Gozu
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Fruited Kettle Sour
ABV:
4%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 8.29%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
375
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 26, 2019
Added:
Nov 02, 2013
Wants:
  154
Gots:
  40
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can into ploughshare widemouthed glass.

Hazy yet vibrant bright yellow color with a fluffy head of 1/2 finger.

Nose is crisp and clean and is of lemon tea, slight salty tropical fruit core, and bready malt.

Flavor is surprisingly juicy but leans more to the lemon iced tea aspect, with slight sour gummy worm, tangy yuzu fruit, lemon rind, lime rind, sea salt, and a finish of bread crusts. Good balance of sour and salty and sweet.

Feel is crisp and clean, refreshing, slight lingering chalkiness but not overwhelming.

Overall an interesting take on their Gose. I still think Key Lime is the best one!
Feb 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Vivs85 from New York

Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Jan 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.47 by KensWorld from Florida

Nov 24, 2018
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned 10/11/18.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow. Fizzy carbonation quickly rises, and thin bubbles of head settle around the glass.

Tart citrus and floral notes ring true out of the gate. As it warms, the coriander emerges stronger, but overall this nose is fairly simple, crisp, clean, and very pleasant.

Tart citrus, salt, and coriander all balance each other perfectly in this light, refreshing gose-style sour.

Lightly acidic, salty, faint tannins left behind. Very crisp, very refreshing. Light, sharp carbonation.
Nov 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Davit from California

Nov 05, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got in a BIF from Dragginballs76. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/11/2018. Pours moderately hazy deep golden/yellow color, with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, sea salt, coriander, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, yuzu, salt, coriander, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, sea salt, coriander, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; light wheat tang, and coriander spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, sea salt, coriander, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, yuzu, salt, coriander, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with and awesome malt/tartness balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic, and lightly saline/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited gose. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, yuzu, salt, coriander, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mellowly acidic/drying finish. Not overly lactic or salty. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome balance of vibrant yuzu, Lacto complexity, and pale/wheat malts against acidity; with just the right amount of salt/coriander spice. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.
Nov 03, 2018
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Rated by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Share 10/20/18 Thanks Hashim!
Oct 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.45 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Sep 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The appearance has a hazy somewhat golden/orange colored body with a half fingered white foamy head that dies within several minutes. The smell has a strong tart/sour aromas coming out with a decent lemon/orange. The taste has a strong bitter lemon up front to combine with a sour, tart, somewhat saltiness (and that what’s saves it). As it all combines for a decent salty somewhat tart/sour refreshing aftertaste. There is no finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium and comes across somewhat sessionable. Carbonation seems good for the style and for me as its not too harsh. Overall, this is a very good Gose that I would have again.
Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Jul 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by T_Hass from Georgia

Jul 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by NatSmith from South Carolina

Dec 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by Devman171 from Maryland

Oct 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by jordanimal from Ohio

Oct 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Sep 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by LeeEvolved from Virginia

Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by Magery from Kentucky

Sep 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by sonofliberty2 from South Carolina

Aug 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey

Jul 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by 30MinutesSouth from Indiana

Jul 20, 2015
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pour is golden yellow with lots of tight white head. Nose has a fairly bright citrus, light salt, faint wheat, white pepper. Flavor has a lot of juice and citrus to it, gets a little oily from the juice, moderate acidity, lighter body, assertive carb.
Jul 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by 30helens from Missouri

Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by ricoslim from Florida

Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by allenson21 from New York

Jun 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by SkiBum22 from New York

Jun 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by belljt33 from North Carolina

Jun 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass from a growler filled at Westbrook.

A- Pours a hazy dark golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains decently before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. No lacing.

S- Smells like the Gose with an extra citrusy kick reminding one of mandarin orange.

T- Tastes like the Gose but the yuzu really drives home the citrus flavors bringing more of a grapefuit characteristic to the table. There's still that weak wheat aftertaste that I get out of the original Gose but the yuzu does a good job of covering that up mostly. Incredibly drinkable.

M- Just the right amount of tartness with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Definitely an improvement over the original since I like a bit more sweetness in my beers. Honestly, this is the only incarnation of a Gose I truly enjoy.
Jun 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jun 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.07 by svenness from Arizona

Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.8 by garyloveman from Massachusetts

May 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Apr 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Houser from Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by Enochase04 from Ohio

Mar 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by johnyb from Florida

Mar 12, 2015
Gozu from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 412 ratings