Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Gose
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #16
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,151
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 8.85%
Ratings:
41
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 04, 2022
Added:
Jul 22, 2019
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  1
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie GoseStrawberry Rhubarb Pie Gose
Notes: Gose brewed with strawberry, rhubarb, vanilla, and spices.
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Photo of Parmesan
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Pours a cloudy orangish yellow with a medium foamy white head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Some tart funky rhubarb followed by so.e vanilla and lactose, don't get a lot of the cinnamon.

T: More tart than sour, a very strong rhubarb, touch of salt, and some vanilla and lactose, don't quite get the pie crust, but a solid gone.

F: Light body Smooth carb.

O: This is a solid, drinkable tart gose.

May 04, 2022
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4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Newtyg23

Westbrook Gose are some of the best. This one doesn't disappoint. Strawberry rhubarb pie in a can.

May 01, 2022
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by colts9016 from Idaho

1739
Gose
Westbrook
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Date: 09/24/2021
I just tried the last Gose from Westbrook, and I enjoyed it; I am hoping the same. Growing up, we ate strawberry rhubarb pie; it was the highlight of a long work week. I used another footed pils glass and served it around 36 degrees. I anticipated a pinkish color when I poured the beer, but I did not. A frothy and creamy one-fingered head was created. The slow dissipation did leave bits of lacing on the glass. A golden yellow with amber hues charts the beer around SRM 7. The clarity is almost clear with bits of yeasty floaties.
The aromas are dominated by Rhubarb. Notes of berries come through but faintly. Lemon, salt, and crackers Nare what I smell next. Nosing the glass several more times, I detect a faint bread note.
The flavors are rhubarb and a touch of strawberries. This beer is more like a Gose than the last beer. It has a pungent lemon and salt with some cinnamon and vanilla that linger on the back of the palate.
The mouthfeel is bright and crisp. The body of the beer is light and has high carbonation. The finish is tart and sweet.
I do not think this is better than the Apple Pie Gose, but this beer is tart and crisper. The other beer was sweeter. I enjoy the other Gose better. I wanted the strawberry flavor to have more presents along with the spices. The rhubarb was overpowering and made it difficult to enjoy.

Apr 04, 2022
 
4.35 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Apr 01, 2022
 
4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Mar 26, 2022
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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Stevedore from Oregon

Dark reddish pink body. Strawberries for days, nice rhubarb tartness to balance it out a bit. Lots of strawberry fruit along the finish. Medium lighter bodied, good carbonation, lighter medium lemon acetic acidity. Smell's good, almost a funky strawberry lemonade.

Jan 02, 2022
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Cloudy golden body with a white cap. Smell is really impressive: strawberry coulis with vanilla, yeast, wheat, light baking spices, and a hint of lacto laced rhubarb. Taste has large wheat to remind you this is a beer you are drinking: rhubarb is still on the backend but stronger, strawberry, yeast, vanilla star. Does starts to separate a little as it warms. Feel is classic westbrook with the gose wheat and yeast with a light fun tartness, crisp for style, smooth and has some residual sweetness on the tongue. As a lover of strawberry rhubarb pie, this beer is a welcomed dessert in the summer

Dec 16, 2021
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2.72/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by BubbleBobble from New York

Pours a murky dark orangey pink, initial 2" off white head that settles out slowly, little lacing. Nose off the bat has grassy, fruity notes most reminiscent of parmigiano reggiano, which in this context isn't too pleasant. As it warms, strawberry notes become more prominent, though closer to strawberry candy than any actual strawberry. A bit of musky saltiness as well that fits with the base. Taste is oddly dull - there's some mild tartness up front and some strawberry (even strawberry-banana) candy, but little that lingers on the palate. The flavor hint is more like a zero cal seltzer than anything else - it really doesn't stick around and is more of a suggestion of flavor than anything else. Mouthfeel is solid - a little on the heavy side but with good carbonation. Overall, this doesn't work for me.

Dec 05, 2021
 
4.15 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Nov 25, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a murky medium pinkish golden honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate pale orange + pale ruby red + dark golden yellow + amber + apricot colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy fizzy foamy pale beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering 95% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy sweet + tart strawberries and light to moderate aromas of rhubarb over the top of moderate aromas of wheat + graham cracker malts with a light to moderate amount of lactose sweetness and a light to moderate amount of citrus lemon lacto tartness. Light aromas of vanilla and a hint of brininess. Hints of spices.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavor of wheat + graham cracker malts with a light to moderate amount of lactose sweetness and a light to moderate amount of citrus lemon lacto tartness. That is followed by light flavors of vanilla and a hint of brininess. Finally there are moderate to strong flavors of juicy sweet + tart strawberries and light to moderate aromas of rhubarb along with some hint of spices. Light to moderate amounts of lingering tartness.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with a slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth in the mid-body with a moderate amount of acidic prickliness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasantly soft/creamy + acidic mouthfeel. Very enjoyable and really reminds me of the pie (which I made for the first time this past summer). Refreshing.

Nov 25, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

Got as a gift from dbrauneis last time we hung out. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/24/21. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden orange, light pink color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing on the glass, moderate streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas and flavors of big juicy strawberries, lemon, lime, orange, green apple, melon, rhubarb, wheat, hay, straw, grass; background notes of fruit skin/seeds, vanilla, cream, cinnamon, lacto funk, salt, pepper. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness and fruit tang on the finish; light spice and herbal bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; nice crisp acidic finish with some wheat creaminess. Light salinity. No astringent or puckering flavors, make this super drinkable and refreshing. Not really huge on cinnamon or vanilla, but this is right on the verge of jammy levels of fruit flavors; and they didn't overdo the rhubarb character. Top tier milkshake sour or whatever you want to call it.

Nov 23, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by flagmantho from Washington

Poured from 16oz can into a dimpled mug. Canned 9/24/21.

Appearance: murky medium-dark orange with a thin layer of fizzy foam atop.

Smell: that's a strawberry gose all right! Wheaty, a bit tart, and quite a bit of strawberry. Vanilla isn't jumping out at me explicitly; perhaps it's adding to a sense of sweetness. Not bad, but I really don't think the strawberry is adding a lot.

Taste: wheaty and slightly tart with a good dose of fresh, delicious strawberries. The fruit is substantially more successful in the flavor than in the aroma. There's enough sweetness to really make this beer pop; it's one of the most successful applications of strawberry I've experienced in a beer. Definitely executed on the plan!

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a moderate carbonation and perfectly decent creaminess.

Overall: I like this beer; it's very strange. I probably wouldn't want to drink a bunch of them, but it's definitely an interesting treat.

Oct 20, 2021
 
3.8 by mig100 from Texas on Jan 22, 2021
 
4.21 by loganburgh from Michigan on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Dec 11, 2020
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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by biiru_ojisan from Japan

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
 
4.32 by beersampler6 from Michigan on Nov 18, 2020
 
4.34 by MaximumYuks from Oregon on Oct 22, 2020
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3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by SpeedwayJim from New York

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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4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

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
 
4.35 by shelby415 from Oregon on Oct 05, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

This is great, creamy tart and hits the mark

Sep 28, 2020
 
4.61 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Sep 26, 2020
 
4.05 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Sep 16, 2020
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3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Owlheadbrews from North Carolina

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
 
4.4 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Sep 12, 2020
 
4.24 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 01, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

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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3.3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

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
 
4.38 by Georgiabeer from Georgia on Feb 03, 2020
 
4.25 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by WickedBeer from Alabama

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
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Sep 30, 2019
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4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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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3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by metter98 from New York

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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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Jimmy_Kneecaps from Tennessee

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
 
4.24 by captaintrash from South Carolina on Sep 20, 2019
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4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by FrothyBeard from South Carolina

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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4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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 41 ratings