Goseator | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Tequilla barrels for six months.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 10-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of MatthewPlus
4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of Skippy11
4.49/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I personally love gose style beers. This one is a nice one, though not as good as I was hoping. It's got that saltiness that I was looking for but that agave doesn't fulfill the taste I was hoping for. That said, it's not a bad brew. It's just not as gose as one would hope for.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: no head really on a hazy golden orange body.

S: the tequila is very evident in this one. Lime notes or maybe I just can't smell tequila without thinking lime. Lots of toasted/burnt aromas, almost like a campfire. Woody

T: after a few sips the sour base beer is better appreciated which is actually really good. Tropical fruits, mostly lemon and lime with the tequila represented in just the right amount, especially towards the finish.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall:talk about unique. Very complex. This one grows on you as you drink it and its actually pretty damn good. Got to try this one.

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Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, dark golden body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves little lace on the glass.

S - Spicy vanilla, toasted oak, pepper, toffee, and bready malt.

T - Sweet, thick malt up front, which is quickly washed away by lemony tartness. Pepper and lemon in the middle with a finish of citrus, juniper, and toasty woodiness that is the only real flavor note of tequila that I get.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - This is... different. The description on the bottle sounded like it might not be good, but surely promised to be interesting. As it turns out it is both. The strong, mildly sour base beer works shockingly well with the tequila barrel character and makes for a beer that is better than the sum of its parts.

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Photo of KentMills
4.13/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is the strangest beer I've had in a long time. The sourness of the gose combines with the tequila barrel in such a bizarre way I could swear I tasted something sweet like vanilla or light chocolate. Maybe it's from the oak. I didn't detect and alcohol burn. I wouldn't drink this one all night, but it was definitely fun to try! Give it a go, if you come across it.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.09/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of popery
4.03/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy and golden. The first pour was quite clear, so I assume I just kicked up some sediment. The head puffs up a whole bunch of fine white bubbles quickly, and it mostly dissipates just about as quickly. The aroma is a fascinating mix of sweet, herbal tequila notes, pale malt sweetness, brine, coriander and lacto sourness. Personally, I quite like the agave sweetness, and if that's not your thing, this probably isn't the beer for you. The tequila barrel is a bit stronger than the other flavors in the aroma, but it's bright and friendly. There's nice oak in the mix, as well. The taste starts off with some simply sweet malt flavor, nice and fresh. Yogurty lacto sourness and coriander follow. The beer finishes with salt and more of that bright, pleasant tequila barrel. The aftertaste is citrusy tequila barrel and that gose salty sourness. There's a citrus cider-ish quality to the beer. I quite enjoy both the tequila barrel and the double strength gose flavors and find them and the sum total rather interesting, but I can definitely understand opposing views on that topic. Mouthfeel is pretty clean and crisp. Prickly carbonation. Not seeing much love for this beer, but I quite like it. The bright, sweet tequila flavor is probably the star of the show, and that's not going to be a universally appealing flavor. At any rate, it's definitely a top five tequila barrel-aged imperial gose in my book.

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Photo of tikk
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of IMFletcher
4/5  rDev +23.1%

poured from 2012 bottle. Not a lot of carbonation, but the coriander/salt of the gose blended quite nicely with the tequila barrel. Heard from the person who shared this with me that a previous bottle was not good and was a drain pour, so if you have some still cellared, it's time to go back and check again.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draft at Laschet's.
Strange gose/doppelbock hybrid, aged in tequila barrels. More of a strong sour ale.
Murky dark brown, lasting foam and surface coverage miraculously. No lace but that's to be expected.

Intense honey aroma, not far off from Polish mead.

Taste is a little jarring, maybe too complex for it's own good. Barrel is noticeable, sweet agave honey segues into toasted dry oak, tart lemon, finish is a little slick from the agave. Full bodied and boozy. Low to medium carbonation. Overall an unusual, inharmonious beer that can be still be appreciated with an open mind.

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Photo of tigg924
3.89/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much of a smell, but the taste is that of a barrel aged tequila with a touch of lime and toasted malt. Not much gose to speak of but for a faint bit of salt. Really not much dopplebock either. I do like the taste. This one makes for a nice summer sipper, but I am not sure if I would get it again with the high price point.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The aroma is slightly musty and has light to moderate aromas of oak, tequila and salt. If you close your eyes it almost smells like a margarita, except for the oak.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of oak along with notes of tequila and hints of salt. The tequila gets a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be quite enjoyable because it blended all of the flavors well together. It also hides the alcohol rather well, which is surprising since a gose is usually a light-bodied beer.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.84/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I found this at the Bierkoning in Amsterdam. It is the first Gose that I ever found there. With my newly found love of gose, I had to buy this. I liked the refreshing salty and sour taste of the same breweries original gose. Of course from this here is to expect something completely different. I am well aware that the "ator" ending is used for rather strong malty beers in Germany. Furthermore, Tequila barrel aging, wtf! I do not think I will like it, but let's bring it on.
Poured this in my current favourite Brasserie Thiriez tall tulip.

Nice offwhite fine bubbled foam of a few fingers that reduces to a delicate thin layer and then vanishes leaving only a slightly murky orangebrown body with some fine bubbles.

Smell is mainly Tequila and oak, slightly salty and some malts pushing through.

Taste is pleasantly sour, way milder than an oude geuze and even a flemish red. Sourness starts out citrussy and moves to salty sourness in the aftertaste that has more of a lactic acid flavor. Oak is defintely there and some malt as well but the latter rather faintly.

Feel is a bit thin, foaming carbonation as you swallow and creamy foam saves the day here.

I am really surprised that I like this. It is not an easy one but it is very different and rather brave and I appreciate that a lot. Again as with the regular Gose, saltiness is not overpowering but you rather have to go looking for it. The Tequila and oak flavor is nothing I would have invited into this beer, but it works somehow. For me this beer is very well balanced against all odds of letting tequila, salt and oak particpate. To sum it up: Interesting!

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Photo of AlbertVogler
3.82/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of squack
3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of rrski198
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of humulusphile
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a slightly murky yellow with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. No lacing on on the drink down. Smell is of malt, salt, jalapeno, wood, tequila, and mint dental floss. Taste is much the same with a salty, spice, and herbal finish on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is definitely unique and interesting.

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Photo of qchic
3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

07-05-15--*had on draft--menu listed 10.5% ABV

Was not a big hit for the table. Too heavy on the tequila to display the refreshing gose qualities.

08-02-15--on draft, ABV listed: 9.0%

This one aged in aquavit barrel...better than the tequila version, still too sweet, not enough salt

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Photo of DrMindbender
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Goseator from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
3.25 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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