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Gösser - Brauerei Göss (Brau Union)

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 18.24%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Göss (Brau Union) visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 09-11-2003)
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PokerGod

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic glass.

Appearance- Bright straw-orange-yellow color, very crisp and clear looking, typical of the stye. But a small head descended into a nice crown of foam on the beer that retained throught. I liked that. Light lacing held to the glass.

Smell- Very Lager, very grain, with possible subtle fruity undertones.

Taste= Nice and flavorful. To me most Euro Lagers tend to be a little boring, but this is nice and refreshing with still remaining a fuller flavor.

Overall- Seems like a decent beer to drink on hot summer day, but nothing stellar here.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 00:10:08 | More by PokerGod
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alankwak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden clear brew. Moderate carbonation.

S: Light to medium hop aroma.

T: Light grassy notes along with good pils graininess.

M: Light to medium mouthfeel.

O: A very good Austrian beer. Water might not be from an alpine source but nonetheless a quality lager. Recommended. In the grand scheme of things this a is a good example of a Pale Euro lager. Just not enough hopiness for a true pils but a good beer indeed.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 03:20:35 | More by alankwak
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.58/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this lovely euro pale lager on tap two weeks ago. Today found the notes i made.

Gosser is a typical beer to drink in Tirol. I was nearby Innsbruck in Neustift. Drank the beer in the original glass, 0,5 liter.

The beer looks quit good in the glass, a nice and big white head and a yellow fluid. The beers looks like the most euro pale lagers, not spectacular, just ok.

Taste is fresh and some bread and citrusnotes far away. Drinkable beer!

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2011 18:20:46 | More by Brabander
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

1.78/5  rDev -42%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a faint skunkiness, sweet malt and kind of standard lager like smells. In the taste, a small dryness, a light malt, and actually no real taste at all. A smooth, and light and watery mouthfeel , with a small dry malt in the aftertaste. Thin, no real taste and lack there of aroma.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 12:49:52 | More by OWSLEY069
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Purchased this one from Koppa's Polish Grocer in Milwaukee.

Pale yellow pour, pourus head, bubbles not contained very well. Aroma was forestish.

Minimal effect on the taste buds. Good water, slight hops, malt, alcohol feel to it. Just not much to take away from this beer, too easy to drink, if the price weren't such a gouge. Must be made for the fizzy yellow beer market. Way too expensive for what this beer is.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 23:29:07 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Mit

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a-Very pale with minimal head. Not sure if it was the glassware as I was at a friends using his stuff.

s-Some yeast type smells, slight maltiness.

t-Pretty unoffending-slight(very slight) hop bite with some slight citrus notes. Found it more bitter than malty which I enjoyed.

m-Pretty light, def a little watery when compared to other Euro lagers.

d-Very much so, Euro Macros are the same as North American Macros but maybe a little tastier...but both are without strong flavours and quite drinkable.

Serving type: can

08-12-2010 23:06:06 | More by Mit
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AlexLMS

Portugal

2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: bright with a pale golden color. The head is white, kind of low and frothy with an impaired retention.
Aroma: sweet, grainy and very malty. Very distant citrus notes.
Taste: again grains and lots of malts.
Mouthfeel: smooth, average carbonation, low alcoholic strength and light body.
Finish: not very long, almost sweet all the way with only a hint of bitterness when it is almost fading.
Overall: very weak on the hops. Missed the bitterness of a good pale lager. Not very refreshing. I looked for the auto-proclaimed sharp tang but could not find it.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 14:47:00 | More by AlexLMS
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endovelico

Portugal

3.58/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Pokal. Best before date: 01/2011. Batch: L044A.400:34.

Appearance: Clear pale straw beer with a thick milky expresso like foam. Nice head retention and acceptable lacing. Light effervescence. They really took the time to make this beer shine, i should say.

Aroma: Aroma is of medium strength with a brisk profile of biscuits, flowers, resin and honey. A slight skunkiness is also detectable but it fades out eventually.

Taste: Lively on the tongue with a mild malty flavor on the front supported by citrusy and resiny undernotes. On the back you get suggestions of cider, vegetables and yeast dough.

Palate: Medium light to ligh bodied. Spritzy with medium carbonation. Low bitterness. Finishes dry-ish. Slight twang on the palate. Average acidity.

Drinkability: Not overly complex although that is something that really shouldn't be expected. Should make for a decent session beer and could go well with a number of more elaborate light salads. Very cheap even considering the overall quality.

On a side note, i would personally call it a Dortmunder rather than a generic lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 14:58:19 | More by endovelico
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml can, amongst all the other Euro-trash aluminum in the local bottleshop.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with two fat fingers of puffy, foamy, and soapy off-white head, which leaves a mish-mash of layered lace around the glass as it lazily melts away. Some rather active rising carbonation continues to make minor waves long after the pour.

It smells of bready, lightly biscuity pale malt, yeast, dry field honey, a hint of lemon furniture polish, and mildly floral perfumed hops. The taste is gritty bready malt, soft grainy cereal notes, muted citrus pith, and grassy, somewhat weedy hops.

The carbonation is quite understated and seemingly asleep on the job, the body medium-light in weight, and a tad cloying and weirdly prickly where one might expect smoothness. It finishes off-dry, which is strange, because it is neither off nor dry - any potential skunkitude has well wafted off by now, and the weak-ass malt resonates in a soft white grain sweetness.

What we all have here, folks, is a typical Euro-lager, somewhat skanky up front, though not a characteristic duly followed through on, and offset well enough by the tyro malt and bland noble hops. Not really worthy of revisiting, as the country tick is enough for me here.

Serving type: can

03-26-2010 23:33:38 | More by biboergosum
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dpodratsky3

North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Light pale gold, pure white head, with foamy covering not much in terms of height

S: Faint sweet grain, slight metallic and/or tartness in the background

T: Very bland, starts out with basically no flavor, then turns into a sweet grain that is too sweet for me, its that weird grainy sweetness that isn't all that pleasant, the aftertaste is actually better as some bitterness comes through to cut the sweetness, although no actual hop flavor is present

M: Pretty thin, but the butteryness seems to cover it up

D: Not that great, but not terrible, average

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 06:18:36 | More by dpodratsky3
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a chilled pint glass. A friend says that drinking this regularly was a highlight of her trip to Vienna. She was very happy to find it here in the states.

Clear straw yellow, thin white head that settles to a small fizz. Mostly light malts and silage on the nose, with hint of toffee. Taste is similar with silage and raw grains dominating. Light lemony finish.

Overall smooth, thin, subtle flavors. Very palatable, easy drinking. Finish leaves the mouth feeling clean. Easy drinking, but frankly not very interesting. Maybe it's better in Vienna.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 01:59:28 | More by BeerNinja007
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into pint glass nov17 2009

A clear straw yellow with lots and lots of bubbles. nice big head that has decent retention slowly falling too a 1/4in film and a few rings of lace

S floral hops, lemon and hay

T not far from the smell, nothing great but nothing offensive

M typical lager, thin with good carbonation

D I doubt I'll be drinking this again soon, I'm not saying this is a bad beer there's just better beers for the same price

pretty boring overall looks better then it really is

Serving type: can

11-18-2009 00:00:11 | More by wordemupg
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Amalak

New York

3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had at a new beer garden on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, but I can't remember the name.
A- It had a yellow color with lots of bubbles and was semi-opaque. Bubbly head with some lacing on top.
S- Wheaty and hoppy scent to it.
T- Some hoppy taste to it but it is really quite plain. It's not bad but it just doesn't do anything. Very average.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2009 19:34:11 | More by Amalak
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Sunnanek

Sweden

2.63/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours straw-coloured with a white loose head that "dies" pretty quickly, leaving some lacings.

S: Faint malt, faint hops - not much else.

T: A little bit of the basics - a little malt, a little hops (floral), and some fruit (mostly citrus).

M: This one dies fast, its thin with some carbonic acids.

D: This isn't worth the effort. There are so many nice beers to enjoy. This is not a bad beer, but an uninteresting one.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 21:39:07 | More by Sunnanek
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this a couple of times during a recent stay in Vienna. (Wiseman Nick speaking)

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow with a loose white top. Not much in terms of retention, but I suppose that's kind of typical for the style.

Smell: Smells nearly identical to plain old Heineken. Sweet, toasted grains and something a touch sour.

Taste: Hops come through to produce a somewhat bitter, grassy characteristic. This is balanced by a solid dosage of toasted grain. Good balance, but pretty bland.

Mouthfeel: Malty and light-bodied with some dull carbonation. Goes down easily - that's for sure.

Drinkability: I could down several of these without batting an eye. I likely wouldn't enjoy them, but the flavor is also far from offensive.

Serving type: can

07-20-2009 08:08:17 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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CampusCrew

Florida

3.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this alot while I was in Vienna. it was a solid option there and I would recommend even trying in the states. A very good Euro lager.

appearance: yellow golden lager like. nice and bubbly

smell: light hops

taste: clear refresher and easy to drink

mouthfeel: thin and heavy carbonated

drinkability: A great choice with limited selection. Not the best pilsner but definitly solid...

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 15:09:15 | More by CampusCrew
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Tone

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, yeast, and slight hops. Fits the style of a Euro Pale Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale malt, and slight hop in the finish. Overall, a decent pale lager, but nothing out the norm.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 06:05:31 | More by Tone
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light golden yellow with a thick, rich creamy head. Nice lacing sticks. Effervescent bubbles rise to the top.

The smell is of lime, grain, some herbal bitterness.

The taste is of lime, grain, some herbal, grassy bitterness. Malty sweetness balanced by a dry, bitterish finish. Crisp and refreshing.

The feel is a bit rough, but it does hold up a body.

A nice, if not a bit harsh, thirst quencher. A nicely balanced EPL. Not at all skunky and very clean.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 21:54:12 | More by jwc215
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GRPunk

Michigan

2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cool, contoured, green bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A- A moderately aggressive pour left a 1-1/2 to 2 finger, white head that slowly dropped to a decent lace. The body was a clean, light gold with medium carbonation. There were lots of sticky rings left on the glass, though I've found my pilsener glasses to help just about any beer in the appearance category.

S- Some intial floral hop characteristics and a slight skunk. Overall, it ended up on the sweet side of the spectrum with some vegetal notes (creamed corn perhaps?).

T- The flavor started out a little thin. Definitely more of a Euro pale versus anything like a true pilsener. It wasn't overly flavorful, but what was there leaned much more toward the sweet malt side of things than the hops.

M- Also pretty thin/watery. A slight bite from the moderate-heavy carbonation and slight hopping let you know you're drinking a beer.

D- It's easy on the tastebuds and is a nice thirst quencher. It doesn't do anything to set itself apart from a slew of standard imports (or even many mass produced domestics for that matter).

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2009 22:38:19 | More by GRPunk
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olmatty

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a sudsy two-finger, bright-white head, beer is a pale yellow

Smell- Very light pale malts and even less hops

Taste- Light, crisp malts, hints of dry straw, mlid bitterness of hops and a slightly sweet finish.

Mouthfeel- Crisply carbonated, bubbles briskly wash the mouth and throat with each sip. Kind of a nice sensation

Drinkability- Goes down easy and quite refreshing, I'd like this more on a hot day. The slight sweetness detracted from taste and drinkability for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 07:25:15 | More by olmatty
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Drew966

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gosser pours a pale yellow with a white head from a green twelve ounce bottle. There is a mild cereal aroma, I'm not picking up much else. The flavor isn't much different, cereal like and a touch of hops. On the plus side it's not particularly skunky which is what I was expecting. Just kind of average, a reasonable substitute for bmc or Heineken.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 00:38:30 | More by Drew966
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wahhmaster

Virginia

2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a regular can into a small, plastic airline drink cup (I had this on an Austrian Airlines flight to Vienna).

Appearance: Nothing special...Golden and translucent...Almost no head.

Smell: Slightly grassy, slightly hopped...Nothing special.

Taste: Good, but not great. Basically tastes like it smells: grassy and a little hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Too carbonated and too thin; like over-carbonated water.

Drinkability: Not bad, but not too good either. Nothing to go out of your way to try.

BTW I think this beer is a Märzen. The picture has it as that and the breweries website labels this as their flagship. If not, then someone should add the Märzen.

Serving type: can

02-06-2009 16:23:46 | More by wahhmaster
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Spikester

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear gold with a small white head and decent lacings. Aroma is grassy with some lemon.
Taste is sweet lemony malts with a very slight hop bitterness. Carbonation is spot on and body is just right. A very smooth and subdued flavor profile that makes this a sessionable beer. I don't know if this is Austria finest beer like the label says but it might be the easiest to drink many at one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 07:39:53 | More by Spikester
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atis

Finland

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer I tasted was produced (or maybe just bottled, no idea really) in Hungary by Soproni.

Appears golden with few carbonation bubbles; large and fluffy head that dissipates very soon, leaving a transparent white layer over the beer, there is quite generous lacing.

Aroma is mostly skunk with lemony malt. In taste sweetish lemon dominates with slightly peppery hops, but there is not much of them. An awful soapy aftertaste.

Overall, the beer was sheer dissapointment, I expected something much better. Maybe the ones from Austria are better.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 20:33:41 | More by atis
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KeefD

Minnesota

2.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a pale straw yellow color, light foam, no lacing. Skunk supreme in the nose. Tastes like a watered down Heineken. Some bready malts, slight hop bitterness, nothing to call home about. Crisp, easily drinkable if it weren't for all the skunk. Age could be a factor on this bottle. Would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 22:16:09 | More by KeefD
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