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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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788 Ratings
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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 67
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website

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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4.25/5  rDev +9%

brandonld23, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of neenerzig
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured out of an 11.2 oz bottle into one of my weizen glasses, this beer pours a cloudy, hazy, medium golden color with a decent amount of bubbles rising up tot he surface of the beer from the bottom of the glass and a white head initially over an inch thick when poured that settles to 1/8 of an inch thick about 5 minutes after being poured. Not much lacing, just a slight trace and that's it. Lots of sediment in this beer, I know I poured a fair amount into the glass, and there was still a nice layer sitting at the bottom of the bottle. The head finally settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with a fairly decent layer of foam on the beer's surface. Aromas of yeast and sour funk along with the spice notes from coriander. Has a nice sour funk flavor upfront that is not too sour, followed with hints of lemony citrus and the coriander and rounded out with a touch of salt. Quite an interesting flavor profile here, and unlike any I've had in any other beer before. Quite tasty. Has a crisp, yet smooth, light to medium bodied mouth feel with moderate carbonation down to the last sip. Easy to drink in the manner that good beer should be. Quite an interesting beer here.


neenerzig, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

nataku00, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Ristaccia, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Wayne17
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Wayne17, Aug 27, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

jk3, Feb 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

TubaDan, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

BKBassist, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of PatrickJR
4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into stange.

Bottle lists ABV at 4.6%.

A - Slightly cloudy straw yellow in color. About an inch and a half of white head rises somewhat slowly and takes forever to disappear; a testament to how much wheat is in this beer. Lots of bubble activity with some of the biggest bubbles I've ever seen rising from the bottom. Minimal, spotty lacing. One of the most unique beers I've seen.

S - Wow, this smells very different from anything I've encountered, and I love it. There is a top note of something very perfumey and flowery, but it's obvious these aromas aren't imposed by hops; orange flower water immediately comes to mind. Coriander makes an appearance and blends beautifully with rich, tangy, citrusy wheat malt.

T - This stuff keeps getting better. The citrus of the wheat hits first with just the right amount of tangy-ness. The coriander creeps in adding another layer of flavor to the wheat but it's role is largely secondary. Mid palate the perfume-like quality comes in full force, again reminiscent of the effect that orange flower water has on a cocktail. Late palate the coriander takes center stage, and the addition of salt becomes most obvious as the once tart wheat malt takes on a brine-y flavor. Finish is quite clean with just a hint of something between orange peel and lemon juice.

M - Light bodied but sturdy. Carbonation is moderate to low. Part of me things this could be improved with a bit more effervesence, but I'm not entirely sure. Nothing here detracts from the beer however.

D - A great beer that I could drink every day. Superbly balanced and highly unique. Refreshing and low in alcohol; this is a tough beer to beat in terms of drinkability. Take a witbier and a Berliner-weisse, and Leipziger Gose would be the child. Though this is my first time trying a gose, I would not hesitate to buy more if it were available. I do hope to see more beers of this style in the future, as this is an extraordinary beverage.

PatrickJR, Dec 17, 2008
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 2" white head which in moderate time had completely dissipated. Hazy light straw yellow color. Smells of hops, malt, and spice. Taste doesn't quite match the smell - there's more malt but less hops and the spicing is a very short sensation. I'd say this beer is refreshing, perfectly acceptable, and quality, but not a standout.

MoreThanWine, Sep 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of hwwty4
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Exbeastiefan2k for bringing this back for me from Darkness day.

Poured a 16.9oz bottle into my Triple Karmeliet tulip. This beer pours a honey brown with a big eggshell white head and left just an intermittent lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet honey, with banana, clove, and just a hint of pectic tartness. The flavor is wheat malts, crisp green apples, just a lightly mild funky tartness and a salty mixture that sticks to your teeth. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean and slightly dry. This would be a wonderful drink on a hot day.

hwwty4, Nov 08, 2008
Photo of jamie2dope
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was pleased to see an example of this style available at a store near me. Pours a somewhat murky orange coloration, with white heading that holds up well. Smell has some light fruit, and a somewhat metallic quality to it. Taste starts off with a bit of tartness, followed by a wheat presence and then ending with a metallic twang. Reminds me somewhat of how some white wines taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium. As far as drinkability goes, this is a brew that grows on you bit by bit with each sip. An interesting German ale. One that I might not drink all the time, but one that I am sure I will visit again. Cheers

jamie2dope, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of davey101
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A - Cloudy straw yellow. An aggressive pour yields a frothy head that lasted all but a minute.

S - Citrus and herbs. Coriander and some floral/herbal qualities. This smells like a garden of herbs that somehow got drenched in beer. So fresh and earthy.

T - Very sweet. This is a very light wheat beer, and the coriander and lemon really bring out this fresh, herbal flavor. This is damn refreshing.

O - I have never heard of this beer style up until today. I gotta say, this is really light and refreshing. I'll be picking up some more for the hotter days of summer.

davey101, Jun 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

GennyCreamAle, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

rdooley, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

schmidtmattsays, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

RMoeNay, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of SheepNutz
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half-a-liter bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a hazy orange color with two fingers of head. There is a nice amount of lacing present. The smell is fruity and salty, a weird combo. Orange peel mixed with sea salt comes to mind. The taste has lots of citrus as well. Lime and orange take over, with some saltiness on the finish. Even a little peppery spice. The body is fairly thick and strong. The drinkability is good too. Thanks to Kev for introducing me to this style of beer.

SheepNutz, Jun 22, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

ArtZan, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

HopsHopenstein, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

neckbeered, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DavidHume, Jun 11, 2014
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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.

PatandDavid, Jul 20, 2003
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

MNBeer1017, Aug 28, 2014
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
88 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.