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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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88
very good

743 Ratings
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 66
Gots: 23 | 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.

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erha2

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-06-2014 20:21:33 | More by erha2
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-24-2014 18:04:35 | More by JGlitz87
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +2.6%

A: Golden with a dusty brown tinge rather like oxidized pineapple juice. Bubbles on the inside of the glass, cloudy so you can’t see any carbonation within. A 3 finger head of yellow ocher with a candy glass shine.

S: Coriander, peach juice, a sort of brine to it. Makes me feel like I’m about to drink juice.

T: Sour, brine, tobacco, salty, light fruitiness like peach or nectarine juice, but not sweet so its like unripe fruit. Coriander is present but not strong at all.

M: Medium juicy body, medium low carbonation.

O: A classic brew. I’ve been drinking Westbrook’s version of this which is much more sour. This is really good, and presumably more traditional being from Germany and done to style. Unique, balanced, fruity, salty and sour, its nice on a warm night at Table Rock Lake, MO. Drank Aug. 6th, 2014.

08-07-2014 04:50:34 | More by patre_tim
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BushwyckCraft

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-29-2014 20:19:31 | More by BushwyckCraft
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icannonball

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-12-2013 18:15:17 | More by icannonball
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

This beer pours a faintly foggy peach and strawberry with a thin creamy head.

Smells of sweet nuts and honey with a little peanut butter and tart cherry.

Tastes of a light pale lager with a honey sweetness and a huge sour coriander and lime with a touch of plumb skin at the end. I’m also digging the salt in the finish. It’s like eating pretzels while I drink my beer.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied and silky but with a moderate amount of carbonation.

This is an interesting style for sure and I’m pretty sure I like it.

08-23-2006 22:02:43 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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seth72104

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-04-2012 06:45:06 | More by seth72104
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-21-2013 00:01:35 | More by BeerBucks
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biergeniesser

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

This .5l bottle of Gose from the Bayerischer Bahnhof Gosebrauerei poured hazy amber orange and produced a thick, fluffy white head which lingered for a while. Slight yeast sediment was present from the bottle conditioning. Many tiny bubbles evolved from the bottom of the glass throughout.

A sour, lactic aroma dominates. Hints of wheat and bready malt are evident. A slight lemony citrus character is also evident, perhaps a manifestation of the coriander.

This beer has a very complex, yet balanced flavor. A slight sour lactic/citric flavor is most notable, with a hint of horsey “wild fermentation” character in the background. As in the aroma wheat and bready malt notes are evident along with the slightest hint of coriander. More savory than sweet, perhaps the salt lends a bit to the flavor and not just to the palate fullness of this beer.

A light bodied yet full palated beer. The slight sourness coupled with the moderately high carbonation and dry finish serves to cleanse the mouth, preparing it to taste the complexity of the flavor of this beer to the last drop.

Certainly worth a try if you can find it. This Gose would be well suited to enjoyment on warm spring or summer day. If only there were more, readily available examples of this relict style…

03-09-2007 01:25:23 | More by biergeniesser
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Picked up a bottle last February at Vintage Estate in Boardman, OH. Only had an example of the style once before (East End's), & had to try another myself.

I'm sure there's a more official name for the kind of bottle, but it was banjo-shaped. Poured into a tulip pint: Golden-orange body, transparent but a little hazy with brassy highlights. Thin white head that drops to a thin collar. A few strands of nucleation.

Smells very much like a mild, semi-dry cider -- apple, a little pear, very subtle vinegar tartness.

Taste is...hmmm, interesting. The tartness of a cider but with the center kind of scooped out, I'm expecting a sweetness that never comes. Slight coriander in the aftertaste, dryness like champagne. As it warms, a character not unlike a dubble emerges toward the finish: some grape & doughy yeast character. Pretty different taste overall, enjoyable.

Sparkling feel despite what appears to be low carbonation. Tartness around the edges, dry finish & aftertaste.

This one is interesting, different, even from the other example I'd had. Tasty & fairly refreshing. May be the novelty of it, but I really enjoyed this. Not at all what I expected. Not a game-changer, but I also like the fact that I can reseal the swing-top bottle easily, save some for later.

10-18-2010 00:25:36 | More by OneDropSoup
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tikk

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-28-2014 01:54:28 | More by tikk
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HabiMendes

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-27-2013 02:41:10 | More by HabiMendes
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BarleyMine

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

A - Hazy golden color with thick white head that recedes to a thin white line leaving thin lacing.

S - Fruity and yeasty with Saison-like qualities.

T - Mild fruitiness, yeast and mineral flavors with sweet tones and notes of apricot in the finish.

B - The body is light with crisp, lively carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

Great session brew alternative. It's like a Saison Light.

03-11-2009 14:56:38 | More by BarleyMine
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Ken_P

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-23-2014 00:24:50 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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geocool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-30-2013 23:57:18 | More by geocool
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Looks like homeade ginger beer with its refreshing, hazy, caramel orange color. The beer pours a nice, sponge like, off white head that starts a t two fingers and retreats to a solid one, throughout. The aromas are of (who'd a thunk it) spicy corriander and sea salt. This begs for a hot pretzel with mustard. The beer is medium bodied and creamy in the mouth. A very refreshing drink that shows best quite cold. An intriguing element of savory from the salt adds local color to the beer. Perhaps the salt is so you keep on drinking? Brilliant glass of suds.

07-15-2004 02:17:53 | More by moulefrite
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Italy

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a yellowish color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A sharp aroma of malt, grain, and coriander.

T: Tasted basically like it smelled: malt and grain up front with a hint of coriander in the finish. Oddly, this beer gets better and more flavorful as you go along.

M: A generally well carbonated beer with a dry finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

D: This is the first Gose I've ever tried so I don't have anything to compare it to. Nevertheless, this was an enjoyable, drinkable beer.

01-08-2011 13:35:09 | More by avalon07
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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