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
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#8,627
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,002
pDev:
11.57%
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Ratings: 1,002 |  Reviews: 477
Photo of scottfrie
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter.

A: Pours a clear golden with three fingers of dense bright white head that took forever to fade into a whispy film that left a few tiny streaks of lacing.
S: Light smelling with notes of grassy hops and crackers. I can detect a hint of sea salt as well.
T: Light notes of earthy hops, a touch of coriander and pepper, lemon zest, wheat and minerals. The finish is definitely bready. I get a bit of fruit, almost tart fruits, but not quite. This beer doesn’t go down salty, but if I lick my lips after I swallow I get a bit of a saline mineraliness. I was expecting more coriander, but what’s there adds a nice flavor.
M: Tingly carbonation over a light body creates a bubbly and clean mouthfeel. It a bit spritzy though.
O: I don’t know if I enjoyed drinking extra salt, but I thought this beer was pretty good. Uniquely flavored and fairly refreshing, although I did drink a glass of water afterward.

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Photo of mschofield
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy amber-gold, topped with a huge four finger marshmallowy white head. Leaves rings of lacing with interconnecting webs.
Coriander strong in the aroma, and the salt is stronger than I thought it would be - more of a kosher or sea salt type than a table salt, flowers, a bit grainy, wheat and a touch of citrus.
Spicy and fruity taste, bread and dried apricots. Salty "briny" aftertaste.
Light-medium bodied, I was a bit at a loss as I had no experience to compare this one against.

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half-liter German bottle brought home from the Capital Ale House in Richmond - brewed with coriander and salt, and bottle-conditioned. It pours into the weizen glass a fairly clear toasted amber hue (a bit darker after pouring the lees) with high, quickly-rising carbonation leading up to a finger of white head that reduces to a quarter inch and leaves decent lacing. I smell papaya or mango at first (surprisingly tropical I thought, although it is my first gose) but I also discover notes of tart or nutty wheat and light hops. It is quite mild on the palate, almost watery, but definitely unique, with light oxidation (paper or cardboard?), some tartness, a mild bitterness, and hints of peppery coriander and salt on top of a light, tingly body that leaves a fleeting finish. Definitely an interesting style, but I wish the flavors were more pronounced as the wheat was light and I could barely taste the spices, but this perhaps increases the drinkability.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdwardK77
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Label has ABV as 4.6%, No bottling date found on bottle or label.
Poured from brown 11.2oz bottle into glass.
Cloudy, straw colored body. Minimal white head settles to bubble fed ring and thin cap. No lacing.
Aroma is different from the taste. Smell is mainly from the coriander seed (slightly tart), but also has a burnt toast aspect.
Taste is classic gose's slightly lemon/lime tartness. There is also the sensation that a salted liquid provides, kind of sharp.
Mouth feel is medium, with good carbonation. Dry finish. The salt is not perceived on the lips.
Totally a summer quencher, and true to style. Would be a good candidate for adding flavored syrups.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.85/5  rDev -1%

Photo of dwvarner77
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, yeasty, light copper color with a quarter inch of slightly off-white head that resides mostly at the perimiter. Nose is of wheat, sweet and spicy, somewhat orange, subtle not strong.
Taste upfront is wheat and a bit of orange; there's a hint of bitterness, and the salt is evident to me in the aftertaste. There's certainly more there that I'm not capturing in the description, but I'm failing to find the appropriate words.
Mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy, but not sticky or offensive. Pretty crisp on the finish.
Very interesting style; haven't had anything like it before, still trying to wrap my mind around it. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a half liter Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

A- Huge foamy head like many wheat beers... Persists well and leaves behind a scattered lace about the glass... Body is a cloudy pale golden color with no carbonation visible.

S- Lemony and wheaty with a heavy mineral aroma, hint of sweet malt... Something funky and buttery... I thought I got a lactose element and thought I was crazy, but I see lactic acids added, so maybe I'm not.

T- Tart, lemony with a slight coriander spiced bite, some wheat and a lingering saltiness. I start noticing more of a fruit-character, like berries, as the beer warms.

M- Smooth light and tart with a crisp finish. This beer is like a slightly sour pils.

Tasty but I was a bit thrown off by the milk and butter hints I was getting. For me, it stopped it from being great. Still, I found it good.

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Photo of Sweenz
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUnit63
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small bottle into Alpine mug...

Cloudy lemon-honey body with small amount of yeastie floaters that slipped past the goalie. Head is yeast-colored white and dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation.

Significant lemon citrus sour quality backed with bright yeast and wheat electricity. Hop silage scent emerges with warmth. Quite potent and also soothing.

Huge lemon/citrus sourness on the light wheat-yeast malt backbone - so sour that it's almost soapy at first but that makes a quick exit. Light mild brett-ish sour feel. Quite thirst-quenching.

Tight sourness quenches the thirst nicely with solid unobtrusive malt. Finish is swift but solid.

Clean and drinks well for such a puckering offering. Enjoyable change of pace.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a light amber, clear beer with a one finger, fizzy, fast dissipating head when I first poured it out. However, when I poured the rest of the bottle after drinking some, the hazy sediment came into play, clouding the brew and making a three finger head that spilled over the top of the glass. Fortunately I was able to recover most of it.

Aroma was of wheat malt, with a touch of spiciness and a faint hint of roasted malt in the background.

Taste was very interesting... I could taste wheat malt, faint green tea, and club soda, like a wheat beer spritzer. The salt was present in the aftertaste... kind of like when you gargle with salt water, that flatness that you get afterwards. Mild, overall.

Mouthfeel was light and very good for the flavor.

Drinkability was good, if you want something light and goes down easy.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Straw yellow to golden colored beer with a white head that dissipated to a thick ring.

S - Sweet pale malts balanced out pretty awesomely with the salt water. As this is my first experience with a gose it seems quite nice and unlike what I've had before.

T - Sweet pale malts, lemon zest, salt that isn't salty. Little bit of stone fruit taste, interesting combination I enjoy.

M - Decent carbonation, medium bodied, little carbonation bite on the end.

O - Pretty cool and enjoyable beer. The salt is a nice breakup to sweetness. Would like to try more gose beers.

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Photo of allenson21
3.85/5  rDev -1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Expectations were low after a friend described it as a 'salt' beer that he was not impressed with. So the saison-looking beer was neither a surprise nor a certainty. The aromas show a light belgian sourness that remained thin and lightly pungent. Tastes much less salty than I expected. Though noticably salted, the dominant flavors were lemon and orange rinds with a belgin souness / tartness. Almost like a light unblended lambic quality. A little vineous, musk, herbal character persists. Flavors never dominate, and whisp away quite airy and cleanly in the finish. The beer is not what I was expecting at all, even though I didn't have many expectations. Nevertheless, a very clean beer.

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Photo of rootbeerman
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours pale cloudy yellow, with a finger or so of white head that leaves no lacing.
S: have a sharp slightly sour aroma. Lightly sweet wheat malt along with yeast.
T/M: has got to be the strangest mouth feel of any beer I've ever had, not a bad thing. The added salt makes my mouth water for more after each sip. A little wheat malt sweetness. Doesn't seem salty but has a mineral flavor to it.
O: I like the feeling of this and would like to try more in this style.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.85/5  rDev -1%

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBuilder
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a hazy copper-orange color with a foamy white head. The aroma is spicy, that of coriander and wheat. It smells a lot like a Belgian Wit. The flavor is dry throughout, with a bit of coriander and wheat. I get just a faint salty taste in it. It is a decent light-bodied brew. A very interesting brew.

Sampled 12/31/03

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Photo of zhanson88
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very lightly hazy straw color with about 1" of pure white head. The head holds for a bit, but in the end almost completely disappears. Lacing is nonexistent. Doesn't take much of a swirl to create some more head though.

Smell: Very mild and subtle all the way around. Slightly bready, with orange rind and coriander showing as well. When I really dig deep I do get a light touch of brine, which must come from the salt addition.

Taste: More expressive than the smell. I still get bready malts up front, followed by coriander and orand rind. Very dry on the finish, with brine and a touch of salt showing through. Extremely refreshing, and it makes you want to take another sip almost immediately.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Very pleasant feel on the palate. A bit over light bodied and a bit prickly and spritzy. Seems appropriate. Overall, I really liked this beer. Extremely refreshing and great for summer. I wish more breweries took a stab at this style.

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Photo of Litterbean
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first it pours a clear light red with a big head. After the yeast is swirled in, it becomes a brownish cloudy concoction.

Gose has a light crispy smell which reminds me of the grainy smell of some lagers. In addition, there is the light scent of coriander and whichever other spices were used. Fairly pleasant.

Taste is mostly coriander but its not dominated by it. The wheat malt taste is there in full force, while light hints of bananas also make an appearance accompanied by a slight sour lemony flavor. There's a unique bite of salt at the end. Interesting beer and very cool.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Stiegl stange, with its subtle, vertical curve, brandishes a clear, light amber beer with pervasive carbonation and a big, puffy, white head that lasts a long while. Sadly, there is no reportable lacing.

The aroma is simple, with straw, caramel and light floral notes.

Lemon, with a light, earthy tang, is followed by light sweetness, coriander, and pepper. Following on a theme, the lingering finish is light and soft.

Well carbonated, medium body and velvet texture.

A very refreshing beer. Makes for a welcome alternate to the easy session beers of summer.

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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours cloudy like a weizen beer, but a paler yellow color. Head isn't billowy or lasting, a bit flatter. Some spotty lacing.

S: Quite interesting aroma. There's an appreciable amount of coriander, a yeasty fruitiness, and a fresh sea salt all emanating from the glass.

T&M: Thankfully, the salt is more subdued in the flavor than in the aroma. Flavor is smooth, with a muted lemony fruitiness. Also, some coriander and wheat. Salt appears to simply mellow things out and keep it dry. Very light body with a light carbonation. An interesting style.

D: Rather drinkable. Not sure if I'd session this, because I like beers with a bit more flavor. Still, a solid brew.

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Photo of Tone
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, maize color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and poor lacing. Smells of wheat, slight tart malt, pale hops, citrus (lemon), slight pale malt, and hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Gose. Mouth feel is slightly smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness. Tastes of lemon, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and hint of wheat. I've never had a Gose before, but this seems to fit the description pretty well.

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Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,002 ratings