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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2003)
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

st9647v3, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first chance to sample this style, and I was interested to see how the use of salt would work. The salt was reserved, adding more of a sharp tangyness than actual salinity. Moderately tart, with some coriander in the background. Mouthfeel was lean and wheaty. I can see this as an excellent hot-weather quencher.

Brent, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a murky medium burnt copper hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy wheat aroma with a good estery yeast.

The taste was robust and husky with a substantial grainy wheat and mineral twang. Some sweetness and a dry and almost bitter finish.

The mouthfeel was light, yet chewy with an astringent wheat finish.

Overall a very nice experience. An interesting style that is hard to come by in these parts. Very drinkable and suprisingly complex.

plaid75, May 25, 2007
Photo of RedBrewer83
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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

RedBrewer83, Jan 06, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Loogs, Aug 15, 2012
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JGlitz87, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a dusty brown tinge rather like oxidized pineapple juice. Bubbles on the inside of the glass, cloudy so you can’t see any carbonation within. A 3 finger head of yellow ocher with a candy glass shine.

S: Coriander, peach juice, a sort of brine to it. Makes me feel like I’m about to drink juice.

T: Sour, brine, tobacco, salty, light fruitiness like peach or nectarine juice, but not sweet so its like unripe fruit. Coriander is present but not strong at all.

M: Medium juicy body, medium low carbonation.

O: A classic brew. I’ve been drinking Westbrook’s version of this which is much more sour. This is really good, and presumably more traditional being from Germany and done to style. Unique, balanced, fruity, salty and sour, its nice on a warm night at Table Rock Lake, MO. Drank Aug. 6th, 2014.

patre_tim, Aug 07, 2014
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icannonball, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a faintly foggy peach and strawberry with a thin creamy head.

Smells of sweet nuts and honey with a little peanut butter and tart cherry.

Tastes of a light pale lager with a honey sweetness and a huge sour coriander and lime with a touch of plumb skin at the end. I’m also digging the salt in the finish. It’s like eating pretzels while I drink my beer.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied and silky but with a moderate amount of carbonation.

This is an interesting style for sure and I’m pretty sure I like it.

DarkerTheBetter, Aug 23, 2006
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BeerBucks, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This .5l bottle of Gose from the Bayerischer Bahnhof Gosebrauerei poured hazy amber orange and produced a thick, fluffy white head which lingered for a while. Slight yeast sediment was present from the bottle conditioning. Many tiny bubbles evolved from the bottom of the glass throughout.

A sour, lactic aroma dominates. Hints of wheat and bready malt are evident. A slight lemony citrus character is also evident, perhaps a manifestation of the coriander.

This beer has a very complex, yet balanced flavor. A slight sour lactic/citric flavor is most notable, with a hint of horsey “wild fermentation” character in the background. As in the aroma wheat and bready malt notes are evident along with the slightest hint of coriander. More savory than sweet, perhaps the salt lends a bit to the flavor and not just to the palate fullness of this beer.

A light bodied yet full palated beer. The slight sourness coupled with the moderately high carbonation and dry finish serves to cleanse the mouth, preparing it to taste the complexity of the flavor of this beer to the last drop.

Certainly worth a try if you can find it. This Gose would be well suited to enjoyment on warm spring or summer day. If only there were more, readily available examples of this relict style…

biergeniesser, Mar 09, 2007
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle last February at Vintage Estate in Boardman, OH. Only had an example of the style once before (East End's), & had to try another myself.

I'm sure there's a more official name for the kind of bottle, but it was banjo-shaped. Poured into a tulip pint: Golden-orange body, transparent but a little hazy with brassy highlights. Thin white head that drops to a thin collar. A few strands of nucleation.

Smells very much like a mild, semi-dry cider -- apple, a little pear, very subtle vinegar tartness.

Taste is...hmmm, interesting. The tartness of a cider but with the center kind of scooped out, I'm expecting a sweetness that never comes. Slight coriander in the aftertaste, dryness like champagne. As it warms, a character not unlike a dubble emerges toward the finish: some grape & doughy yeast character. Pretty different taste overall, enjoyable.

Sparkling feel despite what appears to be low carbonation. Tartness around the edges, dry finish & aftertaste.

This one is interesting, different, even from the other example I'd had. Tasty & fairly refreshing. May be the novelty of it, but I really enjoyed this. Not at all what I expected. Not a game-changer, but I also like the fact that I can reseal the swing-top bottle easily, save some for later.

OneDropSoup, Oct 18, 2010
Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
88 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.