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Goseator - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 24.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website

Style | ABV
Gose |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged in Tequilla barrels for six months.
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 16
Photo of MatthewPlus
4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: no head really on a hazy golden orange body.

S: the tequila is very evident in this one. Lime notes or maybe I just can't smell tequila without thinking lime. Lots of toasted/burnt aromas, almost like a campfire. Woody

T: after a few sips the sour base beer is better appreciated which is actually really good. Tropical fruits, mostly lemon and lime with the tequila represented in just the right amount, especially towards the finish.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall:talk about unique. Very complex. This one grows on you as you drink it and its actually pretty damn good. Got to try this one.

Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of popery
4.03/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy and golden. The first pour was quite clear, so I assume I just kicked up some sediment. The head puffs up a whole bunch of fine white bubbles quickly, and it mostly dissipates just about as quickly. The aroma is a fascinating mix of sweet, herbal tequila notes, pale malt sweetness, brine, coriander and lacto sourness. Personally, I quite like the agave sweetness, and if that's not your thing, this probably isn't the beer for you. The tequila barrel is a bit stronger than the other flavors in the aroma, but it's bright and friendly. There's nice oak in the mix, as well. The taste starts off with some simply sweet malt flavor, nice and fresh. Yogurty lacto sourness and coriander follow. The beer finishes with salt and more of that bright, pleasant tequila barrel. The aftertaste is citrusy tequila barrel and that gose salty sourness. There's a citrus cider-ish quality to the beer. I quite enjoy both the tequila barrel and the double strength gose flavors and find them and the sum total rather interesting, but I can definitely understand opposing views on that topic. Mouthfeel is pretty clean and crisp. Prickly carbonation. Not seeing much love for this beer, but I quite like it. The bright, sweet tequila flavor is probably the star of the show, and that's not going to be a universally appealing flavor. At any rate, it's definitely a top five tequila barrel-aged imperial gose in my book.

Photo of tikk
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of IMFletcher
4/5  rDev +25%

poured from 2012 bottle. Not a lot of carbonation, but the coriander/salt of the gose blended quite nicely with the tequila barrel. Heard from the person who shared this with me that a previous bottle was not good and was a drain pour, so if you have some still cellared, it's time to go back and check again.

Photo of Viciousknishs
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of safaricook
3.84/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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!

Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of rrski198
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of humulusphile
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a slightly murky yellow with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. No lacing on on the drink down. Smell is of malt, salt, jalapeno, wood, tequila, and mint dental floss. Taste is much the same with a salty, spice, and herbal finish on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is definitely unique and interesting.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.57/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color Gose with a huge off-white head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of salt and light coriander notes with light Tequila and agave notes with a light citrusy finish. Taste is way saltier then I had anticipated with less Tequila notes then I was expecting. Coriander is quite subtle with a finish that brings out the lime and agave notes. Body is quite full with strong carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I must admit that this beer is a unique experience that I enjoyed somewhat but don’t necessarily need to repeat on a regular basis.

Photo of Knapp85
3.57/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of aasher
3.56/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of montrealbcr89
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Timmy13T
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of mrebeka
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of SteveTheDog
3.45/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of MasterSki
3.45/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of BeenTired
3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Goseator from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
76 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.