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
Ratings:
2,571
Reviews:
325
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
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396
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Photo of Greybeard
3.16/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.25

A kind co-worker gave me a can of this to sample. Said it was highly rated on BA. "Sour and Salty," most definitely. But delicious? No.

Looks good and pours with minimal head, but the first sip reminds me of the the tapwater at Myrtle Beach: nasty. It tastes more like somebody poured salt and a little bit of lemon juice into a cheap Chardonnay. I just don't get the claim that this is delicious beer.

Yes, I drank it, the whole can. It was a gift, after all, and I wanted to give it a chance. But I would never buy one of these, there are too many good beers out there to waste money on brackish brew.

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3.2/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.22/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a hazy, dull, pale yellow color with almost no head

S-raw bread dough, salty, sour acidic fruits

T-sour fruits and saltiness destroy the palate and finish with a lingering bread dough flavor

MF-light bodied but mellow and smooth

O-my first representation of the style, so I can't exactly review based on style but I am not a fan of Gose's so far

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Photo of Bung
3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. Not really sure what this style should look like. Rather becalmed looking compared to most other brews. Hazy yellow gold. Some white head that disappears.

Aroma, Yeasty citrus to me, some minerally saltiness. Wheaty and corn like malt.

Taste, It is quite puckering up front, straight lemon. Dry but not overyly so. Other things come out much later in the finish. Again minerally salt, and a large hay and wheat grain.

High carbonation compared to what the appearance would lead one to believe. Drinks very easy, light body, but it is VERY tart. Never had the style so I guess this is fine.
Feels "trendy" because of the sourness. Probably wouldn't bother with this style again.

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Photo of NCMatt
3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm sure this is a very traditional interpretation of the style, but it is one of the few Gose beers I'm just not over the moon about. It's salty, tart, but (in my opinion) not particularly refreshing. It's still a highly drinkable and sessionable beer, but nothing I would go out of my way to buy (again).

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3.29/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thepenguin
3.29/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours a clear light gold with a head that dissipates extremely quickly, leaving no trace of foam.

S: Sweaty and acrid, but smells more or less like a gose is supposed to smell. Certainly on the sour side for the style. A bit yeasty.

T: Bracingly sour. Tons of Granny Smith apple and vinegar-like puckering tartness with practically no malt to speak of. Some salt in there, emerging more late in the finish after the tartness passes by, but this beer is really tilted towards the sourness. Not an easy one to drink.

F: Light body with medium carbonation and a gritty, acidic feel.

Thoughts: Goses should be effortless to drink but that requires some sort of balance – I find this one to be more of a chore due to its unforgiving acrid sourness. Unfortunatley this beer requires a chaser of water.

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Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,571 ratings.
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