Leipziger Gose | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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3.89/5
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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
Ranking:
#8,860
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,003
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probert
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of egrandfield
2.11/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Nass
3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 (75-79) score range

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Photo of jwhancher
4.97/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of DragonsMilk
2.62/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmg480
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJWalker
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chebode2
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of MGibbons
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,003 ratings