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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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749 Ratings
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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 65
Gots: 24 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-07-2014 19:45:39 | More by RMoeNay
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2013 13:51:26 | More by fdig23
Photo of BeerBuilder


3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours to a hazy copper-orange color with a foamy white head. The aroma is spicy, that of coriander and wheat. It smells a lot like a Belgian Wit. The flavor is dry throughout, with a bit of coriander and wheat. I get just a faint salty taste in it. It is a decent light-bodied brew. A very interesting brew.

Sampled 12/31/03

04-01-2004 16:05:56 | More by BeerBuilder
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-07-2013 18:17:55 | More by herrburgess
Photo of nomad


4.53/5  rDev +16.2%

Poured a thin gold color typical of a german wheat beer - with yeast poured in it browns out quite heavily to a very earthy orange color. Had a huge pillowy head, soft and fluffy, exploding up to six inches full and was unbelievably well-retained. Calmed to a nice slice with a crown on top, aided by lots of carbonation underneath. Bit after bit of stain was left, often very thick. Just watching this beer is enough in itself.

Smelled of cloves, banana, salt, and coriander, with simple and straightforward tones to all of them. Full of full scents, simply. Tasted of a citrus base with notes of coriander and salt swirling about the palette. Had the great firm feel of a good weizen, producing a solid malt backbone, as well as the slightly sweetened sour flavor of a weizen, too. Though, the salt makes this sour more complex – moderately comparable to the more complex and nuanced sour of fine gueuzes. Yeast gives adds a great piece to balance the mix: earthy and almost roasty. Short finish starts off with the wet and refreshing taste of a wheat beer and then gets dried out by the salt; an interesting combination that works well. Also, I had a strong banana tasting burp, which for me is a good sign in a wheat beer.

In sum, a solid tasting hefe-weizen with small but sizable untraditional additions. One of the true great finds in the world of beer.

09-17-2003 16:46:22 | More by nomad
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New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +23.8%

.5 liter bottle. Pours a hazy yellowish brown color. The large foamy head lasts a long time, and there are nice clumps of lace on the side of my .5 liter weissbier glass. The aroma is fruit (lemon and apple), yeast, spices, and a little funk. The flavor is fruity, much like tart apples. There is a malty wheat flavor, and little hop flavor or bitterness. The balance comes from the salt. There is a coriandor flavor, but it is not as strong as in many spiced Belgian beers. Very crisp and refreshing. This beer tasted weird to me at first, but the more I drank, the more I loved it. I could drink this stuff all the time.

12-20-2004 00:14:29 | More by beveragecaptain
Photo of rallison


4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

A: Cloudy pale yellow with a 2 finger white head.

S: Salt and coriander.

T: Coriander and salt are the prominent flavors. Nice and dry with a bit of tartness. Refreshing. The salt isn't my favorite here, but it is growing on me. I'm glad to have a second bottle to see if it continues growing on me.

M & D: Crisp and relatively light, leading to very good drinkability.

Overall, recommended. A very interesting, almost extinct style. Lots of flavor given the ABV as well. You may not like the salt, but hopefully you'll appreciate its uniqueness.

01-03-2008 06:22:48 | More by rallison
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4.43/5  rDev +13.6%

Poured from quite possibly the most beautiful bottle I have ever bought. Teardrop shaped 750 that is silk screened and has a flip top. No dates. Poured into a wezen.

Loud pop when opened, a bit of a gusher, but it subsided before I uttered my second curse. Pale, hazed gold with a tall white head that is rocky and leaves lumpy lace as it goes.

Smells of malted wheat, coriander and ocean. Nicely balanced.

Wheat comes up first, but is gently cleared nudged aside by the coriander and dry hops followed by a palate clearing dose of kosher salt. The salt, hop, and spice combination work really well and give it an almost lemon like character. This would do well paired with roasted pork, or even by itself as an afternoon drink during summer.

The mouth has the feel of a good pale wheat, but with a little kick from the salt/spice/herb combo that is accented by the carbonation. This has session beer written all over it.

08-31-2005 04:01:01 | More by ypsifly
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-30-2014 02:35:34 | More by HopsHopenstein
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-11-2014 20:44:57 | More by Roguer
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-09-2014 19:53:13 | More by Ristaccia
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-27-2014 13:46:51 | More by schmidtmattsays
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-17-2013 03:29:37 | More by ajs4bd
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New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

available @ oak tree buy rite, edison nj (what isn't ?)

very effervescent like seltzer actually, same sound and head action. the head dissipates quickly. sort of a hazy light orange hue, some carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass feeding the miniscule o-ring that remains. not a bad looking beer, not terribly appealing either...

rather subtle in it's tones but I suspect this is one to enjoy on a sunny day rather than sticking your nose in it all day expecting to become the joseph smith of beer, the coriander doesn't bowl you over like in some belgian white beers (which I can't stand generally)

taste etc...
you can taste the salt underneath right away.. I am not sure if this is due to the fact that I have a mild sore throat but I noticed it right off the bat. but not to a detriment like swimming in the ocean and coming up too fast, more like the pleasant taste of a hot pretzel @ yankee stadium when the yankees are winning the division yet again (had to get that in there...). the body is light to medium. the salt is definitely soothing my sore throat.. seriously! I barely use ANY slat in my cooking and don't eat in chain restaurants so I am pretty salt sensitive. The coriander balances out what might become saline brashness perfectly here. the carbonation is subtle.. just short of prickly which frankly is dead on for this imo. This is somewhat like a slightly salty toned down wit.. and you know what? it works for me. And at 4.6% this won't kick your ass in the summer.

wow.. unimpressive looking and smelling but what a drinker. Definitely going to check this out with BBQ parties this summer.. it would go great by the pool with some steamers and roasted veggies. the salinity works for me like the sourness of belgian beers works for me.

06-11-2006 02:34:34 | More by Ego
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New Mexico

3.86/5  rDev -1%

Poured into a half liter Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

A- Huge foamy head like many wheat beers... Persists well and leaves behind a scattered lace about the glass... Body is a cloudy pale golden color with no carbonation visible.

S- Lemony and wheaty with a heavy mineral aroma, hint of sweet malt... Something funky and buttery... I thought I got a lactose element and thought I was crazy, but I see lactic acids added, so maybe I'm not.

T- Tart, lemony with a slight coriander spiced bite, some wheat and a lingering saltiness. I start noticing more of a fruit-character, like berries, as the beer warms.

M- Smooth light and tart with a crisp finish. This beer is like a slightly sour pils.

Tasty but I was a bit thrown off by the milk and butter hints I was getting. For me, it stopped it from being great. Still, I found it good.

05-15-2014 22:14:43 | More by ONovoMexicano
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

A-Pours hazy light orange/straw color with a small foamy white head. Reduces quickly, leaving minimal lacing.

S-The same delicate earthy sourness I associate with a Berliner Weisse. Some muted lemon tartness.

T/M-A refreshing burst of hefeweizen-esque clove and banana up front, fading into a mildly slick earthy yeast. The finish is lemony and yeasty, with a short, sharp note of salt right on the back end. Light bodied with refreshing, moderate carbonation.

O-A unique and interesting beer that everyone should try once. I could actually see drinking this pretty regularly, as it is refreshing and has a lot going on for such a light style.

03-25-2011 04:20:26 | More by DaveHS
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2014 02:36:17 | More by rdooley
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Poured form the bottle into a tall stange. This is my first gose, obtained as a current beer of the month offering from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco.

Body is a hazy gold, topped by a white creamy head with moderate retention. Leaves no lacing.

Smells fresh, with light malt, some sugar, and lemony citrus.

This tastes very good, with a nice malt sweetness that is balanced with a mild sourness, mainly citrus. There is a little funk from the yeast in the background. In the finish, there is a bit of spice, tasting like coriander as in a witbier and some ginger and light salt.

Body is light, and the carbonation is lively. This has a a spritziness on the tongue and a very refreshing mouthfeel. Tasting good at 4.6% ABV, this is an eminently drinkable beer.

06-03-2011 00:49:55 | More by Beerenauslese
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2013 17:37:53 | More by xdefeatsy
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-28-2013 13:27:07 | More by wdarcy77
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-11-2014 17:56:37 | More by DerrickW
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-20-2013 15:05:50 | More by sludgegnome
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-28-2014 01:10:02 | More by MNBeer1017
Photo of M_C_Hampton


4.21/5  rDev +7.9%

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, straw colored with an immense bubbly white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy

S: salty and funky, spice, wild yeasts, sour

T: light flavors of tart lemon with a hint of salt, like a chelada before BMC butchered the idea, tangy and refreshing, light corriander

M: light and bubbly, texture of champagne

O: an excellent refreshing beer and my first review of this style

05-25-2013 01:38:36 | More by M_C_Hampton
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Gasthaus Gose: From a half liter bottle. Pours as an extremely carbonated, almost Champagne type of head. Tall head dissipates very quickly into large bubbles, and disappears very quickly.

The color is a deep tan, very hazy, although I did swirl up the yeast from the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is mild, with hint of cloves, bananas, and a little something else that I can’t put my finger on.

The taste is nice, much like a typical Weiss beer (a mild banana taste from the yeast), but a tiny bit different, a little dry, virtually no aftertaste whatsoever, just a bit of residual sweetness. This is no doubt due to the salt in this brew. Very nice, light, extremely easy to drink. A great summer brew.

03-12-2004 03:47:04 | More by jackndan
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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