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%
 
 
Wants:
396
Gots:
477
For Trade:
57
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Ratings: 2,571 |  Reviews: 325
Photo of seansean95
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: an opaque wheaten gold color. Less than single finger head that dissipates almost immediately.

Smell: very tart almost lemony scent.

Taste: very intense tartness up front almost reminiscent of lemonade. Fades into a nice refreshing sweet aftertaste.

Feel: lightly carbonated, very smooth. Easy drinking beer.

I'm relatively new to the world of goses but I like what I've tasted so far and thus beer embodies everything I've come to expect in a gose. Delicious beer.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmich24
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clake
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Average look and smell, nothing to see here. Taste is exceptional with lime, lemon, salt and a great souriness balncing together to bring forth a well-balanced, refreshing beer. Finish, although salty, is very crisp and clean with the perfect amounts of fresh citrus as major players

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Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Conradist
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirzekel
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So, this beer had been sitting relatively still in my fridge for about a month before I opened it. I cracked open the 12 ounce can and a sudden burst of froth bubbled up to a small dome out of the can, teetering on the edge, thankfully not spilling over. I then poured it gently into a huge Belgian tulip, and it quickly filled, top to bottom, with white foam--no visible beer whatsoever. After it settled, the body was a hazy gold-yellow.

Smell is lactic meringue, salt, lemon-orange and honey.

Taste is really delicate. Herbal, lemon, apple juice, and maybe some dragonfruit. All out nicely balanced.

Soft and slightly tangy, not nearly as acidic as the Key Lime version, which is a good thing. Both are tasty beers, but I think I like this one better just due to the excellent execution.

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Photo of akolb
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma has a tart yeasty funk, with some grapefruit and coriander. Taste is very bright: moderate tartness, wheat, lime, salt, Granny Smith apples. One of the better examples of the style out there. Bracingly tart and highly refreshing.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Light golden yellow, mostly transparent, with a thin white wisp for a head. Mild lacing.

S - Strong sour note, lactic, with rich full grain. A hint of lemon.

T - Strong lemon open, a bit of yogurt tang, underlying salt, and a very mild close.

M - A brisk, tart feel, a bit prickly.

O - A nice bright, full-flavored Gose, and lovely.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen, into a Fermentoren wine glass.

Appearance: It was a clear golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving only sparse light lacing.

Aroma: Sour, tart, grape and white wine.

Taste: What you smell is what you taste. Salty, sour, tart, grape and white wine.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: It was very refreshing and great to drink outdoors on a hot summer day.

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Photo of spacebear09
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwalters
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A faded/non legible date on the bottom of the 12 oz can.

It is a dirty, pale yellow color with a significant, and surprisingly thick, white head.

Smells sour, peppery, and salty. Pretty much like salt and vinegar chips.

Very acidic and sour, but it seems to lighten up as it warms and become more balanced with the saltiness and wheat. Some earthy mineral water like flavor at the end with an amazing grainy aftertaste.

This is probably the best Gose I have had. At least in the amount of wheat/malt flavor that comes through.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of szmnnl99
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into snifter no canned on date

A: Hazy dirty straw color head is fairly big small bubbled and creamy looking. Head doesn't stick around long

S: Smells salty, slightly vinnegary, and a little bit of a hay funk.

T: Nice and tart with a slight sweet light wheat taste and a good dose of saltiness, ends fairly sour and dry.

M: Very light, crisp, and dry. The beer invites another sip because of the dryness.

O: One of the more sour Gose style beers I have had, but it does not suffer for it. This beer has the nice mid body sweetness and wheat finish that characterize this style and a great dose of saltiness. If there is anything negative at all about this beer it is how dry it is, it finishes almost puckeringly dry.

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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