Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,156
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 362
Gots: 348 | FT: 57
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mrandypandy on 05-06-2012

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
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Ratings: 2,156 | Reviews: 287
Photo of Raziel313
3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

By third sip it tastes like pure sea salt. Lost coriander flavor

Photo of Roguer
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very small head, fizzy, quickly fading. No lacing. Brew is a murky orange/yellow.

Tangy and sour aroma; citrus meets sour milk meets hay. If that sounds unpleasant, it's misleading; it's a very inviting aroma.

Flavor is an excellent match of wheat and hay, lemons and oranges, coriander and grass, and a slightly funky, slightly sour, very tart edge. Slightly milky. The salt doesn't stand out as overpowering, but it's certainly very salty for a beer.

Light and crisp feel, very active, slight sting. Very drinkable. Oily retention balanced against a slight pucker on the aftertaste. Refreshing.

The can doesn't lie; this is a delicious, light, refreshing beer. Definitely would make a fantastic summer quencher.

Photo of ISO1600
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Omg, so happy about this beer.
The ONLY flaw I feel is worth noting, and this is even debatable, is this is sooooooo acidic. I love how tart it is, makes your whole body pucker, but after 2 or 3 you are looking for the zantac. I still love it though.

Photo of Phigg1102
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Exceptionally tart, even for the style. Salt comes through quite nicely.

Photo of JOrtt
1.76/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer tasted like a wet sock at low tide. I just don't understand the hype. What the hell is wrong with you people.

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into my La Fin Du monde snifter
A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Slight head quickly disipates. No lacing.

S: Lemony wheaty smell.

T: An interesting combination of sour and saltiness. The two flavors play off of each other in an interesting manner. With each sip I am not sure if I like it yet I want more.
M: A lingering tartness and a little salty taste on the tongue leave you wanting another sip
O: I never had anything like thi before. While I wouldn't drink this every day, I am thouroughly enjoying it. Everyone should try this beer at least once.

Photo of Alissa2579
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Brauhaus in Philly. Great sour beer. Not overly sour just a nice hint. 1/17/15

Photo of mothman
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy hazy yellow.

Lemon citrus. Acidic. Vinegar. Coriander and salt. Yeasty. Tart.

Light bodied easy to drink. So much flavor.

Photo of Dope
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

07/23/14 on the bottom of the can (maybe I shouldn't have let this one sit around so long)

A: Pours a cloudy pale orange. Small and very fizzy light tan head. Head fizzes out like soda in just a matter of two seconds. Zero lacing or any sort of head retention.

S: Wheaty with some coriander I think? Very witbier-esque except there is a notable tartness to it. Lemon peel I'd say.

T: Huh. Pretty much as described. Wheaty initially with that coriander (again, like a witbier) but immediately turns sour in the middle with a nice tart lemon peel. Not super salty but I get a bit of it in the finish. Flavors are big, bold and in your face. Some of the strongest flavors I've ever had in a 4% brew.

M: Light body but smooth. Quite sour, giving it a refreshing kick.

O: Interesting brew. Lots of sour citrus backed by the smoothness of the wheat. Drinkability is fairly good, though it's a little TOO sour to be truly sessionable, IMO. It is quite crisp and refreshing though, one of the best in that regards. Very nice example of the style, perhaps the best I've had (not that there's too many of them out there).

Photo of evil
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Better get some before it gose.

Photo of oldbizmark
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

my favorite canned gose. delicious and refreshing. an everyday beer.

Photo of Dr_Farts
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is not a good introduction to the gose genre. Now is it a good gose? Yes, but man is it intense. Heavily dosed with sea salt and lemon, it's a fun beer, for sure.

Photo of maxcoinage
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Poured can into weiss glass huge 3 finger head fluffy white head. Beer is darker yellow and cloudy

Smell - a bit weak, can get some lactic acidity

Taste - Sour and salty as advertised! Little bit of sweetness is quickly crushed by the tartness
Saltiness lingers

Feel - lighter body and medium carb. dry finish for sure

Overall - Very Enjoyable brew. I'm fairly new to the style but have to go with this as my fave

Photo of FriedSlug
2.3/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Found myself in South Carolina looking at the many offerings from Westbrook. The Gose had high ratings and was a beer style I haven't had so decided to try it.

Unfortunately I was not a fan of this beer. It was cloudy and did not have much carbonation. The smell to me was vinegar and musty herbs. The taste was like a turned cider that was poured over a salt block. I drank two to make certain that my palate was exposed and acclimated to the beer but the last swallow was only marginally better than the first.

So it seems my first experience with this style of beer will probably be my last but I am glad I tried it.

Photo of LiMbTwIsTeR
4.57/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

New to the style? Take two sips. One to shock your pallet, and the next to decide if you like it. Most will either love or hate this beer. I don't expect many people to find it just "ok".

Photo of LordofWord
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lemony, tasty salty thirst quencher. Fun sour.

Photo of Billolick
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can , canned 11/07/14

Clouded, light and dull lemon/orange, off white quality loose head, high collar and thicker film. Leaves nice scattered way up high lacing'

Mild sniff of orange.

Fresh and flavorful, with loads of bright orange and biting sour lemon notes.

Well worth a try

Photo of humuloner22
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like Gose, it was my newly discovered accidental style of the year. I finally had the opportunity to try this one and it was a pleasant change of pace from all the bold dark beers I have been drinking this winter/late fall.

Appearance: Gose's are not all that attractive in this respect. Hazy yellow decent amount of head. Traditional look to the color.

Aroma: Not too much of the funkiness that some of these have, it does have a bit of the rancid wheat thing going on. Not really strong in that department, lemon zest and hard cider in the nose.

Taste: A little funkiness, but pretty mild. Lemon and salt, some green apple cider notes and finishes really clean.

Overall: Probably the best Gose I have had. I look forward to drinking a lot more of this style in the new year to come, especially in the warmer months!

Photo of gjoker321
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful and delicious but a tad too salty with a nice bitterness.

Photo of Jacobob10
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky golden amber color with a fluffy white head. The head dissipates almost immediately and leaves no lacing on the glass. The aroma is excellent, filled with citrus fruit, coriander spice, and sea salt. The taste follows suit but lactic sourness dominates. Overall, it's light bodied, very dry and refreshing.

I haven't had many beers in this style to compare this one with, but if you put this side by side with Anderson Valley's The Kimmie, The Yink, & The Holy Gose, I don't think I would be able to tell the difference. Made an excellent pairing with a Thai yellow curry dish. The citrus in the beer really goes nicely with the bright flavors of the curry and the sourness cuts right through the spice.

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the better Gose available.

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super flavorful and I didn't find it overly salty as is a turnoff for me in some Goses. Great beer!

Photo of Elspeth
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This was the second gose I've tried and arguably my favorite. I loved the sour notes and how clean and refreshing this beer was!

Photo of Ironstutz
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Light and crisp in nature, if you are a fan of tasty sours, this one will do you right! at 4% abv, you can easily have a six pack or two...

Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a pilsener glass (thanks Joe!). Pours a dull, milky yellow with a sizzling quarter inch bright white head the immediately disperses. Nose expresses citric acid, a light yeasty quality and a hint of brine. Taste follows nose - pleasantly tart, citrusy and salty. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively, effervescent carbonation and a mild acidity that lightly stimulates the salivary glands. Probably only the third Gose I've ever tried. Reminds me of a salty Belinner-Weisse. Very refreshing - I'd love to have access to this during the warm weather.

Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,156 ratings.