

O - Overall, Its hard to say if I liked Westbrook's Gose or Gozu more. I think Gozu had a ton more citrus, but, this Gose is more traditional and salty. Either way, both are really nice.

rudzud, Mar 11, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish orange with minimal head that left no lace. A sour spell with mild spice but I'm not picking up much else. The beer is enjoyable and a little better than the aroma; the balance is there so it is not too sour or tart; some citric tastes and spice and there beer is smooth and is easy to drink. I have not had too many beers of this style but this one is light and enjoyable..

clayrock81, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Dicers, May 28, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am probably the only person in the beer nerd world who did not love this beer. First off it has no head and looks cloudy. It smells slightly sour and not in a good way. The flavor was like sour green apples mashed into the world's worst apple sauce. I love sour beers but I drain poured this.

ArrogantB, Yesterday at 12:30 AM
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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%

ColForbinBC, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AngusOg, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BMart, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Pour is hazy pale golden in color with a fairly tight white head. Nose is citrus with a hint of lemon and strong sea salt. Decent grain presence Taste is fairly sour with moderate carb and lighter body. Brighter tart lemon with plenty of salt and a fair bit of malt personality.

cpetrone84, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to AtlCarl for this one, as I work through the last of the stash from the Deep South. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife, dated 4/24/13.

From the bottle drips a liquid that's a slightly cloudy day, with just enough heady clouds to dim a noontime sun. Nose comes on strong, tart Lemon Pledge (in a good, huffing way) with an undertone of light sea salt that gets all the way under my tongue before I even take a sip. Kind of like standing near the ocean & taking a deep breath.

Westbrook Gose bites the hand that grabs the lemon. Tart bordering on mild sour lashes the tongue with hardly any nasal foreshadowing. The edge of a tequila sunrise hits the middle, tart lemon mixed with a healthy dose of salt that really settles into the mouth skin; my wife says it's not a taste but a 'chemical reaction'. That's about right. End is light, refreshing, tart, & makes me immediately want to grab another sip. Good thing this bloke is only 4%.

Westbrook has been hit or miss for me, but this is a solid smash over third. Simple, lovely, & a very good beer.

maximum12, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

outoffocus, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AlexFields, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

thatoneguymike, Aug 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mhaugo, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Holland, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Nov 28, 2013
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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