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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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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
Photo of BeerTaster
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance pale yellow with haze huge white head that went down quickly and left a nice lace around the edge. Smell sour and acidic come to mind. Taste much the same as the smell a little like a lambic. Mouthfeel light in body high in carbonation. Drinkability is good I could have one or two of these on a warm summer day not the best on a cold NY night.

Photo of RedBrewer83
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into goblet...

A: Nice frothy two finger head, stark white, creamy with decent lacing. Falls slowly to a thin foam.

S: Tart lemony grapes, slight musty, faint wheat, slightly floral noble hops.

T: Very tart, lots of lemon, faint white grape mixed with musty earth. Lemons really linger long into the finish along with a mild saltiness. Pretty dry, no spice sensation at all.

M: Light body, very crisp carbonation really attacks the tastebuds. Very dry.

D: In the summertime this would be the perfect solution to a hot day. Crisp, refreshing, lots of lemon....this must be what widmer is always trying to attain....lol

Photo of mltobin
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle, which the gose was served in a Chimay chalice.

Appearance is light orange with a short white head. This beer that I had been meaning to try for some time has a smell of straw, grain, lemon and green apples. Upon sipping this gose, I taste salt, wheat, acid, citrus, with tartness. Mouthfeel is easy going , a proper carbonation for the style. It really is a great quaffer for a warm day, albeit one that may cause you to pucker your lips.

Photo of xgrigorix
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half liter brown bottle, no dates.

Rusty orange colour. Chill haze is evident during the pour, becomes quite cloudy & opaque once the sediment hits the glass. Thin tight white cap of foam.

Coriander leaps right out, along with some lemony aromas.

Delicate lemony citrus notes are followed by a strong spicy coriander flavour. This is balanced by a pleasant sour twang that lingers on the tongue. Hard, mineral driven finish. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Very unique & interesting.

Photo of MrOH
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy light yellow with a single finger with white head that turns into an ever-present ring. Great lace.

Coriander and bready malt. If a wit were all-malt and used a more neutral yeast, this would be it.

Lemons, floral coriander taste, quite tart. Pilsner and wheat malts come through, but very subdued. Quite refreshing.

Light bodied, good carbonation, but I expected more from what little I know of the style. Still, it works.

Damn refreshing. I could see myself drinking this until my store runs out this summer if it were cheaper.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head.

S: Sweet citrusy aroma and a very spicy character (coriander) are evident on the nose. There is some lemon juice aroma as well.

T: The beer starts off with some sweet character from the spices with a very lemony flavor against a soft wheat palate. Nice spiciness combines with the lactic acid bacteria added during boil to give this a geuze style flavor with a smooth sourness. The beer finishes with a big citrusy lemonade fade that lingers for a few seconds or two.

M: oily and slick on the tongue and goes down smoothly.

D: Great citrusy flavor with a slick palate makes for a thirst quenching summer time beer. Overall a decent good brew and drinkability.

Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 500 mL bottle of Gose served in an Ommegang Witte glass. The ale is cold.

Appearance: The ale has a deep golden yellow color with a small ring of head.

Smell: The ale has a light spice aroma that complements a strong malt base.

Taste: The ale has a bicuity malt sweetness that is balanced by spices. The coriander is noticeable, the salt is not here.

Mouthfeel: The spices are subdued, allowing the malt to shine with just a hint of help.

Drinkability: A low abv and firm spicy flavor make this beer a winner.

Photo of errantnight
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite an interesting experience.

Chubby lil 330ml bottle poured into my Spiegalau tulip. Huge fizzy head drops three fingers of rapidly dissipating head on top of the brew. No retention or lacing to speak of, but it's got a great slightly hazed and pale golden hue to it.

Aroma is vinous and bright, light citric tones but predominantly hints of coriander spice and plum wine.

On the palate this is a delightful revelation, elegant and smooth with a moderate body and a nice minerality (highlighted by reserved, spritzy carbonation). Again a plum wine flavor is highlighted, and the salt is so faint as hardly be noticed, coming through more as a general softening.

The flavor profile is not one that I personally love, but the balance, nuance, and boldness of flavor in such a small beer is astounding. Not just a curiousity, this brew delivers the goods.

Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear very light amber/golden color with just over a finger of white head that goes away very quickly.

Smell: Quite mild, some bready malt sweetness with a mild herbal note.

Taste: Very crisp and refreshing. A mild tartness compliments the salt and the coriander very well.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, carbonation is on the high side and the finish is dry.

Overall: Nice and light, I really liked the mild tartness. I would definitely have another.

Photo of Jayli
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly hazy, golden color with a two finger white sudsy head to it. Head recedes rather quickly, not much lacing to speak of - spots here and there. Nose is of lemons, some saltiness, yeasts, some heavy spicing. Taste ... is a LOT more mellow than I expected. I had only ever tasted a Gose before at a tasting and I wanted to rip my tongue out. This is pretty damn good. Taste is very lemony and yeasty up front, but the coriander kicks in quite nicely and not overdone, sour kicks in during the finish. Light to medium bodied - taste makes it feel heavier though it's light on the tongue, medium carbonation, slick and oily feel to it. It goes down very smooth, and is hitting the spot on this warm and muggy night. Not sure I could put away more than two of these but a nice beer none-the-less.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Exciting dive into a new style; this one was given to me blind so I had no idea what I was drinking.

Pale straw colour, nice and opaque. Head is white, nice and creamy with pleasant clingy lace, just a thin crown. Really rather pleasant.

Smells very rank, but in a good way. Massive earthy, rubbery funk with acid of a citric nature, organic grain notes with a touch of livestock feed, wet hay and some really pleasant and piquant spice notes, including star anise and coriander. Great.

Taste is a bit of a letdown, but still not bad at all. Lots of wheat character with tart, raw wheat notes, some citric character that comes through on the mid and lingers towards the back but is unsupported by malt so ends up being a tad insipid. Slight tangerine twist to it, hints of yellow capsicum, rice vinegar and maybe some coriander. Decent palate, not amazing though.

Decently full and smooth, bit of drying texture towards the back. Quite nice.

Good drinkin' beer, nice and flavoursome but it pulls back in the important areas to make it quaffable. Salt is not detectable - all the more power for it.

Photo of drpimento
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is pretty good beer. Not really good - pretty good. Upon opening there was an immediate scent of caramel malt in the air. Poured with a fizzy, cream colored head that rapidly faded, lots of little bubble trails, and no lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber. Aroma is that caramel malt, plus yeast, a little spice, fresh bread dough, fresh baked cookies. Flavor is good, not real deep, like the aroma, just tart enough, and a little salt at the end. Good body and great carbonation. Finish is of medium length although the salt lingers longer. Session beer.

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first and only gose beer, purchased from Whole Foods for $3. The beer was completely translucent hazy orange with almost no head. The aroma was sour and hinted at wheat, the flavor was odd but good. The bottle states it's brewed with coriander and salt, I didn't detect either. Nice to have tried but now I must move on.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$ 3.49/11.2oz bottle at Heinen’s in Breckville, OH
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into Sam Adams lager glass
Aroma very faint lemon
Head small (2 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2mm ring
Lacing none
Body medium yellow, cloudy, some lumps
Flavor definitely salty, hint of lemon; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

A very good example of the style – the murky appearance and lumps are somewhat off-putting, but the salty refreshingness is well worth it. Close your eyes.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My first "gose" ever...didn't even know what one was until I bought this bottle. Okay, so "gose" it is!
Appearance: cloudy pale orange color, with a thick, creamy white head. Nice, attractive.
Aroma: spicy, yet soft, with whiffs of fresh sea-foam like I'm detected in weizens, big with spice, and citrus, and so far I'm geared up for something like a hefe or a wit...
Taste: unusual! Dry, and mellow, with an initial sourness. Not at all like I was expecting after that nose, way too flat on the palate. Rather light-bodied, cool and mild, with a very soft finish. I think I can actually taste the salt, too, I get the merest taste of salt, without it being too salty.
Very drinkable, this, very, very, although I liked it, but it couldn't love it. I needed more of a kick in the flavor for that.
An intriguing style, rarely encountered, and quite easy to appreciate. If I'm ever in the mood for a mellow, dry brew that won't go and blow my mind, gose it is!

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy hay.
S: Grapefruit. Coriander. Funk.
T: Tart. ~lemony. Coriander sweetness.
M: Medium carbonated. Light body. Finishes dry.
O: Reminiscent of Berliner Weisse. Refreshing tartness. Great summer drink. One could say that it the the German Saison.

Photo of Wayne17
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Suds
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'd wanted to try this style of beer for quite some time, and was pleased to finally get a chance. The appearance of the beer is truly amazing: a towering, everlasting, rocky, white head tops a coppery-caramel colored liquid. The head is phenomenal. Very slight haze in the beer. Coriander is distinct in the aroma along with a mix of esters. First taste is at once sweet and sour. Salt comes through in the hind-taste. It becomes more pronounced as you drink more of the beer, causing a mouth-puckering and unexpected reaction. I don't think I would enjoy beer after beer of this style, yet it's strangely refreshing.

Photo of waughbrew
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy peach with yellow highloghts, large head with amazing retention and stickiness- it forms walls of lace. Big coriander aroma with accompanying orange citrus. Tastes much like a good wit with a bit of hefeweizen and salt. It is pretty dry with peppery spicy hops. Strong phenolics with some banana esters. A definite mineral quality from the salt. Started with tingly high carbonation but ended with a pretty creamy feel. Overall very nice, although the salty dry finish started to annoy me after a while.

So it gose.

Photo of kaimcm
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle poured into a Schneider weisen glass.

A: being a german wheat beer I assumed I should throw the yeast in. Im not sure if that was such a good idea. Sludgy brown, lots of floaties, appearance score suffers.

S: Familiar German wheat aromas yet strangely distant. Apples, really light banana, pastry dough, a little husky.

T/M: Soft up front, barely ripe green apples, wheat, grain, then a flash of the lactic acid. Unique and strange, just a touch of tart with a fair amount of acidity. Lemon, and even hints of butterscotch. Surprisingly and refreshingly light on the coriander. Salt shows on the finish and dries. Creamy in the mouth but lacking some body.

D: Very high. Low ABV, light body, interesting = quaffable.

Fine print: I know nothing of this style as this is the first Ive ever had so hard to pick accurate numbers for the beer stylistically. That being said, very cool and Id gladly pick up again. Cheers.

Photo of merlin48
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle that appears identical to the picture here. Pours a mostly clear, burnt orange body, with active carbonation evincing a mass rush of tiny bubbles to the surface. Two finger, ivory head has lots of perserverence, and leaves considerable patches of lace down the glass.

Aroma is malty, spicy, and reveals a note of ocean seawater.

Mouthfeel borders on exceptional. Spritzy carbonation and a light body are highlighted by a clean, ocean saltwater zing.

Taste is, surprisingly, subdued. There is a tingly character all the way down, from the mild spiciness and clean, ocean saltwater background. The coriander is difficult to identify, but a mild spiciness is evident throughout. Solid malt backbone keeps everything in check. None of the flavors jump up and overwhelm the palate. This is just a new and interesting style(for me) that is very quaffable, and pleasant.

Excellent drinkability. I'm surprised that this style is not more common. Clean and light bodied enough to drink several of these in a sitting, if on an unlimited budget.

Photo of jackndan
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gasthaus Gose: From a half liter bottle. Pours as an extremely carbonated, almost Champagne type of head. Tall head dissipates very quickly into large bubbles, and disappears very quickly.

The color is a deep tan, very hazy, although I did swirl up the yeast from the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is mild, with hint of cloves, bananas, and a little something else that I can’t put my finger on.

The taste is nice, much like a typical Weiss beer (a mild banana taste from the yeast), but a tiny bit different, a little dry, virtually no aftertaste whatsoever, just a bit of residual sweetness. This is no doubt due to the salt in this brew. Very nice, light, extremely easy to drink. A great summer brew.

Photo of Stubbie1
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A beer with amber color, a bit hazy at that, slightly off white head, decent size but short lasting. A persistent ring of lace on the top of the beer lasts to the last drop is gone. A little hint of wheat on the nose, yeast and something a bit fruity? Maybe the coriander? The mouthfeel is a bit thin to start them builds up. The taste is light and sweet to start, a tad fruity, then bitter midway through and dry on the finish. Very “Weissen Bierish” in flavor to start but the coriander and salt makes this a bit different.

Overall enjoyable. I think I would enjoy this more on a warm summers eve. It is refreshing (I think) and light on the pallet, easy to drink. Only 3 different types of this beer listed on BA, shame….

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of LubricatedWisdom76
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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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Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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