Goseator - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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2.11/5 rDev -35.1%
It unfortunately had zero carbonation. I did taste it and tried to drink a bit as I paid $12.95 for this 11.2 oz bottle. It was lighter bodied than a typical dopplebock, there was an aroma that did remind me of tequila. Without carbonation however it was not drinkable.
08-10-2014 17:32:40 | More by catwoman
2.98/5 rDev -8.3%
12.7 oz. green bottle with a green cap and a plain small white label. The label just has the brewery's usual label of a German man with a Pilsner glass full of beer while he's sneezing Batman style. Right below that is where they tell you that it's a Doppelbock aged in Tequila barrels. The only other stuff on the label is the mandatory US info.
I poured this barrel aged Doppelbock into a non discreet Pilsner glass. Out of the bottle came a muddy water brown/orange like colored beer. From the looks of the beer, it looks like the brewery drained a swamp and put the left over water in the bottle. If it wasn't for the 1/4 of an inch paper white head of foam, I would have thought that this was swamp water. This head of foam had acceptable retention that left behind a good sized string of rings along the side. This beer isn't eye candy. Hopefully it doesn't taste like it looks.
If you know what a good Doppelbock smells like, take that idea and throw it out the window. This beer smells nothing like that. If wasn't an offensive smell. It was just weird and not in a good way. It had an aroma that reminded me of orange juice. It was on the citrusy side. Behind the orange juice was a dash of salt, a splash of spearmint, a subtle hint of oak, and a gentle whiff of tequila. I thought the tequila would take over the aroma and run with it. Not this bottle. Too citrusy and weird for my nose.
This is one of those beers where it tasted like it smelled. There wasn't much of a difference between the two. Up front was the citrus. It didn't taste like orange juice. Following the citrus flavor was a pinch of salt and a soft taste of oak and tequila. Like a tidal wave, in comes the yeast. The yeast was the one that took over this beer. I thought the tequila would rise up and take some control, but ultimately it was the yeast that took over. Not enough Doppelbock flavors or tequila for that matter. More tequila and salt would have done this beer a little justice.
Despite this beer clocking in at a somewhat high 10.5% ABV (according to the label), this was a medium bodied beer with yeast/citrus heavy aftertaste. This beer does mask the aftertaste. I'll give them that one.
I wasted a good deal of money on this weak Doppelbock. Even if this beer was labeled correctly as a Gose, it's still weak and overpriced. This is something I wouldn't waste money on again and I strongly suggest that you don't either. Don't be fooled by the aged in tequila barrels. Tequila isn't my beverage of choice, but I wish it made more of an appearance in this beer.
09-24-2013 02:39:19 | More by AltBock
3.89/5 rDev +19.7%
A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The aroma is slightly musty and has light to moderate aromas of oak, tequila and salt. If you close your eyes it almost smells like a margarita, except for the oak.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of oak along with notes of tequila and hints of salt. The tequila gets a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be quite enjoyable because it blended all of the flavors well together. It also hides the alcohol rather well, which is surprising since a gose is usually a light-bodied beer.
07-27-2013 20:20:48 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev +18.5%
I found this at the Bierkoning in Amsterdam. It is the first Gose that I ever found there. With my newly found love of gose, I had to buy this. I liked the refreshing salty and sour taste of the same breweries original gose. Of course from this here is to expect something completely different. I am well aware that the "ator" ending is used for rather strong malty beers in Germany. Furthermore, Tequila barrel aging, wtf! I do not think I will like it, but let's bring it on.
Poured this in my current favourite Brasserie Thiriez tall tulip.
Nice offwhite fine bubbled foam of a few fingers that reduces to a delicate thin layer and then vanishes leaving only a slightly murky orangebrown body with some fine bubbles.
Smell is mainly Tequila and oak, slightly salty and some malts pushing through.
Taste is pleasantly sour, way milder than an oude geuze and even a flemish red. Sourness starts out citrussy and moves to salty sourness in the aftertaste that has more of a lactic acid flavor. Oak is defintely there and some malt as well but the latter rather faintly.
Feel is a bit thin, foaming carbonation as you swallow and creamy foam saves the day here.
I am really surprised that I like this. It is not an easy one but it is very different and rather brave and I appreciate that a lot. Again as with the regular Gose, saltiness is not overpowering but you rather have to go looking for it. The Tequila and oak flavor is nothing I would have invited into this beer, but it works somehow. For me this beer is very well balanced against all odds of letting tequila, salt and oak particpate. To sum it up: Interesting!
07-11-2013 19:49:05 | More by safaricook
3.49/5 rDev +7.4%
I was skeptical but I enjoy trying tequila-inspired fill-in-the-blanks.
It poured well with a nice head and did in fact remind me of Cuervo at first glance. I can't say there was much of a smell to it, but the taste is fantastic. It has hints of the tequila and oak but it was a little sweeter than I was expecting which was a nice surprise and reminded me a little more of an effervescent tequila sunrise. I enjoyed this beer and if I can get another, I will, maybe try it with a splash of grenadine too. I know, sounds like heresy. Probably is.
07-10-2013 01:10:22 | More by SteveTheDog
3.6/5 rDev +10.8%
This one kind of came out of nowhere but I'm glad i got a bottle to try. This beer poured out as a deep golden color with a slight haze to it. The head was white while it lasted. The retention is very minimal and so is the lacing... virtually nothing left behind. The smell is much bigger than the non-barrel aged version. The aroma is a bit like eucalyptus to me, it's potent on the nose for sure. There is some wooden elements as well... it's smells kind of medicinal/herbal. Hard to place really. The taste of the beer gives off a sweetness followed up by the saltiness and like other have mentioned on here there is a bit of lime coming through as well. In the finish there is some softer grain flavors and wood. The mouthfeel is oily, decent carbonation and actually gives off some boozy heat as well. Overall it was nice to try but I would stick with the original version of this beer. The barrel aging is interesting but I don't believe the beer benefits from it much.
05-09-2013 04:25:05 | More by Knapp85
3.45/5 rDev +6.2%
Bottle generously shared by Chris. Thanks for taking one for the team! Served in a taster glass.
A - White foam quickly settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and minimal lacing. Lightly hazed orange body.
S - Loads of oak and tequila, with light notes of salt, and perhaps a touch of malt from the base beer. Very much barrel-dominated here, so you're enjoyment will depend on how much you like tequila. It's a little rough, but I didn't mind it.
T - The taste has a tiny bit more beer flavor to it, with some mild grain notes, some tangy lactic sourness, tequila, salt, and a bit less oak intensity. It's strange, but oddly refreshing in a mixed drink kind of way. Someone suggested it'd be nice with a slice of lime, which I'd concur with.
M - Slightly grainy medium body, some some tannic oak in the finish. Medium body, with lower carbonation. A tad watery, but not much overt alcohol heat to go with the spirit aroma and flavor.
D - Very strange beer. It's more successful than I anticipated. That being said, not something I could drink in large quantities; it took a half-dozen of us to drink the 375ml bottle. The concept wasn't terrible here (unlike, say, Tequila Black Hole), but I still haven't had an all tequila barrel-aged beer that was particularly great.
04-23-2013 18:45:35 | More by MasterSki
4.2/5 rDev +29.2%
A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, dark golden body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves little lace on the glass.
S - Spicy vanilla, toasted oak, pepper, toffee, and bready malt.
T - Sweet, thick malt up front, which is quickly washed away by lemony tartness. Pepper and lemon in the middle with a finish of citrus, juniper, and toasty woodiness that is the only real flavor note of tequila that I get.
M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.
D - This is... different. The description on the bottle sounded like it might not be good, but surely promised to be interesting. As it turns out it is both. The strong, mildly sour base beer works shockingly well with the tequila barrel character and makes for a beer that is better than the sum of its parts.
04-19-2013 00:26:55 | More by nickfl
Goseator from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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