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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,158
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 262
Gots: 174 | FT: 36
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.

5 IBU

(Beer added by: mrandypandy on 05-06-2012)
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champ103

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours slightly hazed and vibrant orange/yellow color. A one finger white head forms that sticks around for a minute, then noisily recedes. Light lace.
S: Salty up front, with cracker like malts. Husky wheat, then finishes tart and fruity. Simple, but excellent.
T: A twang of salt, that quickly gives way to the tart and acidic quality. Zesty orange and lemon rind with some cracker like malts. Simple, but everything works perfectly.
M/D: A light body that has really bright and lively carbonation. Perfectly dry, crisp, and clean. Incredibly refreshing as well. Everything about this just says drink more. Amazing to drink, and a shame the can is gone so quickly.

I have had a few from this style, and this is probably my favorite. Like a slightly salty Berliner. It is perfectly simple and Just all around incredible. I can't recommend this enough.

Serving type: can

07-05-2014 13:30:43 | More by champ103
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aleckpa

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-04-2014 20:30:55 | More by aleckpa
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2014 18:35:38 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-04-2014 17:31:52 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Erick_G

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-04-2014 14:41:51 | More by Erick_G
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KMitch

Alabama

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2014 13:51:41 | More by KMitch
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StHopNick

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2014 06:41:32 | More by StHopNick
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lonestarstate97

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-04-2014 06:26:50 | More by lonestarstate97
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patre_tim

China

4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Yellow cloudy with a brown tinge like an oxidizing pear, tones of bubbles sticking to the inside of the glass as well as lots of fast rising bubbles within. A finger of creamy white head, and I mean it looks like whipped cream, but fades relatively fast.

S: Slight boiled cabbage, offal, light pear like fruitiness, a creamy ripeness, as well as a salty quality like the ocean.

T: My first thoughts, OMG, this is way saltier than I’d imagined and way more puckeringly sour than I’d imagined. Loving it. The boiled cabbage also come in. Lemon juice sour. Green mango sour. The salt is a light briny salt. Also a hit of umami yeast that reminds me of fresh popcorn. Dough in the aftertaste.

M: Medium light body with a ton of fine bubbled spicy carbonation. Dry finish.

O: My first Gose and this one is amazing. I am a fan of sour beers and was not expecting that from this, so it was a huge bonus. I am a fan of Westbrook as well, and look forward to more by them while I’m in South Carolina. Bought in Columbia Whole Foods though I saw it in Greenville Whole Foods as well.

Serving type: can

07-04-2014 02:35:58 | More by patre_tim
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seavercm

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

07-04-2014 00:10:03 | More by seavercm
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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mrjmann

Indiana

5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-03-2014 03:43:07 | More by mrjmann
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-03-2014 03:42:02 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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rjjhoffman

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-03-2014 03:22:11 | More by rjjhoffman
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered a case of Gose from Charleston Beer Exchange for the July 4th weekend.

A: cloudy yellow with foaming white head. Really like the Westbrook can designs.
S: smells similar to a Berliner Weiss beer like Bells Oarsman. Also get the salt. It's okay.
T/M: very easy drinking; no alcohol bitterness whatsoever. Perfect for hot summer days.
O: delicious and sour; kind of like the beer version of Shock Tarts! And love that it comes in cans.

Serving type: can

07-02-2014 22:39:50 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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Lucoli

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-02-2014 22:16:31 | More by Lucoli
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MilwaukeeBeerMaker

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-02-2014 20:42:53 | More by MilwaukeeBeerMaker
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-02-2014 20:23:38 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-02-2014 16:55:43 | More by muskiesman
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eihei_dogen

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-02-2014 07:00:45 | More by eihei_dogen
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raleigh_blue

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-02-2014 01:57:22 | More by raleigh_blue
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papajohn56

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-02-2014 01:33:41 | More by papajohn56
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-01-2014 23:12:52 | More by DanGeo
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a nonic pint...

A. Pours a cloudy, straw gold. A quarter finger of eggshell white head along with some spotty lacing. Head dissipates quickly.

S. Cracked wheat, lemon zest, mild funk and vinegar, hints of salt and spice.

T. Very tart lemon, earthy/herbal notes presumably from the coriander, lactose, wheat, just a suggestion of salt...not nearly as salty as others I've had in this style.

M. Moderate carbonation with the lactose and wheat providing a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Tartness is more pronounced than your average gose, with a good bit of lemony pucker riding through the front and mid. Coriander provides a nice earthy backbone and an interesting counterpoint to the tartness up front.

O. A really nice beer and an interesting take on the style. If you ask me, this more closely resembles a Berliner Weiss, but it's very good all the same. I'm really starting to appreciate the lower ABV styles, and Westbrook's Gose is one of the better low ABV sours out there. Definitely worth your time to seek out and enjoy.

Serving type: can

07-01-2014 21:28:18 | More by siege06nd
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-01-2014 19:23:25 | More by Keiferfillinger
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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