Leipziger Gose | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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87
very good
982 Ratings
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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
Gots:
82
For Trade:
2
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Nice, light gold body topped with a very dense and creamy white head (almost like cream with dense, very small bubbles); nice cloudiness when the bottom of the bottle gets poured into the glass. Funky aroma combining sweetness with a dank mustiness; old green apples and overly ripe honey dew melon. Sour twang to the taste, reinforcing the green apple flavor; barely perceptible bitterness. Very smooth and delicate feel; crisp, clean, and dry.

Definitely a different tasting beer, and probably the first gose beer I've had. Sour and citric taste (lemon and lime) that has a mild soapy aftertaste; not unpleasant per se, but different. Reminds me somewhat of a smoother hefeweizen but with a definite coriander (or cilantro) character. I'll definitely explore some more offerings in this style even if it wouldn't be near the top of my list in beer styles.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this goody up over at "Market Cellars," the great store owned by awesome BA "Rhettroactive."

Currently the #13 ranked Gose here on BA.

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Poured a dark, peppery orange color, pretty cloudy, with lots of visible carbonation, and about a 1/2 finger head.

S: Kinda boring, with brown sugar and grains in lager form. A bit of sweetness was added to the mix here with the entrance of the wheat and coriander.

T: While I'm not good at judging this style overall, I'll give it my all: Much more citrusy than I was expecting: orange peel, coriander, and barley. Sorta like a Belgian saison without the Belgian yeast strain.

M: The carbonation was fine, the lacing minimal, and the sweetness... helll, I don't know what I'm supposed to judge, but I enjoyed the mouthfeel okay.

O: Kind of a boring style overall, but I see why it has caught on. It's definitely for those who are turned off by the Belgian funk, yet still was somewhat of that taste profile.

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A: pale, light amber (peach) and cloudy - voluminous, compact white head - tight foam with staying power, holding a cap until the end, sticks to the glass in sparkly splotches - has a 'rustic' look overall

S: potent, mildly spicy coriander - moderate-to-strong soapy/floral aroma, most prominent feature - a bit of light, biscuity malt comes through, though more would be great to balance - some yeasty tang wells up when the beer is swirled with vigor

T: huge coriander-against-wheat flavor - mild fresh-baked roll flavor, especially in the finish - felt most on the sides of the tongue, a slightly saline or citric-tart woven in, near background - the boldness of the spicing seems to mute out some of the malt, though more, but not much, comes up shortly after each swallow, as well as a touch of grassy-ness

M: has the body (light-medium) and mouthfeel of a dry hefeweizen, with a mellow grainy wash that may just be the carbonation popping across the tastebuds - I want a ever-so-slightly more dextrinous, filling presence, and maybe this would bring more balance, complexity, or just take away some of the bold soapiness...

O: all in all, this is very good - refreshing as hell - it comes across as a hefeweizen with spicing and a pronounced citric (or is it lactic?) acidity - the yeast profile has a familiarity to it....

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