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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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This is our interpretation of Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), a traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style is making a comeback.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Pours a super cloudy straw yellow with a small bubbly white head. Some nice tart berry notes on the nose, wheat, coriander, light lemon notes, and slightly grassy. Mhmm, tastes like a very tart somewhat salty lemonade. nice wheat and spicy taste, some straw and grassy notes, and some other citrusy fruit notes. Great beer for hot weather, and I could see this pairing well with seafood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1135) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (467) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2014
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (310) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
Salty back after sour front. That’s what she said. Really good and refreshing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1808) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2014
can @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah GA --- Clear golden amber with a solid rim head, isolated dots of lace. Taste is sour wheat malt that moves without incident through the palate to a finish that doesn’t require bittering. A decent gose, not one of the best, but true to the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukasmh (75) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Can. Pours hazy yellow and a lot of sediment. Big head quickly disappears. Aroma is sour, corn and salty lemon. Taste is quite sweet for the style. Sour salty lemon! Bit oily mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wisdomsolo (396) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
My face imploded on the first sip! HOLY CRAP THAT WAS TART! But has a sweet meaty aftertaste. I can dig it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (1925) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
From a can shared by jheath99! Pours hazy yellow gold with almost no head. Tastes like dry sour apple, pear, doughy malt, green grapes. Dry feel. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pear, dry apple, light floral and roasted nuttyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Can shared by jheath99. Pours slightly hazy light gold with a thin trace of head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, cream, floral notes, lavender, and light funk. Flavor is fresh tart and sour fruit esters, bready malts, faint hops, and faint barnyard esters; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (478) - Delaware, USA - JUL 15, 2014
12 oz can..bartender pour to mason jar..been wanting to find this..can stamped on bottom..canned in may..medium golden color..not much visible carbonation but room is dark..nose is lemon sour..lemon rind..mouthfeel is very light..taste profile is great..slightly sour..some saltiness..just a bit of sour pucker..finishes dry and not offensive at all..overall very easy drinking offering that i would easily drink more of if readily available..havent had many goses..call this what you want..it is a tasty beer and worth seeking out.

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