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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BA SCORE
88
very good

828 Ratings
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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 68
Gots: 38 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2003

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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Photo of mltobin
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle, which the gose was served in a Chimay chalice.

Appearance is light orange with a short white head. This beer that I had been meaning to try for some time has a smell of straw, grain, lemon and green apples. Upon sipping this gose, I taste salt, wheat, acid, citrus, with tartness. Mouthfeel is easy going , a proper carbonation for the style. It really is a great quaffer for a warm day, albeit one that may cause you to pucker your lips.

Photo of drpimento
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is pretty good beer. Not really good - pretty good. Upon opening there was an immediate scent of caramel malt in the air. Poured with a fizzy, cream colored head that rapidly faded, lots of little bubble trails, and no lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber. Aroma is that caramel malt, plus yeast, a little spice, fresh bread dough, fresh baked cookies. Flavor is good, not real deep, like the aroma, just tart enough, and a little salt at the end. Good body and great carbonation. Finish is of medium length although the salt lingers longer. Session beer.

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first and only gose beer, purchased from Whole Foods for $3. The beer was completely translucent hazy orange with almost no head. The aroma was sour and hinted at wheat, the flavor was odd but good. The bottle states it's brewed with coriander and salt, I didn't detect either. Nice to have tried but now I must move on.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool 1 pint .9fl oz bottle, just wish I had the glass on the bottle to pour it into! Pours instead into my tulip glass a somewhat murky dark orange with a half inch of arid white head. Aromas begin with light, somewhat bready wheat and citrus tones. Coriander is there with some underlying spiciness. Slightly yeasty with a saltwater edge. Interesting stuff.

First sip brings a nice bready wheat maltiness upfront followed by a lemony, citric flavor. A nice coriander spiciness works in with the yeast and brings a somewhat earthy flavor. The brew is a touch acidic. It flows down with a faint saltwater character that adds an interesting twist to the beer.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, goes down almost too easily. This beer is a nice change of pace and quite refreshing. I could see myself drinking buckets of this on a hot summer day. A style that I wouldn't mind seeing explored a bit more often. Track yourself down some of this and give it a shot!

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice. Quite salty, spicy and citric. Some cloves. Lightly tart and acidic. Mouthcovering palate, while not being to heavy, left me wanting more after every sip. NIce dry, light, yet palate covering, everything seemed to be in its right place. Cool bottle too. Great beer. Thanks Per.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow hue, with a few fingers of foamy white head, which leaves thin webbed lace as it melts away. It smells of lemon citrus, wheat, and floral, grassy hops. The taste is sour, acidic lemon, sweet wheat grain, and herbal hops. The carbonation is fairly muted, the body a bit thin and oily, and it finishes dry and lemony.

A nicely refreshing, and surprisingly sour fruity beer. Right up my alley.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
88 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.