Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
09-04-2013 18:11:17 | More by mdfb79
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
05-04-2014 19:37:17 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
01-04-2014 15:39:11 | More by Georgiabeer
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
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!
11-19-2013 14:31:41 | More by stakem
4.29/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
06-16-2013 11:11:01 | More by dbrauneis
District of Columbia
4.24/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
09-13-2013 01:16:00 | More by Huhzubendah
3.64/5 rDev -12.7%
Poured from the can into a snifter glass at a bottle share. Much thanks to alexk307 for the can!
Real nice looking body. Orb glowing lemon yellow, white fluffy and thick carbonation off the pour, with a good creamy head.
Nose is kind interesting. Mild green like herbality, some nice lemon tartness with a soft bit of acid aroma. Good hint of salt but also a real sweet pink grapefruit quality. Kind of getting some radler like impressions on this. A bit jarring but very unique.
Palate comes off with little malt depth or chew. Slightly weak and watery, with the base aromas really not coming through as much on the palate. Hints of lemon and mild zest, but a little bit fleeting. Not much aftertaste either.
Overall fairly alright but lacking a lot of malt depth that I associate with this, and a bit of an odd ball aroma.
08-11-2014 23:37:49 | More by smakawhat
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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