What's your favorite Gose?

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  1. JimsArcade

    JimsArcade Initiate (191) Jan 20, 2004 Pennsylvania

    Ritterguts is my favorite gose by far. Victory Kirsch Gose and Westbrook are also pretty good.
     
  2. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Crusader (732) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
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    I did really enjoy Victory Kirsch as well.

    Older Pro was brewery only if I'm not mistaken. There were a couple different versions that had fruit added to them and were fantastic.
     
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  3. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,088) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    I don't have five but a couple I really like and seek out regularly; Anderson Valley's Blood Orange Gose is really good and seems to be easy to find. Not sure if you get Grimm in your area, but their Super Going is one of my favorite Goses.
     
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  4. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,543) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon
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    Ritterguts
    Leipziger
    Otra Vez
    Anderson Valley 128 (Original and Blood Orange)
    Tool (just came across this. Danish and delicious!)
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  5. KornWallace

    KornWallace Zealot (507) Dec 1, 2011 New York
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    I've got another vote for Grimm, but it was Super Spruce that blew me away.
     
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  6. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,553) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    For the OP in Alabama the top 5 listed are widely distributed. I liked them all except I wasn't too fond of Otra Vez.

    For the Maryland guys...Union's Old Pro I enjoyed and had the most sour punch of any Gose's I've had to date.
    Victory's Kirsch Gose I found delicious but at $10-$12 a 4 pack it wasn't exactly a sessionable price for a sessionable brew. Can't exactly replace a bucket of Corona's with that for a day at the beach or I'd go broke.
    Brewer's Alley Old Man Ransom Ale was tasty and well done.
    Devil's Backbone has a Cranberry Gose in cans out now. I enjoy the flavor, but man the smell is the worst of any I've had. Rotten sulfur eggs big time noticed in that one.

    Westbrook and Lost Nation are 2 of my favorites as well but hard to get in MD. The Wind by Lost Nation is phenominal.
     
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  7. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (4,870) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    I always try to have an Anderson Valley Gose in the fridge. I liked Union Old Pro Gose the most, I think, but it is limited distribution.

    As a slight tangent, if you like Gose, have you tried any Berliner Weiss options? Both styles for me are perfect session beers (especially in summertime).
     
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  8. xShoWTeKx

    xShoWTeKx Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 South Carolina

    All of Westbrooks, the margarita gose was incredible.
     
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  9. Sweffin

    Sweffin Savant (964) Jun 25, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Westbrook Gose, Destihl Here Gose Nothin
     
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  10. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (325) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    Two Roads/Evil Twin Geyser Gose.
    16 Oz cans.....perfect.
     
  11. DVMin98

    DVMin98 Poo-Bah (3,118) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
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    I really loved Westbrook Gozu...hope they rerelease it
     
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  12. jssf

    jssf Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2015 California

    Omnipollo Bianca Mango Lassi was quite good. However, it was a second reminder to me that I should avoid beers with lactose.

    Another recommendation for the non-traditional Geyser Gose.
     
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  13. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (5,186) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    Leipziger is my favorite as well with a distant second place to Two Roads/Evil Twin.
     
  14. TheHopsman

    TheHopsman Zealot (581) Apr 7, 2015 Nebraska
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    Although I don't live where I can call Destihl's Wild Sour Series beers a regular of mine... I loved the Here Gose Nothin' and the same "gose" for The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose Ale by Anderson Valley Brewing Co. The seasonal release from Boulevard called Hibiscus Gose is great as well as the Brombeere Blackberry Gose from Odell. I am a fan of the very tart & very sour side of the spectrum though... Otra Vez did not impress me, but I will be revisiting it again sometime soon with an aged for 5 months bottle and a fresh tap pour. Those would be my recommendations. Cheers! :wink:
     
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  15. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,118) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    It's unconventional to style, but my top Gose is Perennial's Suburban Beverage. Rounding out the top five (in no real order):
    - Union Old Pro
    - Off Color Troublesome
    - Anderson Valley KYHG
    - Most recently, SN Otra Vez
     
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  16. Ralelen

    Ralelen Initiate (139) Sep 12, 2005 Connecticut

    I had one when I was in Belgium two years ago, cant remember the name, but it was THE BEST I have ever had.
     
  17. kalosjakar

    kalosjakar Initiate (0) May 5, 2014 Rhode Island

    Anderson Valley Blood Orange
    Evil Twin/Two Roads Geyser Gose

    I haven't had many but those are two of my favorites so far.
     
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  18. wsd627

    wsd627 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2013 Vermont

    Lost Nation Gose Is my go to summer sailing on Lake Champlain Beer easily! Geyser Gose by Two Roads/Evil Twin is great too but Im always reaching for lost nation.
     
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  19. CNoj012

    CNoj012 Meyvn (1,466) Dec 7, 2014 New York
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    Agree with most of the previous posts, Super Spruce, Westbrook, Gose Gone Wild, and AV blood orange. I've only had it once so far, but the new one by Anderson Valley, Briney Melon is superb. It's by far my favorite of the 3 that they make.
     
  20. dexterk1

    dexterk1 Champion (851) May 29, 2011 Illinois

    Have to say Westbrook or Union Old Pro
     
  21. Hammerhead79

    Hammerhead79 Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2015 Massachusetts

    Grimm Super Spruce
     
  22. PJ_

    PJ_ Initiate (165) Nov 13, 2014 North Carolina
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    Modern Times Fruitlands
     
  23. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,173) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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    freigist abraxis
     
  24. M_C_Hampton

    M_C_Hampton Savant (980) Oct 9, 2012 Georgia

    Westbrook out of SC is top notch.
     
  25. vileplume

    vileplume Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2015 Arizona

    All of the above.
     
  26. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Zealot (522) Dec 19, 2006 California

    Modern Times Fruitlands Cherry Gose.
     
  27. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d Devotee (426) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Strangeways wake me up before you gose
     
  28. MrUse

    MrUse Aspirant (283) Jun 20, 2015 Minnesota

    I know it's too local and too small, but any gose from Junkyard Brewery out of Moorhead, Mn is insanely good.
     
  29. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,788) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina

    Westbrook Gose is sublime. A couple of the variants have been excellent as well, but the regular WB Gose is the standard of the style for me.

    I also think Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose is very good and is usually affordable and readily available.
     
  30. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    I've enjoyed Union Old Pro, Anderson Valley and Westbrook. Not a fan of Sixpoint Jammer or Otra Vez, although probably give Otra another shot this summer since it's more affordable than the others but won't bother with Sixpoint again.
     
  31. darkenbar

    darkenbar Initiate (99) Jan 15, 2006 New York

    Westbrook for sure, but Otra Vez will be in my fridge all summer long.
     
  32. akolb

    akolb Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado

    My first gose was Anderson Valley Blood Orange, but I think I like Otra Vez better. Sure, it may not be as salty and sour, but the meeting of grapefruit and gose is something magical. The cactus might have added something but I couldn't tell.
     
  33. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,317) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Sixpoint Jammer. My first. And only gose for me lol


    It wasn't super sour if at all acidic. The salinity was on point. And i loved the massive coriander on the light body of that beer. Reminded me of the ocean and i used to work on and currently live on an island so the ocean is important to me. Jammer gives me this certain comfort.
     
  34. BourbonJersey

    BourbonJersey Aspirant (240) Jan 18, 2014 New Jersey
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    Westbrook Margarita
     
  35. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,289) Aug 16, 2009 New Jersey
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    really enjoyed Geyser Gose by Two Roads and Evil Twin. salty/sour/crisp
     
  36. MisterBookman

    MisterBookman Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2016 Illinois

    Destihl Here Gose Nothin
     
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  37. MichialTanner1

    MichialTanner1 Devotee (401) May 17, 2009 Texas

    Victory Kirsch. Damn, girl--you is fine as hell.
     
  38. Adrena1ine

    Adrena1ine Aspirant (247) Nov 22, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    DeGarde Apricot Gose... game over.
     
  39. neenerzig

    neenerzig Poo-Bah (2,187) Feb 15, 2006 Ohio

    Anderson Valley's The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose and the various Gose's they've spun off from that one are all pretty top notch as far as an American brewery tackling that style. For actual German ones, I'd say that Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose and Leipziger Gose are certainly both standard bearers for the style.

    Eric
     
  40. ManapuaMan

    ManapuaMan Meyvn (1,390) Apr 3, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Another notch on the wall for Grimm's Super Spruce. Insanely good and they just had a bottling run in January. Beautiful beer.
     
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