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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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88
very good

786 Ratings
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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 67
Gots: 28 | 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  rDev +2.6%

woodchip, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

freewill35, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of morimech
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An intereting beer and after having this one example, a style that needs to be explored more. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Just a little lacing is left behind. The aroma is that of a witbier. It consists of yeasty phenols and coriander with hints of lemon and sour apples. The flavor starts with wheat malt, then it turns mildly tart, then slightly salty in the finish. The spice is not really noticed at all. The body feels a bit thin and flat. An enjoyable beer and none of the unique elements are too robust so it should not scare anyone away.

morimech, Feb 19, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ConradKenney, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

oso, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

trevorpost, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Neffbeer, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

KevinGordon, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

n2185, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

nataku00, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DavidHume, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

RMoeNay, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

enelson, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Chugs13, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

wesside89, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

st9647v3, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first chance to sample this style, and I was interested to see how the use of salt would work. The salt was reserved, adding more of a sharp tangyness than actual salinity. Moderately tart, with some coriander in the background. Mouthfeel was lean and wheaty. I can see this as an excellent hot-weather quencher.

Brent, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a murky medium burnt copper hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy wheat aroma with a good estery yeast.

The taste was robust and husky with a substantial grainy wheat and mineral twang. Some sweetness and a dry and almost bitter finish.

The mouthfeel was light, yet chewy with an astringent wheat finish.

Overall a very nice experience. An interesting style that is hard to come by in these parts. Very drinkable and suprisingly complex.

plaid75, May 25, 2007
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into goblet...

A: Nice frothy two finger head, stark white, creamy with decent lacing. Falls slowly to a thin foam.

S: Tart lemony grapes, slight musty, faint wheat, slightly floral noble hops.

T: Very tart, lots of lemon, faint white grape mixed with musty earth. Lemons really linger long into the finish along with a mild saltiness. Pretty dry, no spice sensation at all.

M: Light body, very crisp carbonation really attacks the tastebuds. Very dry.

D: In the summertime this would be the perfect solution to a hot day. Crisp, refreshing, lots of lemon....this must be what widmer is always trying to attain....lol

RedBrewer83, Jan 06, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Loogs, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

erha2, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

JGlitz87, May 24, 2014
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
88 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.