Driftwood Gose-uh | Driftwood Brewery

Driftwood Gose-uhDriftwood Gose-uh
BA SCORE
3.88/5
69 Ratings
Driftwood Gose-uhDriftwood Gose-uh
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
driftwoodbeer.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in the tradition of the artisan brewers of Leipzig, this rare wheat beer is called Gose, pronounced 'gose-uh'. This style was extinct twice in Germany, but is today enjoying a revival in Leipzig and here in North America. Dry, tart, citrusy and deliciously refreshing on a hot summer’s day!

Added by ericj551 on 08-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,379
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
69
pDev:
9.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
2.57/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Just became a fan of Gose's after hating on them for a long time. I like em sour and slightly salty. Opposite of this wicked salty and wheat, hardly even tart, let alone sour. Fail.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a well made, incredibly interesting beer. It is dry like a cider, but still full of complexity. It pours with a substantial puffy head, a beautiful straw color. The nose is spiced wheat with a bit of gnarly yeast thrown in. The body and flavor are a highlight - dry, wheat malt with white pepper notes. It finishes clean and would extra refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of mtomlins
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shadman
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another west coast brewer from Canada that I've heard good things about..

Hazy pale straw colour, nice white frothy head and really cool carbonation bubbles...cus that matters.
Was expecting immediate sourness instead got a nice fruitiness and mild breadlike aromas. Dry feel with the salt and sour quite understated. Sweet malts taste like sweet bre?ads with a slightly bitter finish.

I think uber reviewer biboergosum nailed it when he stated it "Overall, a tasty and mostly engaging effort to recreate another archaic German style, and without trying to get that New World smear of bravado all over it. If super salty, sour beer is your thing then you're gonna be disappointed. I was expecting that and found a very tasty brew that I'd try again.

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Photo of imfinished
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a light hazy yellow color ale with a large white foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of light tart notes is refreshing and pleasant. Taste is also dominated by tart notes with hints of salt. Body is light with good carbonation. Refreshing and pleasant but maybe a tad one-dimensional.

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Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcCraft710
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy and the colour of wheat or straw. Fluffy head that's slow to dissipate.
Smells of Wheat, sponge toffee, a hint of lemon.
Taste is acidic, on the sweeter side, very mild bitterness.

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Photo of Yardsale
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cool liquid the colour of hazy wheat fields on the Saskatchewan prairies with foamy top that just sticks to the side of the glass like bright, sticky spring snow. Gentle wisps of wheaty banana and lemons gently dance in a mildly musty room. It's very gentle. Lemon-lime drizzled banana bread with a touch of salt washes over the mouth. It transitions into a peppery tartness. Tiny bubbles and and ever so slightly slick feel with a mild salty, herbal finish that fades from memory like an uneventful childhood.

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Photo of Trosevear
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yeastofmyworries
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy gold with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - leafy hops, citrus, orange/lemon, salty aromas, coriander, wheat malts

Taste - Leafy hops, citrus, wheat and coriander all with a pleasant sea salt overtone. Tartness and saltiness are kept to a palatable level.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Finishes crisp and dry with a lingering tartness and saltiness.

Overall - A spot on Gose. The flavours are spot on and kept to a palatable level (not overly salty or sour). The only criticisms is the appearance.

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Photo of headlessparrot
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goalie35
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, the latest offering from a brewery that has been a long-time want for we beer nerd Albertans. Nice pronunciation aid built right into the name here!

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow hue, with three flabby fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and sort of bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent eroding limestone wall lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away.

It smells of mildly tart lemon and lime citrus, grainy pale malt, a salty crackery breadiness, pink cotton candy dregs, wet banana chips, a muddled spiciness (maybe some black pepper, maybe some coriander), loitering yeast, and a tame herbal grassiness. The taste is bready, doughy pale malt, more lightly salted white crackers, mixed citrus and banana fruit bowl esters, timid yeast, pepped-up coriander and rainbow peppercorns, and a testy leafy, grassy, and herbal hop bitterness.

The bubbles are present and accounted for, yet not much more than a small frothy din echoes through my palate, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, the hops here not of the ungentlemanly ilk. It finishes fairly dry, the malty graininess laying down and taking a siesta while the more acerbic essences gear up for more playtime.

Overall, a tasty and mostly engaging effort to recreate another archaic German style, and without trying to get that New World smear of bravado all over it. Not as tart or salty as the few other instances of gose(uhs) that I've yet sampled, but that's all right, I can still see kicking back in the waning summer evening sunshine on a still outdoor wooden table, lazily putting this one back - mit Freunden, ja?

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Photo of Niceroad77
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sathanas
2.91/5  rDev -25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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