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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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88
very good

804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 68
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of Wobbly
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%

Of all the readily available examples of gose where I live, this is one of my favorites. I have had better ones while in Germany, but I cannot seem to find those here. This is a very typical gose and thus a good starter for those unfamiliar with this complex and challenging style. It may just be me, but I feel that the American Wild Ale sub-style has as much, if not more, in common with a German Gose (and Berliner Weiss, for that matter) as it does with Flemish style red and brown sours.

Wobbly, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle into stange glass at about 40 degrees.

Pours with a pretty impressive, effervescent white head, over top of an almost completely clear golden body and very little carbonation present.

Aromas are quite nice, dominated by a light lemon-citrus, and plenty of herbal and floral presence. Wheat malt in there, too.

Mouthfeel and flavor greet you with a tangy, tart citrus sharpness, well-rounded with a wheaty, bready smoothness. Some grassy, and leathery mustiness come thru in the middle. Light touch of spices, including the advertised corriander are in the finish. Great carbonation level.

Huge on the drinkability meter. This was fresh, crisp, and flowed so easily. I could go through 10 of these on a long summer afternoon.

BeerImmediately, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of Wayne17
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Wayne17, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of samie85
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear amber color with 1/8 inch of white head that dissipates to an outer ring of the glass.

Smells of sweet and bready malt notes with a hint of herbal spice.

Very interesting flavor profile... starts off almost like a flanders red; kind of sour, vinegary note that fades into a crisp, clean malty and vaguely bitter finish.

Thin bodied with effervescent carbonation and a drying finish.

This is one easy drinking beer. It begs to be drank quickly the way it finishes on the palate. I wish I had a few more of these to session on the rest of the night.

samie85, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of fox227
4/5  rDev +2.6%

fox227, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of TubaDan
3/5  rDev -23.1%

TubaDan, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of marburg
4.83/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just picked this up at Putnam's shop... The label says that it's brewed with salt, and, man, I believe it. Great, intriguing flavors...

A lemon zest character is one of the predominant, fragrant aromas that arise from the glass. Strong floral smell. As it warms, it has in the nose a sort of muted sugar sweetness that reminds me of saltwater taffy. The tangy flavor smacks of citric acid and suits the light body well. So it seems to start off as a simple refresher, but a very textured mid-palate leads to an almost-salty flavor that masks any big finish and lingers for minutes afterwards. If you even think of serving this at refrigerator temperature, smack yourself around a little bit. The aromas and flavors are too interesting to subdue.

marburg, Jul 21, 2003
Photo of Murrhey
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a weizen glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. Best-by May 24, 2013.

A- Three-finger cream-colored head. Retains the head for about two minutes. Relatively quick-eroding. Body is a very lightly colored golden , clarity is extremely high, as is carbonation. I think this is the first kind of gose I've had, so not sure how to compare it to that style. Unimpressive otherwise.

S- Wheat, semi-sour notes and a maritime semblance in the nose as well. Salty and sour? How odd. Little bit of funk, that's for sure. Pleasant.

T- Sweet and salty. Sour too. This is such an odd combination of tastes. Berries, seawater, coriander, lemon. Almost like a shandy? I rather enjoy it.

M- High and tight. Such an odd feel.

O- For the first real example of the style, it makes me intrigued with what else is part of this. Tasty, salty and so very tight in feel.

Murrhey, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of geexploitation
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy gold, with limited yeasty cloudiness and a sea foam head that sticks to the beer and the glass like glue. Aromas of sharp coriander, wheats, and, yes, just a touch of saltiness. Smells like a Belgian witbier with a sharper edge. Sharp spiciness, full carbonation, then turning sour with lemony citrus notes. And that's about it. Not too much depth here, but the aromas and flavors that are here are unique. Refreshing, acidic mouthfeel that leaves the palate refreshed. Easy to drink (with a low ABV) as well. Very interesting, unique beer... not sure if it's stupendous enough to justify the price, unfortunately.

geexploitation, Sep 29, 2006
Photo of drseamus
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: There was a bunch of junk in the bottle, but a careful pour yields a crystal clear golden body with a nice thick pure white head. There is a bunch of visible carbonation rising up. It is really a picturesque beer.

S: Light malt aroma with wheat. No real hop aroma.

T: Nice tartness from the lactic acid rides on top of a wheaty malt base. Very refreshing. I can't detect any salt at all.

M: Nice and medium bodied but the carbonation adds a nice effect and seems to make it lighter.

D: Not bad at all. Would make a great summer beer.

drseamus, Jan 30, 2008
Photo of Reaper16
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a hazy pale yellow, like a pale wheat beer mixed with smog. Its hazy enough to glow when held to light like some weird lightbulb, but it isn't altogether opaque or anything. 1.5 fingers of tight, sterling white head sit on top. I can't imagine that this beer looks anything short of good for the style.

The aroma begins by approximating a Berliner Weiss, only less overtly sour. It's got a whole healthy dose of spritzy, lemony, zippy, tangy wheat. It has this curious white grape component going on that I like. It smells a bit like a short mead with the combination of spices and slightly-sour fruit smells. There's a musty yeast aroma too, like homemade bread.

I really like how this beer tastes. Imagine a Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer (or somesuch reasonably hoppy American Pale Wheat Ale), then add some coriander, then add Sprite. Later, have it finish with a refreshing slightly sour note, and an interesting salty note! Goze: the Gatorade of beers! It's refreshing in the same way that Gatorade is. Thanks goes to the salt in addition to the light, cohesive weissbier flavors.

Lepziger Goze is as spritzy as my description of its flavor makes it seem. Active, refreshing carbonation. Medium bodied for a wheat beer. Finishes clean. Nothing to complain about. Overall impression? This is an extremely refreshing beer. I'd kill for this to be available in cheap six packs. Kill.

Reaper16, Mar 29, 2011
Photo of Ristaccia
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Ristaccia, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of cbl2
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2/10/2007 $3.59 500 mL 4.60% No best by date.

Appearance:

Pours a clear light brown with bits of dark sediment bobbling about on the intense carbonation. A nice fluffy white head, one inch deep, rests upon the top.

Aroma:

Brewed with coriander and salt, I am picking up notes of chocolate, a touch of sourness and the aforementioned salt, as if near the seashore.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

My first gose, here goes…(no pun intended). Smooth though weak mouthfeel is followed by a sweet wheat sensation with a touch of chocolate. Lacking the spicyness that should be present due to the coriander. There is a faint touch of saltiness, but not enough to provide the promised "sharpness from the addition of salt" according to style.

I'm glad I got to experience this (my 85th style), but this offering seems to lack substance, with the flavors not really coming together, nor the salt/coriander combo stepping forward enough to express themselves.

cbl2, Feb 11, 2007
Photo of brandonld23
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.

Eric

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

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Rastacouere
2.48/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very cloudy amber, nice color. Gentle 1cm white head, no carbonation apparent. Wild aroma, salty hops with a little matchstick, faint malt and lemony hints. A bit empty body-wise, it tastes rather meaty, vegetal, mineral, all over a tart background a bit like sour bread and rhubarb. Sour and Salty ain’t no friends. Light body, light carbonation. Bleh, hopefully the other gose defends this style better, because this one is one of those select few that deserves twice more points for the appearance than taste.

Rastacouere, Jan 12, 2005
Photo of nataku00
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

schmidtmattsays, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev +2.6%

DavidHume, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of rdooley
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

rdooley, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of jk3
1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

jk3, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Phigg1102
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Phigg1102, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of BKBassist
4/5  rDev +2.6%

BKBassist, Jan 24, 2013
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
88 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.