Leipziger Gose | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Germany
bayerischer-bahnhof.de

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
Ratings:
986
Reviews:
470
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
82
For Trade:
2
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Photo of magictrokini
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap @ Hamiltons. First gose I've had. Poured a hazy, but bright yellow-gold with a fizzy yellow head. Lots of tiny bubbles in the carbonation. Floral aroma, as in, I smell rose bushes. Toasted bread, lemon, and wheat. Popping mouthfeel that enhances the acididy of the beer. Sweet, spiced flavor with a lot of acidity. Tangy wheat and a strange lime/yeast/flower petal taste. Dry crisp finish. It was nice, just impossible to pin down what it was. Interesting, and a good sour.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a finger of creamy white head, awesome retention, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Fruity tartness, some bready light malt, a hint of spice.

T- Tartness is moderate, with a fruity character, blends nicely with a wheaty, bready malt. Mild salt flavor and spice, really interesting.

M- Light-bodied, smooth feel, soft, medium carbonation.

O- I don't have a lot of experience with Goses, but this was a really tasty, interesting beer, I'd happily drink this more regularly.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer came is a 0.5 liter brown bottle with label that looked like a blast from the past. The beer, when poured into an imperial pint glass, displayed extremely fizzy carbonation and a body that was yellow with a cloud of brown yeast that would not let any light pass through. I guess if a Hefeweizen is cloudy, this one is like an oncoming storm. The aroma was sweet and malty with some lambic like funkiness thrown in. The taste is very light with the yeast tasting very spicy with orange peel and clove that overpowered most other flavors except a note of sourness that reminded me of a lambic once again. I could not really detect much coriander, but the salt was evident in the way the beer dried up my mouth after each sip. This is a very unique taste that is somewhat of a cross between a witbier and a lambic. The downfall of this beer is a watered down empty mouthfeel, which is a bit odd considering the body is not very lightweight. I picked up mine at Green’s on Cheshire Bridge Road. In my opinion worth a try, as there is nothing else quite like it.

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Photo of GeoffreyM
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Saw this on display at the local fine beer and wine store and couldn't wait to try this unique and rare style. If you are trying this brew, read the wikipedia entry about the style...it's quite interesting.

A - This bottle with the happy German wiping the foam from his mustash is very cool, and informs us that it is brewed with coriander and salt. The brew itself is a dirty brown, almost green shade and very cloudy with a small abount of floaties near the bottom. The three finger head is lush and relatively long lasting. Lots of creamy lace coats the glass.

S - Very hefewiezen-like in aroma, but with a sea-breeze salty scent. Smells sweet and creamy, but lively and green at the same time.

T - Unique weizen-like taste with a firm saltine cracker malt and a very salty flavor that is actually really damn good! The coriander lends an acidic biterness that is very different from the two predominating sources of bitterness in beer (that is, hops or roasty stout malt).

M - Light and creamy with an acidic sting that you can feel on the back of your tongue. Very salty...makes me cluck my tongue. Extremely unique mouthfeel.

D - Outstanding. This may be a favorite sessioner! I hope that more breweries start brewing this style....I love it!

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Photo of Cresant
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 11.2 oz. light brown bottle into a stange. No date. Careful to keep the sediment in the bottle (and there was a lot). The body was only slightly murky. Larger carbonation bubbles rise to create a huge soapy looking white head. Faint lacing remained.

Smell was very 7-Up like. Lemony. A touch of wet basement. No real character of coriander is evident to me.

Taste was sour/tart. Very refreshing and drinkable. Salt and minerals. Mild fruity sweetness. There was flavor and texture of the wheat.

Mouthfeel was medium in body. Smoothness from the wheat. This is my first gose. I like the style based on this one.

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Photo of mcrawford
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stumac
3.07/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

this brew pours up a clear gold color with a big white fizzy head. the nose is pretty faint, light fruits, faint malts. the taste is salty, lemons, faint malts, easy drinking and refreshing. light bodied, low carbo. Would make a good sessioner. "I can finally afford a young crazy stripper wife!"

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Photo of LambicKing
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of UnionMade
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer was served to me a cloudy ochre yellow, with a thick, yet dissipating white head. Good lacework down the side of the glass, and good head retention, although it thinned out a bit.
Aroma is sweet and malty, with a slightly popcorny quality. Light herbal quality, sort of like a witbier (coriander?), with a slight estery paint thinner feel as it warms up. Mild banana. A little bit like a hefeweisen, in the esteriness, although not as pronounced. Sort of salty, in that acidic way. Very odd. Unfamiliar and very interesting.
Flavor is a slightly corny maliness, with a strange sourness right up front. The flavor changes to a sort of hefeweisen, almost belgian candi sweetness at the end of the sip, then 180's back into a sour, dry, strange flavor, that somehow reminds me of going to the ocean. I can't place the flavor, but that's the mental picture i got when trying to come up with the flavor. Weird lemony flavor in the finish, actually quite pleasant, with a touch of yeasty breadiness. A slight peppery feel in the finish. The beer finishes very dry, with almost no aftertaste.
This was my first experience with gose. I really have no idea what the beer is, besides a hard to find german style. Very odd, but definitely an experience, and not unpleasant at that.

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Photo of bbadger
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of codynevels
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first gose. Poured out to a slightly hazy brass color with a tiny bubbled white foam head. Medium high level of carbonation. Some notes of lace were present. Aroma of sea salt, wheat and grain, and sweet bread. Taste was quite light and mild, with overtones of mild orange, grain and malt. Some traces of yeast and corn. Slight tartness toward the finish, and overall rather dry. Mouthfeel was decent, but far from special. Carbonation lit the tastbuds up with hints of flavor that never really made it to fruition. Average drinkability. This isn't a bad beer, but reminded more of a well made American Macro. Worth a try.

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Photo of msumike89
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kbutler1
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a slightly cloudy very light straw yellow/orange color with a fluffy white head. Very delicate aroma of lemon, grass, and orange. The taste is nice and light. Slightly sweet beginning with an underlying lemon sweetness flavor. Really no bitterness at all. I imagine this would be a great summertime beer but I guess it works in the middle of winter in MN. No lace on the glass. Not bad.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A pleasantly tart, sour, and wheaty beer.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at ChurchKey in DC on tap

This has to be the blandest of hazy yellows I have ever seen. A small white head sits on top. Decent retention. No lacing. The nose is a little barny, otherwise does not have too much going on. The palate is a tart-plosion to begin, followed by a blast of salt, and finishes with a solid chewy wheat body. The tart, salt, and light body makes this highly quaffable. The lacto is delicious and easy drinking. Finish is tart and dry.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured and split into to globes from the most unique bottle I've seen.

A: Rather cloudy golden yellow. Solid two fingers of bright white head. Fades fast leavng soapy lace.

S: Nice tart citrus aroma is the first thing I notice. The coriander and salt are quite noticeable as well. There's just a hint of funk in there. Like a very timid gueuze. Soft pale wheat comes through as it warms.

T: Pretty much a mirror of the nose. Good amount of lemony citrus with plenty of coriander and salt. Fresh wheat bread and a touch of wet straw. Refreshing and unique.

M: Light body with a creamy mouth feel. Modest carbonation.

O: My first gose was a pleasant experience. This would be a great hot summer day beer.

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

Draft at Bayerischer Bahnhof

Cloudy golden body with a big fluffy white head.

Dirty wheat, a little coriander spice, and a citric edge.

Yummy. Easily drinkable. Citric flavor and bite. Really not all that tart. Salt and spice are well incorporated into the wheat beer. I always thought Gose would taste weird with the salt but it's a nice compliment.

Light and bubbly. Ends somewhat dry.

Pretty nice. I think it just got distribution in Texas. Hopefully it's just as delicious in bottle form when I get back.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured out of an 11.2 oz bottle into one of my weizen glasses, this beer pours a cloudy, hazy, medium golden color with a decent amount of bubbles rising up tot he surface of the beer from the bottom of the glass and a white head initially over an inch thick when poured that settles to 1/8 of an inch thick about 5 minutes after being poured. Not much lacing, just a slight trace and that's it. Lots of sediment in this beer, I know I poured a fair amount into the glass, and there was still a nice layer sitting at the bottom of the bottle. The head finally settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with a fairly decent layer of foam on the beer's surface. Aromas of yeast and sour funk along with the spice notes from coriander. Has a nice sour funk flavor upfront that is not too sour, followed with hints of lemony citrus and the coriander and rounded out with a touch of salt. Quite an interesting flavor profile here, and unlike any I've had in any other beer before. Quite tasty. Has a crisp, yet smooth, light to medium bodied mouth feel with moderate carbonation down to the last sip. Easy to drink in the manner that good beer should be. Quite an interesting beer here.

Eric

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Photo of chrispoint
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
3.9 out of 5 based on 986 ratings.
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