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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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very good

711 Ratings
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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 66
Gots: 22 | 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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Backer2004

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only time I've tried a beer of this style, whatever a gose is.
Hazy orange bodywith a ncie cream head. Smells of sweet malts and spices. Yeasty tasting with some orange and other fruits. Didn't mix well with the other beers I tried that night. Worth picking up some more, at least of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2006 03:40:16 | More by Backer2004
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everetends

Alabama

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle. Thanks to hwwty4 for the opportunity to try this beer and knock out the German ales. I now feel complete as a 50% German. Lets do this. Served up in a beautiful Weihenstephan Weizen glass.

A: This beer pours a pretty vibrant, dark yellow color that has a bit of brown hues at the top and the bottom of the pour. The pour doesn't yield a whole bunch of head, but it does retain a white ring for most of the drinking experience. This beer does have a ton of haze and swirling debris going on in here. The haze also has some chunkiness to it. Lots of carbonation activity is constantly pushing that haze around creating some really nice swirl. The color and haze are pretty impressive.

S: Smell is a whole bunch of wheat goodness. The wheat is sweet with just a nice touch of banana coming out. That sweetness is cut with some savory with a nice, fizzing salt smell coming out. This is an interesting and very pleasant aroma coming out of this brew.

T: Taste is interesting and I am torn. The wheat is pretty sweet and earthy. Then comes that expected banana flavor from the wheat beer. All of that is expected but then that salty flavor comes in. I can't tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing. It is just strange to combine salt with banana. Its an almost medicinal salt water treatment type of flavor. There is also a touch of green apple in there hiddin in the saltiness. Still, it is enjoyable. I was torn between a 3.5 and a 4 for this beer.

M: Feel is light and the carbonation is high. This beer has a great crispness to it that makes this beer greatly refreshing. ABV is low so its not even noticable. Aftertaste is mostly just a slight saltiness that really lingers in the mouth.

D: This beer and style really has a nice and easy drinking thing going for it. The flavor is a bit strange and it takes some getting used to, but I dig it. Just has that nice touch of sweet and savory goin for it, and then it has that medicinal flavor. I am pretty sure if you drink this when you have a sore throat . . . CURED! Great beer and I dig the style. Look forward to tracking down more of these.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 06:23:34 | More by everetends
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-27-2013 20:44:21 | More by mixed_master7
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this once before but don't really recall it.

It's hazy gold with a reluctant white head.

Soft coriander nose. A bit of an oceanic quality with fruit and citrus. Like a wheat beer that isn't quite sure of its origin.

A hint of tartness quickly flows int sweet malt, apricot and raisin, and coriander.

A light bodied, low alcohol, unique refresher. Not something I'll be craving often, but unique regardless.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 03:57:15 | More by brownbeer
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-27-2014 13:46:51 | More by schmidtmattsays
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-24-2014 01:52:17 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-18-2014 23:43:49 | More by tykechandler
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vacax

California

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow golden with a smaller white head that sticks around a while. The aroma has lemons, coriander, some saltiness, and white grapes. Appreciate how the coriander is not overpowering, which it easily can be. The flavor has white grape juice, some appreciable tartness, then the finish develops some coriander spice notes and light malts. Light bodied with a prickly refreshing carbonation. I really dig this brew, light, refreshing, fruity and tart. I would drink this often if it weren't for a prohibitive price tag!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 00:57:51 | More by vacax
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2014 00:41:52 | More by OnryAndMean
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-31-2012 03:07:30 | More by akttr
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Inglewood

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-25-2014 17:45:22 | More by Inglewood
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big gooseneck bottle is crazy, makes a great sound when pouring it.

Golden body with plenty of effervescence. Not much head retention or anything.

Smells dryish but not super dry, kinda like a fruity champagne. Faint funk.

Light and funkily sour. The bitter funk subsides for the finish, which is nice and pretty clean, but a bit corn-y. Refreshing but pretty flavorful.

Very bright, fluffy even.

I've only had a couple examples of gose and this one seems decent (and consistent). By no means would I pay for it again, but the bottle is totally worth the novelty value.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 23:06:33 | More by zaphodchak
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Southampton Double White glass.

Pours a clear golden/straw, with a big stark white head. Head of about two and a half fingers drops slowly to about an eigth of an inch of foam. Decent lacing.

Aroma of salt and coriander, wheat. No hop aroma. Grainy malt makes the barest of appearences.

First sip is of wheat, coriander, citrusy, almost sour tang. Lemons. Firm carbonic bite. No hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium/light, with a slickness from the salt. Strong prickle from the carbonation. Very refreshing beer, this would make a great summer thirst quencher.

Overall, fantastic beer. Low in alcohol, flavors are not aggressive or over the top. Very easy drinking beer. Quite enjoyable. Outstanding example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 23:09:41 | More by JamnesCameron
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errantnight

California

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

Quite an interesting experience.

Chubby lil 330ml bottle poured into my Spiegalau tulip. Huge fizzy head drops three fingers of rapidly dissipating head on top of the brew. No retention or lacing to speak of, but it's got a great slightly hazed and pale golden hue to it.

Aroma is vinous and bright, light citric tones but predominantly hints of coriander spice and plum wine.

On the palate this is a delightful revelation, elegant and smooth with a moderate body and a nice minerality (highlighted by reserved, spritzy carbonation). Again a plum wine flavor is highlighted, and the salt is so faint as hardly be noticed, coming through more as a general softening.

The flavor profile is not one that I personally love, but the balance, nuance, and boldness of flavor in such a small beer is astounding. Not just a curiousity, this brew delivers the goods.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 05:42:19 | More by errantnight
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a very interestingly shaped 25oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden color with a medium [got larger as it got warmer] white head that had large bubbles. Head dissipated relatively quickly. Not much lacing. Lots of carbonation seen rising.

Aroma is sweet, light hops, and somewhat dusty.

Taste is of wheat, spices, light salt, light hops and somewhat grassy. Smooth and dry.

Mouthfeel is very cleansing, spritzy. Light bodied. Very nice on the tongue.

Overall, a very drinkable beer. Could definitely drink several of these. Quite refreshing. Seemed to go nicely with the sausage, cheese and crackers I was eating.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2006 18:18:19 | More by atigerlife
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dgeebs07

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

04-17-2012 23:00:49 | More by dgeebs07
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a few bottles at Radegast in NYC.

Pours a lightly hazed golden. The fluffy, white head fades to an asymmetric film. The aroma is quite strong. There's almost an acidic fruitiness in the aroma, but it balances towards sweeteness. Notes of citrus, honey and coriander. Smells absolutely delicious.

The taste is mild overall, but still complex and flavorful. There's a sharp citric character that gives a nice tartness, but doesn't overpower. Sweet, but not cloying malts and some neutral graininess throughout. The finish is a bit salty. Light-bodied with moderate carbonation. There's a bit of a bite to this beer.

This is my first experience with Gose, and I have to say that I'm a big fan. Very flavorful and a bit of a departure from other beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 23:57:45 | More by EPICAC
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

5/5  rDev +28.2%

04-24-2014 14:00:35 | More by psoriasaurus
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Dithyramb

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured off the tap at Dilly Deli in Cincinnati as a hefty sampler. Poured a beautiful pale yellow that was slightly hazy, but had a tremendous thick white head that lasted forever. Wheaty aroma with some twang in the background. The flavor begins with strong wheat, with some yeasty coriander. Finishes with tartness from the addition of the lactic acid. Didn't really get the salt profile that I read about, but there were some citrus hints as well. A lot more heavy on the mouth than expected from the looks of it. Drinkable, but not my favorite style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2005 03:56:13 | More by Dithyramb
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2014 02:36:17 | More by rdooley
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-11-2014 20:44:57 | More by Roguer
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czfreeman

California

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

THis intersesting style of a bier pours out super carbonated, very murky. A yeasty, thick mustard-grain color. The beers holds a three finger head leaving good lacing for about two minutes. The aromas are summery, lemons,barley grains, corander, much like a Belgian wit.Effervescent, light mouthfeel tart lemony flavors, spicy corianders, bitter oranges. The flavors left at the corners of my toungue is actually quite salty, making another sip after sip come easily. It is very interesting to drink something as unique as this, personally I prefer a good Wit or Hefe, but the flavor profile matched exactly the description. A very true representation of the style. It only tastes better fresh in Berlin!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 15:06:48 | More by czfreeman
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-23-2013 21:52:11 | More by hellhammermario
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-22-2013 01:04:48 | More by Schlafly33
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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