Old Pro Gose | Union Craft Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
46 Reviews
Old Pro GoseOld Pro Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
unioncraftbrewing.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 08-11-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
275
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.39%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
54
For Trade:
2
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Photo of thatoneguymike
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ladies and gents, I have found my new favorite American-style gose. Just deliciously tart and salty, easy to pound without even trying, I just wish that I had asked for more of them in the recent trade.

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Photo of fiestaplatypus
4.66/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can't get to Westbrook's distribution area? Live in the DC metro area? Like Gose style beers? This is THE one for you.

Salty, briny, puckering citrus-y goodness.

Can opens with a pop and a bit of head rushing out the top. Carbonation level is on the higher end, but it's a creamy texture as opposed to a gaseous one. Pour looks like straight Mountain Dew with the froth of a root beer. Solid.

As the beer fills my over sized nostrils, I'm reminded of my years living along the oceanfront. Briny and salty with waves of citrus. Orange and lemon with some wheat. Perhaps a slight bit of funk, but not entirely noticeable unless you were looking for it.

Salt and acidity. That's what this beer does. Once it hits your lips, prepare for an explosion of flavor from this little 4% scrapper. Lemon-Lime acidity with orange and a hint of coriander. The salt is all over the place...not subtle in the slightest (and I'm not one to use it sparingly on food). A bit of sweetness, but less-so than with say the Westbrook. This is straight sour and salt, definitely not one for the uninitiated. Some of the reviews below definitely reflect this.

Mouthfeel is what you would expect for the style. It's a highly chuggable summer beer that goes down fast and furiously. The head does add a bit of a creamy texture, which does eventually dissipate if you can wait for it. I'll take one of these to the face after a run and not even realize that I downed the can in a single, albeit large, gulp.

Overall, this is just a fantastic little beer. Chuggable, thirst quenching, sour deliciousness in a dirt cheap little can. I wouldn't recommend this as a first Gose to somebody who's not used to salt in a brew, but I'd have to guess that they would not be the target audience. I don't live in their distribution network, but I'll pick up a case of the stuff every time I'm across the border. There's currently at least two in my closet as I type this.

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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 Lucular
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an absolutely refreshing gose, one of my favorites. A little bit more tart than salt, it would be easy to drink 3-4 of these in an afternoon at the beach.

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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 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 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 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 cbutova
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can at Pizzeria Paradiso, DC.

A- Colorful can drops a cloudy golden brew into a tumbler with a foamy tall white head. Good retention eventually falling to a small pillow and lace is rare.

S- Heavy lactic bacterial profile with a slight funk leads to a good dose of wheat bread and coriander. Alludes to tartness.

T- Mostly the lemon juice-esque lactic acid bacteria again but it really lends itself well to the wheaty grains, coriander floral spice and salty sea water mineral feel in the aftertaste.

MF- Puffy and creamy consistency to a very light end body that feels like a pillow on the palate. Carbonation is fairly high and it finishes very tart and somewhat salty.

Honestly for me this gives the best of the style a true run for the money (looking at you Westbrook). Very tart with a great lactic profile and salt.

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Photo of jtladner
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm surprised how low the average rating is for this one. Almost passed, but glad my buddy recommended it. Great blend of salt and tart. Super refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of huddyball
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What a delicious brew. Nice and tart. Briny. Hints of wheat. Could be the perfect brew for pub fare. I paired it with a spicy chicken sandwich and was blown away.

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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 larryi86
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a slim pint glass

A- A hazy golden straw color with a very small with head.

S- Tart lemons, wheat, lacto, touch of salt, come citrus and coriander, very nice smelling.

T- Limes, some lemon, some wheat, hints of salt and coriander.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body, dry finish.

O- A very easy drinking gose. Reasonable priced and worth picked up if you enjoy the style.

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Photo of richj1970
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can into shaker pint.

A: Very pale yellow with two finger head with short retention and zero lacing.

S: Tart lemons mixed with salt and coriander. Faint earthy funk lingering around in the back.

T: Lemon juice with a hint of lime. Briny salt and a little coriander.

M: Light and refreshing. Finish is tart and slightly salty.

O: Nice cool down beer on a hot day. Not a normal style for me, but it sure did hit the spot today.

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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 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 brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy straw color with a modest head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Tangy wheat, tart lemon and a hint of coriander

Taste: Wheat bread, up front, with the salty and tangy tones developing right away; lactic lemon and coriander elements build through the middle, with the salty tartness lingering into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body, a bit thicker than anticipated, with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice example of the style; had some surprisingly bold flavors

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Meridian Pint, Washington, D.C.

Overall, this is a really nice, very well done Gose. The beer appeared a nice, clear, yellow color with a nice big white head that fell into a nice thin cap that lasted throughout the beer. The beer gave off a light, sour-ish aroma. The taste was very good, and not overly sour, but enough to be very solid. The beer had a lighter feel; it was very easy to drink and had good carbonation. Given the ABV, this is a beer that I could drink all day long, and would if were on tap near where I live.

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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 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 stephenjmoore
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy straw body, fizzy bone-white head that settles quickly into a few bubbles. Aroma is pretty potent for the style. Hints of tartness and sourness, spicy coriander, a dash of lemon and saltwater. Flavor has some tartness , almost like lemon and the corriander comes through adding a bit of toastiness, but there is an aftertaste that is slightly off-putting. You expect some funkiness in a sour/salty beer and this one has it. Mouthfeel is medium-high fizzy carbonation, with a light refreshing feel. Sticky, lingering aftertaste with some tartness. A good take on the style, with that slightly off-putting aftertaste lingering away as I finish the glass. Worth a try.

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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 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 WorldWideStout
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Murky orange yellow, one finger bone white head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S: Tart oranges, lemon zest.

T: Same as aroma, but add salt (just the right amount).

M: Could use a bit more carbonation at the end of sips, but I like the somewhat milky feel, and the bubbles don't overpower at the start.

O: A delightful gose. Could be more complex, but it's flavorful and refreshing.

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