Leipziger Gose | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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987 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:
987
Reviews:
470
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
82
For Trade:
2
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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Egrace85
2.67/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Not impressed

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Photo of tkdchampxi
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Glad to finally try this well known representative of the style.

Looks a little flat and boring and lemony.

Smells nice, fresh, and sour.

Taste was underwhelming. Not sour enough for me, but there is a definite subtlety that I can appreciate as far as both salt and sour notes go.

Yes, this is very thirst quenching. It's nice. I like it.

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Photo of h4ger
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MiamiWeiss
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into wheat beer glass

L: yellow, cloudy (but looks like it will clear), pushes up a pretty big head of white foam, maybe 1.5 inches tall; no stick/lace; indeed, it magically clears to crystal ... beautiful brew

S: musty ... almost farmhouse ale barnyard musty, but a bit cleaner; as it warms a little, takes on a thick grain/salt smell that's fantastic, unique -- it's a little like blue crabs or baitfish, something from a saltwater bay; coriander shows through as it warms (and if you give it a good swirl)

T: slightly tart (lime) grain ... like a perfect grainy lager grain with some surprising and fantastic sweetness (from the malt? wheat?) and only a slight hint of spice from the coriander; perhaps a pinch of cilantro, but in general the tart lime-grain flavor dominates; finishing sweetness is wonderful ... very understated but enough to balance the tart note; grain is mostly wheat bread

F: perfect ... light, well-carbonated, easy going down but not too thin

O: an absolute treat and a beer I'd drink by the gallon if I could get it easily ... wow is it good! the tart/coriander notes are fully in check with a slight saltiness and a lot of wheat grain. this beer explains why

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Photo of Dface
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sporklift87
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of EdwardK77
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Radome
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet.

L - Medium straw color; slightly hazy. Light sediment in the bottom of the bottle. White head made of extremely fine bubbles; recedes to mainly a ring on the glass and some wisps.

S - Light bready malt with a faint lemon zest. Maybe a faint brine aroma, or it might be my imagination since I know these beers are salty. There is a light yeast fruitiness and a tiny hint of barnyard funk. Overall the aromas are similar to a funky Belgian saison.

T - Initial flavor is a light lemon tartness, followed by bready malt, although the tart flavor continues. Late in the palate is a light yeast fruitiness. The finish is dry with a hint of salt.

F - Thin body. Low carbonation. Very light hops bitterness. No alcohol presence.

O - The lemon tartness and light body make this a very refreshing beer, but it still has lots of interesting characteristics that develop as you sip it. Very nice.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Desimoaj
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale yellow, slightly hazy with a lovely pure white head on top.

S: Crisp with some light malts as well as salt. Slight spice note in the finish.

T: Tart and crisp, with a decent amount of tartness. There is a barely perceptible salt flavor in the beginning, but the crisp tartness quickly takes over. The finish has a touch of spice. Quite a lovely beer.

M: Light in body with high carbonation. It makes for a very drinkable and refreshing brew.

O: Overall tasty.. Not nearly as salty as the American versions I have tried. refreshing and interesting.

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Photo of fx20736
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

hazy lemon yellow, white head. Aroma is soft, salty and herbal. Like drinking a pretzel-soft wheat and salt plus a light tartness. Mouthfeel is a little prickly. This is a unique, tasty, fun and interesting beer.

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Photo of Tim725
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jemarent
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codo1987
2.79/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of South2NW
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Caesars0331
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Capsfan90
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of carolinabeerguy
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light Gose, wouldn't have it again but not bad.

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