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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,580 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,580
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 302
Gots: 248 | 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 cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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 eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

eawolff99, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev -4.1%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

AngusOg, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

outoffocus, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

mhaugo, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BMart, Jun 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

CheapBeerBuzz, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

kscaldef, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Holland, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mattmarka1, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

tom10101, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev -4.1%

AlexFields, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle picked up locally and enjoyed from a westbrook snifter.

a - brew poured a transparent straw yellow with a thin fizzy head that was gone quick. i'm not too familiar with the style but have been told that it is similar to a berliner with salt and in appearance, definitely berliner-like.

s - nice lemon and some wheat. some salty zing...almost like smelling a margarita.

t - very nice. lemon tart with saltiness.

m - unbelievably refreshing for this hot summer day. perfectly hitting the spot. prickly carbonation like a berliner but with a tinge of saltiness like a margarita.

o - i was a bit nervous about the style but had heard good things. sour and salty in a beer is a bit intimidating, but this is super tasty and refreshing. really impressive beer.

cosmicevan, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of thatoneguymike
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

thatoneguymike, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split 2 nights ago with Chico1985. Reviewed fully during consumption on the table. Big thanks to my cousin for sending this my way.

Thanks to my cousin Sonny for sending this up to me.

A- Poured from the can to two glasses for a tasting with an extremely cloudy pale golden body. A small, creamy white head forms but dies out pretty much immediately, within seconds. No head remains and no lace is deposited to the glass. Murky rotten apple juice appearance almost but a bit paler.

S- Tart light fruits lead the way with wheat and a lemony sourness. I get a tiny bit of floral spiciness from the coriander but it doesn't really do much for me here.

T- Very tart, more so than any other example of the style I have had. Lemony lactic sours coat the palate with notes of wheat, apples, white grapes and coriander spicy floralness beyond that. Definite saltiness here that combines with the acidity to create a unique flavor. Crusty wheat bread comes into play in the back end.

MF- Light bodied with a fair creaminess and high end carbonation that accentuates the tartness nicely. Smooth and crisp with that lingering sourness making me want to take another sip.

Drinkable Gose with a pretty intensely sour feel. Wheat, sour, coriander and salt indeed. Sitting down with a few cans of this in the summer would be nice.

cbutova, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

thegerm87, Sep 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

st9647v3, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

tommyguz, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

williamjbauer, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy pineapple juice, small head leaves fast to ring, no lace. Lots of chunky stuff at the bottom third of glass.

S - Funky and tart. Nice aroma.

T - Nice mix. A little saltier than I would normally like, but the sour and the funk are nice. Some champagne quality to it too. Nice interpretation.

M - Good carb, sharp tartness, light bodied.

D - I like one, but I don't think it is something I would session, despite the low ABV.

srandycarter, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
5/5  rDev +19.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jmdrpi, Aug 09, 2014
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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