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Gose - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,672 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,672
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 305
Gots: 258 | FT: 41
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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Ratings: 1,672 | Reviews: 197 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jeffh84
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Jeffh84, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Cheesehead21, Oct 06, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -6%

Gwalchgwynn67, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Stevebeergeek, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

PhilDaBrewer, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

BeerBeast, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Hendry, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of LittleDon
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and hay colored. Good fluffy head to begins that's gone quickly. Slightly sour aroma, light grain. Tart, lime, clean, with the wheat playing second fiddle to the other components. Medium body and medium to high carbonation. Clean and sour from start to finish.

LittleDon, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of RAKeeler
3.92/5  rDev -6%

RAKeeler, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of GreenMind
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

GreenMind, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

BarrytheBear, Oct 03, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

alucard, Oct 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Lmp1124, Oct 02, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -23.3%

bennirubber, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

indianabeerman, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Hallertau, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Gobzilla, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Brenden
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pale yellow color, this beer is very thick and almost dull in appearance. It looks like a lemon soda; it sounds like it too, as what little white head it starts with audibly fizzes away. Very little lingers on the edges, and some vigor does bring it back now and then.
The smell brings lots of juicy tanginess under the wheat, the dryness accentuating the acidic notes. Either lemon or lime bring in the sour, and a soft spiciness speaks to the coriander, which creeps in quietly and shows itself in the periphery.
Tons of flavor comes out on the tongue, the sourness hard but not overwhelming, combining well with the equally strong tartness. It's distinctly lime, here. The coriander, still soft, comes gently into the middle, and the salt is just a sneaky presence underneath to add to the effect this beer has in causing the mouth to water (not figuratively, though that too).
Acidic and dry, the wheat gives it some softness and a dryness to keep it from scraping the tongue too hard. It does meet the claim of being refreshing, as the body does lean light, but it's got that puckering sourness to it as well.

Brenden, Oct 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

January, Sep 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

smurphy493, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of mtomlins
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Shared at a 10K review beer tasting; drank from a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.

Pours light golden with a short-lived bubbly white head that leaves minimal lacing. The nose is crisp, spicy, green apple, lemon and a wisp of salt. On the palate, tart, lemon and mild salinity, a touch grainy and a nice hint of must (in a good way). It is light and bubbly and would be the perfect summer patio beer.

mtomlins, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DrBier, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Fantastic, pours cloudy like juice. Lemony smell and a bit of a tart and salty taste. Low ABV I could drink this all day long. Unfortunately not available in my area, because I would consume a case a week.

Donkster46, Sep 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

GreenShark, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of brewskifan55
3.36/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Pale yellow, opaque, with a half finger head that dissipates quickly. Thick lacing.

S: Wheat, salt, coriander.

T: Tart and salty. Not as sour as I expected. Coriander, lemon and wheat pop in to give it a summer appeal. But the salt overwhelms, pushing everything else to the back seat.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Too salty for my taste. This beer is more of a novelty that should be shared at tastings just to finish off the can.

brewskifan55, Sep 28, 2014
Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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