About Gose

About Gose
Gose is pale yellow to deep gold in color and ranges in alcohol from 4-5%. Originally a specialty of Leipzig, Germany, this ancient style has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Brewed with at least half malted wheat, this unfiltered beer is characterized by a unique flavor profile that features a combination of coriander and a defining lactic sourness and strong salinity. Similar to Berliner Weisse, Gose is sometimes served with woodruff or raspberry syrup to help balance it’s acidity and tartness. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Bahnhof Leipziger Gose, Samuel Adams Verloren Gose and Off Color Brewing Troublesome.

Top Picks for Gose

Pearl Street Brewery Sour Winter Gose
94 points
Minutely hazy dull gold color. Woody, floral, complex aromas and flavors of pine blossom, singed orange peel, toasty herb peppercorn muffin, and lavender and verbena with a satiny, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, distinctive, long finish displaying notes of orange spice cake, citrus juice and granita, pretzel bread pudding, and hints of coriander and cardamom finish. A great gulpable gose brimming with attractive citrus and herbal flavors within fine salty frame.
Pearl Street Brewery 17 Up Anniversary Gose
93 points
Dull hazy yellow straw color. Citrusy aromas of lemon curd on raisin toast, limeade, and hint of thyme and lavender with a supple, effervescent, sweet-and-sour medium body and a compelling, medium-long warm buttered baguette, lime Italian ice, and parsnip and arugula finish. A classically structured gose with a fun infusion on lemon, lime, and perhaps an herb and spice or two.
Harpoon Brewery Lime-y Vice
92 points
Murky light gold color. Citrusy, floral aromas and flavors of fresh squeezed lime, delicate spice and herbal tea, and lavender with a creamy, finely carbonated, sourish medium-to-full body and a silky, complex, long finish displaying accents of fine sea salt brine, artisan citrus sports drink, and radish spouts and pea tendrils finish. A superb, creamy, lightly sour, skillful crafted gose with a great salty lime flavor and indulgently luxurious texture’ will appeal to shandy fans looking for something more serious.
Stanley Park Brewing Salted Watermelon Sour
91 points
Clear light gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of pickled melon rind, lemon herb scone, and dandelion and greens with a supple, lively, effervescent, sourish medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish with accents of sourdough and pretzel bread toast, salted limes and celery, and malt vinegar kettle chips finish. A toothsome, salty sour berry with great balance and nice nuances of flavor.
Veza Sur Brewing Co. La Picante Gose
90 points
Minutely hazy straw green color. Herbal, floral aromas of sweet n’ sour mix, fresh tarragon, coriander seeds, lavender, and geranium with a syrupy, tart, spritzy, light body and a smooth, short lime cordial, sea salt, and orange zest finish. A margarita-lover’s beer.
Uncle Billy’s Salty Old Soul Gose
89 points
Light emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey buttered toast, lemon and kiwi relish, and jicama with a supple, tangy, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a silky, amusing, buoyant finish with nuances of lime spritzed radish and fresh baguette finish. A well balanced, super approachable gose that bridges the sour gap for lager drinkers.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Gose
89 points
Clear old gold color. Attractive, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of toasted peach pastry and lemon butter on toast with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, engaging, long finish with notes of oat cereal, lemon granita, sea salt, and radish finish. A refreshing and well balanced gose that would be a great introduction to the style.
Awards: 2017 Best Gose
Vancouver Island Brewing Magic Hour Grapefruit Gose
88 points
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Fruity aromas of lemonade, melon rind, kiwi, and Greek yogurt with a round, tart, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, brisk fresh cantaloupe, mango, weck roll, and salted croissant finish. A refreshingly tart beer with a salty-sweet flavor reminiscent of childhood lemonade stands and salty potato chips.
Vancouver Island Brewing Tidal Series Grapefruit Agave Gose
88 points
Hazy golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of fresh sliced grapefruit and rising pizza crust with lemon zest with a supple, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, medium-length finish with notes of nut toast, grapefruit yogurt, and cucumber with salt finish. A tasty, well balanced grapefruit flavored gose.
Pearl Street Brewery Pop Gose
87 points
Minutely hazy red oak color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of candied lavender and lemon zest, herbs de provence, and floral triple milled soap with a slightly chewy, tart, effervescent, sourish medium body and a sleek, long finish revealing impressions of cucumber mozzarella sandwich on sourdough toast, pickled pomegranate, menthol rub, and eucalyptus flower water finish. A bold, in-your-face floral gose.