Margarita Gose
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Gose
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 7.14%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
58
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 23, 2019
Added:
Dec 27, 2015
Wants:
  29
Gots:
  10
SCORE
95
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Margarita GoseMargarita Gose
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Rated: 5 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Dec 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jun 13, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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
Mar 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jan 06, 2018
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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.
Aug 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jul 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Jul 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.56 by BEER88 from Washington

May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Jan 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.41 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gobzilla from California

Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jan 03, 2017
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Reviewed by AgentMunky from New York

3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
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.
Dec 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
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!
Dec 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by rjknyy from Georgia

Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Nov 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by Invinciblejets from South Carolina

Nov 11, 2016
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
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
Oct 21, 2016
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
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
Oct 21, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
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
Oct 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.32/5  rDev -23.5%
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.
Oct 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by Eziel from Ohio

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.66 by bcsbeer from Florida

Sep 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Sep 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Sep 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.45 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina

Sep 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Sep 02, 2016
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Rated by Marius from Netherlands

3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled at CBC 2016 - day 2. Notes of gin spices, lemonade, green vegetables.
Aug 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.71 by Bradledj from South Carolina

Aug 22, 2016
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Reviewed by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
If you like margaritas then this beer hits the spot. It taste like a carbonated version of the popular mixed drink. Great tequila and char taste up front that finishes with lime and a bit of tart. Light bodied with medium carbonation. They hit the nail on the head with this one.
Jul 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by bmeGT from Georgia

Jun 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.6 by dcmchew from Romania

Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by KAP72 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Kevinpitts from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of the better Gose beers I've had. Interesting take with the margarita flavor. Lime dominates this beer. Could use more salt to balance flavors. That said, it was still very good. Glad to have tried.
Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by Ohiovania from Ohio

Jun 05, 2016
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