Grandma's Apple Pie Gose
Westbrook Brewing Co.

Grandma's Apple Pie GoseGrandma's Apple Pie Gose
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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Gose
Ranked #16
ABV:
4%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,814
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 7.86%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
26
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 22, 2022
Added:
Oct 24, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Grandma's Apple Pie GoseGrandma's Apple Pie Gose
Notes: More PIE! Right on time for your autumn imbibing occasions we bring you this very delicious and nostalgic gose. Grandma's Apple Pie Gose is loaded with apple puree, cinnamon, and vanilla with a little milk sugar to balance it out.
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Reviewed by Jrog3141

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
If you love apple pie, this is a must have. This beer literally tastes and smells like an apple pie your Grandma would make. You can literally taste and smell the granny smith apples, the cinnamon, the milk sugar, the lemons, even the pie crust. I should note that this is not for everyone. If you don't like Apple Pie or anything sweet, this isn't for you. That being said this instantly became one of my favorites and I went back to the store to get more the next day
Nov 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.57 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.45 by RBorsato from Virginia

Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Oct 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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Gose
Westbrook
Grandma's Apple Pie Gose
Date: 11/20/2021
I want to like this beer, but hesitant. How can Westbrook pull off this flavor and make it a Gose? I used a footed pils glass, and the temp is 36 degrees. A frothy and airy bright white two-fingered head was created. The somewhat quick dissipation left a bit of lacing on the glass. Pale straw with light golden hues charts the color around SRM 5. Some haziness is evident throughout the beer. The appearance is standard for this style.
I cannot comprehend this; my brain has questions I cannot answer. The Gose smells like a warm baked apple pie. The aromas I get are cinnamon, cooked pie crust, salt, granny smith apples, lemons, and sugar.
It tastes just like it smells. The flavors are brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon, granny smith apples, salt, cinnamon, cloves, cooked pastry shell, sugar, and vanilla.
The mouthfeel is tarty and fresh. The body is light and light carbonation. The finish is soft and sweet.
I do not understand; how this is possible. It is a Gose, maybe or maybe not. I do know this beer is fabulous; I could drink more.
Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Dec 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.57 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Mdunster

4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I've tried to write this review several times without sounding like an elitist. First off, I don't care for goses, second off, I love this beer. The Cinnamon and apple notes distract from the sourness, not only in a great way, but in the same way that a well baked apple pie distracts from the sour nature of a granny smith. If you find someone detracting from this beer's merits, then you've found someone who doesn't taste beer as it should be.
Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a clear yellow-golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the glass

S- aroma smells more like regular Westbrook gose; lemon peel, wheat, lacto tartness, yogurt, a hint of apple cider vinegar

T- flavor checks all of the boxes; bold notes of baked apples with undertones of cinnamon. Mid-palate gives a slightly sweet note of vanilla cream, the finish is tart, adding notes of lemon peel, some lactic tartness and more apple on the linger

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp, slightly tart finish

O- flavor is apple pie in a glass, well done
Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Feb 13, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Was skeptical of a dessert gose that wasn't just fruit, but gave it a shot because of westbrook's regular gose and man am I glad I did! This is amazing, so impressed with the purity of the flavoring. Huge granny smith apple with lingering tartness and lemon accents, balances with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, light doughy malt and light wheat in a beautiful way in both smell and taste. Feel is much like the orignal tart and spiced now instead of salty, smooth and thinner with good snap on the finish. Love this as a whimsical beer for dessert or as a fun fall or spring drink
Feb 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Feb 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16 fl oz pull-tab can/$3.99 USD for the single plus tax at a beer store in New Orleans, LA.

"Gose style ale brewed with apples, cinnamon, vanilla, and milk sugar." 4% ABV.

The apple really comes through wonderfully without making the beer taste too cidery. The cinnamon and milk sugar play well with the apples, not quite nailing the apple pie motif they're after but coming close enough. I don't taste much vanilla, to be honest. The gose sourness plays well, lending this bacterial intricacy, but I don't honestly taste any salt or coriander...they seem to have ditched the heart of the style in pursuit of the whole American pastry beer thing, which is disappointing.

Well balanced in any case, surprisingly managing to stay away from tasting cloyingly sweet despite the lactose sugar and cassia. Westbrook has always made a mean Gose, and this is no exception - even if I do prefer their more traditional stab at the style (which also costs a good bit less).

Refreshing and enjoyable if a bit gimmicky. I'm glad I tried it once despite its high price, but it's not a beer I'd knowingly buy again even if it is tasty...$4+ for a 4% gose is just too much in my opinion even if the quality is there. At $9.99/sixer, I'd probably pick it up here or there, but it's a bit too narrow in focus to be a beer one would want in one's fridge regularly. Sweet and sour is fine, but I guess I just want my gosenbiere sour...

High B- (3.50) / WORTHY
Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jan 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.22 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Hazy, slightly-murky yellow with a half finger of near-white head. Poor retention but decent lacing.

Big apple and cinnamon aroma — very sweet — with a hint of cream beneath.

The taste follows the nose. Very sweet apples and cinnamon with a touch of cream. Lightly sour in the finish.

Medium bodied and slick feeling just enough carbonation.

A bit sweet for my taste, but delivers exactly as advertised. The apple character is really well done, too.
Jan 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.32 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Dec 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.91 by ryan0834 from South Carolina

Dec 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Nov 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can, dated 10/24/19, into Carpe Brew Em snifter.

A super juicy hazy creamy blonde pale body with a tall creamy cap of 2 fingers, receding to 1, and then to 1/2. Slight lace left up the sides.

Aroma is vinegar, hay, slight musty bathroom, slight cider, and cinnamon.

Flavor....wow. It's as if I took a bite of rhubarb apple pie. I can even taste the crust. Cinnamon and vanilla (ice cream) are most prevalent, but the apples and vinegar are present as well. Very tasty. Not much else to comment on.

Feel is juicy and biting, and yet this beer goes down so quickly. Nice big acidic finish.

Overall - a big, fruity, juicy bomb of apple pie and ice cream that is sure to please every beer drinker. Solid stuff, although I still like the Strawberry Rhubarb variant better.

Price paid : $4.99 / can
Would buy again : Yes
Jul 07, 2020
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Pours muddy. Looks more like pulpy orange juice than a gose. Nose is lemon and green apple tartness with a sugary backbone. Pleasant but rather mellow. Beer opens cinnamon, graham cracker and tart apple and lemon. Some brown sugar in the back and at the finish with a pastry-like sweetness. I definitely get where the apple pie is coming from. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Foamy on the palate and puckering and crisp going down. Very drinkable.

I didn't know what to think of this given the name but its very easy to drink and pretty delicious. Apple pie flavor profile comes through pretty clearly.
Apr 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jan 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Dec 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Dec 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by broadway848 from New York

Nov 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 17, 2019
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy super pale hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Big aromas of apple cider and pie crust. Big creamy wheat as well, light tartness, good salinity. Bright apple as well, quite pleasant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with enormous sweet and tart apples, good apple cider and cooked apples, great pie crust, lovely cinnamon and vanilla. Great pie crust notes, creamy wheat, light salinity. Quite pleasant and delivers what it promises.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, not really flemmy.

O - Overall this was a rather solid gose with phenomenal apple pie notes. Exquisite.

Serving Type: can
Nov 01, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
THanks to rudzud
light fizzy head, no retention, very pale pear flesh color

NOse is mostly gose, lots of raw dough wheat, with a tart lacto funk like, little yoghurt funk, with some apple cider like and funk, maybe even pear cider like, hint of salt I think

Taste is loads of apple pie, just raw apple pie out front, baked apple out front, with a little apple and pear cider, with nice baked oats and wheat doughy pie crust, a little lacto funk bringing a little apple skin, granny smith sweet and tart notes, a touch of salt in the background, dry bready crust finish and tart without being flemmy

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a little creamy oats and pie crust and lacto, light tartness but not flemmy

Overall wow, the taste really is apple pie, the baked apples and oat crusted pie crust, so nice, with a good base gose and tart lacto funk, apple cider, hint of salt, just really well done
Nov 01, 2019
Grandma's Apple Pie Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 37 ratings