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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,549 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,549
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 301
Gots: 243 | FT: 40
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

crwrunner, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of NODAK
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Has a very tart aroma to it. Hard to really pick up much other than a sharp citric acid smell. Am I going to drink lemon juice??

The initial taste is quite tart, no question about it. As a person with some acid reflux issues, this isn't one I can drink much of. Has a lemon juice, citric acid cutting tartness to it. I definitely puckered. However, the body shows off some of the wheat the beer is made with, and it's a nice change. It finished with a hint of the saltiness that I expected, which is very different in a beer for a person who hasn't had this style before!! A little wheat sometimes lingers.

The can says it is sour, salty and delicious. I'd say they weren't lying, but due to how sour it is, I couldn't put down many.

NODAK, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of LukeIV
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

LukeIV, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

gueuzegossage, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

sirsteve42, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

brianmandell, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bcm75, Oct 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ACB, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of JCam9981
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

JCam9981, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of MCain04
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a crooked stave glass. Thanks for the extra Reggae4203

Pours a cloudy straw yellow body with a thing white head which dissipates to a slight rimming around the glass.

Smells of clean, tart, lemon juice and sea salt. Not overly aromatic.

Wow, this is quite flavorful. Puckerlingly sour right from the start, tastes of lemon juice, other citrus flavors, sour grapes. I was afraid the salt would overpower, but it actually is only slightly present on the finish and cuts through the sour nicely. Extremely refreshing.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, a little sticky on the finish, not quite as clean as a berliner but dry.

Overall, really enjoyed this, it is sessionable and tasty, I would buy this all the time if available close by. Highly recommend.

MCain04, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

GrindFatherBob, Oct 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

jaswilson2, Oct 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

AleWatcher, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

ImperialStout, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

PsilohsaiBiN, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

musicarcade, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

spence524, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 12oz can purchased at Bierkraft in Brooklyn, NY.

A - Yellow and hazy with a moderate white head. There's a strong initial evacuation of bubbles then it settles down nicely.

S - Lemony and tart, fresh cut grass.

T - A firm tartness that hits hard and fades gradually. Nice wheat flavors as well. Smooth and refreshing.

M - Between the carbonation releasing and the sour bite, it hits your tongue like a tiny bolt of lightening. Very invigorating.

O - I haven't had a traditional Gose so I don't have any basis for judging their interpretation but I like this beer.

GJ40, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

MNPikey, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

pwoody11, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

anticipation23, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mlhyatt, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Liquoric3, Oct 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52%

Damian74Shensky, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

smithj4, Oct 24, 2013
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,549 ratings.