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
Sour - Gose
Ranked #7
Ranked #2,410
4.23 | pDev: 7.57%
Apr 29, 2022
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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3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by 2beerdogs from California

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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2.88/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by teromous from Virginia

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
3.94 by kds2437 from Texas on Jun 28, 2021
4.35 by Hoptometrist from Ohio on Jun 27, 2021
4.25 by TheDoak from Florida on Jun 12, 2021
4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia on Jan 29, 2021
4.09 by loganburgh from Michigan on Jan 01, 2021
4.23 by smithj4 from New York on Oct 16, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by FBarber from Illinois

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
4.28 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 01, 2020
4.75 by Jaathudson from Alabama on Aug 27, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

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
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jul 23, 2020
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DIM from Pennsylvania

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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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

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
4.66 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania on Jun 25, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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
3.95 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Jun 11, 2020
4.34 by Dmbpir8 from North Carolina on Jun 05, 2020
3.83 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

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
4.03 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on May 16, 2020
4.52 by Cpstric97 from South Carolina on May 03, 2020
4.28 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Apr 04, 2020
4.19 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Mar 12, 2020
4.3 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Feb 19, 2020
4.44 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin on Feb 02, 2020
4.16 by golf4collet from West Virginia on Oct 31, 2019
4.21 by qcghost from North Carolina on Oct 06, 2019
4.58 by Van_boi from New Hampshire on Oct 02, 2019
4.56 by Eman17 from Illinois on Sep 18, 2019
4.4 by Peteshabam from Pennsylvania on Sep 03, 2019
4.12 by BeerDawgs from Georgia on Aug 30, 2019
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3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by brutalfarce from Connecticut

Straw colored effervescent big lime nose drinks smooth lime forward dry finish lime only note really

Aug 21, 2019
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Aug 21, 2019
3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Aug 15, 2019
4.18 by Corkykab from New Jersey on Aug 06, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Tried it just because I like the brewery. Glad I did.

Aug 05, 2019
4.19 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Aug 05, 2019
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