Brauerei Göss (Brau Union)

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Brauerei Göss (Brau Union)
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #87
Ranked #29,207
3.17 | pDev: 17.03%
Mar 23, 2022
Jun 17, 2001
Notes: None
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by davidward from Florida

A decent Austrian lager.

Mar 23, 2022
3.15 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 22, 2021
Photo of JamFuel
3.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a clear light yellow with fine, soapy head.

Smell is crackery and floral with notes of white bread, citrus and Saltines.

Taste is crackery, crisp and clean. Notes of bread crust, citrus and some floral hints. Soft bitterness, very easy to drink and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a good, solid macro lager, easy to drink and well made.

Mar 27, 2021
Photo of eatsluggs
2.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Bitter. Pfiuuuu... from the gas station, when you're desperate to tey something new, and the selection is poor.

Jul 22, 2020
3 by NordicHermit from Canada (ON) on Jul 21, 2020
3.32 by SportsGuy33 from Canada (ON) on May 24, 2020
3.6 by smi69 from New York on Apr 19, 2020
3.5 by paulish from New York on Jan 03, 2020
2.86 by rangerred from Tennessee on Jun 27, 2019
3 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 02, 2019
Photo of willcull78
3.1/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by willcull78 from Ohio

Refreshing but nothing amazing; but that may also be its charm. It is a refreshing lager without any bitter after taste. It is a pleasant drink. It has a light feel, a natural look, clear look and very little, if any smell' however, it is a pleasant, refreshing drink. To me (And I have been tasting and testing beers for over 10 years) it was better than expected but not anything more than what it is - a very good refreshing lager.

Mar 11, 2019
Photo of PaulMaj
4.19/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by PaulMaj from Canada (ON)

Perfect every day beer nothing exotic and nothing cheap about it. Very pleasing.

Jan 13, 2019
Photo of Beginner2
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Way under-rated. This is what Euro Pale lagers should taste like. Simple, clean, enjoyable.
Of course, Gosser doesn't do much more than be an enjoyable lager... but that is its job.

I went on their website and the company seems to be a brand manager for Heineken for at least a dozen beers.
So, why is this only my first from Brau Union of Austria? Why wouldn't Heineken use its network to distribute these other Austrian brands in North America ?

While this is part of a very large corporation, Brau Union seems sincerely devoted to Austria's beer culture. Just send a few more across the pond !

Dec 13, 2018
Photo of AdrianRP
3.93/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AdrianRP from Illinois

This is what Miller High Life should be! To me it seems that MHLife was modeled after this beer. It's obviously far better. Pretty typical Euro Lager. Nothing really stands out, but that's it's beauty. This beer has a decent amount of carbonation...and just the right body/ABV. You can slam 4 or 5 of these half liters (in a decent glass of course) and feel great. Not too bitter, nor sweet, or tart...No too much of this or that...just smooth, very smooth, and extremely drinkable. This is the ultimate ubiquitous, plain ole' beer... I should mention how reasonably priced it is. A 4 pack of h/liter cans can be had for around $7.00 with tax. Not bad for such decent quality brew. This will definitely be in my rotation... a great all around beer for all seasons...

Nov 25, 2018
3.19 by TrojanRB from Texas on Oct 04, 2018
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From das tall boy can in a snifter. This decent solid standard
lager pours a clear peach tinged straw color with a nice head of white
foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and displays some nice sudsy lacing.
Nose of light grains and subtle sweetness with a hint of grassy hops---very mild
and subtle. Flavors exceed the nose by presentation with light honey touch wheat
malts and light grassy herbal hops on the rear. Nice mouth feel; medium high
carbonation, medium light body, and a clean subtly sweet hop tinged finish.

Nothing to hate, but not outstanding.
A decent session lager.

Sep 18, 2018
3.23 by jarmby1711 from Australia on Sep 17, 2018
Photo of MKV
3.29/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
by MKV from Belgium

Clean golden color, messy head. Smell unremarkable. Taste pleasant enough but nothing distinguishing. Pleasant mouthfeel all around, with good balance of carbonation.

Aug 15, 2018
3.5 by cryptichead from Illinois on Jul 06, 2018
3.27 by yaron73 from Israel on Mar 08, 2018
3.48 by JonnyOnTilt from Canada (ON) on Jan 21, 2018
3.75 by MichaelGennings from Canada (ON) on Jan 20, 2018
3.09 by sineone from Canada (ON) on Aug 29, 2017
3.18 by tottel from Netherlands on Jul 22, 2017
3.39 by Juiposa from Canada (ON) on Jun 03, 2017
3.29 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on May 30, 2017
2.84 by Squeezyq from Canada (ON) on Feb 24, 2017
2.66 by kelvarnsen from Canada (ON) on Jan 04, 2017
3.27 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Dec 23, 2016
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.98/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Yellow pour, typical appearance for a Euro lager, white head 1/2". Aroma had some humid forest going for it.

Taste and mouthfeel was a highly carbonated affair, lacked the skunk. Alcohol felt warming. Easy enough to drink, although it comes in at craft prices despite it coming across like a mass produced noble hopped in a small way light Euro beer.

Oct 27, 2016
2.25 by ZachT from Canada (BC) on Oct 15, 2016
3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Sep 20, 2016
3.92 by Shreyas from North Carolina on Sep 11, 2016
3.53 by TGS from California on Jul 19, 2016
3.92 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON) on May 13, 2016
3.91 by Max8787 from Canada (QC) on Apr 05, 2016
3.34 by Dzu from Russian Federation on Mar 12, 2016
3.25 by Jotora from Canada (ON) on Jan 29, 2016
2 by fortyfield from Canada (ON) on Jan 25, 2016
3.3 by Yogapig from Sweden on Jan 23, 2016
Gösser from Brauerei Göss (Brau Union)
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 312 ratings