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Key Lime Pie Gose | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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4.25/5
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411 Ratings
Key Lime Pie GoseKey Lime Pie Gose
BEER INFO

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gose brewed with salt and coriander and infused with the delicious flavors of key lime pie.


Added by WCKDVBZ on 04-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,015
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
411
pDev:
7.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
65
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 411 |  Reviews: 83
Reviews by kniles38:
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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tinkering with the acclaim of their famed Westbrook Gose, the layering of flavors can improve or ruin the balance that's so meticulously sculpted, but with key limes adding to the culinary art seems to have given the sour, salty, German beer another taste of contention if not improvement.

Hazy gold with a lemony lightness, the beer's spritzy froth rises and falls with a bold perfume of citrus, cider, white wine, tropical fruit. As the flavors creep onto the tongue, the sweetness offers a quick greeting of dough, wafer and powdered sugar before dissolving off the palate completely.

As the sweetness retreats, the sourness builds in- lemon, lime, crabapple, white grape and kiwi strikes the middle with berlinerweiss-like sourness. White wine and cider crawl in next before the bulk of taste relies on a margarita salty-citrusy interplay. Leading with lime, the bitterness of citrus peel and gin bridge the gap between fruit and hops.

Medium-light and tightening into a dry, acidic and spicy finish, the beer's saline character gives the beer a slightly elevated sense of flavor that just brightens the lime along with many of the beer's finer sour and earthen nuance. A quick aftertaste of verbena, pepper and dry hay keep the complexity in taste coming.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a super hazy bright yellow with a one finger, fizzy white head that dissipates almost immediately and leaves no lacing. Smell is tart lemon, corriander, and lime juice. Taste is similar. Tart lemon at first that quickly gets swept aside by a huge burst of juicy lime flavor and finishes dry. Very tart. Feel is light, crisp and super refreshing. Overall this beer is awesome. An excellent variation on a wonderful base beer. Seems like the possibilities are endless for different variants.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can dated 3/30/2017:
Pours with a highly hazed white ale body. Couple of tips of the can were necessary to get all the liquid into the glass without overflowing the head. A light film of tiny bubbles cover the surface, with a thickening at the edges.

Nose is initially a standard Gose, but in a blink of an eye, the extra ingredient reminds you the name of the beer. Very much more lime tart, but there is a faint meringue note that I am willing to admit could be power of suggestion. There is a light waft of the sea as the scents fade.

The taste leans more heavily on the lime. Wheat actual comes up front, but just like the nose, the lime is assertive after giving me a brief chance at the malt. At this point, the beer is a little watery, but the body seems to fill a tad as the carbonation starts to prick my tongue - almost like making tiny cuts for the lime to get into and provide a certain low level burn. Puckering, but halfway through my mouth has gotten used to it. The ending isn't as tart or salty as it could be, and the coriander makes its appearance known here.

I think the nose was spot on, and the taste and feel combined just didn't mesh well enough to take it to the next level. The level it came across as was very enjoyable, regardless.

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4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkiBum22
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoppity1
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours on the lighter side of golden with a small white head that fizzles out quickly. Strong smell of lime on the nose. Nice tart lime taste without the same aftertaste as their regular gose. Unfortunately, I did not get a bready/crust like finish that others are reporting(I would describe it as Lime Gose), but overall a good gose. I guess I was a bit spoiled by their Margarita Gose.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into glass. Disclaimer- I generally not a gose/sour beer drinker as they do not sit well on my stomach.
Hazy, yellow (old gold) color. Nice carbonation with reasonable head. Smells like a sour with gentle hint of lime. The lime flavor coats the palate and carbonation plays along for a very light and refreshing taste. Well done!

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Photo of stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RC_Saunders
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Excellent lime gose. Sour but not too tart, had it on draft at Westbrook and it was even better, which I didn’t know was possible. It is very limited so if you see it in stores you better grab it, no telling when it will come back.

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4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Snagged a four pack and took it on a three hour tubing adventure down the Watauga River. It was a perfect beer for that. Light and tart, loads of citrus in the nose as well as some biscuit and funk. The taste follows suit, and the brine really adds to the overall taste of the beer. Super light and refreshing, this is an easy drinking beer. Loved it. Cheers! Sadly, I didn't get to see what it looked like - we drank straight from the can.

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Photo of Mmetcalf568
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of avas
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tappangordo
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Key Lime Pie Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 411 ratings
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