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

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#1,487
Reviews:
344
Ratings:
2,629
pDev:
11.78%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

A - Pours a straw yellow color with a massive rocky, white head and heavy carbonation.

S - Wheat, straw, and tart sour white grapes dominate the nose.

T - Follows the nose with a tart and puckering white sour grape finish that sucks the spit off your palate initially before causing the entire mouth to water before it eventually dries out the mouth. Lingering white grape tartness that's borderline puckering.

M - Medium body with very active carbonation, lingering puckering tartness.

O - Didn't think I would enjoy this beer/style but it's quite good!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, dated 8/20/2013 on the bottom. Says drink within 90 days. Since I'm drinking this today, 10/10/2013, that makes it almost exactly 90 days. Oops. Poured into an unlabeled snifter.

Review #230.

Pours a very, very hazy golden-straw body. Comes with a very fluffy 2cm white head that dissipates into pretty much nothing.. leaving what looks like unfiltered orange juice. No lacing. Not a very pretty beer by any means.

Smells quite weird to be honest. It smells like grapefruit juice but with a little bit of earthy funk. Not quite full-blown horse blanket or gym socks like in Bruxelles sours, but there is definitely a funk presence there. And more than just a bit of apple cider vinegar acidity in the smell. I am really digging it but it is not a full blown intense etc nose... it's rather mild yet intriguing.

Now this is what I'm talkin' about. Pretty complex beer. Initial grapefruit sweetness transitions into a funky, acerbic acidity that is fairly sour, but not über mouthpuckeringly so. I would say this acidity is like sea water in that I'm thinking there is a little bit of salt but its somewhat subtle. I actually just took out a shaker of sea salt to compare and it tastes quite similar to this aspect of the palate. Finishes with a nice mixture of salt and funk.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, smooth and extremely easy to drink. Not heavy on the palate, leaves just a trace of earthiness and salt. Very sessionable at 4% ABV.

I wish I had a case of this. While its kind of ugly looking, its very easy to drink, super flavourful and leaves me feeling quite satisfied even though this is a 4% session beer. This is putting the Gose style on the list for me and I am looking forward to seeking out more examples of this bygone style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm on a gose drinking mission and this is yet another one. As far as Gose goes, this is one of the better ones, very lactic forward, nice and strong. Not too salty.

Beer served in a snifter, thanks Michael. Beer is yellow and dirty looking with a thin white head of small bubbles, no retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is lactic acid, all the way.

Beer is medium to light in body and really creamy, strong, mildly salty interesting. Almost no yeast comes through at all. I still like the Upright one better but this one is quite good.

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Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 2,629 ratings