Stillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone Wild | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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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

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Ratings:
1,086
Reviews:
128
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
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Photo of sachie23
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.07/5  rDev -28.6%
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 -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.47/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Look: Pours a light pink color with a half finger head of white foam. Excellent lacing. The head retains nicely and refuses to fizzle away.

Aroma: Faint. Slightly sour. Nondescript notes of tart wheat and citrus.

Taste: Straightforward. Tart and slightly salty. Upfront sour notes of lemon and tangy blood orange complemented by salt. It finishes on flavors of toasted bread, sour wheat and savory apple cider. Some off-putting metallic notes here and there, it's not all too distracting but it's indicative of a beer that's been sitting on the shelves for too long.

Feel: Crisp and thirst quenching. Light body with moderate carbonation. Not overtly salty or sour.

Overall: Shame on Stillwater for not printing a born on date on the bottle. There's no way for me to tell, other than by going off of what I smell and taste, if whether or not this beer is past it's prime.

In my opinion, it's slightly old, and I don't like to review old beers, but since theres no born on date on the bottle, I just have to assume this is the way Stillwater intends for this beer to taste and smell. Not a bad Gose, but not my favorite. Still I'm willing to try this again if I can find it fresh.

Rating: [B-] Nice. 3.47/5

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4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobzilla
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rammed96
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MGibbons
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach136
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BJB13
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a hazy pale yellow topped with 2 fingers of white bubble bath like head. The nose isn't pronounced enough for me to really break down. I like what I smell but will have to leave it at fruity and tart, kind of a citric acid aroma. Taste is tart, tart, tart and sour! I do get a bit of lemon flavor but definitely tangy and dry. I found it light and refreshing at first but the tartness seemed to dominate after about 4 or 5 ounces.

I have tried hard to remain objective for this review but I wouldn't put much stock in it. Gose is not my thing. It may be a simple ph issue with my body chemistry. I have found the few that I've tried overpoweringly tart.

I wanted to give this one a go because it is local and well regarded.

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Photo of Jacob17
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of judkinst
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DBosco
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _Adam_
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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