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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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93
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1,678 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,678
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 304
Gots: 261 | FT: 42
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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Photo of Slatetank
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Oliver's in Albany, enjoyed from the can in a cervoise chilled.

The color is pale golden with haze and white head that rises and falls to a ring of beading with spotty lace. The smell has lemon and zest odor with light wheat which has a light toasted and slight salty hint with mineral and light earthy aroma. The feel is very good with moderately light body and lots of sour in the feel with medium high carbonation and citrus tanginess with saltiness not out of balance and linger tart texure that leaves the palate dry.

The flavor is very citrus and tangy with zesty bright wheat and fruity yeast w/ slight salted lemon aspect with mild wheat flavor which is dominated by the sour elements from the yeast. There is also an earthy quality toward the end with more sour and salt lingering after the swallow. Overall this is great a lot more sour than traditional versions but a solid take on the style and refreshing - very good worthy of a try if you like sour wheats.

Slatetank, May 29, 2014
Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm on a gose drinking mission and this is yet another one. As far as Gose goes, this is one of the better ones, very lactic forward, nice and strong. Not too salty.

Beer served in a snifter, thanks Michael. Beer is yellow and dirty looking with a thin white head of small bubbles, no retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is lactic acid, all the way.

Beer is medium to light in body and really creamy, strong, mildly salty interesting. Almost no yeast comes through at all. I still like the Upright one better but this one is quite good.

drabmuh, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -4.1%

oline73, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Rifugium, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -4.1%

mendvicdog, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 08/31/13 notes. Bought a bottle of this at Ginger Man in NYC to go, $12.50 for a 22 oz. bottle after the discount, not bad. Bottled on 04/24/13, poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy, pale yellow color with two inches of bright white head and high carbonation evident. Looks good, as I'd expect.

s - Smells of citrus hops, wheat, sour lemons, sour fruits, and some very light salt. As it warms up a little more spice, pepper, and coriander.

t - Tastes of sour lemons, sour fruits, sale, floral hops, fruity malts, grass, light spices, earthy notes, and citrus hops. Less citrus hops and more sourness and salt. Very nice, small step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Overall refreshing and pretty easy to drink the whole bottle.

o - Overall a very nice gose, teetering on the berlinerweiss side. The salt is pretty minimal compared to other goses, and the sourness is huge for a gose, those not as vinegary as some wilds. The lightness and light sourness is what reminds me of a berliner. Whatever the style, this is a good beer I'd definitely have again.

mdfb79, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

MarkyMOD, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

beernads, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

DrunkinYogi, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Rochefort10nh, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

oriolesfan4, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -4.1%

InspectorBob, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

drewone, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

wrightst, Tuesday at 04:13 AM
Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

orangesol, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of stakem
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thabks to JISurfer for the hookup! 12oz can poured into a matching westbrook snifter. The brew appears a clouded light golden color almost like a blended pineapple/orange juice. A white cap fades down to a thin penline of bubbles around the perimeter of the glass.

The aroma is pleasant with a spice of lemony coriander that blends in to the lemony lactic almost yogurt notes that are also present. It almost has that lemon pledge to candy quality found sometimes in witbiers that gives way to a sweet cereal grain wheaty aspect.

The flavor is tart and lemony with yogurt and some grain inclusion like wheat giving a sort of cereal impression that turns to something almost spoiled and corn-like but without getting off-putting. Mid-palate the brew is like sharp greek yogurt that gets abruptly contrasted by a saline solution.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is pretty much sensory overload but balanced freaking beautifully. Tart, yet sweet and fresh with grain but also salty and savory. This is no question the best gose I have had. It has a very mild spoiled grain to funk touch but all the pleasant qualities trump that minor gripe. Wow, need more of this. Thanks Josh!

stakem, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at CASK Pub and Kitchen in Pimlico, London.

Pours a peachy, dirty golden colour, so thick with haze it's unbelievable. It looks like nectar. Weight is decent enough. Head forms almost nothing, just a few bubbles clinging to the outside—no lace, no carbonation. It looks extremely freaking weird.

Yep, weird is going to be the by-word here, I can tell. Nose has pear chutney, green-apple skin and funky lemon, slashed with brine. Salt-and-pepper fried squid and olive juice complete the picture. It's vivid and strong, and almost cacophonic. Outstanding.

Tart clingy entry on the palate. Stacks of unripe fruit acidity, leading to a true apple cider vinegar character. Banana and pear juice come through on the mid-palate before the salt wells up on the back, leaving a sharp brine flavour. Aftertaste lingers with salt and vinegar. Feel is light and biting.

This is so intense—it's hard to say really whether I like it or not. In any case it's a riproaring gose. Huge, intense, bigger and more outrageous than any other I've had. Keep it up, guys.

lacqueredmouse, May 04, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at The Gingerman in New York, NY

A: Pours an extremely hazy pale straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and just a hint of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a medium to large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed

S: Light to moderate aromas of tartness/sourness, lemon citrus, wheat, and light amounts of spiciness. There is also a faint amount of saltiness (like ocean air) to the overall smell.

T: Upfront this beer is quite tart but not so tart as to be difficult to drink - there are moderate elements of lemon citrus and wheat present. Just following the initial tartness there is an underlying saltiness along with some slight faint hints of earthiness/spiciness in the background. Overall, very tasty.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp with moderate to significant amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Very easy to drink and extremely refreshing, especially on a hot summer afternoon. Definitely a stand out example of the style and one I would gladly have again.

dbrauneis, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An outstanding example of my favorite hot weather style- the fact that it's in cans for summer fun is a plus. Like a good Gose, this beer is sharply tart, and just salty enough to really taste it and whet the palate for more. While it is spiced with coriander, I could use a bit more of that for balance and to round out the finish. This can be a polarizing style- it's certainly not for everyone, but if you want a well put together Gose on the sharper side that's sour and refreshing, look no further.

Georgiabeer, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -4.1%

duceswild, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -28.1%

ejimhof, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is light orange and hazy with a half inch of white head that quickly fizzes away to nil. The aroma brings sourness, citrus, funk, earth, salt. Puckering from the onset with salt character immediately following. Light acidity with spritzy carbonation tickling the palate. Sweet tropical fruit, particularly pineapple. Well done.

Huhzubendah, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Gonzoillini, Aug 17, 2013
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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