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
Ratings:
982
Reviews:
470
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
82
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 982 |  Reviews: 470
Photo of jeschaefer
3.09/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PorterJustinD
3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A rather bland goze sour

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Photo of wattoclone
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite Gose to date. A Father's day gift from my daughter, it is a very yeasty, cloudy sour ale with hints of coriander, butterscotch and brown bread with a salty finish. A great summer beer.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: pours a nice, creamy 1 finger head which dissipates quickly, over a somewhat hazy straw gold body,
S: general dryness and tartness, immediate coriander immediate lemon but not citrus generally just lemon, with some coercion a hint of the brininess comes out and a more assertive grain note
T: not overly sour though it is a bit tart, very mild and pleasant, a very warm touch of sweet malt here, I sense a lot of unattenuated sugar and cereal grains
M: dry but not overly so
O: this is a very pleasant and inoffensive beer, it is not brash enough to be particularly memorable but I would drink it again if available, I think it goes without saying that this is much more balanced than its american counterpart and in some ways is better for it though it leaves less of an impression (positive or negative)

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Photo of jscheuf
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillyman11
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

11.2 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a weizen glass

This beer is gold in color with pale yellow highlights. An aggressive pour yields several inches of white head that quickly recedes to a skim on top that leaves very little lacing.

The smell is loaded with coriander. I get a little lemon, too.

The taste is mildly tart with coriander.

Thin mouthfeel

This is a refreshing afternoon beer. I am drinking it before mowing the lawn, but I am sure it would just a good after.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma of fresh fruity coriander. Fruity pebbles, sea spray, herbs, and flour. Lightly sweet and bready. White wine like. Bready malts come out more with each whiff. Graham cracker, lightly toasted bread, biscuits, cheerios.

Pours slightly hazy golden yellow. Thin white head. Some retention, little lacing.

Fruity pebbles upfront leading to crackery malts. Lightly tart. Surprisingly hardy malt character. Wheat forward. Cereal grains. Green apples, a touch candy-like, but not too sweet. Coriander is the leading flavor complimented well with fruity esters from the yeast and light acidity.

Medium light body with medium carbonation. A slight slickness, but fairly crisp. Acidity keeps sweet coriander in check. Dry finish.

Fresh and fruity, I could imagine this as a great food beer. Sushi maybe. Less tart than most American versions, but in a certain way more complex than some.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ambruns1979
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatche2
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow, low tart aroma and flavor, complimented with an easy light to medium feel. Saltiness is fairly faint compared to other classic Gose's. A great intro to the style. Cheers!

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Photo of hosehead83
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold in color, with a bright white airy head of foam.
Aroma-Faint grain and pale malt
Taste-Subtle coriander, pale malt,faintly sour and briny. Very refreshing brew.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabre311
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyecko
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 02/26/2016.

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Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I really enjoy this gose, it feels like a style benchmark to me. I have to think in terms of bjcp style guidelines this would pretty much nail it. Salt addition is very well done, not mouth puckering like some of the newer American varieties that have come along, it's just a hint to make this super refreshing. The coriander is similarly restrained, you notice a whiff of it in the nose but it really isn't a coriander flavored beer in the strict sense. Mouthfeel is crisp, between the salt and the carbonation level plus the relatively light malt base. Definite grassiness in the flavor, and some light breadiness as well. There's a sensation of lime juice in the way this drinks, perhaps owing to the tart finish. This is an easy beer to recommend to anyone that wants to learn what a gose is all about.

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Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Sampled back on 1/9/15. Comes in a heavy 330ml (11.2 ounce). 4.6% ABV. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage tulip glass.

bBew pours a clear golden-yellow in color with a good 3-finger foamy white head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped which is different from the pour. Aroma is of some grains with some lemon zest I am guessing that is slightly sour. Taste is close to the nose with some tartness with a hint of coriander and very light salt. No bitterness or harsh aftertaste at all. Lighter-bodied with lower carbonation. Crisp and clean. I like this brew style as this is the 3rd one I have had, from different breweries.

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Photo of CotterEU
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is grains and coriander. The taste is spiced grain that is lightly tart. An excellent gose.

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