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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#9,124
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,003
pDev:
11.57%
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Ratings: 1,003 |  Reviews: 477
Photo of Globetrotter
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This gem appeared on the shelves of Moscow's premiere supermarket when I was there the other day. 750 ml bottle with resealable pop-top and a long tall neck that makes the whole thing as tall as a wine bottle, with an oval shaped body that looks like a decanter. The happy German is still on the label. Salt and coriander are listed as ingredients (presumably dodging the purity law by calling the product a beer-specialty, rather than a beer). Best before 3/29/06, I opened it on 5/1/05 - Happy May Day.

Pours a hazy pale gold under a thick one finger white head that has lots of body but doesn't stay very long. A few spots and strings of lace cling to the glass. Distinct spicey nose, with the coriander mixing pleasantly with the citrus of a usual German weizen. The mouth is highly carbonated and fairly light. There is a definite tanginess here, like a weizen, but somehow sweeter. The coriander is not overpowering, but is definitely present. There is a slight saltiness in the finish, rather like mild perspiration. The sweet fruitiness is a touch like lemonade, or perhaps a Berliner Weisse. Certainly an interesting brew, although I can't say I would want more than one glass under most circumstances.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool 1 pint .9fl oz bottle, just wish I had the glass on the bottle to pour it into! Pours instead into my tulip glass a somewhat murky dark orange with a half inch of arid white head. Aromas begin with light, somewhat bready wheat and citrus tones. Coriander is there with some underlying spiciness. Slightly yeasty with a saltwater edge. Interesting stuff.

First sip brings a nice bready wheat maltiness upfront followed by a lemony, citric flavor. A nice coriander spiciness works in with the yeast and brings a somewhat earthy flavor. The brew is a touch acidic. It flows down with a faint saltwater character that adds an interesting twist to the beer.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, goes down almost too easily. This beer is a nice change of pace and quite refreshing. I could see myself drinking buckets of this on a hot summer day. A style that I wouldn't mind seeing explored a bit more often. Track yourself down some of this and give it a shot!

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Photo of mcrawford
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gose pours a golden yellow color with a white head from an oddly shaped, long necked, 750 ml brown bottle with silkscreened art and a flip top cap that popped nicely when opened. There is a nice, light citrusy aroma and a touch of coriander. There is a very citrusy flavor that stands out the most to me. There is a touch of wheat in the end. Flavorful and a nice summer beer. I'm surprised more variants of this style aren't available.

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Photo of garuda
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My first Gose tasting so take it with a grain of salt.

Pours an appealing orange with streams of big fast moving bubbles and some floculated white matter meandering here and there. The foamy ivory head recedes to a centimetre then lasts the whole glass. A smattering of lacing sticks to the glass. Zesty coriander, lightly salted crackers and cloves make up the aroma. The taste reveals tangy wheat malt, wet grains, lemon, salt and light coriander. Phenolic flavors and a medicinal, powdery, aspirin feel show as the beer warms. The mouthfeel is light and somewhat puckering from the salt. Hops are very light throughout, with salt trumping bitterness in the finish.

I was expecting some sourness but it didnt materialize. The salt was a little distracting, but then Im not a fan of salty foods so it may not be for others. Id like to try another brand of Gose.

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Photo of grittybrews
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nlmartin
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was served in a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer is a cloudy amber coloration. The head was creamy off white and about three fingers. A steady stream of tiny carbonation rises to the top of the beer.

Smell: The beer has a malted wheat smell. There is a bit of citrus and coriander, as well as, other spices.

Taste: The beer has a nice salty malty wheat taste. There is a spicy bannana and coriander mix to the taste. The beer has a vaguely ferric taste.

Mouthefeel/ Drinkability: The beer has a light body. The carbonation gives the beer a good all around lift. The beer has a pretty dry finish. Overall a nice sessionable beer. A very good drinking beer.

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Photo of marc77
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky pale copper hue. Pitted, frothy vanilla white head leaves spotty, sparse lace. Spicy, sharp clove and herbal coriander dominate the aroma, but are offset by mellow, ripe banana esters. Mild lemony, citric tartness. Slight papery oxidation notes prevent vibrancy. Pronounced clove lends a mild medicinal note upfront. Grainy wheat tartness comprises the dominant malt character, and is accompanied by a parching dryness provided by mild, pure salinity. Simple, breezy banana esters provides token girth. Appropriately lightly bittered due to the paltry residual sweetness. Musty, nutty suspended yeast undertone. Phenol augments as the beer breathes, and approaches rubbery in nature. Well attenuated, with a brisk, thinnish mouthfeel. Finishes with a lingering suggestion of clove studded salted, preserved lemon. A strange brew, with unbalanced elements of a wit and hefeweizen. Maybe I just missed the orange peel, or the overt salinity overshadowed it. Tasty, but rough around the edges. I'd very much like to try more of this obscure style.

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Photo of moarmare
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Stillyman11
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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 neenerzig
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured out of an 11.2 oz bottle into one of my weizen glasses, this beer pours a cloudy, hazy, medium golden color with a decent amount of bubbles rising up tot he surface of the beer from the bottom of the glass and a white head initially over an inch thick when poured that settles to 1/8 of an inch thick about 5 minutes after being poured. Not much lacing, just a slight trace and that's it. Lots of sediment in this beer, I know I poured a fair amount into the glass, and there was still a nice layer sitting at the bottom of the bottle. The head finally settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with a fairly decent layer of foam on the beer's surface. Aromas of yeast and sour funk along with the spice notes from coriander. Has a nice sour funk flavor upfront that is not too sour, followed with hints of lemony citrus and the coriander and rounded out with a touch of salt. Quite an interesting flavor profile here, and unlike any I've had in any other beer before. Quite tasty. Has a crisp, yet smooth, light to medium bodied mouth feel with moderate carbonation down to the last sip. Easy to drink in the manner that good beer should be. Quite an interesting beer here.

Eric

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Photo of Beerbom
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rajendra82
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer came is a 0.5 liter brown bottle with label that looked like a blast from the past. The beer, when poured into an imperial pint glass, displayed extremely fizzy carbonation and a body that was yellow with a cloud of brown yeast that would not let any light pass through. I guess if a Hefeweizen is cloudy, this one is like an oncoming storm. The aroma was sweet and malty with some lambic like funkiness thrown in. The taste is very light with the yeast tasting very spicy with orange peel and clove that overpowered most other flavors except a note of sourness that reminded me of a lambic once again. I could not really detect much coriander, but the salt was evident in the way the beer dried up my mouth after each sip. This is a very unique taste that is somewhat of a cross between a witbier and a lambic. The downfall of this beer is a watered down empty mouthfeel, which is a bit odd considering the body is not very lightweight. I picked up mine at Green’s on Cheshire Bridge Road. In my opinion worth a try, as there is nothing else quite like it.

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Photo of Phatz
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What an absolutely unique beer. It has some sweet elements and a unique spice bill. extremely refreshing and sessionable

Appearance: pours a hazed yellow orange color with a huge white head. Four fingers in my Stange glass. light spotty lacing here and there as well.

Smell: Some moderate sweetness with unique spice in the nose. Yeast and coriander I presume with some form of hop.

Taste: I really enjoyed this though it is unlike anything I have ever had before. It has a apple like fruit element with a touch of tart sour, and a sharpness on the cheeks. I think it is like apricots with salt on them. Odd yes, but quite tasty. The aftertaste is short and dry with a dry element. The burp is salty and the blue corn ships and bean dip made a perfect snack.

Mouthfeel: smooth and juicy with dry spices and yeast flavors coating the cheeks.

Drinkability: This is the epitome of session beer. very easy drinkable approachable low ABV beer. I recommend giving this unique style a try.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of h4ger
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of magictrokini
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap @ Hamiltons. First gose I've had. Poured a hazy, but bright yellow-gold with a fizzy yellow head. Lots of tiny bubbles in the carbonation. Floral aroma, as in, I smell rose bushes. Toasted bread, lemon, and wheat. Popping mouthfeel that enhances the acididy of the beer. Sweet, spiced flavor with a lot of acidity. Tangy wheat and a strange lime/yeast/flower petal taste. Dry crisp finish. It was nice, just impossible to pin down what it was. Interesting, and a good sour.

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillCarrera
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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 GeoffreyM
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of pmcadamis
4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Saw this on display at the local fine beer and wine store and couldn't wait to try this unique and rare style. If you are trying this brew, read the wikipedia entry about the style...it's quite interesting.

A - This bottle with the happy German wiping the foam from his mustash is very cool, and informs us that it is brewed with coriander and salt. The brew itself is a dirty brown, almost green shade and very cloudy with a small abount of floaties near the bottom. The three finger head is lush and relatively long lasting. Lots of creamy lace coats the glass.

S - Very hefewiezen-like in aroma, but with a sea-breeze salty scent. Smells sweet and creamy, but lively and green at the same time.

T - Unique weizen-like taste with a firm saltine cracker malt and a very salty flavor that is actually really damn good! The coriander lends an acidic biterness that is very different from the two predominating sources of bitterness in beer (that is, hops or roasty stout malt).

M - Light and creamy with an acidic sting that you can feel on the back of your tongue. Very salty...makes me cluck my tongue. Extremely unique mouthfeel.

D - Outstanding. This may be a favorite sessioner! I hope that more breweries start brewing this style....I love it!

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Leipziger Gose from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,003 ratings