Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 Bottle courtesy of kappldav123. Pours a very cloudy amber with a nice white head. Smells of generous coriander, bubblegum, bananas, cloves, cumin, traces of salt, sweet wheat, some mineral hints. Tastes of tarte lacto, lemon, salt, lots of heavy full elements, some mineral water. Mouthfeel is full and tarte with a finish that is dry and possesses lots of lactic qualities. Anyone interested in ancestors of gueuze should seek this one out as it is much more over the top than the gose that is exported to the U.S. On par with a really good Berliner Weiss but more full bodied which is surprising for a beer with a 3.9% ABV.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sampled under the name Ohne Bedenken Leipziger Gose. It is brewed with malted wheat, and is spiced with both coriander and salt. It comes in at 4.8% abv, making it a very refreshing, delicious beer, quite similar to a Belgian wit bier. Traditionally, this beer was matured in glass flasks, with very long, narrow necks, that would allow a bung of yeast to form ,and would bring on more natural carbonation. This beer was often paired with Allasch, an almond flavored liqueur, or served with cheeses. While that would have been nice, I was very happy to drink this beer alone, as it impressed the hell out of me.
Leipziger Gose pours to a beautiful, hazy deep golden color with a thick, bright white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic with lots of spicy coriander aromas, and citric/fruity aromas. The palate if round and fruity on the palate, with some good flavors of tart and quenching wheat malt, and more citric/lemon/fruity character. Leipziger Gose finishes with more tart and quenching character up front, then ends with a very salty finish that lingers.
This beer was so refreshing, delicious, unique, and impressive. It has much in common with a classic Belgian wit, more so than any German wheat beer, but is unlike any beer I have ever tasted. I was really surprised and pleased with the salty finish in this beer. It was kind of like a salt rimmed Margarita, you really get that salty flavor along with the citrus and spice.
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at sinfonie in leipzig. i like the place and the beer so much that i’ve been back a couple of times. pretty pale copper colour with a modest head. complex aroma of beeswax, honeydew melon, whole coriander seeds, grilled haloumi and sundried tomatoes. wild roange of flavours - sherbet, green tea, blood, passionfruit pulp. gives a little sweetness, some mild funky sourness and then finishes salty-dry. i could go on and on about this beer. actually not too bad with syrup as well, particularly the watermelon syrup at sinfonie which logically enough is red instead of green.
edpeg (851) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Since my first time I drank this Gose is now about 5 years, (during that time the Gose has gone through some changes. One being going from 3,9 ABV to 4,2% and the beer label have changed somewhat. The beer pours into a nice hazy amber golden with medium thick head. The white head disappears rather quickly while fizzing. The aroma is distinct citrus and some yeasty nuances. Gose is distinctively sour, with hints of coriander and citrus in palate , the middle taste is refreshing. The aftertaste is yeasty. A mild wheat malt gives a way to a salty finish . Basically that makes you wanna take another sip... and another. The style resembles best German Weizenbeer mixed with Berliner Weisse. It is sour, fruity, sparkling ale with its own character.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Found this at RSVP Liquors in Portland, ME and had to try it. This is an amazing gose beer. It is a pale yellow unfiltered beer with a pretty good head. The flavor is a wonderful sour, spicy coriander taste with a tart finish. It is very refreshing and easy to drink a tall bottle. I highly recommend this, but don’t expect it to taste like a typical beer. It tastes as this style should.
omhper (20718) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2003 Sampled draught Sinfonie, Leipzig.
This is an excellent pub in downtown Leipzig. It must be extremely rare for a pub to serve all three major German wheat beer styles (weizen, berliner weisse and gose), but this place does. And on top of this gose is the real shit. Pale orange and cloudy with average head in it's traditional long, thin glass. Acidic, lemony appley aroma. Mild acidity balanced by salt. Tart and lightly yeasty. Firm and refreshing, superbly drinkable with vital, elastic winegum finish. Stunningly unique and rich, yet so refreshing. Makes a trip to Leipzig worthwile. Please note that this is not the same beer as is available in bottle in the US.
JorisPPattyn (8333) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted under the name of Ohne Bedenken Huge, near-explosive yellow, thick & collapsing head; leaving lace over funky orange-olive beer. At opening, very surprising Brett-like nose, horseblanket included, farmyard odours - very Saison Dupont-like, sulphuric, markedly citrussy aromas. Very good. Dry, wry, tart citric taste, halfway between lambic and saison, incomparable to the B. Bahnhof soup. Saltiness is virtually hidden, coriander blends in masterfully in the farmyard flavours. Further walnutpeel, mushrooms, coriander (indeed), lemon- and grapefruitpeel. Dry, near to dry-out effect, seems even tannine-like. Extremely refreshing, vying in this with Berliner Weisse. WOW! WOW! WOW! This is lightyears better than expected, and lightyears removed from the sad Bayerisches Bahnhof decoction. BIG thanks to Nat and Pivo, who supplied me with this rare beer, on which us Antwerpeners spoke 25 years ago in Kulminator, seriously questioning its existence. And one would nearly think the legend gueuze-Gose had something real after all...
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 Draft - Beautiful deep straw golden hazy body, thick whipped cream like head leaving a thick layer of lacing all the way down the sides of the glass; Deep great way balanced and way, way complex nose, mineral salt aromas are in lead, with malty orange juice and coriander only very slightly apparent; Big elegant body with balanced soft carbonation, salty warm, lemon acidy, balanced and complex; Long lemon acidy finish fading elegantly with plain malty aromas appering, mineral salty and lemon peel. Super, super very drinkable fresh beer!
Bottle (9-5-8-5-17=4.4) - Beautiful deep olden body, creamy white head that stays; Fantastic nose! A sour beer style that I never tasted before and by the nose it seems amazing. It is refined and complex, it has depth and is super pleasant. There are many different aromas and they are very well fitted together. This list could be never ending, but what stands out the most is Tarte Tatin made with very sour apples and cinnamon, super quality vinegar made from apple cider, fresh eucalyptus leaves, orange juice and peel, grapefruit juice and peel…..FANTASTIC; Soft to oily, velvety texture at the same time as being quite dry, quite salty and acidy, very big and soft carbonation, again a very, very good balance between the oily softness and the acidy; When the beer is swallowed, the carbonation kisses your tongue a pleasant farewell and see you very soon, the fell of the beer is moving on all parts of your tongue and stays as a slight bitterness for very long, aromas of freshly squeezed warm apple juice, a little Gueuze like cowshit and again some grapefruit juice. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE PLEASURE. I am already on my way to Leipzig!!!!!
BeerIconoclast (1) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delightful and unique. Lager-y aroma, Berliner Weiss sourness combines with a barely perceptible saltiness for a clean finish leaving you wanting more. An indication of the need for a revival of Gosebier, a lot of folks would like this.
max.shelton (18) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best goses you will find out there. The Germans are slowly but surely realizing that they need to keep up somehow with the rest of the craft beer world, and I think the gose might just be the ticket. A wonderfully floral nose that doesn’t smell like a sour, but more bready. The beer is definitely sour, but the sourness lingers on the palate while the malt fades away, making the beer quite refreshing. People think that using salt is odd in a beer - they’re wrong. It’s perfect -it counters the sweetness of the beer and makes you thirstier, so you drink more. Brilliant! This brew is so refreshing and easy to drink, it’s no surprise that these guys and Freigeist are taking the U.S. by storm less-traditional German breweries.