csbosox (1221) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a can, served in a Spiegelau tall pils glass. Lemon skin lacto aroma along with a bit of wheat. Murky, gold color with a bone white head. Tart, lemony lacto, bready wheat, enough salt to round out the flavor, but not too much to draw undue attention. Brisk, refreshing. Big thanks to Theisti for this beer. I shared the first one I had with fellow homebrewers and drank this one myself. I might have a hard time sharing the 3rd and last can I have of it.
DrinkinWell (243) - - JUL 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy yellow peach with no head or lacing. Herbal, light fruit on the nose. Sweet citrus and wheat followed immediately by an herbal sourness. Medium bodied, crisp, decent carbonation. A very nice gose beer.
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely done. An easy to drink sour-ish beer in a can. Low abv and calorie count. This may become my go to summer beer. Damn nice.
Vestlake (120) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is lemony with a little wheat malt coming through. The taste hits you with a blast of tart lemons with a slight saltiness as to even it out as is goes down. I enjoyed this beer and had no problem finishing the can.
artmcd8 (1546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably one of my new favorite styles of beer. Pours a cloudy yellow straw color with a full white head. Aroma of lemon , sea water, spices, acidity. Taste is sour mostly with a slight saltiness. Medium body and carbonation. Super refreshing. Really great stuff.
EamonTheGreat (129) - USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very refreshing. Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is very wheaty with hints of coriander. The taste is a wonderful balance of sourness and wheat with the perfect amount of saltiness to accompany this refreshing brew. My first Westbrook ale and most definitely not my last. Well done.
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Chad9976 (1137) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It was canned on 6/16/14 and cost $3.20 ($0.27 per ounce).
Appearance: Gold hue over a hazy body. Plenty of initial carbonation, but settles down quickly. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which completely dissipates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Slightly mild nose with distinct sour candy scent and a hint of lemon.
Taste: Everyone loves sours, but up until recently it was only the really expensive, rare, high alcohol sour beers that were en vogue. Now sessionable sours like Berlinner Weise and Gose are all the rage. That’s okay, because they’re easier to come by and actually quite affordable; Westbrook Gose being a good example of what I mean. This might be best described as alcoholic lemonade (authentic, homemade, hand-squeezed lemonade – not that mass-produced stuff that’s just a chemical cocktail). The palette is simplistic and repetitive in that there’s pretty much only two flavor characters here: a tartness with a slight lemony taste and a sourness like candy. Nothing in the way of genuine malt or hop character, though those traits aren’t meant to stand out anyway. The salt presence accentuates the tartness – there’s no astringency like that of sea water.
Drinkability: It’s nice to see low ABV beers that are truly refreshing like Westbrook Gose come in cans, as this is the kind of beer you can enjoy straight from the container without missing out on much of the experience. This is a very easy beer to drink as the mouthfeel is thin and crisp, but never becomes flat. The tartness and sourness are not challenging to get past (especially when enjoyed cold). At only 4% ABV this is an ideal session beer for summer.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally getting around to rating this. Can: yellow orange pour, looks flat with no head. Nose is citrus and plum, touch of barnyard & floral. Body is lightly sweet, cheesy with bright fruity tart and citrus. A slightly metallic, sea salt note. Unique beer, flawless execution.
Salmoniform (476) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from can to glass. Hazy straw hue with frothy white head that dissipated. Aroma is lactic, straw, acetic, pineapple. Mouthfeel is great with a light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sour throughout with a nice salt following and CO2 sharpness. Overall this is a fantastic brew!
Thewade (310) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Salty back after sour front. That’s what she said. Really good and refreshing