Gose | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: 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:
#1,550
Reviews:
346
Ratings:
2,638
pDev:
11.78%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 2,638 |  Reviews: 346
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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Photo of TheSixthRing
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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Photo of poppopintheattic11
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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Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatch
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 01/31/18. An unexpected find and was pumped to pick up a 6-pack at Grassroots in Jax. Pours a beautiful hazy golden-yellow with a frothy white head that builds yet also fades quickly. Great nose on this one. Slightly funky with a fruity and wheaty aroma. Flavor is so darn good for the style. Tart, fruity, delicious. You get the salt and coriander which come together so well. Feel is fizzy and refreshing. When you want to show someone what a great Gose should be, this is the beer you have them drink. And you truly don’t appreciate how good it is until you compare it to others of the style. It’s stellar.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samlbowles
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my new go-to beer whenever I can find it. Great mouthfeel, and a great introduction to the gose style. Nice, foaming head that quickly goes down, and is the perfect blend of sour and salty. I will recommend this beer to everyone.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold. Foamy, short white head that fades fast.

Smells citrus, lemon, orange peel, sour and light Funk.

Tastes tart citrus, grapefruit, light yeast, light bread and light salt. Finish is dry with citrus and funk linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of mschrei
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Over seven months old and still very good example of the style. Head dissipatesqyuck, mildly carbed, hazy. Tart and funky smell, taste is up front juicy lemony tartness, not overly sour, slight saltiness. Dry finish, easy sipper, can tell there's alcohol pretty strongly for a 4 percent abv. I don't drink gose often, but I'd gladly pick this one anytime I wanted to try the style.

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Photo of roadhouse
2.96/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was surprised to find the rating so high this. There is a very unpleasant aftertaste to it that I just can't seem to describe. I'm detail. Perhaps it is one of those things only very few people have the taste bud for. I would describe the bad aftertaste almost like those Coca Cola flavored gummy candies, but without the sweetness.

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

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold yellow color. Above average carbonation,medium body. Aroma is lemon,lime,orange, and yeast. Taste is just as advertised,sour,salty, and it's pretty tasty

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Photo of rfgetz
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chaliemon
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer ever. Everyone seems to be pouring it into a glass. I drink it from the can. Sour and refreshing.

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