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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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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

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 Tone


3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, maize color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and poor lacing. Smells of wheat, slight tart malt, pale hops, citrus (lemon), slight pale malt, and hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Gose. Mouth feel is slightly smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness. Tastes of lemon, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and hint of wheat. I've never had a Gose before, but this seems to fit the description pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 16:12:29 | More by Tone
Photo of Naugros

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A murky amber with perhaps a tinge of green. The black things (the coriander, I guess) floating in the beer look like pieces of black pepper. I did not have a stange to pour this into, so I used a weizen glass and poured it aggressively to see how the head would stand. It formed quickly and thickly (about 4 fingers) and maintained about 1/2 inch throughout the rest of the tasting.

The nose has a yeasty herbal scent with some accents of lime and ginger baked into a cracker. Odd, I know, but the impression I get.

This tastes like someone salted an orange. This may be unpleasant to some tasters, but I enjoy the uniqueness...this is not something you taste every day. The hops are only slightly present and lend a little leafy green flavor in the wash.

The coriander is continuously circulated by the carbonation and it is impossible to get some in your mouth. To be expected, but not desirable. Other than that, the wash is clean with very little aftertaste.

I've always wanted to try a gose...and now I have. I'm not sure if I'd go out of my way to get another bottle of this, but I would not turn it down. However, I'd love to find a biergarten in Liepzig and have a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 00:36:45 | More by Naugros
Photo of mschofield


3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy amber-gold, topped with a huge four finger marshmallowy white head. Leaves rings of lacing with interconnecting webs.
Coriander strong in the aroma, and the salt is stronger than I thought it would be - more of a kosher or sea salt type than a table salt, flowers, a bit grainy, wheat and a touch of citrus.
Spicy and fruity taste, bread and dried apricots. Salty "briny" aftertaste.
Light-medium bodied, I was a bit at a loss as I had no experience to compare this one against.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2004 17:46:43 | More by mschofield
Photo of Djkraz

New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a new style of beer for me, so my review on this style and beer could be...taking the wrong way. Shape of the bottle is exquisite, the bell shape or what you may call it is great. At first I thought it was a liquor.

The smell of this beer right out of the bottle was old and musty, almost would like to compare it to and Affligem Tripel. The pour was a smooth golden crisp cloudiness with a slight fizz with minimal lacing. The initial taste was tart with a twist of citrus and a shake spice, and oh yea lets not forget about the SALT

First time every having this beer and hopefully I can try more this style.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 03:10:11 | More by Djkraz
Photo of jamie2dope


3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was pleased to see an example of this style available at a store near me. Pours a somewhat murky orange coloration, with white heading that holds up well. Smell has some light fruit, and a somewhat metallic quality to it. Taste starts off with a bit of tartness, followed by a wheat presence and then ending with a metallic twang. Reminds me somewhat of how some white wines taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium. As far as drinkability goes, this is a brew that grows on you bit by bit with each sip. An interesting German ale. One that I might not drink all the time, but one that I am sure I will visit again. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 02:43:20 | More by jamie2dope
Photo of Halcyondays


3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle, my 1st Gose thanks to Liquid Solutions,

A: Pours a relatively clear yellow with a nice colour, big puffy white head at first that dies down pretty quickly.

S: Lemon juice and lactic acid.

T: Interesting flavour, it tastes a lot like a Berliner Weisse mixed with salt. The salt is evident, but it doesn't take over the brew. Full lemon and light orange are present as well.

M: Light and fizzy carbonation, but has a nice body from the acidity.

D: A unique brew, I'm glad I finally got to try something from this style. Pricey, but worth a go.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 19:03:44 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served outta this weird ass bottle, into pint glass. Review from notes, consumed mid-sept. 2010.

A- Bright lemony yellow beer with a fizzy, active head that settles without much fanfare. Some spotty lacing.

S- Nose is a bit musty, fruity, and hard to pin down.

T- Interesting. Light citric fruit tartness, a bit earthy and metallic falvors that are fleeting, and some more musty notes with a bit of coarse salt. Not nearly as 'shocking' to the tongue as a berliner weiss.

M- Light, prickly, bubbly, and refreshing.

D- This one threw me for a loop but I'm seriously groovin' on it. Not sure if it's 'to style' (my guess is it is) but this is a damn fine beer. Price tag sucks but I'll buy it again, wait until the weather heats up for a nice refreshing drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 16:55:06 | More by ShogoKawada
Photo of mattbk

New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy, light, medium carbonation, some head retention.
S- Spicy, maybe slightly sour, not a strong aroma, seems like this will be refreshing.
T- Slightly sour, slightly spicy, slightly salty. Not very much more of anything than anything else, over all very clean in fact. Nice lacto tangy finish, perhaps this is the best description: clean, slightly sour. Hard to pick out spices, I'd guess coriander. Again, not a flavor bomb, but nice. No maltiness or sweetness to speak of. A well balanced beer.
M-Medium body, the carbonation is a bit zippy, adds to the drinkability and makes the beer more refreshing.
O- Really easy drinking beer, well made, I like the balance and slight sourness. Not overwhelmingly flavorful, but this is the right beer in certain circumstances, namely in warmer weather, paired with some nice cheeses.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 01:12:00 | More by mattbk
Photo of FreshHawk


3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Light, crisp golden color with a decent sized, light, foamy, whispy, white head. Decent retention that settles into a nice creamy thin lace.

S - Interesting aroma with plenty of lemon, some spice and herb aroma, and a touch of salt. Wheat provides a backbone to the aroma. Definitely has a tart/sour fruit (apple) aroma.

T - Interesting taste as well. Like the nose there is plenty of lemon juice and salty flavors. Some spiced flavors as well, especially coriander. Has a slight wheaty flavor toward the finish. Has a definite tartness similar to apple, grape, and of course lemon. Refreshing and really interesting. Definite tart/funk aspect dominates.

M - Lighter body with a small amount of carbonation. Very slick and smooth feel.

D - Finished the bottle, but that is all I would really want. While it has a certain refreshing taste to it, I would only really want one.

Notes: My first gose. Interesting flavors to say the least. I liked this beer, but it isn't really my cup of tea for something I would want regularly.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 02:29:12 | More by FreshHawk
Photo of grandq

New York

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw-to-apricot with a very quickly disappearing white head. Scents of lemon, orange zest, and coriander. Much of the same appears on the tongue, with some slightly sour/sharp twinge that calls to mind salt and margarita meeting at the rim of a glass. Finshes off a little like a SweeTart. Feels a touch thicker than the average wheat based beer. Refreshing and not at all cloying in spite of the rather intense fruitiness. A nice summer brew I'd take over the standard weiss.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 02:10:58 | More by grandq
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After a long search I finally found a gose for my quest to hit every style on BA.

Pours a murky, hazy honey orange with a foamy 1 inch off-white head. Smell is of spices (coriander), yeast, and a slightly floral scent. Taste is slightly sour on the first sip with spice, yeast, and floral flavors. There is a slightly acidic sour taste on the tongue after each sip. A lower level of carbonation but somehow it feels bubbly and crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good and interesting style of beer. I really don't get any salty flavors from this one. A very refreshing beer on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 02:23:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of BrewerB


3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 02:35:40 | More by BrewerB
Photo of YieldToNothing

New York

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle into a tulip

nice light yellow color with a head of about an inch. smell doesn't attack you, but it is very pleasant, reminiscent of a tripel...to me, at least.
nice sour flavor, not overwhelming. not really a big taste, but there's enough going on here to enjoy it.
not a mindblowing beer. my first gose, i'd imagine it's a good beginner.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 04:58:40 | More by YieldToNothing
Photo of ThePorterSorter


3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a relatively cloudy golden orange with a thin halo of white head around the perimeter. The nose is definitely light and sweet, spice forward with a touch of saline and funk lingering in the background (accented when warmed). A dull coriander is present in the taste, but it's more difficult to detect comparatively. There is definitely more grain sweetness as well. However, no flavor is particularly overpowering and all blend nicely. The beer's mouthfeel is slightly tart, semi-sweet, spicy, light bodied and effervescent, with minimal funk or booze. This is a very easy drinking gose, but out of my price range for a repeat.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 00:11:35 | More by ThePorterSorter
Photo of magictrokini


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap @ Hamiltons. First gose I've had. Poured a hazy, but bright yellow-gold with a fizzy yellow head. Lots of tiny bubbles in the carbonation. Floral aroma, as in, I smell rose bushes. Toasted bread, lemon, and wheat. Popping mouthfeel that enhances the acididy of the beer. Sweet, spiced flavor with a lot of acidity. Tangy wheat and a strange lime/yeast/flower petal taste. Dry crisp finish. It was nice, just impossible to pin down what it was. Interesting, and a good sour.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2009 18:20:27 | More by magictrokini
Photo of output01x


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 mL. bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger bright white head that fades after a couple minutes to an even dusting. The body is a hazy slightly pale gold with traces of orange amber when held to light. A few small rising carbonation bubbles can be seen through the cloudy body. A little lacing can be seen throughout consumption, but is not strong enough to stick to the glass for any period of time.

Grainy and somewhat sweet smelling wheat aromas give notes of ripe banana and bubblegum. A light spice is also detected in the background, but is not really strong enough to decipher.

Strong wheat is again prominent in the taste. Bready and sweet, it also carries notes of light spices and acidic lemon zest. A drying saltiness ends the taste that pulls you back again and again for more.

Medium bodied with excellent carbonation, this beer is begs to be gulped instead of sipped. The body is not heavy enough to stick around long but is not too thin to be forgettable. The carbonation fizzes away when held on the tongue and really moves this beer along. The carbonation may be a little strong, as combined with the drying salt, causes the flavors to fade rather fast.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 18:21:14 | More by output01x
Photo of Jwaks


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Serving : half litre bottle like the one in the picture

My first gose, this should be an interesting experience.

This hard to find brew pours with ease revealing a hazy pale golden body with ehough carbonation to form a respectable finger thick airy white head. Showing its emphemeral quality, the head quickly settles into a thin ring leaving minute traces of lace behind.

A bouquet redolent of light bread, earthy spices, citrus peel, salt water and ground wheat wafts from the glass.

With characteristics very close to a hefe and a witte, this throws a tasty dash of bready malt and spicy wheat upon entry building toward a fuller mid palate with refreshing citrus zest, sour fruit esters and a bit of earthy spice. Everything ties together on a clean finish with a bit of yease and a touch of salt.

Mouthfeel is near average, a bit more body and flavor concentration would be welcome. Damn this is very refreshing and highly drinkable.

Overall, this was a great first experience drinking a gose. Awesome!


Serving type: bottle

02-16-2007 22:13:43 | More by Jwaks
Photo of samie85


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear amber color with 1/8 inch of white head that dissipates to an outer ring of the glass.

Smells of sweet and bready malt notes with a hint of herbal spice.

Very interesting flavor profile... starts off almost like a flanders red; kind of sour, vinegary note that fades into a crisp, clean malty and vaguely bitter finish.

Thin bodied with effervescent carbonation and a drying finish.

This is one easy drinking beer. It begs to be drank quickly the way it finishes on the palate. I wish I had a few more of these to session on the rest of the night.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 02:54:08 | More by samie85
Photo of tobelerone


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First ever Gose. Pale, hazy yellow body, not much in the way of a head or lacing. Very mild aroma, mostly lemony, with a touch of grainy, cracker malt. Vague peppery spiciness.

Flavor is also pretty mild, but nice, clean, a little tart, quite lemony, with a trace of the coriander and a bit of saltiness at the back of the tongue. Some moderate graininess and a very restrained sweetness.

Thinnish body with good carbonation. Crisp, dry, clean, and refreshing. Not super exciting or flavorful but a nice accompaniment to pizza to be sure. Would love to try more examples of this style but they are sadly quite difficult to find. This one was certainly nothing earthshattering, enjoyable yes, but not as interesting as a good Berliner Weiss.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 18:49:18 | More by tobelerone
Photo of jmc44


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden amber color, quite a head that dissipates to just a frothy covering.

Aroma was somewhat light, earthy, with wheatlike characteristics - hints of cloves and banana. Pleasant.

Initially light in flavor, a bit grainy, followed by a pronounced tart/sour flavor and a lingering salty flavor; the salty finish is pronounced but not unpleasant or overwhelming, it is actually quite nicely balanced with the malt, earth, and fruity flavors.

Fairly light and smooth; crisp finish. A thirst quencher.

Quite a unique and surprising beer, fairly well done.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2007 19:45:51 | More by jmc44
Photo of Urbancaver


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 18:22:52 | More by Urbancaver
Photo of everetends


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle. Thanks to hwwty4 for the opportunity to try this beer and knock out the German ales. I now feel complete as a 50% German. Lets do this. Served up in a beautiful Weihenstephan Weizen glass.

A: This beer pours a pretty vibrant, dark yellow color that has a bit of brown hues at the top and the bottom of the pour. The pour doesn't yield a whole bunch of head, but it does retain a white ring for most of the drinking experience. This beer does have a ton of haze and swirling debris going on in here. The haze also has some chunkiness to it. Lots of carbonation activity is constantly pushing that haze around creating some really nice swirl. The color and haze are pretty impressive.

S: Smell is a whole bunch of wheat goodness. The wheat is sweet with just a nice touch of banana coming out. That sweetness is cut with some savory with a nice, fizzing salt smell coming out. This is an interesting and very pleasant aroma coming out of this brew.

T: Taste is interesting and I am torn. The wheat is pretty sweet and earthy. Then comes that expected banana flavor from the wheat beer. All of that is expected but then that salty flavor comes in. I can't tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing. It is just strange to combine salt with banana. Its an almost medicinal salt water treatment type of flavor. There is also a touch of green apple in there hiddin in the saltiness. Still, it is enjoyable. I was torn between a 3.5 and a 4 for this beer.

M: Feel is light and the carbonation is high. This beer has a great crispness to it that makes this beer greatly refreshing. ABV is low so its not even noticable. Aftertaste is mostly just a slight saltiness that really lingers in the mouth.

D: This beer and style really has a nice and easy drinking thing going for it. The flavor is a bit strange and it takes some getting used to, but I dig it. Just has that nice touch of sweet and savory goin for it, and then it has that medicinal flavor. I am pretty sure if you drink this when you have a sore throat . . . CURED! Great beer and I dig the style. Look forward to tracking down more of these.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 06:23:34 | More by everetends
Photo of Rbald42


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally bit the bullet and picked up this bottle the other day. What an incredible looking bottle, Loooong neck w/ a swing-top and fat base.

A- Dark gold color with a nice bubbly head. Lots of carbonation visible rising from the center of the glass.

S- Musty, smell of lemon, grass, and wheat.

T- Tart fruits, earthy grains and wheat.

M- Crisp and refreshing, lots of carbonation leading to a dry finish. A very enjoyable feeling going down

D- This is a very enjoyable and drinkable beer. I would purchase it again if it wasn't so expensive.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 02:21:32 | More by Rbald42
Photo of bishopdc0


3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On Tap at novare res

Served in a sunner Kolsch glass.

The beer is a very nice golden straw color. The beer is slightly cloudy with a amber hue. The head is bright white

The nose is subtle but nice. The beer is malty, and a slight tart and almost strawberry aroma.

The flavor is very nice, perfect summer beer a slight tart and berry flavor. The flavors are very delecate and remind me almost of wine.

Overall this is a nice beer

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 23:35:57 | More by bishopdc0
Photo of braugon


3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-16-2014 19:50:41 | More by braugon
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
88 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.