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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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very good

753 Ratings
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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
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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BrewerB

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

10-27-2011 02:35:40 | More by BrewerB
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mactrail

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -15.2%

Just a slight cap of foam in the tulip. Hazy, dull golden color. Tart and reminds me of a Berliner Weissbier. The sharp taste fades a little into some mellower malt. A hint of fruit like pears and a very tart apple. Touch of hoppy bitterness. Like it was carefully fermented past any hint of residual sugar to a dose of vinegar. Rather clean, unfunky taste without any off flavors. Nose is slight beer, slight vinegar. Overall effect is not very drinkable but might be fine with sweet sausage and peppers.

Well, the mystery is whether this is a better than average Gose. I'm definitely on the lookout for some domestic versions of this wild style.

10-21-2011 05:02:09 | More by mactrail
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%

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

10-16-2011 18:22:52 | More by Urbancaver
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%

Thanks cam dude

A - clear yellowish body decent white foam

S - dry, sweet vanillaish, that's about it

T - citrus and dryness. Grape sweetness. No salt that I can tell. Quite dry.

M - smooth and dry and A bit thin.

O - kinda weird and a bit too sweet for me.

10-16-2011 18:21:13 | More by ColdPoncho
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%

This is my first gose.... Served on tap at bad apple.

A: hazy yellow appearance, translucent, minimal head and no retention, decent lacing

S: nose is floral with strong notes of orange, lemon, and a touch of biscuit, smells crisp

T: starts off with notes of whet and coriander followed by a swift tartness, the tartness is all citric, kinda like biting into to a lemon. Finish is all lemon. Reminiscent of a Berliner weisse.. Nice balance.

Mf: high carbonation, light body, crisp and refreshing

O: well my first gose was definitely a positive experience, it's like a wheat beer with a tart finish, very refreshing

10-15-2011 22:05:31 | More by homebrew311
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4.28/5  rDev +10%

Appearance - hazy yellow with a nice little cap of froth.

Smell - sweet wheat and lemon.

Taste - Light bodied with strong carbonation and a nice soft mouthfeel. A touch of wheat sweetness, but not as much as in a wheat beer. The wheat is balanced by a lactic sourness that is fruity and lemon zesty wit a very subtle saltiness.

This is a very drinkable sour beer, and not unlike a German variation on Geueze.

10-11-2011 23:51:57 | More by
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

On tap at the Farmers' Cabinet served in a sort of hex-shaped pint glass. This brew appears a cloudy straw yellow color with a finger plus of white froth. The cap retains fairly well. As it slowly recedes, it leaves spots and finger-like patterns of lace sticking to the glass.

The smell if this brew comes across minorly salty with a bit of a mineral feel to the aroma. More smells seem to be more and more like Berliner weisse with a mild lacto character mixed with lemon and a sweet smell of cereal grains and wheat. There is a fruited quality that comes out towards the backend.

The taste is tart and lemony with a hint if seasalt imparting some minor mineral flavoring. Some fruit like lemon zest and flesh mixes with cereal grain character providing a nice sweetness to counteract the overall tart character of the brew. Faint notes of coriander play in the background with some lemon oily character and a touch of orange.

This is a super easy drinking brew that is tart and refreshing. A modest level of carbonation provides a nice tingle on the tongue. This is light bodied and an awesome take on the style. The alcohol is well hidden for nearly 5%. I haven't had many Gose offerings but this one is by far my favorite to date. Subtle salt addition with pleasant tartness. Very similar to the Berliner weisse style but with a bit of a twist.

10-11-2011 14:44:54 | More by stakem
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ggilman

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

I was looking for a sour beer, and found this on tap at Nocturnem Draft Haus in Bangor Maine. Giant pour in a huge glass beer mug.

Light, hazy wheat colored beer with a thin head of tight bubbles. You pick up the lactic acid in the nose, as well as a bitter lemon rind. Very sour, with a hit of the wheat in the background as it lingered. Not an overpowering wheat presence, which I was glad to find. Clean, crisp & refreshing.

This wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but glad I tried it, and I'd order it again. Nice mouthfeel, nice sourness, and nice warming alcohol content.

Perfect for a brisk October weekend, and a bargain at $4.

10-10-2011 16:59:23 | More by ggilman
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4000qtrap

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%

Source/Serving: 11.2 oz bottle

S: Coriander/moss yogurt with a touch of funky stomach acid. Past-its-prime lemon and orange, lightly salted. Soured bread. Intensity of the sour is moderate and clean.

T: Straightforward coriander hits first along with smooth, moderate sourness and significant breadiness. You don't notice the saltiness at first, but after a few sips a definite salty note comes through adding freshness and roundness. The middle dries out a bit with more salt and a light lemon tang accentuated by a mild bite from the carbonation. Hints at funky noble rot, but its light. The sour character is a nice smooth lactic sour that is moderately intense. Finish lingers with the salt really coming through alongside lemon acidity and a mouthcoating of fresh herbs.

Note: Nice and refreshing and I like that you can taste the malt. The coriander isn't my style, but it does add character. Its hard to score this since this is the only Gose I've come across.

10-09-2011 23:51:08 | More by 4000qtrap
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +19%

Leipziger Gose

Pours a clear gold with a chill haze and a sea foam like head.
Aroma of dry wheat, and once again I must refer to sea foam, as there is a scent of saltwater. Light breadyness also.
Taste is tart, with a mild and palatable sour and definitely a little sodium bicarbonate. Savory and complex on the palate, tart, with mild coriander spice delicately interwoven with some wheat and citrus flavors. Euro pale malt body is there somewhere. Light bodied but with stinging carbonation. Overall, one of the most complex, authentic, and amazing beers I've had of German origin. Could drink this regularly.

10-08-2011 06:38:43 | More by Stinkypuss
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schultzi22

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%

7/22/11 out of a tulip.

A: Very lightly colored with a thin layer of head.
N: The nose is pleasant and bread aromas dominate.
T: Flavors of nutmeg, pine and lemon. A very limited bitterness keeps this beer bright and easy to drink. The salt I was expecting to taste is absent.
M: The mouthfeel is matched well with its ABV and style.
O: This beer is very flavorful for its alcohol content, and tastes great on this hot day. I am newly interested in trying other beers of this style.

10-04-2011 01:05:01 | More by schultzi22
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julian

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

A: Hazy golden straw color with a few trace bits of sediment floating around. Very minor. Minimal to no head and lack of lacing. Carbonation seems very low too.

S: Mild sourness hits the nose, hint of lemon, hay, coriander. Smells similar to a Belgian Wit beer with the exception of added tartness. Smells highly drinkable and quenching.

T&M: Light and drinkable. Carbonation is low to medium but doesn't detract from the overall experience. Taste consists of some salted tartness, lemony tang, and coriander tones.

O: The only other Gose I've tried is Cascade Brewing's seasonal Gose and it was excellent, although American brewed so I haven't yet been able to compare it to something traditional. I'm pleasantly surprised that Cascade's is spot on and holds up to this, if not is slightly better. I would buy this again if it were slightly more carbonated and more readily available.

09-29-2011 01:53:16 | More by julian
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bminor7

New York

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

11.2 oz from Beers of the World, Rochester.

I first heard of the Gose in Mosher's Radical Brewing (excellent book). Among the other older styles that were being revived as of late, it sounded interesting...simple, yet unusual.

Appearance is straw yellow, only a little turbid, with a crispy short-lived foam.

The smell reminds me immediately of a low-end Saranac Kolsch or something like that. There is some sour citrus in there. Almost a slight skunk. Somehow it almost smells like a late fall breeze, cool and refreshing. I don't know if that is technically possible.

The taste follows, with a citric acid/sour note in there. The malt and hops are light, almost american macro lager-ish, but no doubts that this is real beer.

Very refreshing mouthfeel. Clean, light, and crisp.

Well, it is an uncommon style at the current time, so no hurt in checking it out. If it was less pricey it could be a very popular alternative to american macro drinkers who would like something a little more.

09-20-2011 23:28:22 | More by bminor7
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negroobserver

New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Appearance... Light yellow. A bit cloudy. Remeniscent of a haefeweizen.

Smell... Citrusy. Light saltiness, like an ocean breeze. Hops.

Taste... Light sourness. A bit of salt, which is very complementary like a chocolate dipped pretzel. Citrus or lemon flavors.

Mouthfeel... Light, a bit watery. Refreshing.

Overall... A very nice beer. My first salted beer, which I really loved. It kind of reminds me of a better version of a Corona with salt and lime. Excellent stuff.

Grade: A-

09-08-2011 03:04:57 | More by negroobserver
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%

Poured a 2" white head which in moderate time had completely dissipated. Hazy light straw yellow color. Smells of hops, malt, and spice. Taste doesn't quite match the smell - there's more malt but less hops and the spicing is a very short sensation. I'd say this beer is refreshing, perfectly acceptable, and quality, but not a standout.

09-05-2011 11:28:03 | More by MoreThanWine
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +1%

Purchased from Beertopia in Omaha, NE.

A pour, with swirling to capture any yeast, produces a somewhat cloudy body, pale yellow in color. Carbonation is just barely visible when looking inwards. The head is fairly close to white, just off-white, holds for about a minute, and recedes to practically nothing afterwards. No noticeable lacing.

Fairly light nose profile, with hints of malt, coriander, a little fruit ester, and subdued yeastiness present. Could be a bit more expressive.

Taste is more forward than scent, with bread-like malt sweetness opening, quickly subtended by coriander, citrus rind, and mild lactic tartness. Salt is barely perceptible to me. Perhaps stretching it, I also pull some very faint, light plum in this as well.

Mouthfeel is fairly light, perhaps going to light-medium. Carbonation is fairly high, but this moves the beer along the palate quite nicely, fizzing while doing so. Finish is dry, leading to anticipation of next sip. Definitely not a slow-sipper, this is a very sessionable brew if desired.

This was a good, unique and fairly refreshing beer that I could certainly drink more of. Just wish the bottle was more affordable, or better yet, that there was a local brewery producing this style for summer.

08-30-2011 22:08:10 | More by falloutsnow
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output01x

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

08-22-2011 18:21:14 | More by output01x
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

My recent willingness to depart from The CANQuest (TM) to try some bottled beers for a while has led me to this beer, which I had frankly wanted to try for some time. Prosit!

From the bottle: "Leipziger Gose is unfiltered and bottle-conditioned. Its flavor and taste profile are quite complex with pleasant notes of coriander on the palate. The salt level is calculated to be present and tangible but just below the level at which humans can actually "taste" salt. The Gose style is named after the town of "Goslar," the historic origin of the style. Likewise, Goslar is named after the river "Gose."

Friends, I hate to break it to yinz, but thanks to so many exposures to Minhas products, I am more and less than human. I have been partially subsumed into becoming a Cyberman, but only partially. That, plus given all of my underway time in the Navy, I am one salty dog, so if I can taste salt in this beer, it is because I am no longer human.

The pour revealed what I thought was initially going to be a Greg Koch special - a fizzy yellow beer until I caught some. unexpected lees and it turned cloudy on me. I had a finger of rocky bone-white head with very good retention in the creeping humidity this evening. Color went from a golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity to a hazy orangish-yellow in just a millisecond. Depending on how clear you want your beer, a gentle pour may be in order. The nose had a pronounced peppery odor, thanks to the coriander, but I could swear that I also caught some salt spray in there. Salt & pepper - what a novel concept! Mouthfeel was full and brisk and it tasted like the lemon pepper seasoning that I like to put on fish. To say that the finish was dry would be like saying that the "Mona Lisa" is a painting. This was alum dry! You could pour this on electronic components in lieu of dessicant in terms of its dryness. Arid Extra Dry had nothing on how dry this beer finished. I think that I would now like to drink a beer.

08-18-2011 01:13:46 | More by woodychandler
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

08-16-2011 02:23:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
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scottfrie

California

3.85/5  rDev -1%

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.

08-09-2011 23:28:34 | More by scottfrie
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zhanson88

California

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

08-06-2011 02:01:35 | More by zhanson88
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oline73

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

08-01-2011 02:13:38 | More by oline73
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woosterbill

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Bottle into an Unibroue tulip. Thanks, Dan, for busting this out to show me that not all Goses taste like the Bruery's.

A: Clear pale amber body under a finger of fine white foam. Ok retention, light lace. Not bad.

S: Light + fresh, with delicate herbal hints of coriander, some tangy wheat, and the vaguest hint of salty crackers. A touch of tartness as well. Lovely and refreshing.

T: Cleanly grainy wheat up front, with the coriander + tartness joining in a moment later. Very crisp, refreshing, and never too salty. Delicious, classic example of the style.

M: Very light, soft, smooth body with carbonation to match. A bit more life wouldn't have hurt, but it's just fine.

O: I really enjoyed this beer (after disliking Salt of the Earth), but I can see how someone could balk at having to pay $5 a bottle for something so simple, light, and refreshing. If you like wheat beers at all, try this one - just don't expect it to be a flavor explosion.

Cheers!

07-31-2011 23:11:07 | More by woosterbill
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JayQue

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

My first Gose, pretty good!! Unusual bottle, 750 ml, rounded bottom like Mateus Rose with a long neck and an enamel stopper as the cap.

Poured a dull straw gold with a big delicate bubbly white head, head retention is better than average, not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma is slightly bitter wheat and lemon. Fairly subtle.

Taste is good. Wheat bitterness and lemon zest up front, a slight sourness in the finish. Not as much going on here as a hefeweizen, but a similar light wheat style - great for a hot day.

Mouthfeel nicely carbonated, light but not watery with a nice tartness in the finish.

Overall, a good summer beer for any occasion.

07-23-2011 00:52:17 | More by JayQue
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +19%

I was a little concerned about trying this beer. Everything I read about this beer said that it was salty. I'm not a salt lover so I really wasn't sure if I wanted to put money into this. One night I was feeling lucky so I just figured I'd grab a bottle and split it with a friend of mine. The beer poured out as a golden yellow color with a light amount of haze to it. The smell of the beer had some fresh grainy aromas that filled my nose. The beer smelled pretty good. The taste was not as salty as I expected it to be. In fact I was actually trying to taste the salt and I wasn't really able to. The grains and malts were mostly what I was getting. The mouthfeel was light and refreshing. Overall this beer is worth trying. I had the opportunity to try it on tap once or twice but I chose not too. All in all It's worth a try.

Upon trying this again I'm seeing this as my favorite Gose, The American versions are getting too sour in my opinion. This brew has the perfect balance of saltiness and sour. I'm amping up my numbers on this because I truly feel this is the best of it's class. Really great stuff and should definitely be tried at some point if you're enjoying this style.

07-19-2011 15:50:09 | More by Knapp85
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