Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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3.1/5 rDev -25.8%
Apparently this is what all the cool kids are drinking these days.
Sixer from Tri-Boro Beverage. Served two cans at a time. :)
Ommegang Anniversary glass. Hazy lemon/orange pour. Wispy inch of retreating white foam.
Smells of lemon-lime soda & a bunch of yeast. Something vaguely squash-like.
Tons of sour lemon upfront, along with a big scoop of gunky yeast. Metamucil comes to mind. Lactic. Maybe there's salt there, but all that lemon... No coriander to be found either, so sad. Maybe I'll serve the rest strained through some crushed seeds along with a sprig of cilantro.
Prickly carbonation. Goopy texture.
Totally different beast when compared to something traditional like Leipziger Gose, or even something more modern, like Barrier Brewing's rendition(which I also love).
Sourheads on a budget need to get their fix somehow I guess.
09-27-2013 05:04:24 | More by PEBKAC
4.19/5 rDev +0.2%
12oz can poured into a stange... (canned 8/5/13) -
A: Light, cloudy straw-gold; a strong pour yields a massive head of snow white foam; a few specks and strands of crusty lace are left on the glass.
S: Salt; wheat; light grain aroma; unique.
T: Quite tart; light bread crust / wheat flavors in there, but it's pretty tart from start to finish. Wow.
M: Light-medium body; lower carbonation than expected; the tart taste almost creates a dry finish.
O: A nice, refreshing beer; I don't think I could have more than two of these in one sitting, but nonetheless it's an enjoyable, drinkable brew.
09-24-2013 21:55:54 | More by jpro
4.24/5 rDev +1.4%
This is a polarizing beer. If you like it, you love it. If you don't like it, you hate it. Has caused my wife to give one of the funnier bad beer faces I've ever seen. But I love it. Poured into a snifter for this review.
A: A cloudy, orange gold color with thin 3/4 inch head. The cloudiness of the brew tricks the palate a bit and leads to the seawater comparison.
S: Love the sour smell of this beer. Just punches you right in the face and nothing subtle about it.
T: Sour on the front, salt on the back. This beer is not thirst quenching by any means, but it does leave you wanting to crack the next can.
M: Salty, heavy on the tongue. Quite carbonated. Must be swallowed and not linger too long or it is a bit numbing.
O: This beer is so unique that it deserves style points if nothing else. Really enjoyed it and kudos to westbrook for going "out there" and bringing back a great offering.
09-24-2013 21:23:57 | More by jshusc
3.91/5 rDev -6.5%
A- Pours an extremely hazy, light orange to light golden in color, and has a big, dense, frothy head. The head retains for long while and lacing is good. So hazy in the glass, it looks like someone stirred wheat into suspension in this beer.
S- The first flavor that hits the nose is a bit of strong saltiness. Then it moves toward a citric, lemony sour flavor. Sour and salt dominate for much of the drink before easing towards the end to reveal a little bit of light wheat graininess. Almost has a pickle-like scent.
T- Follows the scent pretty closely for the most part. Salty on the beginning, but that is brief and quickly followed by the tart flavors. Still a little lemony, but also a little lactic and stronger, like a lambic. The salty and sour flavors intermingle, providing an interesting flavor. Ends with a lingering tart and salty flavor, and a grainy wheat makes a small comeback after you finish the drink.
M- This one feels like a Berliner Weiss or an American wheat ale as far was weight goes. Medium level of tart flavors remind me of more lambic then Berliner. This one is a little thicker, and relatively lower in carbonation, making for a quenching experience on the palate.
Overall, a pretty solid example of the style. More sour and salty than others that are similar, this one is a great American version of an old German style.
09-22-2013 19:59:20 | More by boilermakerbrew
3.71/5 rDev -11.2%
12 ounce can -> Highland Brewing Company Snifter
I honestly have no idea how to review this one properly and objectively since this is the first beer of this style I have ever tried. And while I did not care for it at all, it would be unfair to give it a low mark, due to purely subjective factors.
A - pours up a pale hazy straw with a small head that vanishes immediately with no retention and no lacing.
S - lemon rind, wheat and bread
T - If I'm being honest it tastes a lot like a dill pickle to me. It is also salty, sour, and tangy with a big sour bomb finish.
M - considering there is only 4% alcohol and not much head, I was surprised the mouthfeel wasn't thin. Carbonation was better than expected based on the appearance.
O - Westbrook is a great brewery. I've loved everything I've had from them so far. This one though I didn't like, but since this was my first gose, I choose to believe it is a good representative of the style.
09-21-2013 06:24:06 | More by Mojo
4.19/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured from a 12oz can into a Czechvar flute. Canned on 7/24/13, so a couple months old. Acquired in a trade. Thanks beerbyrd!
A - Very cloudy light orange. Looks like a mimosa. Eggshell head dissipates very fast and leaves no lacing.
S - Orange, lemon, salt.
T - sour orange, lemon, a slight light biscuit flavor. Has a salty finish, that really amplifies the flavors.
M - Deceptive. Has a medium mouthfeel, but the light, brisk carbonation makes it feel lighter than that. Very refreshing.
O - Great beer. It looked like a mimosa and kinda tasted like one also. Had that margarita with the salt rim taste. Very well done.
09-21-2013 05:09:26 | More by jeff1973
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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