Gose | Westbrook Brewing Co.

GoseGose
BA SCORE
91%
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4.16 w/ 2,599 Ratings
GoseGose
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
Ranking:
#1,354
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
2,599
Liked:
2,365
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
11.78%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
401
Gots:
487
Trade:
56
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,599 |  Reviews: 331
Photo of cuvtcuv
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayQue
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was surprised at how good this beer was. Not so surprised to see how highly it was rated. Picked it up on a trip to Charleston. Poured into an Aventinus Weizen glass, a hazy straw yellow color. Small white head, fades fast. Not much lacing. Aroma is impressive: salty, citrusy (lemon) with wheat bitterness and some spicing (coriander). Taste is even better. Strong salty and spicy flavor, bitterness from the wheat. This is a pretty authentic take on the style...mild hefe flavors and the salt predominate. So many US Gose have gimmicky flavors added. Mouthfeel is exceptional tart, salty, refreshing...just right!!!! A very good take on the style.

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Photo of seansean95
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmich24
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clake
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Conradist
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirzekel
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -4.6%
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 +2.6%
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 +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwalters
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 mostly sour, with a little peppery spice and salty with mineral water. A lot like salt and vinegar chips.

Pretty 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.

Soft bodied. A hair light on carbonation maybe.

This is probably the best Gose I have had. Much more sour than most with plenty of wheat grain coming through.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91% out of 100 with 2,599 ratings
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