1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Freigeist Geisterzug Gose - Braustelle

Not Rated.
Freigeist Geisterzug GoseFreigeist Geisterzug Gose

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

132 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 132
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Braustelle visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-11-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 132 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and some perfume-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly salty flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2013 02:50:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Bierproeflokaal in de Wildeman, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with faint hints of lemon.
T: The overall taste has a very light bit of sourness along with flavors of wheat as well as hints of lemon and salt.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite quaffable. It's neither very sour nor salty so it is rather easy to drink compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2013 20:37:26 | More by metter98
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-30-2013 03:20:38 | More by acurtis
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-23-2014 17:00:06 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with some lacing but poor retention on a slightly hazy straw colored body.

S: not much to the aroma. mostly grains, pine sol/spruce, sour citrus.

T: not as much spruce as expected from the name or the aroma. a little salty with tart generic citrus and grains.

M: light body and light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: very bland and simple. I cant get a feel for this genre. I always expect them to be more tart whereas this one is very mild.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 01:45:44 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-19-2014 00:54:35 | More by GRG1313
Photo of emerge077
emerge077

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Opaque pale orange, seems to glow a little in the light. Sturdy layer of white foam on the surface, and a thin skim remains. Random bits of lace stay in the glass.

Smell is pretty nondescript at first, softly wheaty, mild yeast. Plain and simple.

Smooth feel, lightly astringent though I wouldn't really call it tart. Very mild coriander, supple wheat, light apple ester from the yeast. Creamy and light bodied. Light papery oxidation note, not too distracting. This seems very traditional, simple but easy to drink. Not especially tart or salty though, and not picking up much if any spruce in this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 02:16:36 | More by emerge077
Photo of nickfl
nickfl

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a lightly hazy, straw colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves little lace.

S - An aroma of coriander, clove, and anise.

T - Lightly tart wheat up front with some coriander in the middle. Finishes with light clove and more tart wheat.

M - Medium thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Not bad, it is less tart than I expected and the spruce is also fairly light. Drinkable but I'm not all that excited by it.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 01:44:54 | More by nickfl
Photo of drabmuh
drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-11-2013 14:56:22 | More by drabmuh
Photo of Rifugium
Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly, PA

By now, I've had several goses, but this may be the first one I've had that is actually German. Served in a Ommegang chalice, this was one attractive beer, cloudy, pale yellow, with a small but thick layer of white head, that retained until the end, and left some streaks of lacing on the glass when swirled. Aroma was a bit muted, notes of toasted wheat and light citrus. Taste of salted sourdough bread, lemon pith, slightly lactic. Probably wouldn't have stood up great on its own, but paired with some authentic kartoffelpuffer, it was drinking just fine. Smooth mouthfeel, light-medium body, soft carbonation, quite good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2013 20:34:23 | More by Rifugium
Photo of StonedTrippin
StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a real oddity here, a spruced gose. possible the lightest colored and flavored beer ever. it pours almost perfectly clear, lighter than a Berliner, with a couple inches of white head. its so clear I can watch tv through it, unabated. the nose is light as anything, a touch of wheat malt and minerals, not spruce at all. the flavor has a slight lemon kick to it, and is fairly dialed down on the salt content, compared to some other german gose beers ive had he privilege of trying. the wheat malt appears to be cut with water in a 50 percent mix, and I only get a little spruce when I really focus. maybe its a mind game and its not there at all. maybe im tasting what I want to taste. who knows, this beer is so light on flavor its impossible to tell, although I don't dislike it at all. ultra light feel, too much so really, but it is refreshing for the style, since there isn't too much salt in the finish drying me out. carbonation is ample. overall a beer that just didn't have a lot of flavor to it, a stronger or more concentrated version would be welcomed here.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 22:02:08 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of Halcyondays
Halcyondays

California

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood II,

A: Pours a hazy light orange with a medium white head, rocky look, frothy.

S: Notes of salt and sour malt, lactic acid.

T: Definite lactic acid, but with a sweetness I did not expect. Almost a Sprite character to this beer which was intriguing.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, refreshing, soft carbonation.

O: On the sweeter style for a gose, but it's certainly good. This is a style I've found a lot more examples recently, and for that I am quite thankful.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2013 03:48:03 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of smcolw
smcolw

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very white head. As it settles it leaves a ring of lace with many streaks back to the liquid.

Light sourness to the nose. Some pale malt aroma also.

Sweet and tart by equal proportions. Very smooth beer--seems to have an abundance of wheat. Soft on the palate, but not exactly rich. High level of carbonation. I do not detect any "spruce"

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 21:41:13 | More by smcolw
Photo of beernads
beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-07-2014 19:03:26 | More by beernads
Photo of MarkyMOD
MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-29-2014 20:50:26 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of oriolesfan4
oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-24-2014 02:29:40 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of Huhzubendah
Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-31-2013 22:38:37 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of Kelp
Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-08-2014 03:37:32 | More by Kelp
Photo of Mebuzzard
Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That's a heck of a big fluffy, rocky white head right m'here. Sits atop a cloudy, bright/light golden body. Looks quite nice. Head settles to a film and small collar

A light wheat beer aroma with citrus, some sweet banana and coriander. A touch of twang in the nose

Flavor is bright and crisp. Some acidity comes through but nothing too much. Hints of that coriander and banana, most though the wheat comes out. Salt is light and could use more to bring in a zip on the end. Quite refreshing although it's a bit filmy on the finish. Would like to see more zip.
Probably good with a salad or grilled veggies

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 02:32:47 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of THECPJ
THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-25-2013 18:04:45 | More by THECPJ
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7%

04-04-2014 01:47:24 | More by afsdan
Photo of rolltide8425
rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-10-2013 04:22:27 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of ccrida
ccrida

Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pelican Brewery shaker pint, Freigeist Geisterzug (Ghost Train) is hazy straw yellow with a small white head leaving very faint lace.

Smell is soft grainy cereals. Light phenols.

Taste is lightly salted and tart, clean wheat flavors, very light graininess. The label says this is a "spruced gose". I assumed they meant spruce tips (pine needles), but I'm not getting any of that.

Mouthfeel is slippery, medium light.

Drinkability is high, a refreshing, balanced, mild gose. This is made to quench, not to ponder. Cranking up the lacto and salt might be more exciting, but not nearly as drinkable. I was expecting it to be more extreme, but it is nevertheless very well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 22:33:54 | More by ccrida
Photo of aasher
aasher

Indiana

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This spruced Gose pours a light bodied and cloudy light gold in color with a two finger bright white head. The nose is light with moderate German yeast character, light lemon peel, and a touch of spruce. The flavors mimic the nose with light and slowly acidic lemon peel with nice and approachable German yeast and a slight spruce/menthol character that shows its head in the aftertaste. There is just a touch of salt but nothing over the top. It's like drinking a light Hefe on the beach in Florida. The spruce isn't bold but its there in the finish. It drinks light in body and is very sessionable. This would make for a great German session beer for summer. Overall this is probably the best Gose I've had yet. It's a really nice beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 03:41:08 | More by aasher
Photo of rudzud
rudzud

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice hazy straw hue with a good one finger head that fades fairly quickly leaving a thin blanket.

S - Aroma is a bit faint. Mostly earthy grain with some like citrus notes, pine, and spices.

T - Taste is more of the same. Was told there was spruce in this..where is it?! Some light cloves notes, tart wheat...thats about it.

M - Fairly low carbonation, though it does have a nice dry finish.

O - Overall, let down by this one was expecting more pine or spruce...mostly just sour wheat.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:43:36 | More by rudzud
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Freigeist Geisterzug Gose from Braustelle
84 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.