Gose | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States | website

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
Reviews:
305
Ratings:
2,505
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
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396
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459
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Reviews: 305 | Ratings: 2,505
Photo of Netdigger2
4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Every aspect of this beer is unlike any beer I have ever had.

It pours out hazy yellow, with the swirling bubbles you see in ocean water. 1" white head with mild retention

The smell is lemon zest, hay, straw, wheat, lemongrass.

The flavor is sour lemons, light saline saltiness, lactic acid, wheat, sourdough bread.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, with great, refreshing carbonation.

Overall, amazing beer. Salt is light enough to keep it refreshing, sourness is absolutely perfect for this beer.

A+

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Photo of avalon07
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a dirty yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy head that quickly dissipated. No real lacing to speak of.

S: An interesting aroma - spicier than I would have expected - with touches of wheat and malt.

T: Tasted of wheat, malt, a little bit of grain, coriander, and a saltiness in the finish. A very lively, easy to drink, well-balanced flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a crisp, clean finish. Light-bodied.

O: A completely likeable, well made, and drinkable beer.

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Photo of jsanford
4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a very cloudy yellow with a thin white head that fades quickly, leaving just a tiny stream of bubbles.
S - Wonderful aromas of tart lemon juice, lactic acid, wheat, and a definite mineral component. Really nice blend of the tartness and the crisp, dry wheat.
T - Oh yeah, this is right up my alley. More tart lactic acid, slightly puckering lemon juice, and crisp wheat with a moderate salty mineral finish. Super drinkable and superbly balanced between the sour lemon yogurt flavor, the just-right sea salt, and the almost-creamy toasted wheat backbone.
M - Smooth and crisp, with a medium-thin body and good carbonation. So quenching, this reminds me of a lemon Gatorade (in a very good way).
O - Another phenomenal take on a obscure style from Westbrook. I cannot say how pleased I am to have a brewery that puts out products like this so close to my home. Keep up the great work!

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Photo of ecmoon3
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

October2013

This years batch is a wee more tart and the salt can be tasted a little more. Still outstanding. Oh, did I mention that they are selling it in cans now. I think that I said someting about that last year.

May 2012

Poured into a pilsner style glass. The head didnot last as long as a cola head from the soda fountain and no legs. That's ok because the taste buds weren't looking at the glass Had a nice cloudy appearance. Could smell a little tartness.

The taste was very refreshing with a good sour taste. I could not detect any salt flavor, which is fine with me. Carbonation was perfect. Not a beer for a sour beginner. It can easily be drank on the beach.

This is the best beer that I have had from Westbrookand would love to see it in cans or 12oz bottles. If you are a sour drinker this is a don't miss beer. I look forward to consuming more over the rest of the summer.

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Photo of mrandypandy
4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on-tap at the brewery.

A - Pours a hazy yellow, sticky white head and lacing.
S - Smells tart, with a salty breadyness to it. Very interesting.
T - Delicious. Light citric sourness, wheat, and a touch of salt in the finish.
M - Good carbonation, smooth and just all out refreshing.
O - A winner from start to finish. Just the right balance of salty and sour, and no element overpowers the other. I have limited experience with the style, but this is by far the best. Well worth seeking out.

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Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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