Lemon Cucumber Gose
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Gose
Ranked #32
ABV:
4%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,863
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 8.33%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
63
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 05, 2022
Added:
Jan 15, 2018
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  9
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Lemon Cucumber GoseLemon Cucumber Gose
Notes: Our classic Gose infused with lemon and cucumber. Zesty and refreshing.

5 IBU
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Reviewed by JokersAce

3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Brief flash of a white head that quickly disappears into an opaque light gold body. Aroma is strange. More like a tarragon cucumber salad with balsamic dressing than a refreshing cucumber drink. Drinking it is a lot better in terms of refreshing cucumber lemon drink though it has a lot of savory type notes. Lactic, feta, cold cucumber salad characteristics but not in a bad way, just different. They say beer is food, and here we have a beer that isn't as much bread as it is a zesty salad. I actually like it, though the aroma might be the weakest link in that it's less haute culinary and more earthy vegetable matter.
Nov 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Dec 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by Bruno74200 from France

May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
4% abv sour wheat ale with lemon and cucumber... This is fantastic - shoulda bought the whole four-pack! The cucumber takes some of the sharpness off the lemon and salt, rounds the beer off - adds some smoothness to the zest...
May 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by robebo44 from Virginia

May 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by wildman69 from New York

Jan 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jul 17, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy lemon with no visible carbonation and a finger of white head.

Smells of cucumber, lemon and malt.

Tastes of balance of sour, brine, lemon and cucumber.

Medium smooth, foamy body.

Got in NC, drinking near Canton, June 23, 2020.
Jun 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by sd123 from Georgia

Jun 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.17 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Mar 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by HopBelT from Belgium

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jan 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Jan 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Dec 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 2.12 by Nunya from Ohio

Aug 11, 2019
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
There's really no more of a refreshing course as there is with lemon, cucumber and sourness. A proven winner in the cocktail industry, the brewers of Westbrook take these cues and roll them into a loose German styled sour ale interpretation for a summery beer that claims the best of all worlds.

Pale gold and glowing through a diffused fog of wheat, the light creamy froth that adorns the rim drifts across the nose with a brisk citrus scent and the perfumy fragrance of fresh cut basil, bright vegetation and melon. Underneath a gentle waft of sea air lies a taste that's timidly sweet with saltwater taffy, lemon tart and honeysuckle.

As the influence of malt and grain lift away, the sourness of the ale underneath graces the middle palate with lime, lemon, green apple, white grape, gooseberry and kiwi. Refreshing unto its own, the layers of cucumber seems more fruity than vegetal with a juiciness of honeydew before a minty, basil-like, tea-like finish.

Low in bitterness a slim vegetal bite adds to the salad impressions as a lemon dressed arugula comes to mind. Light, crisp and highly refreshing, Lemon Cucumber Gose is an absolute crowd pleaser for the warmer weather sans those adverse to cucumber. It's an adventurous but effortless taste with a quick finish of sourdough and tonic.
Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by aasher from Indiana

Aug 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.69 by Ani_StinkyBeer from New York

Jul 23, 2019
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 12 oz. can into a Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out a slightly hazy straw color with lemon highlights. It forms over a finger worth of white bubbles that dissipate to nothing in less than a minute. 4

The nose carries what it lists. Cucumber and lemon tangle all the way throughout on top of a salty base. 4.5

The taste brings fresh sliced cucumbers mixing with a freshly squeezed lemon tartness. I love what the cucumber is offering. 4.5

It’s light, refreshing and dry. Offers a mild tartness to cut through some of the lemon and cucumber and a kiss of salt. 4.5

Overall, this is a very good gose. It would be hard to buy anything else in the summer if I had Westbrook distribution. 4.5
Jun 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by Rhutch from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by y2kawakami from Hawaii

Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jun 10, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A-Pours a light clear straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has lime and cucumber hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a lime and cucumber flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good Gose
Jun 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.3 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by tobelerone from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
An admittedly old can but found this way out of balance, a lemon bomb without much in the way of discernible cucumber flavor or aroma and not much salinity either. Just overly fizzy tart lemon juice. Will try again but hoped for more, especially in terms of cucumber notes.
May 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by xungmound98 from New York

May 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by Samact from Vermont

May 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by KiwiBrent from New York

May 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a snifter. Fairly hazy and golden in color. A vigorous pour produced a fluffy white head that settled quickly. The aroma was exactly what I was expecting, with bright lemon, restrained cucumber, wheat, and a slightly minty aspect. Same with the taste: the lemon and cucumber really blended nicely, creating for me a totally unique flavor. Slightly tart with enough salt to notice. Medium bodied and packed full of flavor for a 4% beer. This was absolutely delicious and is highly recommended.
Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Dipping back into the box of goodies from @Dragginbals76 during NBS BIF #8
Just a little touch of texture keeping this one just this side of crisp and clear, but a nice rich yellow colour. Tight white head swells and dissipates in a single motion leaving just the galaxy of errant bubbles across the 'cap.'

Nose is rich lemon first and foremost. Cucumber serves to mellow the edges so it's not acidic sharp, but it is not the sweet of fake or candied lemon, just a softened lemon juice. Maybe a faint salinity. LEMON moreso than tart.

Oohh... Cucumber comes through much more on the tongue and wow is it refreshing. Cucumber leads and gives it a cool mellow intro before transitioning to some dull lemon. Finish dials the bright character up a touch, but still more on the middle course. Mild tart at best.

Effervescent carbonation and the classic gose feelings of acidity/salinity that creates a gummy sticky sensation from the salival glands.

This is fantastic. I hope it's not truly a one off, because it's really really good. Thanks Mike for sending this along!
Mar 31, 2019
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Can into a pint appears hazy pale yellow with a white cap.

Aroma is lemony tart and zesty with grassy cucumbers.

Taste is lemony lactic tart, sight grassy cucumber very refreshing and almost minty.

Light in body lightly carbonated and an absolutely crushable brew.
Mar 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by psmith161 from Indiana

Mar 11, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Canned 08/13/18. Should have enjoyed earlier but got lost in the fridge. Thanks to rudzud

Nice creamy white fluffy but smaller head, decent retention, nice lacing, crystal clear slight honey pale color

Nose thankfully still nice, nice bright lemon but like a sweetened meyer lemon, but raw cucumber skin, some fresh herbs like sage, a hint of maybe coriander like spice, and light doughy wheat like malt

Taste brings all of the above, with a nice tart lemony that even gets a little sour, touch of acidity as well, hint of salt with some nice coriander and herb like spice again almost sage like, lemon also comes with a sour acidity and tartness, little sweet doughy malt, salt increases to fairly noticeable, but also more fresh cucumber in the background, enough to enjoy it, tart flemmy finish with more salt and lemon zest

Mouth is lighter bod, medium to lighter carb, tart acidic and a bit flemmy,

Overall very nice and enjoyable, I bet it pops even more when fresh, but this was still quite nice. Now I know why rudzud got it for me and told me how good it was. I wish I could get a bunch of cans of these for the summer.
Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by taospowder from New Mexico

Feb 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by Vivs85 from New York

Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jan 22, 2019
Lemon Cucumber Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 93 ratings