Old Pro Gose - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Old Pro GoseOld Pro Gose

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very good

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 167
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
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Union Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: John_M on 08-11-2012

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 167
Photo of jtladner
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm surprised how low the average rating is for this one. Almost passed, but glad my buddy recommended it. Great blend of salt and tart. Super refreshing on a hot summer day. (174 characters)

Photo of illpass78
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Little tasting glass on tap at Perfect Pour in Howard County, Maryland.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw with some foam.

Aroma: A little funk, a little wheat and some lemon.

Taste: Hello, salt. This is tasty, salty, tart little number. Flavors of lemon and lime, too.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light, in an appealing way.

Overall: Nicely executed gose from these Charm City brewdogs. Would have a pint for sure. (406 characters)

Photo of richj1970
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can into shaker pint.

A: Very pale yellow with two finger head with short retention and zero lacing.

S: Tart lemons mixed with salt and coriander. Faint earthy funk lingering around in the back.

T: Lemon juice with a hint of lime. Briny salt and a little coriander.

M: Light and refreshing. Finish is tart and slightly salty.

O: Nice cool down beer on a hot day. Not a normal style for me, but it sure did hit the spot today. (460 characters)

Photo of thatoneguymike
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ladies and gents, I have found my new favorite American-style gose. Just deliciously tart and salty, easy to pound without even trying, I just wish that I had asked for more of them in the recent trade. (202 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can at Pizzeria Paradiso, DC.

A- Colorful can drops a cloudy golden brew into a tumbler with a foamy tall white head. Good retention eventually falling to a small pillow and lace is rare.

S- Heavy lactic bacterial profile with a slight funk leads to a good dose of wheat bread and coriander. Alludes to tartness.

T- Mostly the lemon juice-esque lactic acid bacteria again but it really lends itself well to the wheaty grains, coriander floral spice and salty sea water mineral feel in the aftertaste.

MF- Puffy and creamy consistency to a very light end body that feels like a pillow on the palate. Carbonation is fairly high and it finishes very tart and somewhat salty.

Honestly for me this gives the best of the style a true run for the money (looking at you Westbrook). Very tart with a great lactic profile and salt. (826 characters)

Photo of michealbigboyhubbard
1.68/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

My boys and I tried a can of Old Pro and the consensus was not good! The first swig of Old Pro Gose was like a holocaust on my taste buds. Not sure how anyone gets pleasure from drinking it, however some get enjoyment from watching Honey Boo Boo!!!! (249 characters)

Photo of Lucular
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an absolutely refreshing gose, one of my favorites. A little bit more tart than salt, it would be easy to drink 3-4 of these in an afternoon at the beach. (162 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a slim pint glass

A- A hazy golden straw color with a very small with head.

S- Tart lemons, wheat, lacto, touch of salt, come citrus and coriander, very nice smelling.

T- Limes, some lemon, some wheat, hints of salt and coriander.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body, dry finish.

O- A very easy drinking gose. Reasonable priced and worth picked up if you enjoy the style. (392 characters)

Photo of huddyball
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What a delicious brew. Nice and tart. Briny. Hints of wheat. Could be the perfect brew for pub fare. I paired it with a spicy chicken sandwich and was blown away. (162 characters)

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have had some batch variation with this one.

When its good, expect a good bit of lactic acid followed by bites of ripe citrus with heaps of salt. Very tasty and I'm so very happy I took the time to try this Gose again. (222 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy straw color with a modest head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Tangy wheat, tart lemon and a hint of coriander

Taste: Wheat bread, up front, with the salty and tangy tones developing right away; lactic lemon and coriander elements build through the middle, with the salty tartness lingering into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body, a bit thicker than anticipated, with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice example of the style; had some surprisingly bold flavors (513 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a tall wheat ale glass.

Very pale lemon body, unfiltered with a minimal amount of carbonation but just enough, with a gray colored edge to it. Head is only about a finger tall, bright white and a foamy soapy consistency. Dissolves slowly but eventually to a thin bubbled collar, and then to nothing.

Good hints of tart lemon, but also some wonder bread cheap flour, and a hint of brine. The salty character is a little bit on the sweat angle slightly in the aroma department, not the greatest but not horrible. Lots of good malt depth if a bit flour dry strangely.

Palate comes a little bit too light and thin. Lots of fruit juice and tangy lemon qualities but very wet and watery body. Hinted malt quality really missing with not a lot of density or bakery quality or thickness. Flattened pineapple juice like finish which comes off a bit strange. Tartness a bit too high and sharp as well, coming off more like old fruit juice than beer. Strangely not that much salty either.

Relatively alright and drinkable, but also kind of forgettable. (1,079 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy straw color. The head is a finger high and white in shade...AND IT'S GONE! Retention is really bad here. No lacing sticks to the glass, either. (2.25)

Smell: This definitely takes on a lactic tone, with a touch of salt and a bigger touch of coriander also coming through. While it gets slightly apple-esque, it smells extremely savory in general. Weird, but I'll be damned if I don't like it. (3.75)

Taste: Opens up big-time with lactic tartness. Also, this seems to have more coriander than other examples of the style. Wheat malt ties everything together, and helps support the salty back end. What can I say? I'm the target market for this beer, and I approve wholeheartedly of the taste. (4)

Mouthfeel: Full in body to start (for 4.2%, natch), it quickly dries out with its salty/sour one-two punch. It feels more substantial than the alcohol would suggest, yet goes down just as easily as something so small should. Carbonation is decently powerful. (4)

Overall: Yep. This could be a go-to session beer for yours truly, simply because I love the salty and sour qualities of it - it has more than usual for a gose, all while retaining its balance. I'm glad I got a 6-pack of this, that's for sure... (4)

3.84/5: More good goses are not a bad thing at all (1,314 characters)

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy straw body, fizzy bone-white head that settles quickly into a few bubbles. Aroma is pretty potent for the style. Hints of tartness and sourness, spicy coriander, a dash of lemon and saltwater. Flavor has some tartness , almost like lemon and the corriander comes through adding a bit of toastiness, but there is an aftertaste that is slightly off-putting. You expect some funkiness in a sour/salty beer and this one has it. Mouthfeel is medium-high fizzy carbonation, with a light refreshing feel. Sticky, lingering aftertaste with some tartness. A good take on the style, with that slightly off-putting aftertaste lingering away as I finish the glass. Worth a try. (672 characters)

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Meridian Pint, Washington, D.C.

Overall, this is a really nice, very well done Gose. The beer appeared a nice, clear, yellow color with a nice big white head that fell into a nice thin cap that lasted throughout the beer. The beer gave off a light, sour-ish aroma. The taste was very good, and not overly sour, but enough to be very solid. The beer had a lighter feel; it was very easy to drink and had good carbonation. Given the ABV, this is a beer that I could drink all day long, and would if were on tap near where I live. (543 characters)

Photo of VincentFrey
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Being a gose, there is no real definitive style guidelines to appearance and aroma. I enjoy them, you might not. Expect a cloudy yellow, almost urine like pour, with hints of lactic acid and wheat in the nose. No reason to dwell there, since a Gose could mean many different things to many different folks beside German influence, vaguely wheaty, slighty sour salt beer.

Taste is incredible. Yes, it's a salt beer. The salt actually evens out the lactic acid pretty well, and while still getting a sour taste it isn't the palate ruiner some sours can be. I could drink pint after pint of this, particularly at the low ABV. (623 characters)

Photo of PolhillS
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I sampled a pint on tap at the Union Craft Brewing tap room in Baltimore, MD. The beer was especially fresh. It poured a muddled (not really translucent) orange color with a medium sized (well under an inch) airy head that dissipated quickly.

The aroma was fresh of oranges, coriander, and some lemon in the way of a saison or farmhouse ale.

Taste was good, fresh, refreshing, recently brewed. Again, similar to a farmhouse brew with more robust fruit flavors. Not salty, but flavorful, almost as if the salt had the affect of a seasoning to bring out the fruit flavors, while not really bringing a salty flavor to the beer. Very thirst quenching (is this a contradiction for a salt beer?).

Good mouthfeel, not thin, but not too thick. You could smack your lips to get a better feel for the taste. Heavier on the palate than a farmhouse ale.

Overall, a good session beer, something that could be sipped after work outside, or while sitting outside during a warm late summer or early fall afternoon. I would have it again, particularly on a warm afternoon. (1,061 characters)

Photo of WorldWideStout
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Murky orange yellow, one finger bone white head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S: Tart oranges, lemon zest.

T: Same as aroma, but add salt (just the right amount).

M: Could use a bit more carbonation at the end of sips, but I like the somewhat milky feel, and the bubbles don't overpower at the start.

O: A delightful gose. Could be more complex, but it's flavorful and refreshing. (392 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
1.83/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

On tap at Church Key last night. This smelled and tasted nothing like John's review right below mine, but given that it was deemed fine for the finest beer bar in DC, I'm going ahead and reviewing it.

The beer looks gorgeous. Light yellow, dense, white head, excellent lacing, all hallmarks of a good beer. The nose, OTOH, is awful. It smells like the material used in diapers to soak up pee, and slightly used to boot. I get no salt, no coriander, no funk. The palate is also just way, way off. Downright terrible, this also does taste like a peed-in diaper. Light in body and moderately carbonated, I guess the feel is decent for the style, but boy, is this gross. Four of us couldn't finish a 4oz pour. (706 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a fairly light gold color with pretty decent head retention and lacing. The nose is likewise attractive, as I pick up clove, orange candy and some light cookie dough. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and just seems a bit odd. There is considerable orange juice citrus on the palate, coupled with the cookie dough flavor. Despite the modest sweetness, the finish is generally dry, with a hint of sour. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a wash of orange juice and light sour at the end.

Not bad, and God knows it's nice to see more gose being made here on the East Coast. However, I'm not sure this is one beer I'll be ordering again any time soon.

Tried side by side with the new gose from Flying Dog and, well, this beer didn't fare well by comparison. (794 characters)

Old Pro Gose from Union Craft Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.