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Old Pro Gose - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 207
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 32.32%
Wants: 13
Gots: 33 | 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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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

nice to see this style really now firmly entrenched in the american brewing repertoire, its cought on like wildfire, and rightly so. this is my first from union, and its a really good one. lots of body for the style, and also a ton of carbonation, its the beer drinkers session beer, and it really does work. i think its quite light on the lacto side. tangy for sure, but only minimally acidic. i dont get a whole lot of saltiness, none really, i think its contributes to the body more than anything, and perhaps the earthy vibe this beer has on the whole. its neat to see them canning this, i think the world needs more canned gose of this quality. if it was distributed in colorado i would buy it for sure. its less intensely flavored than the now common westbrook example, but i think its proportionally just as good, a little easier drinking (if you can imagine) because of fantastic carbonation and infinite dryness. increasingly sour as it warms, but never anything but entirely inviting. top notch american example of the style, and underrated on here i reckon.

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Photo of zoober911
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - A pale yellow pour and with a white foam head. Falls back to line the walls of the glass like a group of boys to scared to ask a girl to dance at prom.

S - stealing this from Westbrook...sour salty delicious. Actually smells pretty damn similar to Westbrooks' Gose.

T - Taste is a m a z i n g. Love me some Gose. Tart, with a light salt to it. Very pleasant.

F - Carb is on point. For the most part as expected, but maybe a bit softer than other Gose options.

O - I would buy this by the boat load if I could. It was an awesome extra from a super cool BA! Union Craft has got this on lock down!

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Photo of Chico1985
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Much thanks Caneron for this cam. New brewery for me - Union Craft Baltimore, welcome to Union Street Easthampton.

A - 12oz can poured to a pint glass. Very pale and hazy straw-colored beer with slow-rising bubbles and a big white head that fizzes down quickly to a full cap. A thin ring and some lace is left by the end.

S - Smell to me is pretty much straight-up salty sour lemons. Some light funk and a touch of grapefruit, with some big bread crust tones and coming through eventually.

T - Big ol tartness, straight suckin' on a lemon level of puckering. And some wheat. Kinda minerally.

M - Light but ample, carbonation a bit on the low side, very puckering and drying. Definitely kind of a slow sipper, but the sour punch is pretty nice, and big for 4.2%.

O - It's pretty one-note to me for the taste, but it's really quite a note - a nice pure shocking lemony sour that instantly gets you salivating. I prefer my gose more balanced+drinkable for something on the more straight sour side this was nice.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Many thank larryi86 for this little diddy.
a little fruit at first and then citrus and tart. A slight backing of wheat.
Cloudy yellow with a nice white cap.
Very nice thirst quenching quality with the tart balanced with a nice settling malt/wheat foundation. The tart has a very tasty citrus. The salt isn't clear but I can taste in laying on the tongue.
Kinda' light but appropriate. Bubbly and smooth.
I'd like to get more of this one.

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Photo of dar482
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy straw color.

The aroma is inviting of sweet lemon peel, green apple, corainder, wheat, a hint of salt.

The flavor is a surprise as it is a medium plus to full tartness up front. Green apple and lemon, surrounded by corainder, a crackery malt and wheat midpalate, then onto lingering Warhead tart and a restrained amount of salt.

A full on tart bomb of a gose, very much like Westbrook. Fantastic stuff.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow, decent head. Smell has a lacto, wheaty, lemon an orange, some floral notes, a bit of wet sock funk / must. Taste dials back the wet sock and delivers the citrus, some hay and grain. A bit muddy in the finish but still a really nice gose.

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First I tried this one on Cask and it was not good. Then I had it on tap at another bar, and loved it!

This one is crisp and sour, with a nice puckering tartness of peach and nectarines. There is a fair amount of salt that is quite prominent and really makes the tart and sour flavors pop. This one is quite drinkable for the style and definitely worth revisiting.

Would absolutely purchase and drink again.

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Photo of orangebison
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy and pale yellow, similar to one of the lighter German hefeweizens. Lots of lemon in the aroma, with just a hint of cider-y funkiness. Taste is layers on layers of sourness and tartness: lemon juice and zest, green apple, white grape juice, white wine. Taste sort of separates into a smooth, lemonade-y base flavor with a bright, sharp tartness riding over top. Light-to-medium carbonation, with a light prickle, and a long, white-wine-like finish. Salt has a subtle, ocean-like presence; not much noticeable coriander at all. Brighter, bolder and sharper than the Old World versions I've had, but refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of jmasher85
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As gose-y a gose as you're gose-ing to get! I love the can art, and the description of the Old Pro reminds me of a few characters I saw growing up on the Jersey shore. Anyway, the smell is a bit citrusy and sour, with a good helping of vinegar. The first sip is a wave of salt on the front of my tongue which quickly dissipates into the sour, bubbly brine of a beer. Besides salt and vinegar, and both flavors are very present with neither being overwhelming, there's a bit of dry wine flavor, like a brut champagne or just a very dry pinot grigio. Almost no aftertaste besides a bit of sour brett flavor, which doesn't last too long an encourages more sips. Not an everyday kinda beer for me, but a good example of a style which I consider a nice occasional treat.

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Photo of tone77
2.76/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A shout out to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of salty pretzels. Taste is not so good, sour lemons and salt, not to my liking at all. Feels sour and medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not terrible, but I won't have a need to drink this one again.

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Photo of rmarth1983
4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can't get to Westbrook's distribution area? Live in the DC metro area? Like Gose style beers? This is THE one for you.

Salty, briny, puckering citrus-y goodness.

Can opens with a pop and a bit of head rushing out the top. Carbonation level is on the higher end, but it's a creamy texture as opposed to a gaseous one. Pour looks like straight Mountain Dew with the froth of a root beer. Solid.

As the beer fills my over sized nostrils, I'm reminded of my years living along the oceanfront. Briny and salty with waves of citrus. Orange and lemon with some wheat. Perhaps a slight bit of funk, but not entirely noticeable unless you were looking for it.

Salt and acidity. That's what this beer does. Once it hits your lips, prepare for an explosion of flavor from this little 4% scrapper. Lemon-Lime acidity with orange and a hint of coriander. The salt is all over the place...not subtle in the slightest (and I'm not one to use it sparingly on food). A bit of sweetness, but less-so than with say the Westbrook. This is straight sour and salt, definitely not one for the uninitiated. Some of the reviews below definitely reflect this.

Mouthfeel is what you would expect for the style. It's a highly chuggable summer beer that goes down fast and furiously. The head does add a bit of a creamy texture, which does eventually dissipate if you can wait for it. I'll take one of these to the face after a run and not even realize that I downed the can in a single, albeit large, gulp.

Overall, this is just a fantastic little beer. Chuggable, thirst quenching, sour deliciousness in a dirt cheap little can. I wouldn't recommend this as a first Gose to somebody who's not used to salt in a brew, but I'd have to guess that they would not be the target audience. I don't live in their distribution network, but I'll pick up a case of the stuff every time I'm across the border. There's currently at least two in my closet as I type this.

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Photo of jtladner
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of illpass78
3.93/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of richj1970
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
5/5  rDev +27.2%
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.

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Photo of cbutova
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of michealbigboyhubbard
1.68/5  rDev -57.3%
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!!!!

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Photo of Lucular
4.4/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of larryi86
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of huddyball
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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

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Photo of smakawhat
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.