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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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88
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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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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BVukelich

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First Gose for me. Expected more coriander. Appearance looked like a standard lager but very little head, no lace. Decent golden color with a lot of carbonation action. As mentioned didn't pick up any coriander in the aroma (and taste). The salt was not noticeable in the flavor but found in the aftertaste. Similar to the salt-flavor-aftertaste you get after sipping a margarita. The mouthfeel was originally very lively but I didn't pound the beer and after sitting 10 min or so, it quickly came across almost flat. It was refreshing at first, then became more interesting than sessionable. I don't have any other Gose reference so I attempted to be fair in evaluating.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 22:15:05 | More by BVukelich
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-23-2014 17:01:50 | More by ygtbsm94
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-17-2014 21:22:13 | More by vermilcj
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-16-2014 01:37:25 | More by Fettpopps
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-15-2014 15:26:31 | More by Tucquan
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-14-2014 15:54:33 | More by sendbeer
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-14-2014 02:39:25 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-13-2014 02:35:12 | More by marley2112
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-11-2014 17:35:32 | More by swierczt
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-10-2014 14:44:42 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-07-2014 22:35:26 | More by harpus
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2014 03:03:27 | More by threedaggers
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-05-2014 04:25:40 | More by Griffith
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-05-2014 03:14:51 | More by Supergenious
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-03-2014 06:22:12 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-02-2014 00:56:39 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-02-2014 00:56:38 | More by Zach136
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Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-26-2014 07:36:22 | More by Modernrickk
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Inglewood

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-23-2014 04:20:37 | More by smartassboiler
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station with a hearty bowl of chili. Poured into a classic pilsner glass with no flare at the top--straight, tapered sides.

Appearance - Body is a hazy, dirty golden yellow color, reminiscent of maize in hue. Near the top of the body, there is a bit of shadowy area, like the area right beneath a storm cloud. The shadows are generated by a thick, frothy head that reminds me of the topping on a lemon meringue pie, about two-fingers thick. It remains longer than I'm willing to wait to start drinking, and once I have a few sips, it dissipates to a rim of foam and film, with substantial sheets of lacing on the parts of the glass that I didn't drink out of.

Smell - A soft blend of slightly-tart wheat and sourdough, along with a gentle spiciness like coriander and faint flower petals. There is also a faint soapy like aroma that I can only imagine comes from the cilantro. Nothing is overpowering here, and the most predominant note are the grains, along with a bit of raw breadiness from the yeast.

Taste - So refreshing, with notes of watered-down lemon juice and a saltiness that evokes a well-seasoned steak--you don't actually taste the salt, but know it's there by how it amplifies the other natural flavors. It all comes together to compliment the round wheat base. The aftertaste is tart, with just a tiny bit of twinge to tickle the tastebuds that sense sour flavors. I have to say, this is probably one of the better "entry level" sour beers I've had, because it's not so acidic to scare off anyone who is not accustomed to those flavor profiles in their beer, but you get that tart characteristic without the sweetness that often accompanies some other sour styles, like Flanders Oud Bruin or Flanders Red.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and light bodied, with moderate, but gentle carbonation. Aftertaste is clean and just a touch saline.

Overall, I've not had many of the Gose style--this would be my fourth ever, and the first that is from the country where the style originated. I've read that the style in Germany can be extremely sour, almost like a Gueuze, and this one was certainly not that. But I definitely appreciate the subtle complexity that is going on here. I'm of the opinion that this is the best in style (from a style that I've admittedly had limited exposure to). I can see myself buying bottles of this in the future to have in the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2014 16:51:10 | More by LambicPentameter
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Mcwill51

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-17-2014 04:36:32 | More by Mcwill51
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vogeljason

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-15-2014 00:01:29 | More by vogeljason
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
88 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.