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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,658 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 306
Gots: 254 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

aasher, Apr 28, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

BGsWo22, Sep 15, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
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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4.65/5  rDev +11.5%

ColForbinBC, Oct 13, 2014
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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
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

tom10101, Sep 05, 2013
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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
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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