Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -3.1%
Can dated 5-7-14 drank on 7-30-14 in tulip glass
A: Hazy straw color with effervescent quick dissipating white head. Minimal lacing.
S: Probably where this beer shines the most is in the smell. Straw, wheat, lemon, coriander, and sour malt all shine. The aroma is balanced and inviting.
T: Dry and crisp with the lemon and salt shinning. There is a sweetness to the tart on the back, overall well balanced but lacking in depth.
M: Dry and well carbonated, not much thickness. As is expected in a Gose.
O: A great beer, not the best Gose ever but definitely worth buying. If given the opportunity I would have again.
08-02-2014 05:06:58 | More by Idrankitall
3.38/5 rDev -19.1%
I really shouldn't rate a beer in a category I probably don't like. This was my first Gose beer and I don't care for sour/wild ales either. I went easy on it (could've rated it a 1.00 to my tastes).
The sour and saltiness dominates big time. So if this is something your tastes buds crave, then this one is for you.
08-01-2014 19:22:45 | More by linnymtu
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
I’ve been truly excited to get ahold of this beer, especially after making my way through a case of Anderson Valley’s recent canned Gose. I poured this into a chalice hazed light yellow peach color going on with a highly carbonated white head which dissipates almost as quickly as it forms.
Aroma is super tart, breathe of sea salt, spices are mild but evident coriander additions, the can art is great and Sour-Salty-Delicious is a great three word summary of this beer. Vibrant bright summer beer that I could approach anytime.
Flavor I’m glad there is a revival for this style, a few years ago local brewer Scott Smith at East End Brewing put out “Here it Gose Again”…I recall being blown away by the salty sweet tart wheat base with the spiced coriander notes. I’m glad to see more brewers doing it now this version is simply put, excellent. Strong tart refreshing qualities, almost biting in to a lemon tart…flash of salt comes across with the spicy coriander notes it’s a simple yet refreshing new combination of flavors that will bring most wheat beer haters toward the light. Especially if you already graduated into sour ales, this is sour light compared to some of the wild ales, but it’s unique and fun to drink.
Mouthfeel bone dry finish tart lingering notes with coriander lightly sprinkled in for some bitterness, there might be 5 IBUs total. The salty brine flavor really adds to the dryness of the mouthfeel, the mineral notes clean the palate up a good bit. Carbonation is light enough to let the tartness/salt combo due it’s thing on the palate.
Overall, I hope to see wider distribution of Westbrook even though I understand they are producing enough beer to satisfy their home state and limited distribution in their area. I’m excited to get to travel back to the Carolinas, to gain more access to their beers. Plus some of their contracted dark beers that I get on a limited basis in Ohio from Evil Twin.
07-31-2014 19:53:27 | More by WVbeergeek
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,393 ratings.