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: 72 |  Reviews: 24
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 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 GRG1313
2.65/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.57/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one kind of came out of nowhere but I'm glad i got a bottle to try. This beer poured out as a deep golden color with a slight haze to it. The head was white while it lasted. The retention is very minimal and so is the lacing... virtually nothing left behind. The smell is much bigger than the non-barrel aged version. The aroma is a bit like eucalyptus to me, it's potent on the nose for sure. There is some wooden elements as well... it's smells kind of medicinal/herbal. Hard to place really. The taste of the beer gives off a sweetness followed up by the saltiness and like other have mentioned on here there is a bit of lime coming through as well. In the finish there is some softer grain flavors and wood. The mouthfeel is oily, decent carbonation and actually gives off some boozy heat as well. Overall it was nice to try but I would stick with the original version of this beer. The barrel aging is interesting but I don't believe the beer benefits from it much.

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Photo of nmann08
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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

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 kojevergas
1.41/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1

12.7 fl oz green glass (come on!) bottle with green standard pressure cap acquired at K&L wine in Hollywood and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low; this sounds terrible - "Double-Bock Ale Brewed with Spice and Matured in Tequila Oak Barrels". 8.5% ABV confirmed. Ingredients include coriander and salt. Product of Germany. I've been to this brewery before; that was the first place I tried Gose.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a 5+ finger beige colour head of fair cream, fair thickness, and good (5+ minute) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a transparent translucent vibrant pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Generally appealing.

Sm: Lime, salt, pale malts, tequila, cilantro. Sweet Jesus that aroma is terrible. Like, fuck, that is unappealing. Fairly strong. What have I gotten myself into?

T: Salt. Tequila. Lime. It isn't great, but all the notes are genuine; they don't feel like artificial lime syrup or anything like that. I don't get any oak. Pale malts. Light funkiness. Boy, this is really bad. Some alcohol comes through. I don't get any yeast. Not at all balanced. Poorly built. I kind of want to vomit just drinking it. Bleh. I don't like this at all. I don't mind a good gose, but this is abhorrent.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good carbonation. Decent thickness. Poor palate presence.

Dr: Man, this is bad. I'm gonna power through and avoid drain-pouring it, but it's really testing me. Hot damn. Not at all recommended. Please avoid at all costs. The worst beer I've had since Black Crown. I wanted to love this, but damn is it terrible. Maybe worth cooking with. Ugh. Really hard to drink.


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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 Phyl21ca
3.57/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color Gose with a huge off-white head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of salt and light coriander notes with light Tequila and agave notes with a light citrusy finish. Taste is way saltier then I had anticipated with less Tequila notes then I was expecting. Coriander is quite subtle with a finish that brings out the lime and agave notes. Body is quite full with strong carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I must admit that this beer is a unique experience that I enjoyed somewhat but don’t necessarily need to repeat on a regular basis.

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -53.8%

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 wethorseblanket
3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
2.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ZEB89
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdfb79
2.39/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

From 12/29/12 notes. Thanks to nimbleprop for sharing this one. 375ml bottle.

a - Pours a hazy deep yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of nail polish, tequila, salt, spice, yeast, some oak, and some peppers. Not good; smells a little bit like solvent and tequila with light fruit and salt.

t - Tastes of tequila, oak, bread, salt, spices, peppers, yeast, some fruit, and something weird like mint or floral notes. Worse than the nose, alcohol/solvent is stronger.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Heat from the tequila; not very good.

o - Overall I thought this one was pretty gross. A tequila/alcoholic mess with peppers and spice to it too, no reason to seek this one out other than the novelty of a tequila BA gose.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of MasterSki
3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle generously shared by Chris. Thanks for taking one for the team! Served in a taster glass.

A - White foam quickly settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and minimal lacing. Lightly hazed orange body.

S - Loads of oak and tequila, with light notes of salt, and perhaps a touch of malt from the base beer. Very much barrel-dominated here, so you're enjoyment will depend on how much you like tequila. It's a little rough, but I didn't mind it.

T - The taste has a tiny bit more beer flavor to it, with some mild grain notes, some tangy lactic sourness, tequila, salt, and a bit less oak intensity. It's strange, but oddly refreshing in a mixed drink kind of way. Someone suggested it'd be nice with a slice of lime, which I'd concur with.

M - Slightly grainy medium body, some some tannic oak in the finish. Medium body, with lower carbonation. A tad watery, but not much overt alcohol heat to go with the spirit aroma and flavor.

D - Very strange beer. It's more successful than I anticipated. That being said, not something I could drink in large quantities; it took a half-dozen of us to drink the 375ml bottle. The concept wasn't terrible here (unlike, say, Tequila Black Hole), but I still haven't had an all tequila barrel-aged beer that was particularly great.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aasher
3.56/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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