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Stillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone Wild | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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4.39/5
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1,108 Ratings
Stillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone WildStillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone Wild
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's no secret that we like to party, and sometimes it gets wild. So we took the Westbrook's refreshing Gose and cranked up the volume a bit, adding a massive dose of citra & amarillo hops, then fermented it with various strains of brettanomyces... Go Westbrook, it's your birthday, get funky!!

Added by thagr81us on 05-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#289
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
1,108
pDev:
8.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
331
Gots:
148
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,108 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of Franziskaner
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straw yellow in color and plenty hazy with a quarter inch of dishwater white on top. The aroma is of pale wheat, faint coriander, and even fainter sea salt. I'm tasting a very well balanced lightly tart flavor of faint peach to citrus with pale wheat and a dose of sea salt. The mouth is moderately carbonated and effervescent.

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Photo of corby112
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vey cloudy brIght golden yellow color with banana/lemon juice edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic steaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with funky, bretty yeast countered by luscious juicy tropical/citrus fruit notes and subtle briny salt. Melon, grapefruit, peach, candied fruit and pineapple along with bready yeast, musty brett and salt. The nose is out of control on this beer. Really nice blend of juicy tropical/citrus fruit sweetness, musty funk and briny salinity. Really juicy as it opens up with hints of crushed candy nerds, melon, lychee and pear.

Medium body with soft carbonation, crisp puckering sourness, a boat load of juicy tropical/citrus fruit sweetness, dry brett, musty funk and delicate briny salt in the finish. Juicy fruit sweetness with hints of lemonade, pineapple, melon and citric acidity, tart lychee, grapefruit and lemon juice. Mineraly in the finish which leaves me salivating for more. Very complex, decent tartness without being harsh or tough to drink. Well balanced with a perfect amount of delicate salt and prominent juicy hop sweetness making it very easy to drink. One of the better examples of the style.

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Photo of Kuges
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roy_Hobbs
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGust82
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf4collet
3.51/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DemoniChris
4.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Phineasco
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy golden yellow color with a quickly dissipating foamy/bubbly head. No lacing. The aroma starts off with some sweet pulpy to tart lemon flavor. Delicate sour-ed wheat base shows its face slightly into some lime. Salinity level seems good. The flavor takes the previously mentioned flavors to combine nicely - sour to tart, slight sweet pulpy underneath. Lime/resin backbone slides into the aftertaste and on into the finish in a sour/tart sort of way. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a sly sessionable sour/salty trait to it. Balancing puckering refreshing sort of hit on my tongue. Carbonation feels good for what it is. Overall, really nice gose that I would have again.

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Photo of Aulani
2.47/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I bought this based on its #1 ranking for MD beers. That ranking is in my opinion underserved.
The look is similar to a Mello Yellow with little to no head.
The smell honestly is similar to urine
The taste is good for a sour
I don't know what feel is, when I figure it out I will rate more appropriately.
Overall it is not bad for a sour, but it does not deserve the #1 ranking. Any other beer in the top 10 would be better.

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4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A huge sparkling white foam fills the Sempli Stange before settling at 3 inches and leaving tons of thick webbing over a pale straw beer (SRM 3-4).

This beer showcases floral hops with spruce. Also present is lime, while slight warming brings out modest yet distinct funkiness. This beer transitions from earthy to fresh and light.

Tartness dominates in a delicate way. Lime leads a tangy sweetness with neither overwhelming. The middle drifts towards lemonade while a salty brine is prevalent upon exhaling. This Gose has a dramatic progression as the subtleties slowly come into focus, accentuating a mildly tart and bitter finish.

The body is light and airy with a linen texture. Slight alcohol is higher than anticipated. Carbonation is soft and prickly.

This collaboration produced subtle, humble and intellectual beer which can be enjoyed with lively conversation or tranquil solitude. I imagine it would pair well with a flakey fish fry and know it is quite good with popcorn.

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4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rufus1
3.57/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a slightly pale lemonade color with a hint of gold. As usual poured into a fifteen ounce mug the same temperature as the beer. Three fingers of foamy head that slowly settles into an eighth inch steady coat on top the beer. Some nice lacing.

Honesty the smell began as dog crap. Seriously. This is a funky smelling brew. Thankfully after the first sip it became unnoticeable. Tart. Sour. Pickles and associated brine. Touch of sulfur? Lactic acid?

The palate is struck with with onslaught tart, sour, more lactic acid. Almost salty. Pickles again. Lemon.

Light body. Lots of carbonation. Goes down easy.

Not my style but hats off to Stillwater for a fine example of an excellent gose.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear, very light straw. The head is a tight creamy white, with surprising retention for a gose, with rings of lacing.

S: Lemon and salty ocean spray, hints of seaweed, but there's a tart pineapple juiciness, a little bit of guava, passion fruit, very sharp tart salinity, even leaning towards dill pickle.

T: A huge punch of lemon peel and lemon juice upfront, along with guava, passion fruit, orange peel, lime, even a little mint. The malt is practically non-existent, a touch of cracker. Then there's a hint of grass, along with some salt and a puckering lacto tartness, that finishes incredibly clean and refreshing.

F: Light but not watery, with a full carbonation that feels prickly and champagne-like.

O: A really good gose with tons of juicy and hoppy flavors. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of NEOdrinker
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithnwong
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice head which has staying power.
Lightly funky aroma but nothing special.
Easy to drink. Crisp and light mouth feel.
Salty with a definite lemon/orange flavor. Yeasty finish.
Nice gose.

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4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sachie23
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.07/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Pale yellow, excited carbonation & head. Aroma features some classic attributes of the style - i.e., tart wheat - but there faint hints of a rubber / band aid which I am guessing comes from the Brett. It doesn't overwhelm or ruin the nose, but it is noticeable. Taste is along the same line (tart citrus, lemon, lime, wheat) though the pinch of hops adds a nice touch. Again, that faint but acute "funk" note creeps in just below the surface, and just really takes away from an otherwise good beer. When I dive into a refreshing gose on a summer day the last thing i want to taste on the backend is band aid.

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Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 1,108 ratings
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