Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Gose
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #20
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,871
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 7.03%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
29
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  0
SCORE
92
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie GoseStrawberry Rhubarb Pie Gose
Notes: Gose brewed with strawberry, rhubarb, vanilla, and spices.
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 29 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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biiru_ojisan from Japan

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy strawberry pink with a creamy white head that doesn't stick around too long.

Well it smells like a strawberry rhubarb pie, minus the crust. Although the buttered crackers malt character could be thought of as pastry if you wanted to stretch the imagination a bit.

Wow! That is freaking delicious! Strawberry, rhubarb, and cinnamon mix perfectly and taste just like the name on the can. Very tart and sweet. Vanilla gives the impression of an a la mode pie. The tartness makes the beer finish quite dry and keeps the sweetness from getting cloying.

The mouthfeel in on the thicker side of medium bodied and quite well carbonated. No alcohol warmth. Does leave the mouth a bit sticky.

Overall, this is an excellent beer. It's not as refreshing as Westbrook's standard gose, but it a fun, and delicious beer. Would go perfect with a warm buttery pastry. Maybe something a little firmer than a croissant.

Dec 09, 2020
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Nose is robust and creamy strawberry, strawberry jam, and a tart strawberry seediness with some overtones of cinnamon. Really pleasant. Beer opens pie crust, cinnamon, graham cracker. Strawberry juiciness in the middle that is part unripened fruit, part seediness, and part jam. Lactose towards the end adds a layer of creaminess with a slightly accented tart finish. This is exactly as advertised. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Creamy on the palate and goes down soft with an accented finish and a slightly lingering aftertaste.

The flavor is there but I wish this one was a bit more drinkable. Body is a little off here.

Oct 13, 2020
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: A hue between rhubarb purée pink and a yellow-orange. Opaque with a two finger pink-tinged head of average retention to a creamy ring and only temporary lacing.

S: Strawberry purée dominates with plenty of rhubarb support. I cannot detect any spices or vanilla directly, but the smoothie style is nonetheless expertly crafted, especially when considering the lower weight and ABV.

T: Nearly as good as the nose. An amazing achievement at 4.5%. I could really put these back. Salt level is lower than some but well balanced with the fruit. Awesome.

F: Like a filtered smoothie or Jamba Juice. Not overly sweet. And a refreshingly crisp but still creamy mouthfeel.

O: Wonderfully refreshing. When judging against the Gose style and the low ABV, it is a must try, and I will be snatching more Westbrook Gose with mouth watering as they release!

Oct 06, 2020
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Owlheadbrews from North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Cloudy pinkish hue

S: strawberry vanilla and cinnamon all come through nicely

T: a lot of strawberry and lactose taste so a good amount of sweetness to offset the gose style

Sep 12, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 8/26/19, into Ploughshare glass.

Has a creamy murky rusty peach-pink color, very murky to the point of being off-putting, with a creamy tight cap of 2 fingers, receding gradually to 1, leaving lace on the sides.

Aroma is tart strawberry, strawberry jam, graham crust, grapefruit rind, lemon rind, rhubarb, and sweet milk sugar.

Flavor brings really tart strawberry, mineral, lime, graham cracker, rhubarb, hints of ice cream/milk sugar, and a general tart finish.

Feel is wet, acidic, tart, biting, creamy, full, and acidic/tart on the finish.

Overall a stellar Gose beer, one of the best I've had, definitely seek this one out. Not as good as New Glarus' Rhubarb beer (but that one is more of a wild ale anyhow).

Price Paid : $4.99 / can
Would buy again : Yes

Jun 08, 2020
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer presented a cloudy yellow color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - The nose seemed like a pretty standard Westbrook gose. It was tart with a wheat presence.

Taste - The dry saltiness of the gose coupled with wheat started the profile. A light strawberry presence initiated the adjuncts before the wonderful tartness of rhubarb appeared. For an added layer, cinnamon appeared as the beer warmed. The tartness lingered nicely.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was appropriately semi-aggressive for the style.

Overall - It was not my favorite, but definitely another winning gose from Westbrook.

Mar 21, 2020
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Rastal Harmony tumbler.

Appearance: The half finger head goes away almost immediately and doesn't leave behind any lacing. Is a murky, pale orange color.

Smell: The strongest scent is of rhubarb, with some strawberry in the background and a hint of pie crust.

Taste: It's tart and with a strong vegetable rhubarb taste up front. That's balanced out by some sweet strawberry, a light yogurt funk and rich, bready pie crust. 

Mouthfeel: It's quite pillowy but lighter bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: It's an OK beer. The advertised flavors of strawberry, rhubarb and pie are present on their own but there's just better executions of the concept as a whole out there. Not a terrible beer, but not great either.

Feb 28, 2020
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 08/26/19.

A nice rosy pink, almost rust-hued coloration.. carbonation is soft, lacing comes in spots.

Nose is all fruit, with strawberry and raspberry coming through. Hints of rhubarb, with a touch of that fresh seediness aroma you sometimes get from fresh, ripe seeded berries.

Flavors tart and fruity, with ripe strawberry flavors making room for a burst of earthy rhubarb, cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla sweetness on the tail. This is killer.

Fairly light-bodied and very soft for no lactose addition. Carbonation is soft and effervescent, with a light, lingering pucker.

Oct 03, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud, canned 8/26/19

Pours a light fizzy airy but dense off-white head that fades at a medium pace, a little whispy lacing, very hazy cloudy pinkish mauve color

Nose brings plenty of tart rhubarb and a bit of tart strawberry, juicy strawberry, a bit of lactic acid and creamy like lacto, with a little bread dough, some vanilla icing, a little cinnamon starting to come through as it warms

Taste starts a bit sweet but very tart sweet pie like flavors, lots of juicy strawberry and some tart rhubarb, nice blend of the two, with some bread dough and pie crust notes, mild lactic acid and lacto creamy like, a bit of cinnamon in the middle adding a nice spice, then wash of vanilla and vanilla icing on the back end, with a tart and sweet sour patch kids like finish, not too flemmy either, and a bit of more bready doughy finish, a touch of salt when I'm really searching for it

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, creamy lacto and a bit juicy, medium to lighter carb, a little tart acidity and light flemmy finish

Overall pretty nice, great taste with all the nice flavors blending well into a nice strawberry-rhubarb pie, nose was a little light but still on point, and overall base gose was there and not overpowered too much

Sep 29, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy amber yellow in color. It poured with a finger and half high dense off white head that has some light pinkish hues and hardly died down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of rhubarb are present in the nose along with hints of yeast.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of rhubarb with notes of saltiness and hints of strawberries.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation. There's so much carbonation in this beer that it's difficult to perceive if there is any tartness on the mouthfeel.
O: This beer was much too carbonated compared to other beers in the style to be refreshing.

Serving type: can

Sep 23, 2019
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Jimmy_Kneecaps from Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is a deep, cloudy pink with 2 fingers of head that has a pinkish/orangish tint. Aroma is salinity up front (on par for the Gose), and a spicy/sweet smell on the back end. The salty sweet thing really works in the taste of this beer! I have no idea what rhubarb tastes like, but what I get is salty up front, sweet strawberries in the middle, and a quick salty finish. Mouthfeel is thicker than normal for a Gose, but still below medium. Great prickly carbonation. Overall this is a fantastic offering from Westbrook!

Sep 22, 2019
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FrothyBeard from South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours out a hazy light pink color. The aroma is strawberry, vanilla, a hint of cinnamon, with a lovely tart/ sour air to it. The flavor profile on this is magnificent. You get strawberries that could have been made by smuckers, you get a kick of pleasant tartness from the rhubarb. The cinnamon and spice set the overall flavor profile off as neither take over the flavor profile but if they had not been added this would have simply been another same old same old gose. This has a medium mouth feel to it. Not overly wet but it's not full bodied either. I am not normally a huge fan of sour beer or gose style beers however this is one of my favorite offerings I've had of theirs.

Sep 15, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Received two four packs of this in a trade.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy pinkish golden hue with a fat creamy two finger white head that faded slowly to leave a thick almost one finger super creamy blanket. Great color and retention for the style.

S - Aromas of slightly sweet red berries, but a good swirl produces huge strawberry jam aromas, not overly sweet but 100% jammy. The cinnamon and vanilla plays in to that as well big time without getting aggressive lending more of a baking spice type note than cinnamon sticks and vanilla pods. The rhubarb is rather subtle providing just a flash of tartness. For the most part though this is a strawberry pie bomb.

T - Taste is really, really big vanilla and definitely baked pie crust up front with a dusting of cinnamon. It's wild how Westbrook manages to nail the 'pie' aspect of their pie gose series through the usage of wheat. The strawberries are once again more cooked seedy and jammy than fresh berries, which I suppose makes sense as they'd be cooked in a pie. There is pleasant tartness from the rhubarb. Lingering more on the lips than anything is some nice almost drying salinity. It really does taste like summer time for me baking strawberry rhubarb pies and cobblers fresh from the oven with some vanilla ice cream melting on it.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, medium bodied. The big thing here though is the finish; it's clean and a bit heavy. It doesn't have that lingering flemmy finish that can plague poorly executed goses.

O - Overall I utterly loved this beer. Great color and awesome retention, one of the cleanest strawberry aromas and flavours I had in a beer in years and years. The rhubarb was a nice replacement for the tradition lemon with the cinnamon, vanilla, and wheat bringing the pie crust and ice cream to the table. Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose is my go to trade for summer crusher due to it's intense tartness and acidity, however, I think I like the actual execution of this beer more. It is definitely a dessert beer thanks to the amount of strawberry and probably not one I could sit down and put back can after can, so that edge still goes to Key Lime Pie Gose. Still though...if this is added to the Westbrook seasonal release schedule I would trade for multiple four packs. Delicious.

Serving Type: Can

Sep 14, 2019
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 29 ratings