Westbrook Brewing Company Gose
What the brewers say
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.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Fresh hay with lemon and grapefruit. Bright, sharply acidic, lactic nip in the nose. Salty. Tangy, fruity, citrus notes. Very light malt sweetness. Sour and fruity with some goat and barnyard.”
Flavor: “Good, clean lactic acid tartness. Moderate sweet malty wheat with salt and high carbonation. Very lemony. Goaty in a good way. Finishes dry and slightly earthy with a nice mineral character. Crisp and refreshing.”
Overall: “An excellent sour for the summer! A very clean beer with nice lemony tartness. The balance of salt, sourness, and sweetness makes this a great beer to have with food. This would be killer with fried chicken and potato salad, or even to cut through a beurre blanc. Light and refreshing.”