Leipziger Gose
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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From:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
 
Germany
Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #112
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,254
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 11.57%
Ratings:
1,019
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 08, 2022
Added:
Jun 26, 2003
Wants:
  91
Gots:
  86
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: 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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Photo of Beersnake1
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Beersnake1 from California

Poured at fridge temp. Pours a nice murky yellow/orange with little white head. Nose is funky peaches, wheat, grass, strawberries, cranberries, vanilla, pomegranate. The taste is amazing. Not really sour at all, but a tiny bit salty. Peaches, apples, strawberries, wheat, a touch of ginger, grapes, and a bit of leathery funk. Mouthfeel is light. Overall, a really interesting beer. I was expecting a bit more sourness on the taste, but still really nice.

Apr 08, 2022
Photo of illtexzona
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by illtexzona from Illinois

Pours a bubbly yellow-orange, with a full white head that slowly dissipates. Very wheat forward with coriander and a lemon-lime gatorade essence. Very pleasant taste of a margarita soaked bar towel with a sweet tart chaser. The tiny bubbles stay around, continually climbing up the glass. A crispy boi. I really enjoyed this, more so than most American takes on the style.

Feb 25, 2022
 
2.53 by stephenlee93 from England on Dec 24, 2021
 
3.65 by eric5bellies from Australia on Oct 25, 2021
 
4.43 by ajdemma from New York on Apr 07, 2021
 
3.71 by desint from Belgium on Jan 13, 2021
Photo of eatsluggs
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Forget Gatorade!
Drink this Gose!
Had itnin a German restaurant in Portland, Or on a got summer day as a first drink, before food.
Ps: Roland recommended it.

Nov 02, 2020
Photo of DrBeergood
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Pours caramel orange. Very active beverage, the nucleation is intense.

S: Sour wheat. The coriander is mostly present in my imagination.

T: I was expecting it to be quite a bit more sour--It's not really--Bayerischer Bahnhof does make a sour, their Berlinner Weiss. I'm glad they could set the record straight on what a gose is regardless.

It is sour but not mouth-puckering intense sour. There is an earthy, herbal tone along with a subtle salt flavor.

F: It's bitter, crisp, and refreshing.

O: I'm curious if it will age well in glass bottles.

Oct 18, 2020
 
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Jan 21, 2020
Photo of jrc1093
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

No 'best before' date present

Pours a golden burnt orange body topped with a thick, fluffy head of bright white foam; decent retention leaves spotty strands of soapy lacing along with a dense, frothy collar.

Aromas of spicy orange zest and sourdough bread offer a refreshing heft softened by earthy salinity and hints of coriander, with light herbs and peppery spice to close.

Taste opens with coriander and peppery cracker, with dense, earthy salinity and herbal touches along the mid-palate; light orange/lemon zest fading into the swallow.

Mouthfeel has a light-medium body with moderate-high carbonation and excellent effervescence along the palate; crisp and quenching while drying steadily through the finish.

There’s a quiet depth to this ~4.5% brew revealing itself at a steady, quenching pace; notes are subtle but rather detailed, and leave me enjoying each sip. Very understandably a standard for the style.

Sep 08, 2019
 
4.6 by pfd44 from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2019
 
3.42 by WickedBeer from Alabama on May 07, 2019
 
3.86 by miguelk from Texas on Mar 24, 2019
Photo of DanielAron
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by DanielAron from Illinois

Slight yeasty smell. Tart throughout with a hint of breadiness.

Dec 26, 2018
 
3.44 by hophugger from Virginia on Sep 14, 2018
 
4.12 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Jul 26, 2018
Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a light gold, straw coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smell is mildly tart with notes of citrus and coriander. Taste follows the nose, with a very mild sourness and citrus notes. There's also a light herbal grassiness and mild spiciness to this, mainly coriander. Finishes mildly tart, with a very light saltiness. Light body with medium/lively carbonation.

The sourness is much milder here than I'm used to from other Gose beers. This is a very light, crisp and mildly tart summer beer, very refreshing.

Jun 20, 2018
 
4 by Davit from California on May 26, 2018
 
3.72 by weareallfalafel from Virginia on Apr 16, 2018
 
3.3 by probert from New York on Apr 08, 2018
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Label has ABV as 4.6%, No bottling date found on bottle or label.
Poured from brown 11.2oz bottle into glass.
Cloudy, straw colored body. Minimal white head settles to bubble fed ring and thin cap. No lacing.
Aroma is different from the taste. Smell is mainly from the coriander seed (slightly tart), but also has a burnt toast aspect.
Taste is classic gose's slightly lemon/lime tartness. There is also the sensation that a salted liquid provides, kind of sharp.
Mouth feel is medium, with good carbonation. Dry finish. The salt is not perceived on the lips.
Totally a summer quencher, and true to style. Would be a good candidate for adding flavored syrups.

Apr 05, 2018
 
2.11 by egrandfield from Massachusetts on Mar 22, 2018
Photo of Nass
2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Nass from Florida

It's sort of soury tasting and a little salty. It's different for sure, but I am not too privy to this style I guess. It's not my thing, so I can see why this is not a popular beer style. It's worth a try if you have not had an authentic gose style of beer yet. Cheers! C

Mar 03, 2018
Photo of jwhancher
4.97/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by jwhancher from Pennsylvania

A classic Gose. Picked up a single bottle at the Foodery bottle shop in Center City Philly. Pours a cloudy straw gold color with white head that fades quickly. Moderately strong coriander aroma with bready wheat and floral notes. Lemon persists in the nose. Tastes initially sweet with light tartness and lemon flavor. Bready malts give flavors of freshly baked white bread. Aftertaste is tart & refreshing. Easy drinking. Overall, an excellent beer and not overly tart like the Americanized versions.

Feb 26, 2018
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, pear, red/green apple, white grape, melon, coriander, white pepper, citrus zest, sea salt, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, coriander, salt, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, pear, red/green apple, white grape, melon, coriander, white pepper, citrus zest, sea salt, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness and mild herbal/grassy/peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, pear, red/green apple, white grape, melon, coriander, white pepper, citrus zest, sea salt, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, coriander, salt, and pale malt notes; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from tartness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, fairly acidic, and lightly sticky/saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is an excellent gose! All around great fruity/acidic yeast, coriander, salt, and pale malt notes; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/drying finish. I knew this was not going to be that sour, but the amount of coriander presence was surprising(but not overwhelming). Not overly salty, just the right amount. The classic German ones are always quite a bit different than the American versions. Very well balanced all around flavors, and very flavorful for the low ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Feb 10, 2018
Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gavage from Nevada

Appearance: hazy yellow orange in color with big 3" head.

Smell: fruit and tart citrus aroma.

Taste: mild malt profile, tart green grapes, lemon zest, some light sour fruitiness, spices, and soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throoughout with a dry finish.

Overall: a nice representation of the style.

Jan 30, 2018
 
4 by Beerbuddha from Florida on Jan 20, 2018
 
4.02 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 10, 2017
 
3.71 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Nov 17, 2017
 
3.97 by HopBelT from Belgium on Oct 29, 2017
 
3.84 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 27, 2017
Photo of WesMantooth
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WesMantooth from Ohio

From an 11.2oz bottle with no date.

It pours a cloudy dark straw color initially with a large white sudsy cap. It disappeared fairly quick into nothing but beer. I noticed a lot of sediment on the bottom of the bottle and remembered one of the other German brewed ones recommendeding gently shaking it before pouring. After swirling around and dumping what was left, it became a much cloudier, and darker gold that almost matches the color in the label.

It smells very strongly of wheat and coriander, with the later being most prominent. There is also an earthy mineral water aroma along with a touch of an herb and a very subtle sourness.

It tastes much like it smells, only with a little more depth probably. A lot of wheat grain, especially in the aftertaste, coriander spice, a bit of sourness that is on the level of an average lemonade, and what tastes like a small dash of basil or rosemary, but is probably cilantro since I read of that being a traditional ingredient.

The label did describe the salt level being just below what humans can taste. That is interesting because you want to swear you can, but I think it is just because you know its there. Even if nobody told you the style, the softness gives it away. I could see this being described as flat, but it seems to be consistent with traditional German version too from my experience.

They claim that it is easy drinking. I wouldn't disagree. Hard to review it before it's gone. Once again, (good or bad) Jammer is the only American verison I would compare to this. It is in no way intensely sour, and the flavors are very balanced.

Sep 24, 2017
Photo of DragonsMilk
2.62/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by DragonsMilk from Kentucky

Look: Poured horizontally into a tulip glass the stuff foamed over like crazy with only half of an 11.2 oz bottle poured but after it settled down it was a Hazy Pale, Light orange, nice looking with a continuous half finger head throughout.

Smell: Neither pleasant or offensive but if I didn't know what it was I would not drink it.

Taste: Sour, slight mineral, average

Feel: light/medium, didn't notice the extreme carbonation that was in the glass to affect the feel too much, more foam up than refreshing tingle.

Overall: Its a pain in the ass to pour and wait for the foam to go down, it is refreshing with a pleasant taste of sour but nothing "wow" about it. At $4.99 an 11.2oz bottle I won't buy it again.

Sep 10, 2017
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jul 30, 2017
 
3.71 by jmg480 from Pennsylvania on Jul 09, 2017
 
3.69 by LJWalker from Indiana on Jul 03, 2017
 
4 by chebode2 from Germany on Jun 30, 2017
 
3.64 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania on Jun 23, 2017
 
3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia on Mar 29, 2017
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled
Pours a hazy almost honey like body with big foaming white head that retreats but keeps the surface covered
Salted honey aroma
Tangy honey and wheat flavour

Mar 02, 2017
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