Lemon Cucumber Gose | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kell50 on 01-15-2018

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Reviews:
19
Ratings:
52
pDev:
6.28%
 
 
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 6/8/18 poured into Civil Society taster.

Golden blonde with a fluffy head of 2 fingers that recedes to a thin ring.

Nose is quite sour, with some salt, lemon, fresh water, and slight lemon candy.

Flavor bursts forward with what reminds me of tartar sauce - but that's purely from the association with lemon. Tons of tart lemon seed, lemon juice, freshly sliced cucumber - rind and all - a huge wash of sourness and acidity, lemonheads, with a heavy yet balanced level of salt. Man, it's sour and puckering.

Feel is crisp and biting, but builds a heavy carbonation the the mouth that delivers a painful swallow (possibly due to the can's age).

Overall, mega sour, but mega tasty. Definitely not the watery quencher I was expecting. Good stuff though - definitely check it out if you're a Gose fan.

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Photo of tigg924
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is fresh lemon, big cucumber, and a great amount of salt. Salty, light bodied, and high carbonation. Delicious, unique, tart, super easy to drink. Should have gotten more of this.

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Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is quite hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving lots of small specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cucumbers are present in the nose along with notes of lemons.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of cucumbers with notes of lemons and a light to moderate amount of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and faintly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this gose to be enjoyable because the aromas and flavors of cucumbers definitely stood out but weren't too strong or overpowering.

Serving type: can

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Photo of chinchill
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can with a canning date of August 2018 in November 2018
Pours with a clear golden body that has excellent clarity but a short-lived head.
As the aroma suggests, this is quite tart. The flavor has a lot of lemon, subtle cucumber, a faint suggestion of vinegar, and high level of tartness.
Light, dry body with medium carbonation.
Overall: tart, lemony and refreshing.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VoodooBear
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning dated printed on the bottom. Served in a Sensorik glass.

Appearance: The two finger head sticks around forever and leaves a little lacing in small patches. It's a cloudy gold color.

Smell: Slightly medicinal and herbal but pleasantly soft. The biggest aroma is fresh cucumber with some fresh squeezed lemon juice in the background.

Taste: Very tart and sour, almost lemon sour candy-like. The cucumber is more subdued in the palate than on the nose and gives way to more pronounced citrus peel and lemon flavors. The overall combination is really good though.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing and medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. The candy-like sugary-ness is a bit cloying though.

Overall: What sounds like a strange mix of flavors at first in the cucumber and lemon actually makes for a really nice and refreshing sour beer. Unfortunately it's a bit too cloying to enjoy in big quantities but in moderation it's a great experience.

Shoutout to Mbgreg for this one!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color. Aroma has fresh cucumber with briny salad dressing notes. Taste is sour, lemony, acidic and dry. Cucumber and lemon are quite evident but also the salt is shining through giving a mineral note. Light to medium body. Another nice one from the gose series.

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from Dragginballs76. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/30/2018. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy lemons, cucumber, lime, peach, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, sea salt, coriander, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, sea salt, coriander, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy lemons, cucumber, lime, peach, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, sea salt, coriander, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light coriander spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy lemons, cucumber, lime, peach, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, sea salt, coriander, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, sea salt, coriander, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic/tangy, and lightly sticky/saline balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a fantastic Gose! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit, sea salt, coriander, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Not overly lactic or salty. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Perfectly balanced vibrant lemons, juicy cucumbers, spice, salt, and Lacto complexity; with a nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example as expected.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SnoopDoggyDog
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5/5 it’s lit

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is lemon zest and Warhead tartness mixed with a subtle hint of cucumber in the back. Admittedly, if I wasn't looking for it, I wouldn't have noticed it. But its definitely there. Beer opens lemon heads. A nice balance of zingy tartness and mellow sweetness. The cucumber is much more prominent on the palate than on the nose. I don't know if I like it. More puckering towards the middle with a slight rind bitterness. From the cucumber? Finishes soft with barely a finish. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy on the palate and goes down aggressive. Clean finish with near no aftertaste. Really drinkable and refreshing.

I'm not sure if I like this more than the regular gose as the cucumber presence takes a little getting used to. Still, it's interesting and worth a try.

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Photo of broadway848
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked a four pack of this up in a trade. FedEx kept losing the package unfortunately. Canned 8/13/18

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice clear darker gold with a one finger white head that fades slowly to leave thin wisps and a light halo.

S - Aromas of super bright lemons, sharp and zesty, followed by..well...cucumbers! Just really prominent fresh cucumber aroma. Paired with the lemon and coriander and light salt from the base almost gives it a 'quick pickle' like aroma. Swirls really bring out even more cucumber aroma. Super neat.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Really nice lemon flavour followed by just really pleasant fresh cucumber flavour. Crisp, clean, almost pickle like. Nice light salt, good coriander, really nice creamy wheat. Absolutely delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, however, the lingering finish is on the flemmy side.

O - Overall this was a very, very enjoyable gose. The lemon and cucumber pops just wonderfully. The cucumber is quite impressive. Definitely a lovely summer time beer, however, I think I like the Key Lime Pie one a little bit more.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of jrc1093
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 6/18/18

Pours a pretty hazy golden straw with a good finger of uniform white foam; decent retention and traces of spotty lacing left behind.

Aroma is bright but nicely restrained with a mild tartness mingling excellently balanced lemon acidity and vegetal cucumber; furthermore, I’m getting plenty of grass, rose petals, and various wild herbs from the vegetal aspect, with a slight backbone of hay as well; very well-formed and detailed bouquet.

Taste brings plenty of tart, juicy lemon with the cucumber, slight salt, and plenty of herbal essence following closely; some earthy straw presence adds another element to a rounded profile.

Mouthfeel is clean, tart, zesty, and smoothly crisp all at once, and packed atop a lighter body with medium carbonation; fades on the palate with relative ease while acknowledging all flavors.

Bright lemon and a unique herbaceousness really are the highlights here; a good heft to the body adds a fuller element to the body while holding nicely to the style’s ultimately refreshing quality; good flavor profile and overall just a really well-made gose.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy transparent straw-yellow with a small creamy white head. Medium retention. A thin film remains. Good retention for the style. A bit of spotty lacing is left.

S: Cool and zippy cucumber flesh accentuated by tart acidity and sugary lemonade/candied lemon sweetness. A perfect mix of lemonade, lemon candy, and cucumber.

T: A big smack of sourness upfront. Lemon zest, lime, a hint of pineapple and a ton of cucumber. Tart and moderately acidic throughout. A nice white bread wheat backbone. Mild to moderate salt in the background wets the palate. Finishes crisp and clean with a lingering puckering sourness.

F: Light, but highly carbonated and zippy. Incredibly thirst-quenching.

O: An incredibly refreshing, delicious, and flavorful Gose. Amazing!

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Photo of LloydDobler
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Lemon Cucumber Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 52 ratings