Key Lime Pie Gose
Westbrook Brewing Co.

Key Lime Pie GoseKey Lime Pie Gose
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Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
Ranked #6
Ranked #2,436
4.23 | pDev: 7.57%
Apr 24, 2023
Apr 14, 2016
Key Lime Pie GoseKey Lime Pie Gose
Notes: Gose brewed with salt and coriander and infused with the delicious flavors of key lime pie.
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Reviewed by Sparty1224 from Michigan

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brief Review:

O: Another shout-out to my work buddy for this. My second gose variant. The Key Lime notes work well here, not overly extra tart from the lime. Good graham cracker balance. Maybe even a little less tart than the original, which I like. Great job here, Westbrook hitting it out of the park as usual.

Recommendation: Another stellar variant, these sours don't miss.
Apr 24, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A Tavour Treat. Pours a medium yellow color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of limes and other citrus. Taste is salty and slightly sour; lots of lime flavor. An interesting brew.
Apr 18, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by not2quick from Missouri

Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by Taenim from New Jersey

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
When I picked this up in store I didn’t realize how highly regarded it is for a Gose, I was just intrigued by the key lime pie. I haven’t had many Goses this summer surprisingly, for a quintessential summer style I really haven’t seen many of them around. Let’s see what this one is all about

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with 2 fingers of off white head that quickly fades to a thin ring and leaves minimal lacing

Man, the pie notes here are surprisingly front and center. I’m picking up on aromas of graham cracker, lime juice, candied lime, crackery malt, custard, and light coriander

It strikes a really nice balance in taste too, super tart but the pie crust is a nice offset. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting lime juice, lemon zest, graham cracker, vanilla, bready malt, and a touch of orange juice. The swallow brings notes of lime juice, graham cracker, custard, sea salt, candied lime, coriander, lemon zest, and light wheat

A light medium body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in a tart and crisp beer. Finishes very dry and refreshing

Wow, this is a very good Gose. A wonderful summer crusher that I wish was more readily available near me
Aug 16, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

Jun 14, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by adamstef

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Blind tasting for NBS BIF #15 Mystery Beer. Thanks to Mbgreg
Can stamped: 3950 , 3952 03/04/22
So it pours a muted gold to true peach color. White foam pops up for a split second then disappears. Absolutely no head thereafter. Upon closer examination, there is still a stream of bubbles rising, but it results in zero foam.
Initial pop of the can gave a very sulphury burst. After a minute or so, that is gone. Now I am getting some peach or apricot sour notes. Definitely sour.
Ok, now I am confused. The flavor starts off with some apricot but there's an interesting vanilla meets short bread kind of note. Or maybe a diluted lemon bar. And yet I am wondering if I am getting some mango nectar. Dang. Confused.
Mouthfeel is light to medium, light on the carbonation, and finishes mildly sour and barely acidic.
Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From the bottom of the can: "3815 07/29/21 08:30"

Appearance: It is a dull, milky beige color with a nearly opaque body. It has a very short white head. No retention or lacing.

Aroma: A bit of lime, sour raspberry, and vinegar comes through. The vinegar aroma is very off-putting, but the lime character seems to do a good job of keeping it at bay.

Taste: A nondescript tartness up front. Towards the middle of the mouth there is a kind-of coconut character. A lime tartness at the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: It is very tart and there is a very light bitterness at the end of the sip which is accompanied by the lime flavor. It is light bodied.

Overall: The can states that this is a "Sour ale brewed with spices and with natural flavors added" as well as calling it a "Key Lime Pie Gose." It does have some lime character but it is very tart when compared to the average Gose and compared to a key lime pie. The vinegar aroma starts to go away while the beer is being consumed but it isn't pleasant to smell prior to drinking. As a whole the beer didn't feel very well made and I wouldn't buy it again. It's alright enough that I could drink it at a picnic if somebody brought one, but I wouldn't buy it. I wouldn't recommend it as there are much better Goses on the market and better Key Lime Pie Goses on the market.
Oct 08, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by kds2437 from Texas

Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by TheDoak from Florida

Jun 12, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jan 29, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 16, 2020
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dull, dark brownish orange color. Quite cloudy, but in line with the style. A one to two finger head forms and then quickly disappears with no residual head retained. There is some chunky debris floating in the beer. Not sure what it is exactly, but its initially suspended and then gradually sinks to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is a pungent and delicious array of fresh lime, wheat, some light cinnamon spice but really the lime absolutely dominates the aroma. Its so strong, it actually made me pucker just smelling it.

Taste follows the nose - dominant fresh lime produces an almost instant puckering tartness. Soft wheat malts provide the backbone with some light graham cracker and cinnamon notes. Its kind of weird how well they captured the key lime pie flavor profile in this beer - BUT without being overly sweet or cloying. Really, its not all that sweet at all.

Feel is light, moderately tart, with a drier finish on the back end.

Overall this is a delicious beer - they've done such a good job capturing the key lime pie here but avoided making it just a diabetic bomb. I would definitely drink this one again.
Sep 29, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 01, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by Jaathudson from Alabama

Aug 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Excellent head production. Retention is poor, but not out of line for the style, quickly fading to nothing. Body is a slightly hazy lemon yellow.

Nose is sharp, slightly musty, with a hint of lime. Straw, salt, honey.

There's a pleasant lime character, fairly low sweetness, and a bit of pie crust-like character to the malt. Nicely sour. Just a bit of briny salt on the finish.

Not much about this beer sets it apart from the regular Westbrook Gose, with just a bit of lime, but that's not a bad thing. Running with a Key Lime pie theme, this beer could easily have gone overboard and been a gimmick. Instead, it's a lightly flavored Gose, quite sour, with the lime flavors adding just enough of an accent to an already great beer.
Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2020
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was exactly what I expected it to be. Westbrook makes a killer gose and the lime addition works, adding an extra layer of refreshment. Salty, citrusy, tart, lightly salty, and wonderfully vibrant.
Jul 14, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Yellowish green haze with 3 fingers of white head.

Smells of malt and brine and lemon juice and coconut.

Tastes follows the nose and adds lime pie and sourness.

Tart body with little to moderate carbonation.

Got in NC, drinking in Summerville SC, June 29th 2020.
Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 4.66 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2020
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 4/23/20, so about 7 weeks old.

Dull cloudy orange/pear juice colored body. Small white head fizzes out quickly to a faint ring. No lacing.

Really good aroma here, gets all the elements of a key lime pie, crust and cream included

On tasting the lime pretty much dominates, drying out the mouth. There is a little bit of wheat. A touch of salt on the lips

Mouth below medium, finish lime.

Overall, was pretty excited by the aroma, but to me, the taste was a little one dimensional.
Jun 14, 2020
Rated: 3.95 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Jun 11, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by Dmbpir8 from North Carolina

Jun 05, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pale gold with some cloudiness and wispy white lace. Key lime powerfully fills the aromas, with slight wheat, sea salt, and coriander. Taste is exactly the same, key lime carries the load before the finish, refreshing. Feels like their other goses, lighter with some lingering saltiness and tartness. Beach beer anyone?
May 25, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

May 16, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by Cpstric97 from South Carolina

May 03, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Apr 04, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Mar 12, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Feb 19, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Oct 31, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by qcghost from North Carolina

Oct 06, 2019
Rated: 4.58 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

Oct 02, 2019
Rated: 4.56 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 18, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Peteshabam from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by BeerDawgs from Georgia

Aug 30, 2019
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