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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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88
very good

709 Ratings
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Ratings: 709
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 66
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This original Leipzig beer specialty lends us the name for our brewery. Gose is a regional beer specialty that was brought to Saxony-Anhalt in the year 1738. Originally Gose comes from Goslar, a small town in Lower Saxony, and the river “Gose” in this town. This beer specialty has a refreshing, slightly sour taste and is ideal for quenching your thirst. Gose is brewed with the additional ingredients lactic acid, cilantro, and salt. Gose is a top-fermented beer with 4.5% ABV and 10.8% wort. You can enjoy it in different variations.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2003)
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Beerenauslese

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured form the bottle into a tall stange. This is my first gose, obtained as a current beer of the month offering from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco.

Body is a hazy gold, topped by a white creamy head with moderate retention. Leaves no lacing.

Smells fresh, with light malt, some sugar, and lemony citrus.

This tastes very good, with a nice malt sweetness that is balanced with a mild sourness, mainly citrus. There is a little funk from the yeast in the background. In the finish, there is a bit of spice, tasting like coriander as in a witbier and some ginger and light salt.

Body is light, and the carbonation is lively. This has a a spritziness on the tongue and a very refreshing mouthfeel. Tasting good at 4.6% ABV, this is an eminently drinkable beer.

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06-03-2011 00:49:55 | More by Beerenauslese
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PatandDavid

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice, Nice beer. Awesome to try something new, and then have it be a brand new beer to our shores, a new style.

A beautiful cloudy light orange when poured. Lovely head, and lace left through-out the glass. Very fresh floral aroma.

Full bodied, perfect carbonation. A bit sweet, but definitely in a twist off the wit style. What I found was a slightly tart apple like flavor in the finish and also thought the finish was slightly dry. Could have sworn I picked up on a bit of the salt used in this beer in the aftertaste.

This is not your typical German beer. I really enjoyed it, it reminded me slightly of Allagash white. One I would recommend to anyone, especially a fellow BA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2003 12:47:36 | More by PatandDavid
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-15-2011 01:00:43 | More by JAHMUR
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden yellow with light carbonation and a firm head. My glass definitely sports a nice coating of lace and this brew looks light and refreshing.

Smell is quite sour and crisp, accompanied by wheaty aromas (banana) and a little ground pepper. The sting of lemon juice is also somewhere in there. Overall, an enticing aroma that's perfect for summer.

Taste is thin and sour, but with a nice backing of wheat smoothness and body. The prominent lactic acid adds some sweetness. The flavor profile is crisp and clean with a slight lemony character, mild dryness and a nice tart bite in the conclusion.

Flavor lingers in the mouth far after each sip has been taken. Although the liquid is thin, it doesn't skimp on the body.

Session worthy doesn't even begin to describe how easy this beer is to take down. Another great German style that could definitely fit in well with sour beer fanatics.

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07-17-2010 19:29:40 | More by deapokid
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Texas

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08-28-2013 17:36:52 | More by mwgroove23
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North Carolina

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pjwilson

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

ahhh....the elusive gose, remember reading about this beer back in the day, and now I have a bottle. And the weather is finially getting hot out. so here we go.

appearance: poured into my old school flare glass, produces an awsome looking beer. a little less cloudy than an average hefe, and with a huge head. there is lots of carbination, but also a few black specs..hmmm. the head holds a long time. nice

smell: lemony zest, smelling more like a wit than a hefe. needs to warm

taste: first sips are very cold, yet still full of flavor. i'm tasting a hint of sour lemon rinds, coriander, and fantastic sweet malts. the salt is dectable by myself but is nice and subtle. again, closer to a wit than a hefe, but this is not a wit. i approve. the second pour was just a hair less good as the yeast covered up some of the spice, but some may like that more.

mouthfeel: the high carbination lifts the beer right off of the tounge, belgium like lite mouthfeel

drinkability: very good, although one 500 ml bottle seems like enough, due to the very high carbination and the salt.

a very nice german beer. i will add leipzig on the list of places to visit next trip to europe. Will an american brewer dare try to brew a gose...?

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2006 21:29:26 | More by pjwilson
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slight cloudy/murky light orange in color, strings of carbonation rise to the top, a thin, active head. Has a very odd, but receptive nose of salt, coriander, and some outdoor type freshness. Massive twang in the palate, sharp wheaty and malt offerings up front. Lemon zestiness, similar to hefe's, but more crisp and flavorful. Maintains a decent medium body, coriander and some metallic tastings. Stays the same, even as it warms to room temp and beyond, finish is slightly tarty, crisp and creamy, what a superb brew, oh so easy to quaff, and oh so tasty. Here's to you, here's to me, go get the Gose!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2004 03:04:04 | More by GeoffRizzo
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a revelationj this beer is on-tap. I'd had it a couple of times in the bottle before, and while I thought it was interesting and pretty good, it didn't really grab me as a style or a beer. Once I had it on tap this summer at the Brick Store Pub, I just couldn't stop drinking it. It seems that at least every other time I would go to the pub I would order one of these, and it just kept getting better and better, particularly if it were hot outside. The bottles are also quite expensive, so this is relatively a much better deal. So refreshing, and the touch of salt an loads of coriander eventually made it addictive for me. Something just seemed to click with this beer on draft. Pours a super carbonated pale yellow with a very white fluffy head. Smells very slightly sour, with a hint of lemon and green apple and spicy with fresh wheat and you can smell a slight salty tang. Tastes very, very refreshing. Lots of coriander and some crisp wheat up front, and then the salty tang is quite noticeable against a background of light citrusy sourness and tannic, salty bitterness. This part of the beer is reminiscent of a salting crabapples that I remember doing as a child in the south. The salt, corander, citrus, and bitterness fronted by the spicy wheat just works- some type of alchemy is surely at work here. Thirst quenching in the mouth, with the slightest bit of prickliness, and perfectly refreshing. My new favorite summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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lehkost

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4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
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Seeing as this is the only Gose I have tried, it is hard for me to give a fair review, at least within the confines of the style.

I am a huge fan of sour ales, and this beer allowed me a perspective on how different they can be from your Flanders varieties and even from Berliner Weisse.

This beer has an aesthetically pleasing appearance, hazy and somewhere between a straw and a gold color.

Coriander and lemon on the nose, but remarkably, no lemon in the beer.

A great deal of citrus in the flavor, coriander as well. Not much in the way of malt or yeast detectable on the palate. Slight sourness persists after it's left the mouth, but nothing over the top.

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Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 18:16:26 | More by lehkost
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Citadel82

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! This was a real summer quencher. Poured hazy sunshine yellow from the tall porcelain stoppered flasche. Aroma was fruity and lemony with hints of spice and floral notes. Head was creamy white and lingered leaving some lacing on the glass. Taste was acidic even lemony, hints of spice and traces of saltiness that this style is noted for having. an overriding sour taste was just the thing to take the edge off of a hazy, hot and humid Saturday.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2005 12:57:50 | More by Citadel82
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pint on tap at memphis taproom. Sweet!

A- comes my way from one of my favorite tenders in the bus with a nice big fingers of bright white head that settles very quickly to leave a mirror finish. Hazy sunset yellow orange in color.

S- slightly tart, hits of pale malts with that brine thing going on that always keeps you on your toes. Its like an ocean breeze and its real good.

T- crisp green apple and a hit of pale malts that roll into that signature briney flair. Its an odd flavor combination but it works so damn well.

M- a tick less then medium in body with a bright effervesant carb that foams things up and really keeps things super refreshing.

O- I'm not an expert on this style but this is a great beer and as easy drinking and enjoyable as I've had in a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2011 02:54:53 | More by oglmcdgl
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vacax

California

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow golden with a smaller white head that sticks around a while. The aroma has lemons, coriander, some saltiness, and white grapes. Appreciate how the coriander is not overpowering, which it easily can be. The flavor has white grape juice, some appreciable tartness, then the finish develops some coriander spice notes and light malts. Light bodied with a prickly refreshing carbonation. I really dig this brew, light, refreshing, fruity and tart. I would drink this often if it weren't for a prohibitive price tag!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 00:57:51 | More by vacax
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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