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:
2,564
Reviews:
321
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
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396
Gots:
475
For Trade:
57
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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 3/21/2016. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big sour lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, peach, pineapple, sea salt, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, light vinegar/funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, salt/spice, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, peach, pineapple, sea salt, coriander, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, light vinegar/funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, peach, pineapple, sea salt, coriander, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, salt/spice, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/sourness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from acidity; that lightly increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic/saline, and fairly bready/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero alcohol warming as expected of 4%. Overall this is an excellent gose! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, salt/spice, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; even with the higher acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Chris. Pale blonde. Lightly hazy. Nice and tart. Light wheat. Acidity is great through the finish.

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Photo of mothman
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy hazy yellow.

Lemon citrus. Acidic. Vinegar. Coriander and salt. Yeasty. Tart.

Light bodied easy to drink. So much flavor.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of chinchill
2.89/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can dated 24 July 2013 served in a pint glass.
Doesn't look very good, being a murky yellow brown that had no head after a few minutes.

Also does not smell appealing, but the flavor is actually rather good. The nose is definitely tart but still did not prepare me for the extremely tart flavor; about half as tart as lemon, perhaps. Quite salty, even for style. Unfortunate touch of vinegar.

O: very tart and interesting beer with one of the more extreme divergences I've encountered between smell and taste.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at The Gingerman in New York, NY

A: Pours an extremely hazy pale straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and just a hint of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a medium to large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed

S: Light to moderate aromas of tartness/sourness, lemon citrus, wheat, and light amounts of spiciness. There is also a faint amount of saltiness (like ocean air) to the overall smell.

T: Upfront this beer is quite tart but not so tart as to be difficult to drink - there are moderate elements of lemon citrus and wheat present. Just following the initial tartness there is an underlying saltiness along with some slight faint hints of earthiness/spiciness in the background. Overall, very tasty.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp with moderate to significant amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Very easy to drink and extremely refreshing, especially on a hot summer afternoon. Definitely a stand out example of the style and one I would gladly have again.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Wowcoolman. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow with an initial tiny white head which fades quickly leaving trace spotty lace.

N: Floral, musty, lemony, spicy, fruity, and grainy.

T: Salty and tangy with fruit and mild wheat.

M: Lite body and carbonation with some prickly finish. Mildly tart and astringency.

O: Nice and refreshing, light and summery.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6-pack - 12 ounce cans - $11.98 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Heavily hazed, dirtied yellow body with a medium-high, airy head that steadily retreats. Nominal lacing.

Smell: Sourish, briny nose with a touch of sourdough, wheat, and spoiled lemons.

Taste: Slight, muddled graininess, damp straw, and the sourdough with a vein of cream of wheat underneath the staunch, salty, lactic flavors. Jarring jolt of lemon juice bursts onto the scene soon. The coriander remains rather subtle beneath the peppier elements. Still rather salty. Remains sour on the salty, minerally finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light. Medium-plus.

Overall: Skanky, but deliciously, even refreshingly so. Can you imagine? Can y-- Well, you can probably imagine, but yeah. Skanky!

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Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up in Fort Mill

Pours a slightly hazed & effervescent straw color with a pinky of eggshell colored head. Stays effervescent, okay head retention & lacing

S: Sourness, wheatyness, lemon rinds

T: Sourness, dryness, tartness, & saltyness up front. Saltyness & tartness, lemons as this warms. Finishes tart, salty, & citrusy & very refreshing

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation, acidic

Drinks too easy, a good a take on the style as I've had. Would buy this all the time if I could

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Slatetank
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Oliver's in Albany, enjoyed from the can in a cervoise chilled.

The color is pale golden with haze and white head that rises and falls to a ring of beading with spotty lace. The smell has lemon and zest odor with light wheat which has a light toasted and slight salty hint with mineral and light earthy aroma. The feel is very good with moderately light body and lots of sour in the feel with medium high carbonation and citrus tanginess with saltiness not out of balance and linger tart texure that leaves the palate dry.

The flavor is very citrus and tangy with zesty bright wheat and fruity yeast w/ slight salted lemon aspect with mild wheat flavor which is dominated by the sour elements from the yeast. There is also an earthy quality toward the end with more sour and salt lingering after the swallow. Overall this is great a lot more sour than traditional versions but a solid take on the style and refreshing - very good worthy of a try if you like sour wheats.

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Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,564 ratings.
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