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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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88
very good

804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 68
Gots: 31 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

DonDonLongJohn, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

neckbeered, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice golden yellow, good white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Wheat, bread, lots of light citrus fruit

Taste: Again, some wheat and bread up front, but immediately you get to some very refreshing citrusy flavors. Finishes with a touch of salt and a slightly sour taste

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Fantastic beer, a style that I usually get when I find it because it is so hard to find! Enjoyed it immensely.

MadCat, May 06, 2014
Photo of soriondee
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

soriondee, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Beerenauslese
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.

Beerenauslese, Jun 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

GCBrewery, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

beerhorn12, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

abcdefghijkyle, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

harpus, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

nyctrance2, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Nubicks, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

KSather, Jul 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

jtdolla911, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

GennyCreamAle, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

GreenMind, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of PatandDavid
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.

PatandDavid, Jul 20, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 15, 2011
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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.

deapokid, Jul 17, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

mwgroove23, Aug 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Jeeb, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Minnesota_beer_guy, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

vinny21bal, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of pjwilson
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...?

pjwilson, Apr 18, 2006
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4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy gold. White head. Smells of crackery wheat and bright coriander. Taste is crisp, acidic, citric with fruitiness from the coriander. Salt is very delicate. Much more subtle than US versions. Mouthfeel is smooth with mild prickling carbonation. Awesome beer. Wish this were in 6 packs.

goochpunch, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of GeoffRizzo
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!

GeoffRizzo, Sep 05, 2004
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
88 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.