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Old Pro Gose | Union Craft Brewing Company

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Old Pro GoseOld Pro Gose

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 08-11-2012

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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 271
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from oline73. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/8/2016. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of bit sour lemon, lime, grapefruit, green apple, white grape, sea salt, coriander, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast. salt/spice, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, grapefruit, green apple, white grape, sea salt, coriander, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate tart/sourness and light peppery spice on the finish; with lingering notes of sour lemon, lime, grapefruit, green apple, white grape, sea salt, coriander, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, salt/spice, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/sourness balance, and no astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from sourness/acidity, and lightly puckering. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, acidic/saline, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is an excellent Gose! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, salt/spice, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; even with the higher amount of acidity and sourness for the style. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy pale yellow with a massive, overly carbonated eggshell head that doesn't stick around for very long, but completely disappears. A minor line of lace marks the highest level, and in the body, visible bubbles rise from the bottom.

Smell is salty lemon, milky and lactic, with a unique floral and seaweed mix. Grape and hay come forward before too long.

Taste is lemonade, salty lime, light lactic acid, with grape-apple juice and hay as it warms. Not leaving too much of an impression either way.

Tart and tingly in the back of the throat, and crisp.

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Photo of allswells
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer! I live in Baltimore and first tried this beer at a local pub where it was being served on draft. It's been making leeway the past few months and I couldn't be happier!

Look: The head fades very quickly, a very hazy beer.
Smell: Very tart, strong lemon smell
Taste: Pretty solid on the taste! It opens as a pretty tart beer, with strong notes of lemon. This Gose has a nice dose of salt, which contrasts the tartness very nicely. The aftertaste is very, very wheaty, which I love in a beer.
Feel: Incredibly light, about as light as your typical lemonade, and just as refreshing too.

All in all, I'm absolutely in love with this beer and impressed by how well the tart, salty and wheat flavors mesh.

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Photo of AnalogReigns
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

WHAT a great Gose! I think it compares favorably to the Leipzig (Germany--i.e. original) versions--less biting than Westbrook (the original US Gose). Appearance could use some work--as the head disappears nearly as fast as a soft drink...(unlike any German beer). Aroma is briney and tart, quite a bit like the ocean. Taste is perfectly balanced between the salt and the tart....EXACTLY as a Gose needs to be. HIGHLY recommended!!!

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Photo of mynie
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice gose pour. Very hazy yellow with a nice, white head.

Smells tart and grainy. The same cereal-y grain bill that seems to be in every Union brew, along with straight up lemon juice. It's okay, absolutely fine for an American iteration of the style, but not nearly up to snuff with the best German versions, or even one of the more adventurous and/or well balanced American ones.

Tastes.. it smells. Lemony, thirst-quenching, but pretty one-note. Sour up front, sour in the back, and then a tiny bit of salt in the finish.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter, the beer is a hazy, golden-yellow coloring with a halo of white head. Aromas of toasted grains, lemon zest, sea salt, white grape must, and a cracker backbone. Flavors are salty and tart forward, with a blend of lemon and grape, and a solid acidity on the back end of the palate. Light, smooth, and crisp body, with a salty and fruit tart aftertaste. The finish is smooth, clean, and crisp.

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Photo of gibgink
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra, shared on 6/5/16. Pours like a home made lemonade, ending up a fairly transparent yellow in the glass. Citrus on the nose. Very nice lemony flavor that is slightly tart. Taste lingers in the mouth for a while before eventually turning into a slight wheat like aftertaste. Very nice gose. A bit under rated in my opinion.

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Photo of dalizzie
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can.

(L) The color is light straw. Slightly hazy. Fizzy white head dissolved quick.
(A) Smell is tart lemon. Slight salt. Neither super strong.
(T) Taste is tart lemon, way more than smell. Puckering but balanced. Mineral aftertaste. More on the tart than sour.
(F) Light and refreshing. Dry at the end.

Kind of reminds me of spiked fizzy lemonade.

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw color with a 1 finger white head. Head vanishes quickly and leaves almost no lacing behind.

Aroma is tart lemon, salt, and lacto. Light malt and gooseberry.

Taste is strong on the lemon but not as tart as the nose. Salt is quite light. Cracker-y wheat malt. Lacto, sour apple, and green grape.

Light body with crisp carbonation. Mild tartness and salt that kinda comes and goes. Light lingering fruitiness.

Nice beer overall but I'd like a bit more tartness. Perfect for a hot day.

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Photo of braker649er
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not always a gose fan, but I loved this one. I feel goses can overdo the saltiness, but this was subtle on that. There was a flavor progression: after the punch of tartness, a touch of fruit, then salt. Very good.

L - golden straw, clear, thin lacing
S - saltines and sour
T - great tartness and crisp progression as above
F - refreshing tang on the tongue
O - opened my mind about gose. Simple and solid.

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Photo of Jason
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Pale and clear, decent looking lace on top. Crackers, tartness, and faint salt in the nose. Semi-puckering tartness, just enough crispness, and a complimenting salt note on the palate. Well done throughout, a bit high on the tartness but it works perfect here.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pale hazy yellow, fizzy white head disappears quickly. Lemony tart Gose aroma. Taste is light and lemony, puckering tartness, earthy bitter finish. Mild salt barely detectable. Thin but smooth mineraly mouthfeel. Flavorful gose, refreshing brew.

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Photo of maximum12
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Lucular for this colorful 12 oz. can. I haven’t had a gose in a while & looking for something to break up all the dark & heavy. This fit’s the bill.

Pours like a white wine: light, nearly colorless, & after only a minute or two it could pass for a non-carbonated adult beverage. Smells just like Tamarack State Beach in Carlsbad, CA without the pleasing visuals.

Old Pro should have found a way to get a Morton’s sponsorship on that can somehow. Saltier than my fourteen year old eyeing her jobs list, the tang of sea air in the back of the throat dominates here, as it should. Anything else is a sideshow: mineral water, mild acidity. Sharp, quaffable.

And extremely simple, but that’s no knock here. Single-celled beers seldom work, but this one does. Very good.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler one day after pour:
Pours a light pale yellow, barely hazy, with a finger or so of head. The head slowly fades, some sparse coverage midway through the beer. Eventually completely leaves.

Nose is lemony citrus and saltiness and fairly strong. It almost comes across as lemon pledge with the salt adding a light mineral note that just combines in a strange way.

Taste is fruity tart - citrus lemon, lime up front. This gets combined with a cirtus rind/zest bitterness (moreso than sour) and an ever so light tangy note of sour milk. The salt comes in mid taste to combine with the tart notes, and grows as a component of the flavor, as the sour notes fade.

Feel is amazing in this pour. Lively carbonation that lifts the beer and accents the sour notes so well. The carbonation doesn't add any prickliness, which is mildly surprising - in a very good way. Light and refreshing, and the citrus and salt notes wash away pretty well in the end.

A very enjoyable Gose. Tart enough without causing your cheeks to implode into your mouth. Salt definitely comes out, and the feel is refreshingly light and refreshing.

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Photo of tclipse
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best Goses I have had despite the low-ish rating. Don't hesitate to try this one out, it is essentially a more complex Westbrook Gose with less sea salt. Pure money.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

nice to see this style really now firmly entrenched in the american brewing repertoire, its cought on like wildfire, and rightly so. this is my first from union, and its a really good one. lots of body for the style, and also a ton of carbonation, its the beer drinkers session beer, and it really does work. i think its quite light on the lacto side. tangy for sure, but only minimally acidic. i dont get a whole lot of saltiness, none really, i think its contributes to the body more than anything, and perhaps the earthy vibe this beer has on the whole. its neat to see them canning this, i think the world needs more canned gose of this quality. if it was distributed in colorado i would buy it for sure. its less intensely flavored than the now common westbrook example, but i think its proportionally just as good, a little easier drinking (if you can imagine) because of fantastic carbonation and infinite dryness. increasingly sour as it warms, but never anything but entirely inviting. top notch american example of the style, and underrated on here i reckon.

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Photo of zoober911
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - A pale yellow pour and with a white foam head. Falls back to line the walls of the glass like a group of boys to scared to ask a girl to dance at prom.

S - stealing this from Westbrook...sour salty delicious. Actually smells pretty damn similar to Westbrooks' Gose.

T - Taste is a m a z i n g. Love me some Gose. Tart, with a light salt to it. Very pleasant.

F - Carb is on point. For the most part as expected, but maybe a bit softer than other Gose options.

O - I would buy this by the boat load if I could. It was an awesome extra from a super cool BA! Union Craft has got this on lock down!

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Photo of Chico1985
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Much thanks Caneron for this cam. New brewery for me - Union Craft Baltimore, welcome to Union Street Easthampton.

A - 12oz can poured to a pint glass. Very pale and hazy straw-colored beer with slow-rising bubbles and a big white head that fizzes down quickly to a full cap. A thin ring and some lace is left by the end.

S - Smell to me is pretty much straight-up salty sour lemons. Some light funk and a touch of grapefruit, with some big bread crust tones and coming through eventually.

T - Big ol tartness, straight suckin' on a lemon level of puckering. And some wheat. Kinda minerally.

M - Light but ample, carbonation a bit on the low side, very puckering and drying. Definitely kind of a slow sipper, but the sour punch is pretty nice, and big for 4.2%.

O - It's pretty one-note to me for the taste, but it's really quite a note - a nice pure shocking lemony sour that instantly gets you salivating. I prefer my gose more balanced+drinkable for something on the more straight sour side this was nice.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Many thank larryi86 for this little diddy.
a little fruit at first and then citrus and tart. A slight backing of wheat.
Cloudy yellow with a nice white cap.
Very nice thirst quenching quality with the tart balanced with a nice settling malt/wheat foundation. The tart has a very tasty citrus. The salt isn't clear but I can taste in laying on the tongue.
Kinda' light but appropriate. Bubbly and smooth.
I'd like to get more of this one.

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Photo of dar482
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy straw color.

The aroma is inviting of sweet lemon peel, green apple, corainder, wheat, a hint of salt.

The flavor is a surprise as it is a medium plus to full tartness up front. Green apple and lemon, surrounded by corainder, a crackery malt and wheat midpalate, then onto lingering Warhead tart and a restrained amount of salt.

A full on tart bomb of a gose, very much like Westbrook. Fantastic stuff.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow, decent head. Smell has a lacto, wheaty, lemon an orange, some floral notes, a bit of wet sock funk / must. Taste dials back the wet sock and delivers the citrus, some hay and grain. A bit muddy in the finish but still a really nice gose.

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First I tried this one on Cask and it was not good. Then I had it on tap at another bar, and loved it!

This one is crisp and sour, with a nice puckering tartness of peach and nectarines. There is a fair amount of salt that is quite prominent and really makes the tart and sour flavors pop. This one is quite drinkable for the style and definitely worth revisiting.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of orangebison
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy and pale yellow, similar to one of the lighter German hefeweizens. Lots of lemon in the aroma, with just a hint of cider-y funkiness. Taste is layers on layers of sourness and tartness: lemon juice and zest, green apple, white grape juice, white wine. Taste sort of separates into a smooth, lemonade-y base flavor with a bright, sharp tartness riding over top. Light-to-medium carbonation, with a light prickle, and a long, white-wine-like finish. Salt has a subtle, ocean-like presence; not much noticeable coriander at all. Brighter, bolder and sharper than the Old World versions I've had, but refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of jmasher85
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As gose-y a gose as you're gose-ing to get! I love the can art, and the description of the Old Pro reminds me of a few characters I saw growing up on the Jersey shore. Anyway, the smell is a bit citrusy and sour, with a good helping of vinegar. The first sip is a wave of salt on the front of my tongue which quickly dissipates into the sour, bubbly brine of a beer. Besides salt and vinegar, and both flavors are very present with neither being overwhelming, there's a bit of dry wine flavor, like a brut champagne or just a very dry pinot grigio. Almost no aftertaste besides a bit of sour brett flavor, which doesn't last too long an encourages more sips. Not an everyday kinda beer for me, but a good example of a style which I consider a nice occasional treat.

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Photo of tone77
2.76/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A shout out to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of salty pretzels. Taste is not so good, sour lemons and salt, not to my liking at all. Feels sour and medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not terrible, but I won't have a need to drink this one again.

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Old Pro Gose from Union Craft Brewing Company
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