Leipziger Gose | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

Leipziger GoseLeipziger Gose
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Leipziger GoseLeipziger Gose

Brewed by:
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: 988 |  Reviews: 471
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
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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4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330 ml bottle. Pours hazy-golden with tall, long lasting, white head. Aroma is of wheat malt, spices and some hops. Body is full and smooth. Wheat malt, salt, spices, funky yeast, some sourness and tartness combine on the palate. Finish is long, salty and tart. Nice refreshing brew.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, straw colored with an immense bubbly white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy

S: salty and funky, spice, wild yeasts, sour

T: light flavors of tart lemon with a hint of salt, like a chelada before BMC butchered the idea, tangy and refreshing, light corriander

M: light and bubbly, texture of champagne

O: an excellent refreshing beer and my first review of this style

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml. bottle poured into a wine glass. The Leipziger pours a lightly hazed copper in color with a thin white cap. Retention is a bit brief but the pour does keep a surface cap and shows a good carbonation.

Aroma is grainy with a light fruity sweetness and with a well integrated coriander spice amid a pleasant lactic sourness. Quite subtle at times yet expanding with warming.

Taste of crackery grain along with a dose of lemon and honey. Saltiness reveals itself a bit on the close yet more so as a lingering aftertaste which interplays with or gets confused with the lactic factor. Slightly sweet on the finish yet not overly so by any means. Feel is light and slightly salty with a light carbonation. Overall a pleasant experience yet not one to go out of the way for. Slightly sour, slightly sweet, slightly salty and slightly bitter. In that sense it covers it all.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 05-18-2013
Freshness: Best by 05-24-2013
Packaging: 330 ml bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Goblet
Purchased: Received in a trade

A: Nice sized white head sits on the mostly clear, golden-colored beer.

S: Aromas are light, with spices and orange peel.

T: The taste is tart, with a big note of citrus, specifically oranges. I also get some saltiness as expected, but it is not overly salty.

M: The body is light and the feel has a high degree of carbonation. Finishes with tangy citrus flavors and a hint of salt.

O: Overall an excellent beer, especially for warmer weather in my opinion.

More thanks go to Cameron (TheBishopco) for providing this from my want list!

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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my second Gose beer experience, and I have to start by saying this is the far better of the two, being an authentic German brew. Leipziger Gose pours a clear gold, with a very fizzy 1"+ sized head. I am not finding lace on the glass once drank, however. The aroma is similar to a European Pils style, but a bit grainier, with the coriander and citrus scents noticeable as well. The taste is much like the aroma, but more full-flavored than one might expect. What's nice is that there's a bit of yeasty funk and sour apple hints in the mix. The salt, a signature of the style, is present, but very subtle, almost giving it a seltzer like mouth feel. This light beer finishes with an extremely crisp bitterness. Overall my recommendation mirrors my overall methods of trying a new style: try the original imports first before the local attempts.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Beer rating: 75.2% out of 100 with 988 ratings
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