Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,867
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 295
Gots: 301 | FT: 48
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz can pours an uber-hazed gold color with a fizzy white head. No lace and fades rapidly, typical of a gose.

Nose is nicely tart with definite notes of salt. Kinda smells like a 7-up. Little bit of grainy malt.

Taste is delightfully sour with a nice little salty twang, like a salt-rimmed berliner! If there has ever been a beer made for chugging this is it, even this brief review will not outlast these 12 ounces. The malt is light and crackery with the carbonation wonderfully scrubbing. This is delicious, a perma-want for me, I would never, ever turn one of these down. My favorite gose of all-time, definitely more sour than any others I have had.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mother Earth strange. Poured a hazy golden straw yellow with a half finger pure white head that subsided to a very minimal amount fairly quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, meringue, lemon zest, citrus, and salt. The flavor was of sweet malt, salt, tart, citrus, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon rine, and subtle oyster. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I have to be honest that the salt on this one really is the star of the show and makes sure to remind you of this well after each sip as it coats the palate without mercy. I thought it was kind of odd that I picked up on a subtle note of oyster meat on this one on the followthrough. However, it wasn’t too bad. Quite refreshing and an interesting flavor profile to say the least. Definitely worth a try for the true Gose fans and the curious alike.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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.

Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a pilsener glass (thanks Joe!). Pours a dull, milky yellow with a sizzling quarter inch bright white head the immediately disperses. Nose expresses citric acid, a light yeasty quality and a hint of brine. Taste follows nose - pleasantly tart, citrusy and salty. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively, effervescent carbonation and a mild acidity that lightly stimulates the salivary glands. Probably only the third Gose I've ever tried. Reminds me of a salty Belinner-Weisse. Very refreshing - I'd love to have access to this during the warm weather.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of clayrock81
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..

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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