Crooked Stave was the first brewery on my list when I attended The Festival and Westbrook Brewing was the other. I was really impressed by this Gose and their Mexican Cake and ended up grabbing a bottle of this at Lois’ Natural Foods in Scarborough after The Festival.
Like the Gose from Lost Nation this one pours a nice cloudy yellow with almost no head and no lacing. Aroma was a bit odd with some lemon but also something odd that I can’t place. Probably the only reason this didn’t get more than four stars as everything else was great. It is quite possible that is how a gose is supposed to smell but I have not had many so can’t really judge that.
Taste is where this one really stands out with a very nice sour lemon and slightly funky taste. This combined with the salt adds another layer of complexity but also makes the beer very refreshing. Westbrook starting canning this beer and I can see why as it would make a great beer to bring to the beach, have while or after mowing the lawn or really any other outdoor activity. Excellent beer that if you have not tried you should track one down as you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Very flavorful and refreshing
Cons: Odd aroma?
Alcohol Content: 4.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 5
Brewers Website: Westbrook Brewing
Brewers Description: 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.