Leipziger Gose | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Leipziger GoseLeipziger Gose

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Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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

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Ratings: 987 |  Reviews: 470
Photo of ShepardCommander
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myotus
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle (it has a "best before" on the bottle with no date after it) into a stange. Pours with a finger's worth of white foam that dissipates into a quarter's worth within 30 seconds. Bubbles are mild once head settles. A very cloudy yellow/brown/orange (hurray for Fall colors). Has strong salt, yeast, and sour malt aromas that combine with mild pepper, lemon peel, and coriander aromas. Taste reciprocated the smell as all flavors enter simultaneously in the same intensity to their respected aromas with the exception of salt, which is the very initial taste. Full bodied, highly carbonated, with a subtly dry but crisp finish.

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Photo of grumpygerman
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Home 6/21/15

Pours straw yellow with a fizzy white head that doesn't last all that long.

The smell is a bit faint sour and some fruitiness that comes through. It's ok, but it's actually closer to a plain old generic beer smell than anything special.

The taste is light and refreshing. The saltiness and sourness is much more off in the distance than it's american counterparts. Still quite enjoyable. If this was more accessible and available in 6 pks I could see myself having more.

Overall, I enjoy it for it's simple style and the light refreshing taste. Pretty good and worth a try.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljbonadonna92
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Strong wheat character with a slight tartness. Salty finish.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ISO1600
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of iftcoach
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Homebrew
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RyanByorick
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of majorbase2
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden color. Fizzy white head that recedes leaving a small ring of lacing around the edge. Visible carbonation.

Aroma leads with funk. Tangy, citrus flavors, with notes of pepper wheat, and yeast.

Taste is very refreshing. Salty, sweet, very tangy, just like the aroma. Some apple notes as well, with a mix of green and red apple. Has an apple juice kind of flavor to it. No alcohol at all whatsoever. A little bit of sourness on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is light. Crisp and refreshing. Ridiculously easy to drink. I could drink about 12 of these in one sitting. No hint of alcohol to slow you down.

Overall, this one doesn't do it for me. Tastes too much like apple juice and not enough like beer. Not a bad taste, but not what I'm looking for in a beer.

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Photo of RoyFokker
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this for the first time last night up at the Cloverleaf Tavern. Even though it's hard to find, I enjoy this style because of how smooth it can be and for the recessed alcohol. Not often that I find a beer that's a session and has a good flavor profile to it but that was the case here, as the bottle correctly stated that there was just enough salt in here to taste without overpowering everything else. By looks alone, this appeared to be a Hefeweizen due to the sediment that was at the bottom of the bottle.

Good pour to this as the beer came out golden, opaque, and left soapy bubbles that came down the side of my glass after swirling this around. Not a big head (but what was present defiantly lasted for a while) and not a lot of carbonation to be seen even though I could certainly taste the bubbles in this. Sourness, coriander, and some salt were in the taste as the wheat, light pepper, and funk came in underneath it. The salt gave this a heavier taste than I anticipated as if this was made with mineral water or was an Icelandic beer but I think the wheat really saved the day here, especially after swirling it out of the bottle at the end. Was this because this beer was German or just particular to this one Gose? My answer was not to be found during my time with this.

I"m sure there was alcohol in here somewhere but I never found it and like the attempt to get to the center of the Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop, the world may never know. Beers don't come around like this very often and combined with the interesting label on the 11.2 oz bottle that I was handed at the bar, I knew that I was lucky to have this for my "one off" required to earn my PhD there. I wish more Gose beers were available since this was proof that lighter isn't always weaker. A must-have for anyone looking to kick back and just enjoy beer without any hops, booze, or strength coming into play.

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Photo of Pip_Count_167
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Refreshing and tart, this beer is awesome. Last time I ordered one (on tap at Lively Brewing) I learned it was brewed with salt, and it was noticeable and wonderful (but not something my unsophisticated palette noticed before). A beer style that I'd like to explore some more.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received in a tulip from tap.

4.0 A: Murky medium orange color. Two fingers frothy white head. Retention is decent with spotty lacing.

3.75 S: Lots of pepper with a salty tanginess. Strong neutral wheat. Touch of lemon fruitiness.

3.75 T: Salt dominates the taste, but it isn't overpowering. It mixes well with peppery yeast. Stronger lemon than the nose. Hint of clove underneath.

4.0 M: Medium body. Pleasantly creamy with good moderate carbonation.

3.75 D: Very good for a hard to find style.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marcfromphilly
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
3.9 out of 5 based on 987 ratings.
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