Leipziger Gose | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Germany | website

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
469
Ratings:
962
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
16.41%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
78
For Trade:
2
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Reviews by YieldToNothing:
Photo of YieldToNothing
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle into a tulip

nice light yellow color with a head of about an inch. smell doesn't attack you, but it is very pleasant, reminiscent of a tripel...to me, at least.
nice sour flavor, not overwhelming. not really a big taste, but there's enough going on here to enjoy it.
not a mindblowing beer. my first gose, i'd imagine it's a good beginner.

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Photo of dd43
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I really enjoy this gose, it feels like a style benchmark to me. I have to think in terms of bjcp style guidelines this would pretty much nail it. Salt addition is very well done, not mouth puckering like some of the newer American varieties that have come along, it's just a hint to make this super refreshing. The coriander is similarly restrained, you notice a whiff of it in the nose but it really isn't a coriander flavored beer in the strict sense. Mouthfeel is crisp, between the salt and the carbonation level plus the relatively light malt base. Definite grassiness in the flavor, and some light breadiness as well. There's a sensation of lime juice in the way this drinks, perhaps owing to the tart finish. This is an easy beer to recommend to anyone that wants to learn what a gose is all about.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I simply adore this beer. I picked up just one bottle of it at Discount in Milwaukee a couple of days ago. I’m kicking myself now for not getting more. Time to harass Maduro into getting a barrel I think…

This was my first Gose so I’m not reviewing it within the confines of the style, just as a standalone brew.

Appearance: Bright and beautiful orange copper with a thick dollup of white cream that lasts for a really long time. Carbonation streams are beautiful and keep small amounts of yeast and herbs suspended. As I empty my weizen glass and go back to the bottle for more I get a generous pour of yeast, turning the brew light brown and completely cloudy (it was initially totally transparent).

Nose: Musty earth, herbaceous in the extreme, wheaty, slightly funky. There is lemon and lime in there. Just hints of funk. Awesome! Coriander and hay.

Taste: Comes on like a hefeweizen mixed with an amber, all fruity wheat and caramel and then bam, pow, slam, funk. Lemons and grapefruit rinds coated in that sour sugar at the bottom of a bag of sour patch kids hit you upside the palate. Pepper dries it all out and the coriander keeps it sweet enough to be balanced. A lot of this is reminding me of lambic but unlike lambic, this beer has a really solid, deeply earthy base. This is a full beer, a man’s beer, a German beer. It just manages to have some interesting funkiness to it too.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice creaminess that balances out the funkiness.

Drinkability: I could session this for sure.

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Photo of Premo88
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into wheat beer glass

L: yellow, cloudy (but looks like it will clear), pushes up a pretty big head of white foam, maybe 1.5 inches tall; no stick/lace; indeed, it magically clears to crystal ... beautiful brew

S: musty ... almost farmhouse ale barnyard musty, but a bit cleaner; as it warms a little, takes on a thick grain/salt smell that's fantastic, unique -- it's a little like blue crabs or baitfish, something from a saltwater bay; coriander shows through as it warms (and if you give it a good swirl)

T: slightly tart (lime) grain ... like a perfect grainy lager grain with some surprising and fantastic sweetness (from the malt? wheat?) and only a slight hint of spice from the coriander; perhaps a pinch of cilantro, but in general the tart lime-grain flavor dominates; finishing sweetness is wonderful ... very understated but enough to balance the tart note; grain is mostly wheat bread

F: perfect ... light, well-carbonated, easy going down but not too thin

O: an absolute treat and a beer I'd drink by the gallon if I could get it easily ... wow is it good! the tart/coriander notes are fully in check with a slight saltiness and a lot of wheat grain. this beer explains why

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Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with a great fluffy head that left some light lacing,aroma is of lemons with a hint of mineral.Taste is light and refreshing pretty acidic with that saltiness showing thru in the finish and aftertaste wich was more pronounced than what I thought it would be.A great easy drinker I think would be great on a hot summer day here in Carolina.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Deep, dark hazy orange-brown in color with some serious sediment and carbonation. The head looked like a big fluffy weizen head, leaving mounds of shaving-cream foam all over the inside of my Weihenstephan glass.

Smell – There’s a beautiful deep yeast aroma here that reminds me (again) of a fine Hefe Weizen. The coriander promised on the bottle label comes out nicely as well.

Taste – I hate to repeat myself, but this tastes like a spicy weizen with maybe a hint of tartness of some kind. The salt comes on strong at the tongue, making this a very unique brew.

Mouthfeel – This one was full and fluffy with some quality carbonation and a pillowy consistency.

Drinkability – I thought the salt was a little overpowering, although I guess it is typical of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brownbeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this once before but don't really recall it.

It's hazy gold with a reluctant white head.

Soft coriander nose. A bit of an oceanic quality with fruit and citrus. Like a wheat beer that isn't quite sure of its origin.

A hint of tartness quickly flows int sweet malt, apricot and raisin, and coriander.

A light bodied, low alcohol, unique refresher. Not something I'll be craving often, but unique regardless.

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Photo of kaimcm
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle poured into a Schneider weisen glass.

A: being a german wheat beer I assumed I should throw the yeast in. Im not sure if that was such a good idea. Sludgy brown, lots of floaties, appearance score suffers.

S: Familiar German wheat aromas yet strangely distant. Apples, really light banana, pastry dough, a little husky.

T/M: Soft up front, barely ripe green apples, wheat, grain, then a flash of the lactic acid. Unique and strange, just a touch of tart with a fair amount of acidity. Lemon, and even hints of butterscotch. Surprisingly and refreshingly light on the coriander. Salt shows on the finish and dries. Creamy in the mouth but lacking some body.

D: Very high. Low ABV, light body, interesting = quaffable.

Fine print: I know nothing of this style as this is the first Ive ever had so hard to pick accurate numbers for the beer stylistically. That being said, very cool and Id gladly pick up again. Cheers.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool 1 pint .9fl oz bottle, just wish I had the glass on the bottle to pour it into! Pours instead into my tulip glass a somewhat murky dark orange with a half inch of arid white head. Aromas begin with light, somewhat bready wheat and citrus tones. Coriander is there with some underlying spiciness. Slightly yeasty with a saltwater edge. Interesting stuff.

First sip brings a nice bready wheat maltiness upfront followed by a lemony, citric flavor. A nice coriander spiciness works in with the yeast and brings a somewhat earthy flavor. The brew is a touch acidic. It flows down with a faint saltwater character that adds an interesting twist to the beer.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, goes down almost too easily. This beer is a nice change of pace and quite refreshing. I could see myself drinking buckets of this on a hot summer day. A style that I wouldn't mind seeing explored a bit more often. Track yourself down some of this and give it a shot!

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Photo of joel66
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, served in a pilsner glass. Hazy gold color, thick white head, tiny bit of lacing. Aroma of wheat and citrus. Very tart lemon taste, some malt. Well-balanced. The beer had a real piquancy to it, and was very refreshing on a hot summer day. Will have it again.

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of sponberg
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Welcome to another edition of "I Could Drink This Beer All Day!" Today's guest beer... Leipziger Gose!!

Cloudy gold with w hite fluffy head. The aroma was neat as hell - coriander with a backdrop of estery wheat. Mmm...

The glass is too small. I don't care if you're holding a liter maas of it - the glass is too small. Starts with a slightly tart, lemony background under a wheat malt and coriander blanket with some banana esters thrown in. Some slight saltiness, but since I just finished a KUL (with an aftertaste like Alka-Seltzer) it seemed a bit subdued over what I was expecting. Very creamy mouthfeel with somewhat light body. Finishes as it starts - lemon, coriander, wheat malt and esters, dash of salt. Damned drinkable.

PintofAle nailed it - like a cross between a wit and a hefeweiss. A friend of mine said it tasted like a Rotbusser (obscure German wheat/oat ale) with coriander added. If you see this - try it. Excellent brew.

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Photo of generallee
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a German stange glass.

Appearance: The color is bright yellow with a cloudy haze and a bright white head. The head is tall and slow fading. Lacing is light and slick.

Smell: The aroma is mild overall with light sour malt notes, minerals and a touch of lemony citrus.

Taste/Palate: It has a light cracker like malt base with mild sour notes. I also pick up some mineral and dry spice notes with light citrus tartness. The finish is crisp dry and mildly astringent.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On Tap at novare res

Served in a sunner Kolsch glass.

The beer is a very nice golden straw color. The beer is slightly cloudy with a amber hue. The head is bright white

The nose is subtle but nice. The beer is malty, and a slight tart and almost strawberry aroma.

The flavor is very nice, perfect summer beer a slight tart and berry flavor. The flavors are very delecate and remind me almost of wine.

Overall this is a nice beer

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Photo of Guden
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of merlin48
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle that appears identical to the picture here. Pours a mostly clear, burnt orange body, with active carbonation evincing a mass rush of tiny bubbles to the surface. Two finger, ivory head has lots of perserverence, and leaves considerable patches of lace down the glass.

Aroma is malty, spicy, and reveals a note of ocean seawater.

Mouthfeel borders on exceptional. Spritzy carbonation and a light body are highlighted by a clean, ocean saltwater zing.

Taste is, surprisingly, subdued. There is a tingly character all the way down, from the mild spiciness and clean, ocean saltwater background. The coriander is difficult to identify, but a mild spiciness is evident throughout. Solid malt backbone keeps everything in check. None of the flavors jump up and overwhelm the palate. This is just a new and interesting style(for me) that is very quaffable, and pleasant.

Excellent drinkability. I'm surprised that this style is not more common. Clean and light bodied enough to drink several of these in a sitting, if on an unlimited budget.

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Photo of codysjb
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Erdinger glass from one of the most unique bottles I have seen...not the one pictured here.

Appearance: one inch head, high carbonation, bright golden yellow in color, murky

Smell: banana, wheat, and some funk

Taste: wheat, some lemon, clove, orange, and funk

Mouthfeel: silky smooth, light body, sweet, and crisp, medium/high carbonation

Drinkability: A very interesting wheaty beer. This beer is incredibly subtle and soft in its flavors. I could sip on several of these and do want it again. Would be really interested to try this on tap.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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