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Leipziger Gose - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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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 pokesbeerdude
4.52/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Special 1pt 9.4fl oz bottle from Wasatch in a recent trade. Very cool swingtop with a long neck on an oval shaped bottle. Very interesting, definitely a good one for the collection. Noted as 4.6% abv on the bottle.

A: Fairly cloudy deep gold, almost an orange color, white head about 1/4 of inch or so, pretty fair retention, not much lacing. Still a nice looking beer.

S: Tangy wheat malts, smells lemony, and maybe even a bit of barnyard funk just barely, not exactly that smell, but somewhat reminiscent of it. Smells quite bready. This smells quite tasty.

T: Quite wheaty and tart, has a definite lemon like quality, really not much bitterness, smooth easy going beer. Very flavorful on a hot day. Quite acidic, this almost has a puckering power. I know the style is known for using salt, but I can't really detect too much. This is an impressive beer. Quite tasty.

M: Slightly sour pucker, and acidic, smooth, light carbonation, and fairly dry. Goes down nice and begs for another sip.

D: This is one of the easiest drinking beers I've ever had. Goes down smooth, and doesn't feel like much, I'm sad I can't get this more readily, because after a long hot day, this would be prime-time. Excellent beer, highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Lemke10
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a golden amber color with lots of bubbles from yeast constantly causing carbon to rise to the top. The aroma has yeast to it giving it that freshly baked bread scent with coriander in the mix. The texture is uniquely thin as I suspect from all the carbonation. With lots of spices in the taste making this an easy, light drinking beer with an overall citrusy quality. This is certainly a different style of beer making, but not one of my favorites.

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of BeerTruth
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to tpd975 for hooking me up with this new style.

1 pint 9.4 fl oz. swingtop bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a somewhat cloudy golden hue with a fluffy three finger bright white head that dies down to a thin layer of foam. Lacing is pretty non-existant with a fair amount of bubbles racing to the top. Smell is very fresh and clean consisting of lemon, fresh cut grass, and some wheat. A bit of pepper and spice tickle the nose as well. Light and refreshing smell overall. Taste is very much the same beginning with lemongrass, apple, and hay followed by sweet wheat. Slight citrus hops midway with a mild salty bread flavor. Aftertaste is slightly dry and sweet with a touch of honey. Light and crisp body with a slick feel. Very refreshing beer, one that would be perfect on a hot summer day while bbq'ing. I'd drink this over a hefe anyday. Thanks a ton Greg for continuously hooking me up with amazing beers. I look forward to our future trades again and again :)

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper with a lacy off-white head. Smell is spicy and lightly salty and sweet wheat malt.

Taste is grainy wheat with underlying spice. Saltiness doesn't come through until later, it's cumulative. The more you drink, the more saltiness on the palate. While the beer is smooth and creamy in the mouth, the saltiness builds and makes this brew less than drinkable, at least more than one bottle at a time. But a unique experience that I would recommend and I will indulge in again.

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

Cloudy golden yellow color with a decent sized white head that fell quickly with no lacing. Predominate aroma is orange followed by wheat and a light acidity. Flavor is very interesting and unique. This is my first Gose, so I didn't know what to completely expect, but I'm actually digging the light saltiness in the background. Flavor lightly tart, but it's not on the same level as a Berliner Weiss, there plenty of coriander it's followed by a crisp wheat twang and some more citrus qualities that were present in the nose. Very orangey, and I like it. Crisp, light body, refreshing. Interesting stuff. Doesn't taste a whole lot different than other German wheats, except the addition of salt, which really isn't overly-present. But it was pretty good, and I'm glad I had the chance to try this style.

Photo of neonbrown82
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I saw this beer at work last night when I was dusting bottles and I just had to take one home with me. This is a very interesting style, though I don't quite think it is for me.

The beer pours to a dark golden color with a slight haze and a lot of carbonation. Forms a nice thick head that sticks around through the whole glass.

The smell is the most weird part about this beer. Has a very odd spiciness to it along with some earthy and musty wheat malt aromas.

The taste is good, but could be way more refreshing without the odd assortment of spices that overtake the wheat malt. Also has a bit of a tartness to it, though not overpowering the sweetness and spiciness. There is maybe a very subtle hint of some noble hops in the finish, but the spicing covers it up to the point of obscurity. The bottle says coriander and salt, and both are easy to pick out, but it seems there are plenty of others.

The mouthfeel is sharp and has a bite to it. Surprisingly quite full in body. I am glad I had the opportunity to drink this, but it lacks the high drinkability of most wheat beers, thus this beer seems to be lacking it's place in my beer food pyramid.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cloudy light yellow body with a thin white cap. The aroma is of tart wheat and sea salt. The flavor starts with wheat cracker, tart lemon, sea salt and just a touch of spicy coriander on the back end. The finish is just a kiss of citrus tartness. Crisp, lively body. As easy drinking and refreshing as I could ask for.

I love the way the tartness and salt play off each other. The Coriander just adds an extra depth to the beer. If a beer could be brewed similar to this and released in a responsibly priced 6pk...damn! Money in the bank. Until then, this appears to be the only commercially available Gose available in a bottle in the US. For now...

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of IBUnit63
3.85/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of soulgrowl
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Big bubbles rise up through a slightly hazy, apple juicy amber body to form an extremely volatile, airy head.

Smell: Butterscotch, popcorn, light lemony hops. Coriander is exceedingly subtle.

Taste: Very mild and balanced, with a very drying finish (thanks to the salt). Sweet, slightly tangy wheat malts are offset by mild peppery notes (from the coriander) and citric hops. Finish is slightly sweet, corny, and juicy.

Mouthfeel: Light, fizzy, and frothy with a finish that saps the palate of all moisture.

Drinkability: This is interesting, and kind of refreshing in an odd way, but it's not something I'd like to drink every night. Might be an interesting beer to pair with pork or cook bratwurst.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Wobbly
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

Of all the readily available examples of gose where I live, this is one of my favorites. I have had better ones while in Germany, but I cannot seem to find those here. This is a very typical gose and thus a good starter for those unfamiliar with this complex and challenging style. It may just be me, but I feel that the American Wild Ale sub-style has as much, if not more, in common with a German Gose (and Berliner Weiss, for that matter) as it does with Flemish style red and brown sours.

Photo of sommersb
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 05-18-2013
Freshness: Best by 05-24-2013
Packaging: 330 ml bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Goblet
Purchased: Received in a trade

A: Nice sized white head sits on the mostly clear, golden-colored beer.

S: Aromas are light, with spices and orange peel.

T: The taste is tart, with a big note of citrus, specifically oranges. I also get some saltiness as expected, but it is not overly salty.

M: The body is light and the feel has a high degree of carbonation. Finishes with tangy citrus flavors and a hint of salt.

O: Overall an excellent beer, especially for warmer weather in my opinion.

More thanks go to Cameron (TheBishopco) for providing this from my want list!

Photo of ybnorml
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy golden yellow beer. Has a huge bright white head with some lace. There is a light fruity peach like aroma. With a spicey background and a hint of corn. The head had a distinct salty taste that preceded the beer taste. Some, albeit a light version, of the usual flavors, clove and banana notes. But the acidic body ends up dominating the flavor. different, nice not fabulous

Photo of ATPete
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle

Pours a bright, see through, yellow color with medium sized fluffy snow white head. Big wheat aroma in the nose, sans the clovey/fruity esters given off by most Weizens and Wits, this is more rugged in its wheat profile, more grainy in aroma. An apple juice sweetness lay beneath its flavor, very crisp and refreshing, lightly spicy and a mild tangy sourness hits the tongue late on the finish. Very drinkable, an enjoyable pounder any time but this one would be sure thing come mid summer. The only ive had in the style and would like to try more.

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.85/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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