Grandma's Apple Pie Gose
Westbrook Brewing Co.

Grandma's Apple Pie GoseGrandma's Apple Pie Gose
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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #42
ABV:
4%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,451
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 7.71%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
28
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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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Mdunster

4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
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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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
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
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
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
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Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
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
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
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
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
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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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
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
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
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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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
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: 89 out of 100 with 28 ratings