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:
982
Reviews:
470
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
82
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82
For Trade:
2
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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 Fantalek
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle into a shaker.

pours a very pale yellow with an inch or so head. no lacing. smell is big on lemon and coriander, it smells like the ocean. taste is complex, tad of tartness, lemon grass, yeasty and salty. very dry finish. quite excellent. lighter side of medium bodied with high carbonation.

overall this is very unique and enjoyable. definitely recommended.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jlindros
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Pemmet for grabbing this for me. This should go well on a crazy hot summer day.

Pours a huge fizzy almost 3 finger head that fades semi quickly at first like it's eating itself, then slows as it hits the 2 finger mark, and leaves spotty lacing all around, over a crystal clear honey tan colored beer.

Nose has an almost Belgian wit like aroma, not really the spices although there is a bit of coriander, but the Belgian malt profile, light bready grainy toasty straw like malts, a nice yeast profile with faint touches of esters but not the fruity esters, but eventually turns into that German grainy straw toasted malt beer with a faint hint of salt even.

Taste brings coriander to start, a little floral and almost tea like, with a juicy flowery tea and coriander flavors. Then into malts, soft malts this time around, almost wheat like, little grainy malt character, mostly pale malt. I don't really get the salt at first, but eventually when searching for it I can get a faint hint of it. I can almost swear I get orange zest as well faintly. Finish is not as dry as I expected, a little sticky but somewhat dry, hint of salt here, more lingering floral coriander and touch of almost sweet fruit flavor lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, carb is a bit lighter than I expected.

Overall not bad, I think it's lost something from when it was in Germany, as most of the beers I've had here and while in Germany. It's decent, but I want to try it super fresh sometime. Seems like it's not quite the same beer it should be.

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Photo of geocool
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of safaricook
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a goblet in the bar "In de Wilde Man" in Amsterdam

Appearance is a very pale yellow, quite hazy, no carbonation visible, white head of one finger, leaves no lacing.

Smell is of coriander and lemon. Salty, can you smell that? I do not smell the lactic acid/bacteria

Taste is moderately sour with a bitter dry aftertaste. The saltiness also comes towards the end and lingers on the palate demanding more. Nothing overpowering, almost reluctant, very well balanced.

Feel is a refreshing fine carbonation and a moderate body, much more solid than your common witbier.

This is my first Gose and I have been looking forward to this moment for some time. This beer does not disappoint at all. If this style would be more often available, I would say goodbye to often disappointing witbier as a summer treat. Thank you, In de wilde man!

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Photo of coalbaron
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer at the brewery in leipzig. It was awesome. Definately something different. A great regional specialty. Having a tough time finding it in the US. Well worth a taste if you havent tried it before. Taste was awesome. Very refreshing. Bought a large bottle at the brewery. Excellent bottled as well.

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Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
3.9 out of 5 based on 982 ratings.
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