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:
2,580
Reviews:
327
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
396
Gots:
485
For Trade:
57
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Ratings: 2,580 |  Reviews: 327
Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 thepenguin
3.29/5  rDev -20.1%
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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Photo of chrismattlin
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of twage04
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold with a slight haze. Little aroma, some salt and our detectable. Taste is overwhelmingly salty, the tartness is hard to detect. Some fruit, crisp and refreshing. I'd pick otra vez over this for an easier drinker. Fine for what it is but not something i'd drink every day if only because of the lack of balance leaning towards salt.

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Photo of AGust82
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradShook
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNPIII127
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CayseyW
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hop_junkie
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OrangeMen
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a pale straw, yellow color. Crystal clear transparency. Thin head which dissipates quite rapidly...to nothing.

Aroma- Tart, sour, pale malts. Salty, cucumber type smell. Bright citrus zest and spice.

Taste- Salty, sour, super crisp and wheaty malts. Touch of vegetal and citrus. Spicy sourness.

Feel- Crisp and extremely refreshing. Slightly mouth puckering. Lower carbonation.

Overall- Love the balance of sour and spice, just so drinkable and refreshing. This is one of the best for a warm summer day.

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Photo of TLWalsh
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright yellow with a thin head that dissipated rapidly. Has a bright lemony aroma. Taste is very citrusy and salty, amazing. Finishes very crisp, a perfect summer refresher.

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Photo of cadaugherty
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Garrett_Landvaettir
4.93/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knotes1963
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of intransitive
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PorterLambic
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz. can into a Heady Topper stemless snifter.

This one actually has a spritzy, briney smell to it! Hints of citrus, lemon zest, wheat and a light saltiness. Flavor is of lemon zest, peppercorn and a citrus tartness enhanced and balanced by a very mellow saltiness. Delicious! The brineyness is barely there but it really enhances the other flavors in this one. Crisp and refreshing on the palate and super drinkable. Aggressive carbonation in the mouth and going down keeps you going back for more. Excellent!

The perfect summer beer. Not great complexity and flavor but that's not what I'm looking for from this. One of the ultimate session brews out there!

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

Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,580 ratings.
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