Old Pro
Union Craft Brewing Company

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Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
Ranked #80
Ranked #14,668
3.93 | pDev: 11.7%
Sep 19, 2021
Aug 11, 2012
Very Good
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Notes: A dash of salt. A touch of tart. That’s what makes this unique German-style wheat beer a seasoned professional at serious summer thirst quenching. With its glowing golden color, peach & citrus nose followed by a prickly mouthfeel that leaves a gentle tartness and a dash of salt on the palate, the Old Pro never fails to bring you back for another sip.

COLOR: Straw/pale – Gold
MALT: Wheat, Pils, Acidulated
ADJUNCTS: Salt, Coriander Seed
YEAST: Lactobacillus, German Ale
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Clear gold, fluffy white head
S: Sour lemon
T: Tart lemon, salty finish
F: Puckering, light
O: I drink a lot of goses, and this is a good one. No-frills or added flavors here.
Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Average size white head over a moderately hazed gold body; lacing was sparse. Aroma exhibits the sourness usually associated with the style along with a distinct lemon quality. Flavor of sourdough bread, tart fruit, a dose of salt and yeast (not associated with the bread). Hops seem non-existent. Now the coriander is showing. Acidic aftertaste. Dry, light-to-medium bodied mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Lingering finish.
May 01, 2021
Rated: 3.7 by sahruh

Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 ounce can poured into a Pilsner glass.
Canned 2/25/20

L: Pale straw and slightly cloudy with slowly rising bubbles and a three plus finger white fluffy head that eventually dissipates to just a ring.
S: Salty sour lemon with some sour dough and a little horse blanket.
T: Starting tart, dry and lemon-like. Salt and a little sweaty funk show in the middle and move to a quick tangy finish. The sourness is restrained and I can't detect any hop bitterness.
F: Light and effervescent with medium-high carbonation, very dry and only light astringency.
O: Brite and zesty with a manageable tart/sour profile. Easy drinking and refreshing, maybe a good place to start if you are new to Gose or other sours.
May 21, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can into a tulip

Look: A cloudy, pale yellow. Pours with a small white cap of foam that dissipates quickly into a ring on top of the liquid.
Smell: I get a faint whiff of cracker-like malt before the sour lemon aroma totally overpowers everything else.
Taste: Exactly like the nose, crackery malt followed by lots of tart lemon flavor. Lingering salty/sour finish.
Feel: Light/thin bodied with light carbonation and tiny bubbles.
Overall: So refreshing on a hot day, heavy on the sour citrus and with a finish that leaves you wanting to keep on sippin'.
Sep 24, 2019
Rated: 3.32 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by Eychung from New York

Jun 06, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jun 05, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by Mcmexface from New York

Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by Keananmichael5 from California

Sep 26, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by Phineasco from Massachusetts

Jul 19, 2018
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Rated by jakehathaway from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Great on a hot day!
May 31, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 13, 2018
Rated: 3.62 by mjw2808 from Maryland

May 12, 2018
Rated: 1.46 by Higdon from Maryland

May 07, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by shockwavecs from Maryland

Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by flek from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by BabaBeer from California

Sep 15, 2017
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Rated by blakkorchid from Hawaii

4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
One of my favorite goses, light and refreshing with perfectly balanced fruity sourness and a salty finish.
Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Sep 02, 2017
Rated: 4.52 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Jul 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from fridge temp. Beautiful golden yellow with little carbonation. Nose is really interesting. Salty, lemon, sour, earthy, orange peel. Taste is a quick burst of sour, a touch of tart, and a salty finish. The lemon notes really come through. Getting some wheat and a slight medicine taste. Definitely a dry finish. Pretty good stuff.
Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by sokol_1993 from California

Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by Beerbom from California

Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by JDizzle from Indiana

May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by rodlavers from Maryland

May 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours cloudy yellowish color nice bubbly white head not much lacing.

Aroma - Lots of lemon, tart sour aroma.

Taste - Great flavor, lemon/lime salt nice bite on the finish almost puckers the mouth.

Feel - Light bodied good carbonation prickly dry finish.

Overall - Great Gose wonderful flavors.
May 17, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

May 16, 2017
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Reviewed by WesMantooth from Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Canned March 24 according to the ink on the bottom of this 12oz vessel.

It is a very milky, unfiltered pale straw color with a fizzy white head that almost disappeared before I could take a picture of it.

As much as I love a Gose, I run into this occasionally with the aroma. Unfortunately, it smells very much like vomit. It is very sour with a lot of lactic acid, some salt, and a little lemon. I hate when this happens because it is really hard to overcome, but I tend to be pretty sensitive to it.

There is a puckering sour lemon and acidity up front with a touch of spicy corriander, follwed by some sea salt that seems to tame it a little. The wheat is very subtle. Barley noticeable to me.

The body is not nearly as carbonated as I would have guessed and had that signature soft feel.

I like the seemingly traditional approach, and having only tried American versions it may be more representative of the style than I scoring towards. This one is certainly drinkable overall, but seems pretty unbalanced toward the sour end to me. Some more wheat grains would probably help quite a bit, and letting it warm up seems to help.
Apr 30, 2017
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Reviewed by SomethingClever from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can poured into speigelau IPA glass canned on 3/24

A: murky bright yellow tan body with little to no head.

S: very tart smelling, lemony, coriander, grainy, and salty

T: nice refreshing tartness finishing with some coriander and wheat with some nice saltiness on the finish.

M: clean refreshing makes your mouth water with the light saltiness and tartness

O: this is a good gose it's refreshing salty and sour with some nice wheat and coriander mixed in.
Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 4 by gruves33 from Maryland

Apr 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Bum4ever from California

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This one is weird for me because the look and smell were not that appealing, but the taste and feel were great. I'm pretty new to sour beers and this not sure how they should look and smell in general so take my rating with a grain of salt.

I do know that the taste and feel of this beer are awesome and I want this again for sure.
Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by Schmaltz33 from California

Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by MoeSzsylak from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Guppy314 from District of Columbia

3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a can, pours as a really hazy straw with a quickly dispersing white head. Aromas of lime, green apple, and coriander. First taste impression is, wow, really astringent and sour. Lots of wheat flavors, slight malt, and zero hops. Light body, little carbonation, and an acquired taste.
Apr 13, 2017
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Rated by RepartoCorse from Ohio

5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
It is the perfect summer Baltimore beer.
Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Feb 13, 2017
Old Pro from Union Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 314 ratings