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15 Popular Gose Style Beers To Try

If you like a sour beer, try these beloved gose beers.

Gose beer enjoys one of the great comeback stories.

Friends toasting Gose beer at a bar during happy hour

The Germans began brewing the beverage in the early 13th century when drinkers celebrated the tart beer. However, the German beer vanished from the brewing world twice.

But now, gose is back and better than ever. The unusual beer features coriander and salt-two ingredients relatively rare in the brewing world. 

The brew is experiencing a surge in popularity and gaining traction outside of its native Germany. The best gose beers collected in this article are helping spread the good word about a unique brew to adventurous drinkers worldwide. 

Popular Gose Beers 

Check out our favorite gose style beers worth sipping.


Lost Nation Gose

Vermont provides sanctuary to abundant hippies and excellent beer.

Lost Nation chooses to honor its home’s earthy simplicity with basic, good beer. 

Beginning our list of the best gose beers, Lost Nation brews its beer with coriander and sea salt.

Drinkers will most enjoy a bright, citrus tartness, focusing on grapefruit and lemon zest. 


Suburban Beverage

Even city dwellers love Perennial Artisan Ales‘ Suburban Beverage.

The gose-style beer highlights a trio of citrus heavy hitters: Meyer lemon, key lime, and valencia oranges.

Suburban Beverage has a refreshing, sour bite. The 4.2 percent abv allows fans to take the edge off without regrets.  


Westbrook Gose

Westbrook does South Carolina proud with its gose beer.

Westbrook makes its beer by adhering to the traditional German brewing method and the classic gose recipe.

The beer emphasizes sour and citrus tastes, with the salt and coriander providing pleasant, refreshing undertones. Westbrook gose is a mild 4 percent abv.


Briney Melon Gose

Anderson Valley Brewing Company manages the impressive feat of respecting and updating tradition with its briney melon gose. 

While the beer maintains the tartness of a classic gose, it tempers the sour with watermelon’s sweetness.

Sea salt ties the flavors together for the perfect, refreshing summer sip.

Briney melon gose has 4.2 percent abv, a perfect low-alcohol beer for a chill evening at home. 


DuClaw Brewing Gose O’s

DuClaw Brewing’s Gose O’s sounds like a cereal but drinks like your favorite beer.

The brewery updates the classic gose recipe by adding cantaloupe to the mix.

DuClaw lends the beer the patented sodium kick with black lava sea salt. Gose O’s is a bright, refreshing brew that perfectly balances sweet and tart flavors.

At 5.5 percent abv, the beer is a little harder than most goses but still mild enough for casual drinking.


Leipziger Gose

Bayerischer Bahnhof Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei make Leipziger gose as Germany always intended it to be.

The brewery adheres to traditional fermentation methods, using classic ingredients.

Leipziger gose perfectly captures the beer’s tartness, making the most of the added lactic acid, cilantro, and salt.

The brew weighs in at 4.6 percent abv, stronger than many on this list but still mild. 


Sixpoint Citrus Jammer

Sixpoint brewery makes sports beers, an idea that works well in practice even though it seems contradictory.

The beer has only 125 calories and is four percent abv-light enough to enjoy on a hike without making you so tipsy you trip over roots.

The citrus jammer fruited gose features a strong lemon-lime flavor, and the tart sweetness cools you down.


Troublesome

Don’t be fooled by the name. Troublesome gose is anything but. Off Color Brewing blends two beers to create a unique and delicious brew. 

The complex beer liberally adds coriander to its recipe and lactobacillus.

Brewing the beer correctly requires time, precision, and patience, which Off Color has in abundance. The resulting beer is tangy and complex.


Avery Brewing El Gose 

Avery Brewing’s El Gose brings together two great nations like a superior diplomat.

The beer fuses elements of German and Mexican brews into a unique sip based on tradition.

El gose adds lime to the classic gose recipe, adding an extra citrus punch to the brew.

At only 100 calories and 4.5 percent abv, El Gose is the perfect beer to sip on the beach.  


Ballast Point Citrus Cove Gose 

Ballast Point Brewing Company updates the classic gose recipe by doubling down on a good thing and increasing the citrus in the brew.

The beer features a potent dose of lemon, lending a pleasant pucker to the sip.

Lime undertones complete the flavor profile. Citrus Cove Gose is a reasonable 4.2 percent abv. 


Golden Gate Gose 

Almanac Beer Company gives the classic gose a California twist in the Golden Gate Gose.

The brewery adds Golden State sunshine through San Francisco sea salt, Eatwell Farm’s lemon verbena, and Santa Cruz coriander.

Golden Gate Gose maintains the classic beer’s tartness while adding a burst of bright California citrus.

At 5 percent abv, the brew is a little stronger than most goses.


Destihl Wild Sour Blueberry Gose 

Destihl throws the rule book away by adding blueberry to its gose recipe.

The Wild Sour Blueberry Gose compliments a gose’s natural citrus tang with the tart bite of blueberries.

The added fruit lends the brew an extra layer and deeper complexity—the coriander balances out the tartness. 

Wild Sour Blueberry Gose has 5.2 percent abv, making it one of the strongest beers on this list. 


Kirsch Gose 

Victory brewery is no stranger to innovation. The company applies its signature touch to Kirsch Gose, a beer that adds cherry to the citrus classic.

The cherry lends the brew a burst of sweetness that tempers the sour of the citrus.

Kirsch Gose is a light and refreshing beer that updates a classic recipe without turning its back on tradition.


Old Pro Gose

Union Craft Brewing knows that the classics endure for a good reason.

The brewery made Old Pro Gose to honor the heritage and history of the gose recipe.

Old Pro perfectly replicates the tart, salty taste drinkers expect from a gose. It is a light, refreshing beer with the faintest hint of peach flavor. 


Reuben’s Brews Gose

Reuben’s Brews Gose has a special place in the brewery’s history. The beer was the first the company canned.

The brew immediately earned Reuben’s Brew acclaim, winning two consecutive GABF Gold Medals in 2015 and 2016. 

The gose is appropriately sour and crisp, with the right notes of salty and citrus.

Reuben’s Brews Gose contains 4.3 percent abv.


Gose Beers 

  1. Lost Nation Gose
  2. Suburban Beverage
  3. Westbrook Gose
  4. Briney Melon Gose
  5. DuClaw Brewing Gose O’s
  6. Leipziger Gose
  7. Sixpoint Citrus Jammer
  8. Troublesome
  9. Avery Brewing El Gose 
  10. Ballast Point Citrus Cove Gose 
  11. Golden Gate Gose 
  12. Destihl Wild Sour Blueberry Gose 
  13. Kirsch Gose 
  14. Old Pro Gose 
  15. Reuben’s Brews Gose

Final Thoughts

Gose beers finally have their day in the sun. The tart brews use ingredients beer fans don’t expect, like coriander and salt, to create a layered and surprising sip. 

Did we miss one of your favorites? Which of these best gose beers can’t you wait to try? Let us know in the comments!

If you like the beers on this list, check out other sour beers or fruit-forward beers you might also enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.