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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BA SCORE
87
very good

844 Ratings
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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 66
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2003

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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Ratings: 844 | Reviews: 447
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this goody up over at "Market Cellars," the great store owned by awesome BA "Rhettroactive."

Currently the #13 ranked Gose here on BA.

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Poured a dark, peppery orange color, pretty cloudy, with lots of visible carbonation, and about a 1/2 finger head.

S: Kinda boring, with brown sugar and grains in lager form. A bit of sweetness was added to the mix here with the entrance of the wheat and coriander.

T: While I'm not good at judging this style overall, I'll give it my all: Much more citrusy than I was expecting: orange peel, coriander, and barley. Sorta like a Belgian saison without the Belgian yeast strain.

M: The carbonation was fine, the lacing minimal, and the sweetness... helll, I don't know what I'm supposed to judge, but I enjoyed the mouthfeel okay.

O: Kind of a boring style overall, but I see why it has caught on. It's definitely for those who are turned off by the Belgian funk, yet still was somewhat of that taste profile.

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A: pale, light amber (peach) and cloudy - voluminous, compact white head - tight foam with staying power, holding a cap until the end, sticks to the glass in sparkly splotches - has a 'rustic' look overall

S: potent, mildly spicy coriander - moderate-to-strong soapy/floral aroma, most prominent feature - a bit of light, biscuity malt comes through, though more would be great to balance - some yeasty tang wells up when the beer is swirled with vigor

T: huge coriander-against-wheat flavor - mild fresh-baked roll flavor, especially in the finish - felt most on the sides of the tongue, a slightly saline or citric-tart woven in, near background - the boldness of the spicing seems to mute out some of the malt, though more, but not much, comes up shortly after each swallow, as well as a touch of grassy-ness

M: has the body (light-medium) and mouthfeel of a dry hefeweizen, with a mellow grainy wash that may just be the carbonation popping across the tastebuds - I want a ever-so-slightly more dextrinous, filling presence, and maybe this would bring more balance, complexity, or just take away some of the bold soapiness...

O: all in all, this is very good - refreshing as hell - it comes across as a hefeweizen with spicing and a pronounced citric (or is it lactic?) acidity - the yeast profile has a familiarity to it....

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy hay color gose with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of seas alt with coriander is really nice with light lemony notes also discernable. Taste is a very good balanced mix between a solid malt backbone with great notes of sea salt and lemony finish with light Brett notes. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Well balanced gose and kind of what I had in mind for the style even thought I don’t often have the chance to taste it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a golden amber color with lots of bubbles from yeast constantly causing carbon to rise to the top. The aroma has yeast to it giving it that freshly baked bread scent with coriander in the mix. The texture is uniquely thin as I suspect from all the carbonation. With lots of spices in the taste making this an easy, light drinking beer with an overall citrusy quality. This is certainly a different style of beer making, but not one of my favorites.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with a lasting head.
Nose shows soft wheat, lemon, brine and lime.
Pretty interesting flavours. Lemon, wheat, lime, salt and vegetal notes. Somehow pleasant though. Very refreshing, with a little acidity.
Could use a bit more carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first experience with an authentic Gose style beer so the ratings are more along the lines of personal preference than any comparison.

Interesting salt, citrus, and spice/pepper aroma. The flavor has a lot of complexity for a lower strength and easy drinking beer.

Flavor is full of lemon citrus with some delightful tangy spice and some pronounced funky sourness. The lactic sourness compliments the natural flavors from the yeast, wheat, and coriander beautifully. The salt is definitely tangible in there somewhere.

Fans of saison and wit styles would love this beer. Very interesting, I would definitely try more in the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a finger of creamy white head, awesome retention, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Fruity tartness, some bready light malt, a hint of spice.

T- Tartness is moderate, with a fruity character, blends nicely with a wheaty, bready malt. Mild salt flavor and spice, really interesting.

M- Light-bodied, smooth feel, soft, medium carbonation.

O- I don't have a lot of experience with Goses, but this was a really tasty, interesting beer, I'd happily drink this more regularly.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap.

Arrived in a pint glass with a hazy yellow body and no head to speak of.

Lots of bread in the aroma along with a distinctive lemon smell. There was also plenty of yeast typical of a hefeweizen aroma; banana and clove.

Flavor really has a lot of cereal grain up front. This is followed by lemon tartness that remind me a lot of a lemon pastry. Salt is quite faint and there is also a little bit of funk. Mouthfeel is average leading to a clean but slightly sticky finish.

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Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
87 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.