Stillwater / Westbrook Gose Gone Wild | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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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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1,099
Reviews:
135
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,099 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DemoniChris
4.82/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -42.6%
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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Photo of SLeffler27
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rufus1
3.57/5  rDev -17%
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 +0.2%
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 +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithnwong
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of BoilerUpNavy
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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Photo of dennisdrinks
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

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