Gose | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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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:
#2,786
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
2,649
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
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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

Photo of SmashAdams
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as low ABV drinkable sour beers go this is pretty stellar. I don't have a ton of experience with Goses but I can see why this is widely considered the benchmark. Nice tartness, a wheaty body, light salty finish. This goes down really nice. yb

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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10/27/17

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and golden/straw yellow in color with a white, half finger head that devolves quickly into a fairly barren surface with a small island of suds floating centrally and a thin, broken ring of suds encircling the edge of the glass. Not much for lacing; just a few tiny spots here and there.

Smell - The aroma is sour and salty with a light spice and wheat undertones.

Taste - Follows the nose. Almost lemony Sourness and salinity upfront and throughout, while a touch of coriander spice comes through as the initial tartness begins to die down. Distant wheat undertone.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with spritzy carbonation. Easy drinker with a crisp, smooth, dry and refreshing finish.

Overall - Classic, tasty Gose. Great example from an American brewery. Balanced and quenchable. If you got the chance, give it a try.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tony210
3.11/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I don't get this style. Pours a cloudy medium straw color, minimal head. Sour aroma - dies not smell appetizing. Taste follows nose, I just don't get it. Sour, salty, tart, dirty dishwater flavor. This might be a great interpretation of the style, but again – I don't get it, but I understand how this style was nearly extinct.

5/4/18
12 oz can dated 1/31/18
3 rating (very grnerous rating)

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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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