Leipziger Gose | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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very good
983 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:
983
Reviews:
470
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
82
For Trade:
2
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Photo of OldSchool2112
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mrshoes
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Pinche_Oso
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy hay color gose with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of seas alt with coriander is really nice with light lemony notes also discernable. Taste is a very good balanced mix between a solid malt backbone with great notes of sea salt and lemony finish with light Brett notes. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Well balanced gose and kind of what I had in mind for the style even thought I don’t often have the chance to taste it.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a golden amber color with lots of bubbles from yeast constantly causing carbon to rise to the top. The aroma has yeast to it giving it that freshly baked bread scent with coriander in the mix. The texture is uniquely thin as I suspect from all the carbonation. With lots of spices in the taste making this an easy, light drinking beer with an overall citrusy quality. This is certainly a different style of beer making, but not one of my favorites.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with a lasting head.
Nose shows soft wheat, lemon, brine and lime.
Pretty interesting flavours. Lemon, wheat, lime, salt and vegetal notes. Somehow pleasant though. Very refreshing, with a little acidity.
Could use a bit more carbonation.

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Photo of LubricatedWisdom76
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first experience with an authentic Gose style beer so the ratings are more along the lines of personal preference than any comparison.

Interesting salt, citrus, and spice/pepper aroma. The flavor has a lot of complexity for a lower strength and easy drinking beer.

Flavor is full of lemon citrus with some delightful tangy spice and some pronounced funky sourness. The lactic sourness compliments the natural flavors from the yeast, wheat, and coriander beautifully. The salt is definitely tangible in there somewhere.

Fans of saison and wit styles would love this beer. Very interesting, I would definitely try more in the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bbadger
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a finger of creamy white head, awesome retention, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Fruity tartness, some bready light malt, a hint of spice.

T- Tartness is moderate, with a fruity character, blends nicely with a wheaty, bready malt. Mild salt flavor and spice, really interesting.

M- Light-bodied, smooth feel, soft, medium carbonation.

O- I don't have a lot of experience with Goses, but this was a really tasty, interesting beer, I'd happily drink this more regularly.

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Photo of rangerred
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap.

Arrived in a pint glass with a hazy yellow body and no head to speak of.

Lots of bread in the aroma along with a distinctive lemon smell. There was also plenty of yeast typical of a hefeweizen aroma; banana and clove.

Flavor really has a lot of cereal grain up front. This is followed by lemon tartness that remind me a lot of a lemon pastry. Salt is quite faint and there is also a little bit of funk. Mouthfeel is average leading to a clean but slightly sticky finish.

Overall, I have been seeking this beer out for awhile but was a little underwhelmed. It is slightly different from a typical wheat beer but not too much so. Worth trying as it is a unique style but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

an interesting article. pours hazy pale yellow with a lazy white head. the nose is heavy on the wheat malt, and the corriander seed is more prominent than the salt. almost herbal, or indian, rather than german. flavor is good, salt is much less than the other gose versions ive had, just subtle in the finish. the corriander and the wheat are the most dominant flavors. its spicy and yeasty and refreshing and drinkable. i dont love it, think it could use a little more body and perhaps even some more hops. an american gose, all hoppy and salty might be an interesting beer. who knows, for now, this is pretty tasty and affordable.

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Photo of bellywin
5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of generallee
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a German stange glass.

Appearance: The color is bright yellow with a cloudy haze and a bright white head. The head is tall and slow fading. Lacing is light and slick.

Smell: The aroma is mild overall with light sour malt notes, minerals and a touch of lemony citrus.

Taste/Palate: It has a light cracker like malt base with mild sour notes. I also pick up some mineral and dry spice notes with light citrus tartness. The finish is crisp dry and mildly astringent.

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Photo of Rutager
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Happy Sour Beer Day!!

Poured from a crazy flip top with a fat bottom and a long neck, purchased at Bottleworks. As someone else mentioned, makes a great glugging sound when pouring.

Appearance. Pours a nice straw-gold with a little haze and a finger of frothy white head.

Smell. Slightly sour wheat , a little floral, sour apple and grapes. Interesting.

Taste. Light sour green grapes, a little apricot, sweet spice and grass, maybe some citrus ...limes and lemon. There's a little salt, but I probably wouldn't have picked it up if I didn't know the style...

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Nice.

Overall. Not what I was expecting, but very nice. The fruit flavours go well.

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Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
3.9 out of 5 based on 983 ratings.
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