Pineus
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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From:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
 
Germany
Style:
Gose
Ranked #74
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,089
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
38
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 19, 2022
Added:
Feb 15, 2014
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  1
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Historic Gose recipe first brewed in the early 18th century in the town of Goslar. Brewed with coriander & salt, it is then filtered over pine needles in the lauter tun.
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Rated: 3.98 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jan 19, 2022
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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Hazy honey colored with a thin head that quickly dissolves into a thin film and ring
S: Not much of an aroma, some brine, a little coriander, a little one
T: a little salty, a little funky, and some warming spice over a subtle bed of pine needles with maybe a hint of lime zest somewhere
F: a full mouth with slightly tingly carbonation, slick going down with a slightly salty dry aftertaste
O: a very nice variation on their base Gose, the pine backbone gives it a dry almost mild hoppiness.
Jul 27, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Found it lighter than expected. It's has some sweetness and has a nice lemon tang with coriander, light pine and a bit of salt. Would be good on a hot afternoon.
Feb 11, 2021
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz can - no date - purchased as a single from OEC. Poured into a weizen glass at 40°F.

Pours a slightly foggy golden straw colour, with essentially zero head formation, with some lazy rising effervescence.

Nose: Dry, crackery wheat - much like a woven cracker, with a distinctly lemony lactic tang. Mineralic, like wet stone, with some dusty hay in the mix as well. The pine needle treatment is restrained, but extremely evident, and there's no mistaking it for anything else. It's that first day of having the Christmas tree home kind of pine, and it lends a bit of a rosemary note, which pairs nicely with the hint of coriander.

Palate: Pineus greets the palate with a surprisingly restrained tartness threading through a lightly sweet grainy base. It really is like a Triscuit cracker. That pine needle influence is beautiful - clear, classy, and restrained, and again, lending some rosemary character - like a rosemary Triscuit. There's some shy coriander influence which sings well with the pine, and there's even this ever-so-slightly funky yeast flavour that is unique to old world goses. Some lemon, lemongrass, hay, and a touch of grass, with a thin thread of minerality and salinity - again, like a salted rosemary Triscuit. The finish sees persisting minerality and lemon peel, with the pine resolving fully to rosemary, while the wheat becomes a little cleaner and less gritty - lingering with a lightly bitter kiss.

Mouthfeel/Body: Light to medium-light in body, the beer is naturally crisp and airy at under 5% ABV, but there's nothing watery or thin about it. Plenty of presence, with a nice lively, fizzy effervescence, and plenty of oily cling hanging on in the finish. Not dry, not sweet.

Overall: This to me is just about as rustic and classic as you can make a Leipzig gose. Fans of the modern "gose" or kettle sour likely wouldn't enjoy this very much, but this is almost like a little glass of history. It's just so old-world and rustic, it almost puts you back in time to the setting where you'd find this. O think it's truly a spectacular example of the style.
Feb 09, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a clear and dark-ish straw yellow, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like lemon rind, citrus, salt, and pine.

The pine needles are well integrated here, giving a herbal and clean bitterness, along with some light citrusy orange/lemon character, and a very subdued tartness. There's some wheat-ish funk, and a bit of grassiness.

This is very light bodied, very clean tasting, with almost perceptible lingering bitterness or acidity. There are no brewing flaws.

This is a classic for a reason - it's a nice little twist on a classic recipe.
Jul 25, 2020
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy medium gold color with with moderate steady carbonation. Sea salt, funky tang and coriander on the nose. On the palate is an extremely nice balance between salt, coriander, and pine needles. Medium body, wet finish, and extremely satisfying.
Jul 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Snagged a can of this for a German Bier Tasting night I was hosting with jzeilinger & Stofko1992. Gave the can a crack and poured into a small taster. The beer pours much like any other Gose, nice golden color with a thin white head on top. The smells is kinda on the funky side but it's got some really nice pine notes showing through which I thought was really impressive. The taste of the beer was even more impressive than the nose, the pine really shined in the finish of the beer which almost gave it a subtle "cooling" sensation, really pretty rad. The feel was light and crisp. Overall the beer was a standout for me personally, I feel it took best of show out of the 14 beers we took down that night from Germany. If ya see it, I recommend it!
Jul 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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Pours a cloudy dark golden orange body topped with multiple fingers of cascading white foam; decent retention results in a thin cap, frothy collar, and minimal spotty lacing.

Aromas open with balanced lemon with a bright dirt and composting earth detail; musty wheat foundation, with a subtle pine and savory salinity to round it out.

Taste brings a wave of tart earthy funk with steady lemon and musty wheat to support; fresh pine eases in on the back end, along with some mild coriander spice.

Mouthfeel has a silky medium body lightly bolstered with ample fluffy, high-level carbonation; tartness on the milder side of moderate peaks as the mid-palate transitions toward a finish that leaves a light lingering to fade steadily.

So satisfying and nuanced, this is packed with a depth highlighting everything from wild funk to gentle salinity, all shining in a neatly rounded package; everything about this flows along with ease.
Sep 16, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
frankly as good as this style ever gets. the american breweries always lose the german elements that make the style special, the way the wheat tastes, the flavor not just the acid from the souring process, and the high mineral salt, its simple, but its awesome when done well, and these guys of course do it right, putting almost everything domestic in this field to shame, but this edition with the pine needles is next level, even elevated beyond the sublime original, tart and herbal and perfect, its world class beer all the way. i also think its epic that this is being canned now, a more accessible and affordable format for it, much as i love the old genie bottles that look more suited to a balkan spirit than an ale. in any event, this is about as close to perfect as you can come here, the pine is honest and natural, adding a sappy body and a really fresh springy tree essence, a cool additional woodsy and earthy layer, enhanced well by the salt and the dry wheat, which is so fluffy and full here. the tartness also seems to come twice, once from the lacto and once again from the salt briney dryness at the end, but its never acidic to a degree that slows me down at all. so much flavor in here, and so much life, the carbonation is explosive and unhinged. its refreshing for being so darned complex, and really this is as good a summer patio drink as any light boring lager anyone is doing. i cant get enough of this, maybe the best gose i have ever had. balanced, dynamic, and the pine sets it off. a phenomenon really, just elite!
Jun 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Feb 16, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of funky lemon citrus are present in the nose along with notes of pine needles.
T: The taste has flavors of lemons and corianders spices with strong notes of pine needles towards the finish. There is a light amount of sourness and saltiness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The use of pine needles in this gose were very unique and made this stand out compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: can
Dec 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Eddiehop from Texas

Dec 24, 2015
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
What a fun beer. A light refreshing brew with straight green pine needles covering the palate, for days. The beer is gently tart, light mouthfeel. A really unique brew.
Nov 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Sep 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas

Sep 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by zonker17 from Texas

Aug 25, 2015
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Reviewed by chrishiker1409 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L; Yellow golden color. Almost looks like an ipa except for the cloudiness.

S: Pine needles

T: Tart lemony taste, with pine needles. Surprised how well this works. I don't pick up any salt.

F: Light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

O: The most unique gose I've had. Good stuff.
Aug 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Mississippi from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I was surprised by how much I liked this beer. I was expecting a heavy handed pine flavor, similar to lapsing souchong tea, but the pine was just one of many notes. Delicious.
Aug 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.11 by richymia from Florida

Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Spreetaper from New York

Aug 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by largadeer from California

Aug 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.56 by h8r from New York

Jul 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by ajdemma from New York

Jul 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Zach136 from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA 7/18/15.

Appearance: Pours light yellow.

Aroma/Flavor: A burst of spruce and licorice. Light acidity.

Mouthfeel: Medium light bodied with some residual licorice-esque sweetness.

Overall: A very cool beer, crazy how pine in a mash tun can add such a layer of flavor.
Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Keith_R from Georgia

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Jul 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by spycow from Illinois

Sep 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by StephRai from New York

Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Sep 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by ystazi from Illinois

Sep 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by BKBassist from New York

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ubufan2112 from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by paleoplant from New York

Jun 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by cornejo from California

May 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by YobroitsJoe from Maryland

May 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by RichardMNixon from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Griffith from Connecticut

May 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by braugon from Connecticut

May 16, 2014
Pineus from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 54 ratings