Gose Gone Wild
Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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From:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
Gose
Ranked #1
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
97
Ranked #542
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 8.2%
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
983
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 21, 2022
Added:
May 18, 2014
Wants:
  342
Gots:
  138
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: Collaboration with Westbrook Brewing Co.

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!!
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Rated: 4.4 by McSeal from Connecticut

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by donspublic from Texas

Oct 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by caffeinelogic from New York

Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by rand from California

4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bomber into a pilsner glass

So, I've had this brew in my mini-fridge for years now. Like, years. I'd sampled it before I bought it and had asked my bottle-shop friend if he had any more; he didn't, so I kinda horded it away. Anyway, I figured it was now or never, a brew with this low a gravity just can't age forever, no matter how cold its maintained. And generally speaking, that's truth, but in this case I seemed to have happened upon an anomaly - I'm drinking this beer as I type this, and it's as delicious as i remember it.

Golden straw-yellow in appearance, a sudsy head forms on an easy pour. Tart, crisp, grassy bouquet with subtle suggestions of unripe berries. More sour on the palate than in the nose, lemony nuances compliment the brew's oaky dryness, with bittering hops ushering in one of cleanest, shortest finishes you'll experience in a brew. Eminently refreshing. Now I might be regretting not leaving this thing in the fridge for another few years or so. Oh well.
Mar 30, 2020
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Reviewed by SmashAdams from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a fun and interesting beer. It has a lot of similarities to other Stillwater sours like moneytree and hopvine bling. The shell is very fruity with berries, melon, lemon, and also some hay. The taste is tart and refreshing. I thought the Brett would add more funk but it comes through with more fruity flavors. There is a subtle hint of rustic barnyard in the background but you have to look for it. Overall very rewarding and delicious. yb
Dec 31, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I got a late start on this past Sunday's NBS (Week 774) & I did not finish up my DelMarVa (+ DC) adventure as planned. 8=( Further, I have promised that next week's NBS (Week 775) will be dedicated to the wonderful beers sent to me by @jkblr who seems to have a real handle on my drinking habits. CANsparency is key in these things! As a result, I am going to CANcentrate over the next few days on eradicating everything that would have CANbined to form the finale of the DelMarVa (+ DC) adventure. Sit down, strap in & hang on. It's gonna be a wild ride!

Speaking of Wild, thanks to staying with BAL & MD, I now have a Leipzig Gose as my next beer! If this keeps up, I'm going to get my status as a hophead in good standing revoked! 8=(

From the CAN: "Dry-Hopped Sour Wheat Ale fermented with Brettanomyces".

I did some light in-CANgitation before Crack!ing open the vent on this one. I wanted to ensure that any flocculation that may have taken place in the interim was now back in suspension. Following the Crack!, I went with a hard, aggro Glug into the awaiting glass. This led to the formation of just over a finger of fizzy, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with low retention, quickly falling to wisps. Color was an oh-so-faintly-hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). They must have gone light on the Brett since although I could smell it, I also got a really pleasant whiff of salt! Mmm. I love the smell of salt! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not far removed, either. The taste had the funkified taste of Brett, but not in an over-the-top way. Instead, it was lightly tart, not at all sour, with a lemony saltiness that I really dug! Dang, this was a recent purchase (yesterday) simply because I am immersed in Stillwater Artisanal beers at the moment & I am really digging it! What a find. Finish was dry, of course, but not puckering or unpleasant as some have been. Yum! YMMV.
Dec 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Nov 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Oct 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by PugsandBeer from Florida

Oct 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Sep 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by WormGod from New York

Jul 31, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado

Jul 22, 2019
 
Rated: 1.53 by JLapadura from New York

May 03, 2019
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
1 PT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a sour glass

This beer pours a brilliant pale yellow. The head is fleeting and leaves no trace of its existence.

The smell is tart citrus with some dank basement funk aroma.

The taste follows the smell. It starts with tart citrus. Funk is in the finish and aftertaste along with a citrus tang.

It is nice to have a nice, clean, traditional version of this style instead of the trendy imperial, fruit slushy versions. This is very well crafted and quite refreshing.
Aug 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jason_cs from Florida

Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Maillard from Ohio

Feb 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by Mikexw from New York

Feb 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

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.
Dec 16, 2017
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Reviewed by corby112 from Pennsylvania

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.
Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by Kuges from Texas

Nov 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.11 by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

Oct 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Oct 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.51 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Sep 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by Eman17 from Illinois

Aug 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Aug 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.82 by DemoniChris from Nebraska

Aug 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by Phineasco from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Aug 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.
Jul 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Aulani from Maryland

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.
Jul 11, 2017
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

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.
Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Jul 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Rufus1 from Kentucky

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.
Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

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.
Jun 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.77 by NEOdrinker from Ohio

Jun 08, 2017
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Reviewed by smithnwong from New York

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.
Jun 06, 2017
Gose Gone Wild from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 1126 ratings