Old Pro Gose | Union Craft Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
293 Ratings
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
Ratings:
293
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
59
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of thatoneguymike
5/5  rDev +27.2%
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 RepartoCorse
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is the perfect summer Baltimore beer.

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Photo of LaurenKildea
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ConradKenney
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic brew. Tart, slight taste of salt.

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Photo of mfleagle
4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wonderfully astringent and palate cleansing. Flavors of grass with hint of lemon. Totally crush-able!

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Photo of fiestaplatypus
4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
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 Hilarytheguy
4.64/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Larenaud305
4.6/5  rDev +17%

Photo of MTKATL
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobertColianni
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LongWayOut15
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cjgiant
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
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 +14.5%
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 cj8311
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeMilanoDesign
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexk307
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of kscaldef
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Jproche08
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Shandycan
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CAbeerCAbeerCA
4.48/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Therealfootball
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmur112
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BradStokley
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Old Pro Gose from Union Craft Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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