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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BA SCORE
88
very good

764 Ratings
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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 65
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of czfreeman
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

THis intersesting style of a bier pours out super carbonated, very murky. A yeasty, thick mustard-grain color. The beers holds a three finger head leaving good lacing for about two minutes. The aromas are summery, lemons,barley grains, corander, much like a Belgian wit.Effervescent, light mouthfeel tart lemony flavors, spicy corianders, bitter oranges. The flavors left at the corners of my toungue is actually quite salty, making another sip after sip come easily. It is very interesting to drink something as unique as this, personally I prefer a good Wit or Hefe, but the flavor profile matched exactly the description. A very true representation of the style. It only tastes better fresh in Berlin!

czfreeman, May 21, 2008
Photo of Chaney
3.9/5  rDev 0%
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.

Chaney, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of coldmeat23
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Stange
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

This pours a pale yellow color that is hazy enough to add a light brown overcast to it. (It reminds me of an unfiltered cider, actually.) It forms a loose, yet very active, head of bubbles which dissipate rapidly, leaving no trace of themselves. Lacing is minimal and mostly slippery.

A light bit of wheat. Mild hint of caramel. Lemon zest. Corriander.
The nose is very mild, actually.

This is like a 'begginers' Berliner Weisse or something. Almost a 'mild sour'. Big wheat backbone with a nice level of tartness over the top of it. Mild spice notes.
It's very interesting and quite tasty.

Medium bodied with a fairly high carbonation level. This helps it maintain a refreshing level of crispness.

Not overpowering, yet interesting. A very nicely refreshing and good tasting beer. Plus, the 4.60%abv lend it to being a good 'session' beer.

coldmeat23, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of billab914
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rhettroactive for sharing this the other night. I believe this is my first of the style. It poured cloudy and pale, golden yellow in color. A thin white head barely covered the top.

In the aroma the wheat malt is definitely present with some sweeter, bready flavors. I get some salt and citrusy spice to it as well. Interesting but pretty refreshing aroma.

The salt is very apparent in the taste giving it a dry, saltiness throughout. I get a citrusy, coriander presence to it as well as more sweeter, wheat malts. Salt gave it a surprisingly refreshing quality when combined with the coriander citrus.

The mouthfeel is light with carbonation being high. Overall it was a very interesting and pretty good tasting beer. I thought the saltiness added a interesting and somewhat refreshing component to it. The citrus flavors worked well for it as well. I liked it.

billab914, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of dwvarner77
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, yeasty, light copper color with a quarter inch of slightly off-white head that resides mostly at the perimiter. Nose is of wheat, sweet and spicy, somewhat orange, subtle not strong.
Taste upfront is wheat and a bit of orange; there's a hint of bitterness, and the salt is evident to me in the aftertaste. There's certainly more there that I'm not capturing in the description, but I'm failing to find the appropriate words.
Mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy, but not sticky or offensive. Pretty crisp on the finish.
Very interesting style; haven't had anything like it before, still trying to wrap my mind around it. Certainly worth a try.

dwvarner77, Jul 03, 2005
Photo of thekanna
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy gold with massive white head.

S: Complex. There's definitely some citrus and other fruits in there, but also a resounding floral perfume: lilacs, orchids... lavender, maybe? Like an air freshener.

T: Oranges, lemons, and yeast are definitely present, with coriander not too far behind. There's a very strong yeasty character that contributes to a powerful sourness, but which rounds out nicely. Do I even detect a faint cinnamon in there?

M: Light as a feather, and finishes dry and tart.

D: Drinkable in the same way that water with lemons is drinkable. I could probably go for some heavier fare though.

thekanna, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of IBUnit63
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small bottle into Alpine mug...

Cloudy lemon-honey body with small amount of yeastie floaters that slipped past the goalie. Head is yeast-colored white and dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation.

Significant lemon citrus sour quality backed with bright yeast and wheat electricity. Hop silage scent emerges with warmth. Quite potent and also soothing.

Huge lemon/citrus sourness on the light wheat-yeast malt backbone - so sour that it's almost soapy at first but that makes a quick exit. Light mild brett-ish sour feel. Quite thirst-quenching.

Tight sourness quenches the thirst nicely with solid unobtrusive malt. Finish is swift but solid.

Clean and drinks well for such a puckering offering. Enjoyable change of pace.

IBUnit63, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a light amber, clear beer with a one finger, fizzy, fast dissipating head when I first poured it out. However, when I poured the rest of the bottle after drinking some, the hazy sediment came into play, clouding the brew and making a three finger head that spilled over the top of the glass. Fortunately I was able to recover most of it.

Aroma was of wheat malt, with a touch of spiciness and a faint hint of roasted malt in the background.

Taste was very interesting... I could taste wheat malt, faint green tea, and club soda, like a wheat beer spritzer. The salt was present in the aftertaste... kind of like when you gargle with salt water, that flatness that you get afterwards. Mild, overall.

Mouthfeel was light and very good for the flavor.

Drinkability was good, if you want something light and goes down easy.

connecticutpoet, Jul 27, 2005
Photo of HopGoblin
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours deep copper with a nice white head. The beer was bottle conditioned so there are a few floaties in the glass. The aromas off of this one are a bit funky, but give way to that of the ocean, cranberry, and sour cherries. The flavor is crisp and tart with hints of the sour cherries. The finish is quick and dry. A very nice brew, its too bad there are not more examples of this style out there.

HopGoblin, Dec 21, 2007
Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Expectations were low after a friend described it as a 'salt' beer that he was not impressed with. So the saison-looking beer was neither a surprise nor a certainty. The aromas show a light belgian sourness that remained thin and lightly pungent. Tastes much less salty than I expected. Though noticably salted, the dominant flavors were lemon and orange rinds with a belgin souness / tartness. Almost like a light unblended lambic quality. A little vineous, musk, herbal character persists. Flavors never dominate, and whisp away quite airy and cleanly in the finish. The beer is not what I was expecting at all, even though I didn't have many expectations. Nevertheless, a very clean beer.

BEERchitect, May 07, 2006
Photo of rootbeerman
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours pale cloudy yellow, with a finger or so of white head that leaves no lacing.
S: have a sharp slightly sour aroma. Lightly sweet wheat malt along with yeast.
T/M: has got to be the strangest mouth feel of any beer I've ever had, not a bad thing. The added salt makes my mouth water for more after each sip. A little wheat malt sweetness. Doesn't seem salty but has a mineral flavor to it.
O: I like the feeling of this and would like to try more in this style.

rootbeerman, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of hwwty4
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Exbeastiefan2k for bringing this back for me from Darkness day.

Poured a 16.9oz bottle into my Triple Karmeliet tulip. This beer pours a honey brown with a big eggshell white head and left just an intermittent lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet honey, with banana, clove, and just a hint of pectic tartness. The flavor is wheat malts, crisp green apples, just a lightly mild funky tartness and a salty mixture that sticks to your teeth. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean and slightly dry. This would be a wonderful drink on a hot day.

hwwty4, Nov 08, 2008
Photo of zhanson88
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very lightly hazy straw color with about 1" of pure white head. The head holds for a bit, but in the end almost completely disappears. Lacing is nonexistent. Doesn't take much of a swirl to create some more head though.

Smell: Very mild and subtle all the way around. Slightly bready, with orange rind and coriander showing as well. When I really dig deep I do get a light touch of brine, which must come from the salt addition.

Taste: More expressive than the smell. I still get bready malts up front, followed by coriander and orand rind. Very dry on the finish, with brine and a touch of salt showing through. Extremely refreshing, and it makes you want to take another sip almost immediately.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Very pleasant feel on the palate. A bit over light bodied and a bit prickly and spritzy. Seems appropriate. Overall, I really liked this beer. Extremely refreshing and great for summer. I wish more breweries took a stab at this style.

zhanson88, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of Litterbean
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first it pours a clear light red with a big head. After the yeast is swirled in, it becomes a brownish cloudy concoction.

Gose has a light crispy smell which reminds me of the grainy smell of some lagers. In addition, there is the light scent of coriander and whichever other spices were used. Fairly pleasant.

Taste is mostly coriander but its not dominated by it. The wheat malt taste is there in full force, while light hints of bananas also make an appearance accompanied by a slight sour lemony flavor. There's a unique bite of salt at the end. Interesting beer and very cool.

Litterbean, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of melagnus
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 Fl. Oz. 4.6% ABV
SRM: Yellow 3
A: Hazy golden color. Sediment chunks float quickly to the bottom. Haziness in the glass with white head that diminishes fairly quickly.
S: Sour acidic nodes come to fruition quick upon first whiff. Earthy nodes also travel up the nose, though not sure I would say barnyard-esq. Slight fruit smell coming over the top of it all, but not too noticeable.
T: Sour and acidity balances well across the palate with malty sweet fruits. Cherries seem to have been the choice for this brew.
M: Light in body and tartness is also very mild. The balance seems to be spot-on with this beer. Temperatures around 50˚F seem to be a good balance between flavor and refreshment.
C: Great beer! In comparison to a traditional Kriek, this beer definitely has the balance I prefer, though this doesn't mean the Kriek is/was poor. Definitely more in line with a Berliner Weißbier. The floaties in the beer also add a cool effect to the experience and leaves no doubt to the fact that this is unfiltered and bottle conditioned! Prost!

melagnus, Apr 01, 2009
Photo of SLeffler27
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Stiegl stange, with its subtle, vertical curve, brandishes a clear, light amber beer with pervasive carbonation and a big, puffy, white head that lasts a long while. Sadly, there is no reportable lacing.

The aroma is simple, with straw, caramel and light floral notes.

Lemon, with a light, earthy tang, is followed by light sweetness, coriander, and pepper. Following on a theme, the lingering finish is light and soft.

Well carbonated, medium body and velvet texture.

A very refreshing beer. Makes for a welcome alternate to the easy session beers of summer.

SLeffler27, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

ONovoMexicano, May 15, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Uerige stange. Pours a light yellow-orange amber. Fine white two finger head and active carbonation, resultiing in great retention and lacing. Aroma of faint sweet malt, coriander, strong mineral component, slightly sour. Flavor also has a dry, mineral component melded with light wheat, a hint of malt, slightly acidic lemon. Finishes dry with a suggestion of coriander and salt, somewhat sour. All flavors are light, but surprising amount of complexity for the low key taste components. Very light bodied, but nice carbonation. A very interesting, uncommon beer style that I'm glad I finally got to try.

LiquidAmber, May 09, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours cloudy light gold with some visible sediment in it. The head was foamy and white, about a finger in height and quickly dissipated. The beer did exhibit some small amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Aromas of bready malts, a little floral, and a little lemon.

T: A little lemony with hints of tartness/sourness but very refreshing and with an apricot finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation, a slight tingle on the tongue from the acidity.

O: Very refreshing and something that would be wonderful on that first warm day of spring, enjoyed outside. I really enjoyed the beer and would love to see more offerings available in this style.

dbrauneis, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of AgentZero
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Straw yellow to golden colored beer with a white head that dissipated to a thick ring.

S - Sweet pale malts balanced out pretty awesomely with the salt water. As this is my first experience with a gose it seems quite nice and unlike what I've had before.

T - Sweet pale malts, lemon zest, salt that isn't salty. Little bit of stone fruit taste, interesting combination I enjoy.

M - Decent carbonation, medium bodied, little carbonation bite on the end.

O - Pretty cool and enjoyable beer. The salt is a nice breakup to sweetness. Would like to try more gose beers.

AgentZero, May 11, 2011
Photo of allenson21
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

allenson21, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter.

A: Pours a clear golden with three fingers of dense bright white head that took forever to fade into a whispy film that left a few tiny streaks of lacing.
S: Light smelling with notes of grassy hops and crackers. I can detect a hint of sea salt as well.
T: Light notes of earthy hops, a touch of coriander and pepper, lemon zest, wheat and minerals. The finish is definitely bready. I get a bit of fruit, almost tart fruits, but not quite. This beer doesn’t go down salty, but if I lick my lips after I swallow I get a bit of a saline mineraliness. I was expecting more coriander, but what’s there adds a nice flavor.
M: Tingly carbonation over a light body creates a bubbly and clean mouthfeel. It a bit spritzy though.
O: I don’t know if I enjoyed drinking extra salt, but I thought this beer was pretty good. Uniquely flavored and fairly refreshing, although I did drink a glass of water afterward.

scottfrie, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

kjkinsey, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of BeerBuilder
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

BeerBuilder, Apr 01, 2004
Photo of mmmbeer
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half-liter German bottle brought home from the Capital Ale House in Richmond - brewed with coriander and salt, and bottle-conditioned. It pours into the weizen glass a fairly clear toasted amber hue (a bit darker after pouring the lees) with high, quickly-rising carbonation leading up to a finger of white head that reduces to a quarter inch and leaves decent lacing. I smell papaya or mango at first (surprisingly tropical I thought, although it is my first gose) but I also discover notes of tart or nutty wheat and light hops. It is quite mild on the palate, almost watery, but definitely unique, with light oxidation (paper or cardboard?), some tartness, a mild bitterness, and hints of peppery coriander and salt on top of a light, tingly body that leaves a fleeting finish. Definitely an interesting style, but I wish the flavors were more pronounced as the wheat was light and I could barely taste the spices, but this perhaps increases the drinkability.

mmmbeer, Feb 13, 2007
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
88 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.