Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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4/5 rDev +2.6%
My first chance to sample this style, and I was interested to see how the use of salt would work. The salt was reserved, adding more of a sharp tangyness than actual salinity. Moderately tart, with some coriander in the background. Mouthfeel was lean and wheaty. I can see this as an excellent hot-weather quencher.
12-05-2011 14:46:38 | More by Brent
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
Sampled at ChurchKey in DC on tap
This has to be the blandest of hazy yellows I have ever seen. A small white head sits on top. Decent retention. No lacing. The nose is a little barny, otherwise does not have too much going on. The palate is a tart-plosion to begin, followed by a blast of salt, and finishes with a solid chewy wheat body. The tart, salt, and light body makes this highly quaffable. The lacto is delicious and easy drinking. Finish is tart and dry.
11-01-2011 01:01:40 | More by Jimmys
3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
This was include a few months back in one of the Healthy Spirits Beer of the Month club assortments. This will mark my first Gose and I'm excited to try it!
Pouring into a Fruh kolsch stange, it's somewhat hazy with a fizzy white head that didn't retain well (could be dirty glass). Very active, visible stream of carbonation persists.
Prevalent saltine cracker grainy nose, slightly herbal.
Wheat, cracker grain forward in the palette, as expected. Mild hint of peppery spice. Ever-so-gently tart. Low bitterness and hop flavor.
Light in body with a moderate high/high level of brisk bubbles.
Overall a refreshing beer that loaded up on the crockery grain qualities and subtly spiced. Will be looking to try other versions of this style.
10-27-2011 02:35:40 | More by BrewerB
3.3/5 rDev -15.4%
Just a slight cap of foam in the tulip. Hazy, dull golden color. Tart and reminds me of a Berliner Weissbier. The sharp taste fades a little into some mellower malt. A hint of fruit like pears and a very tart apple. Touch of hoppy bitterness. Like it was carefully fermented past any hint of residual sugar to a dose of vinegar. Rather clean, unfunky taste without any off flavors. Nose is slight beer, slight vinegar. Overall effect is not very drinkable but might be fine with sweet sausage and peppers.
Well, the mystery is whether this is a better than average Gose. I'm definitely on the lookout for some domestic versions of this wild style.
10-21-2011 05:02:09 | More by mactrail
3.78/5 rDev -3.1%
Pours a fairly clear yellow colour. Lots of white head. Smells spicy and a touch yeasty. I think i can actually detect the coriander on the nose. Tastes yeasty and spicy. I thi this is more interesting than the ccb Gose but there is a light fruity characteristic that comes through that's a bit odd. Light, feels lighter than the ccb Gose. Still quite refreshing
10-16-2011 18:22:52 | More by Urbancaver
3.63/5 rDev -6.9%
Thanks cam dude
A - clear yellowish body decent white foam
S - dry, sweet vanillaish, that's about it
T - citrus and dryness. Grape sweetness. No salt that I can tell. Quite dry.
M - smooth and dry and A bit thin.
O - kinda weird and a bit too sweet for me.
10-16-2011 18:21:13 | More by ColdPoncho
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
This is my first gose.... Served on tap at bad apple.
A: hazy yellow appearance, translucent, minimal head and no retention, decent lacing
S: nose is floral with strong notes of orange, lemon, and a touch of biscuit, smells crisp
T: starts off with notes of whet and coriander followed by a swift tartness, the tartness is all citric, kinda like biting into to a lemon. Finish is all lemon. Reminiscent of a Berliner weisse.. Nice balance.
Mf: high carbonation, light body, crisp and refreshing
O: well my first gose was definitely a positive experience, it's like a wheat beer with a tart finish, very refreshing
10-15-2011 22:05:31 | More by homebrew311
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
Appearance - hazy yellow with a nice little cap of froth.
Smell - sweet wheat and lemon.
Taste - Light bodied with strong carbonation and a nice soft mouthfeel. A touch of wheat sweetness, but not as much as in a wheat beer. The wheat is balanced by a lactic sourness that is fruity and lemon zesty wit a very subtle saltiness.
This is a very drinkable sour beer, and not unlike a German variation on Geueze.
10-11-2011 23:51:57 | More by
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
On tap at the Farmers' Cabinet served in a sort of hex-shaped pint glass. This brew appears a cloudy straw yellow color with a finger plus of white froth. The cap retains fairly well. As it slowly recedes, it leaves spots and finger-like patterns of lace sticking to the glass.
The smell if this brew comes across minorly salty with a bit of a mineral feel to the aroma. More smells seem to be more and more like Berliner weisse with a mild lacto character mixed with lemon and a sweet smell of cereal grains and wheat. There is a fruited quality that comes out towards the backend.
The taste is tart and lemony with a hint if seasalt imparting some minor mineral flavoring. Some fruit like lemon zest and flesh mixes with cereal grain character providing a nice sweetness to counteract the overall tart character of the brew. Faint notes of coriander play in the background with some lemon oily character and a touch of orange.
This is a super easy drinking brew that is tart and refreshing. A modest level of carbonation provides a nice tingle on the tongue. This is light bodied and an awesome take on the style. The alcohol is well hidden for nearly 5%. I haven't had many Gose offerings but this one is by far my favorite to date. Subtle salt addition with pleasant tartness. Very similar to the Berliner weisse style but with a bit of a twist.
10-11-2011 14:44:54 | More by stakem
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
I was looking for a sour beer, and found this on tap at Nocturnem Draft Haus in Bangor Maine. Giant pour in a huge glass beer mug.
Light, hazy wheat colored beer with a thin head of tight bubbles. You pick up the lactic acid in the nose, as well as a bitter lemon rind. Very sour, with a hit of the wheat in the background as it lingered. Not an overpowering wheat presence, which I was glad to find. Clean, crisp & refreshing.
This wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but glad I tried it, and I'd order it again. Nice mouthfeel, nice sourness, and nice warming alcohol content.
Perfect for a brisk October weekend, and a bargain at $4.
10-10-2011 16:59:23 | More by ggilman
3.53/5 rDev -9.5%
Source/Serving: 11.2 oz bottle
S: Coriander/moss yogurt with a touch of funky stomach acid. Past-its-prime lemon and orange, lightly salted. Soured bread. Intensity of the sour is moderate and clean.
T: Straightforward coriander hits first along with smooth, moderate sourness and significant breadiness. You don't notice the saltiness at first, but after a few sips a definite salty note comes through adding freshness and roundness. The middle dries out a bit with more salt and a light lemon tang accentuated by a mild bite from the carbonation. Hints at funky noble rot, but its light. The sour character is a nice smooth lactic sour that is moderately intense. Finish lingers with the salt really coming through alongside lemon acidity and a mouthcoating of fresh herbs.
Note: Nice and refreshing and I like that you can taste the malt. The coriander isn't my style, but it does add character. Its hard to score this since this is the only Gose I've come across.
10-09-2011 23:51:08 | More by 4000qtrap
4.63/5 rDev +18.7%
Pours a clear gold with a chill haze and a sea foam like head.
Aroma of dry wheat, and once again I must refer to sea foam, as there is a scent of saltwater. Light breadyness also.
Taste is tart, with a mild and palatable sour and definitely a little sodium bicarbonate. Savory and complex on the palate, tart, with mild coriander spice delicately interwoven with some wheat and citrus flavors. Euro pale malt body is there somewhere. Light bodied but with stinging carbonation. Overall, one of the most complex, authentic, and amazing beers I've had of German origin. Could drink this regularly.
10-08-2011 06:38:43 | More by Stinkypuss
4.33/5 rDev +11%
7/22/11 out of a tulip.
A: Very lightly colored with a thin layer of head.
N: The nose is pleasant and bread aromas dominate.
T: Flavors of nutmeg, pine and lemon. A very limited bitterness keeps this beer bright and easy to drink. The salt I was expecting to taste is absent.
M: The mouthfeel is matched well with its ABV and style.
O: This beer is very flavorful for its alcohol content, and tastes great on this hot day. I am newly interested in trying other beers of this style.
10-04-2011 01:05:01 | More by schultzi22
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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