Margarita Gose | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by orangesol on 12-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,298
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
70
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
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26
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of petrusek23
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear goldenstraw with a modest head; dots of lacing hang around

Smell: Like a Margarita, with the lime, the salt and Tequila tones

Taste: Salt and lime tones forward with the Tequila character building, through the middle; there is some sweetness that blends into the salty citrusy elements, after the swallow; briny and salty with the lime bringing home the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Westbrook has created some remarkable mocktails with the cocktail gose series

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The sour German style ale of Leipzig takes on a natural citrusy acidity and salinity that hints toward tropical cocktails. So it won't take much for the brewers at Westbrook to nudge the style over to the straight up margarita types of flavor, a nudge that they execute beautifully.

Pale gold and skirted with a cottony white swath of sea foam, the beer's briny, citusy nose evokes a sense of mouth watering a mere sniff. Lighlty earthy and fruity the sour pang of acidity plays peppery on the scent. Light and doughy, the beer's early impressions come through like sourdough and saltwater taffy.

But then the margarita character blossoms on the middle palate as its sweetness stews lightly and folds in the taste of agave, nutty oak and delicate pastry. Natural acidity of lime seems exacerbated by the margarita character while other aspects of lemon, cider and white wine simmer underneath. A brisk salinity emboldens the taste of citrus and provides a rounded mouthfeel heading into finish.

Both juicy and dry, the medium light ale is moderate for sour ale but is acutely acidic and breaming with lime and salt. Savory and refreshing all at once, the ale finish quick on the palate with weathered citrus and a kiss of burlap over a soft bed of sourdough that returns once more.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 32 ounce growler filled ~an hour ago into a BrewDog cervoise glass.
3/3/4/4.25/3.75
A: Clear, copper, and effervescent with light head.
S: It smells very salt, aggressively citric, and lightly artificial. Almost exactly like sour mix.
T: Light, clean, sour, and pleasant. This is an easy-drinking, really pleasant beer. It reminds me of key lime pie, down to the light sweetness of meringue. The finish is wheat-sweet and malic-bitter. When I burp, it tastes like tequila.
M: Crisp, tart, engaging, moreish.
O: Do you like sour things? Drink this. Do you like that lime juice they sell in bottles at the grocery store, but also wheat beers? Drink this. Do you want something funky-sophisticated and elegantly European? Look elsewhere.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Slap another win in Westbrook's column. As if their standard Gose wasn't solid enough, they went and made a margarita beer out of it - and it works! If I manage to score another bottle I'm pretty sure I'll do a frozen version, and throw on some Jimmy Buffet!

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Photo of rjknyy
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Invinciblejets
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade, shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a good one finger head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of nice lime, fair amount of salt, very nice agave and tequila notes, good barrel. Smells really similar to a margarita.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, excellent lime notes, tart citrus, light oranges, very very good salt level. The tequila,

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, great tartness, lovely tartness.

O - Overall this was a solid gose. Excellent tequila and citrus.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud

Forced pours brings a big fluffy head that fades quickly, little lacing, hazy golden tan color

Nose big lemony dough, lemonade raw lemon, some lime as well, tangy tequila and starts to be more lime than lemon, , faint salt, etc.

Taste very tart lemon lime, big lime, tart and sour acidic, citrus, orange zest, margarita like, decent salt, tangy little flemmy finish, lingering margarita. Finish tart little flemmy, lemony, little vanilla, very tart. Fair salt, fair tequila margarita thing.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, little flemmy

Overall mixed, great margarita notes, but missing some gose, still great beer

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An 8oz pore at the brewery 10.20.16

L - Yellow, with 1 finger of head and some clarity

S - Lime, tequila, sugar

T - Light margarita, Lime, salt, smooth

F - light body, medium carbonation

O - Another great side gose project. Excellent. Light, and easy to drink

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle. Clear golden body. Smells of lime primarily. A little bit of that tequila barrel. Kinda grassy, which is weird. Tastes quite grassy. Not understanding why. Lime is very strong. Lime tartness. Some oak and a touch of tequila. Light body. It's kinda odd and not in the best way.

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Photo of Eziel
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Margarita Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 70 ratings