Beer Review: Westbrook’s Gose

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Westbrook Brewing is quicly becoming one of my favorite east coast breweries, their IPA being one of my go to IPAs and everything I have been trying by them has been great. Added bonus? Well the cans of course! Today I have my review of their sour, salty and delicious Gose. It is their take on a classic German style sour wheat beer. A style that was once nearly extinct has been seeing some daylight thanks to the adventurous nature of American craft brewers. Westbrook’s Gose comes in at 4% ABV and a whopping 5 IBUs.

Appearance: Little hazy golden orange with a small white head that is gone quickly. Lots of carbonation bubbles moving in the glass as well. As usual absolutely love the cans and the can artwork.

Nose: Salt, salt water, the ocean and sour candy. Lemon, lime and wheat are on the nose as well. Can almost feel your glands salivating when your smelling this.

Taste/Mouth: Sour, salty and sweet all at the same time. Acidic as well like white vinegar. Wheat, lemon and maltiness on the back-end with some sourness finishing it out. Finishes dry and sour; immediately want to take another sip of this strange, delicious and complex beer. Really unlike any beer I have ever had, really any beverage I have had in my life.

Availability/Price: Rotating offering from Westbrook who always keep their prices very reasonable for 6 packs.

Overall: So unique! Really love it. While drinking it I kept thinking to myself this doesn’t seem like something you should enjoy really but it really is so refreshing and delicious. Makes you want to keep drinking it. I have to say though I am glad I split the six pack with a friend because I have to say drinking six of these sounds like a bit much. Not an everyday beer but definitely one I will gladly drink again in the future! Well done Westbrook.

Grade: A-

Beer Review: Westbrook IPA

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Another IPA review this one from the South Carolina based Westbrook Brewing Company. I very often grab a few cans from this brewery when I am in NY to beer shop, I have also enjoyed their One Claw Rye Pale Ale quite a bit in the past. I have had this one a few times as well in the past but glad to finally be getting a review of it on the site. I always love their can artwork, they always use such nice colors and the cans all appear to have hand drawn designs on them, this one has elephants. Westbrook IPA comes in at 6.8% and 65 IBUs.

Appearance: A very light but bright orange color with a nice 2 finger head that produces some decent lacing. As I said above, it comes in a can too which is always a nice bonus for me.

Nose: Super dank fresh hop smell. Lots of pine and tropical fruit aromas coming at you. It really has such an intense fruity aroma almost smells like fruit punch gatorade or a fruit roll up. The nose on this beer is really impressive.

Taste/Mouth: Piney earthy hop bitterness dominant up front. It has a really clean refreshing mouthfeel to it though which finishes slightly dry. You can pick up some tropical fruit in the taste as well. Really a highly drinkable IPA that is light and crisp. Could definitely put down many of these.

Price/Availability: Both are pretty good if your on the east coast and in a state where Westbrook distributes. I go to NY to get my Westbrook as we don’t get it in NJ. Price of a single can is ~$2.

Overall: Love this beer. A great offering from Westbrook. I could just smell this beer all day, well and drink it too. Nose is just so dank. I will always grab a few of these when I see them. Can’t wait to try more of their stuff.

Grade: A-