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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our interpretation of Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), a traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style is making a comeback.

5 IBU

Added by mrandypandy on 05-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,908
Reviews:
352
Ratings:
2,654
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
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411
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498
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Ratings: 2,654 |  Reviews: 352
Photo of Unclevince
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Really well made gose hitting all the rights marks. Nice look with just a hint of haze. Smells like a day at the beach and reveals the tasting notes it’s supposed to: salt, coriander and just a hint of yeast. One of the better traditional gose beers around

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Photo of VoodooBear
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Appearance: The one and a quarter finger head goes away pretty quickly and leaves a thin foam layer behind. There's no lacing pretty much except for some small bubbles that stick around here or there. It's a hazy, dull yellow-orange color.

Smell: There's some lemon and grapefruit peels, coriander and brown sugar with a hint of biscuits in the background. It's not an off smell but the combination of aromas doesn't work that well.

Taste: It's citrus sour at the beginning and and transitions into a slight salty sweetness. The coriander comes in on the aftertaste and becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: It's pretty light and quite refreshing but a little bit cloying. The carbonation is medium-high.

Overall: There's a lot of elements in the nose and palate that just don't mesh well with each other. On top of that, the beer just doesn't stand out in any particular way. A good beer, but that's pretty much it.

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Photo of schrader52
2.48/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

My first Gose. I get the distinct feeling I'm drinking V8 from a can. It would be great in a beer bloody Mary.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, 2652-2653, 05/07/18... purchased from room temp shelf... poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: foam sizzled out during pour - was pouring rather clear light amber liquid with very slight haze... at the end I dumped in the sediment, creating a thick cloudiness... overall, it looks terrible - as hazy as a NEIPA, but still (carbonation/foam wise)

S: zinging sour acids, lightly briny, grapefruit citrusy, mild muffin wheat note... great potency overall, inviting

T: vibrant grapefruit tart flavor and rather potent but hardly off-putting yogurt-y lactic bite... subtle nutty yeast note at the end of some sips - very faint... coriander slowly builds until it's the dominant note in the aftertaste

F: relative light approach with quick swell of wheaty-acidic viscosity which trails and disappears slowly, giving (and against sluggish carbonation) a bit of a (medium-)thick-ish body... finishes relatively light though, a fair bit of residual lactic slime left behind, but pinched off before the throat

O: obviously I need to try a younger can, and still perhaps care take to decant next time, but the taste is rather good, even for a 6-month-old example kept in dubious care

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Photo of beertunes
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to nc41 for this one from box during NBS BIF #8. 12oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a cloudy orange-yellow color, with a thin cap of white head that had low retention and no lacing.

A slight funk was at the front of the nose, with grain, salt, and a bit of spice in supporting roles. Very similar on the tongue, with the salt being a bit more noticeable.

The body was a wee touch fuller than I expected, but was still smooth, The beer had a finish that started sweeter that caught me a bit off-guard, but really dried out. Drinkability was very nice, i could see having this in my rotation were it local. Overall, a very nice brew, worth your time.

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Photo of hoponit
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of salt, slight bacterial funk, honey, wheat, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of a Leipzig Gose. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable tartness. Tastes of salt, slight bacterial funk, honey, wheat, hint of pale malt, and slight sweet malt. Overall, average appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of Nunya
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deadwig
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a pokal glass

This beer pours amber and cloudy with pale yellow highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of off white head that leaves virtually no lacing.

It has a great sour orange nose. Tart, orange-y, Refreshing.


The taste is tart and salty. The coriander translate to an orange flavor. Dry finish.

Medium bodied with dry mouthfeel

This beer is simple and refreshing as hell. Well done. It is way better than all these fruited kettle sours dominating the landscape.

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Photo of RussGilder
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniel_Bates
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gruves33
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

canned 05-07-18

L-The beer pours golden and slightly hazy. The head stands around a finger and a half high. This recedes to a thin ring leaving no lacing.
S-The nose is tart in the fashion that lactobacillus produces. The salt is present as is the wheat malt behind it all.
T- It is a simple yet wonderfully constructed combination of the wheat, the tartness, and finally a solid brininess which helps the beer finish dry.
F-Overall mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium. Carb is initially prickly but fairly restrained after the initial pour. Drinkablility is very high for something this tart.
O-One of the best Gose I've had. When you make it this well you don't really need fruit additions. Highly recommended.

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Photo of godawgs
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Psychromatic
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is mighty expensive, but it's also mighty good. This was the first Gose I ever tried and I honestly don't mind dropping $3.50 a 12-oz. can, when I'm able.

Forget the look -- the smell (it very definitely smells "of the sea", briny and vegetal) and taste (you KNOW coriander and salt abide in this, as well as a lip-puckering sourness to go with them) are the real show stoppers. It's not a heavy beer in mouthfeel, but it's just right -- not too light, not too heavy. It pours a nice amber, with a decent little head -- but again, we're not here for the look of this thing so much as for the taste and scent, but it's lovely that the appearance is just as nice as what assails the nose and palate so pleasantly!

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Photo of Knickfan3
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerJ
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nater919
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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