What is Gose?
Gose is a slightly sourish top-fermented wheat beer. In addition to the usual ingredients for German beer (water, hops, malt, yeast) it contains a little salt, coriander and lactic acid. The recipe is around 1000 years old. Gose was first brewed in Goslar in the Harz Mountains and is named after the river “Gose” running through it where the water for the beer was taken from. Around 1738 it came to Leipzig and became THE LEIPZIG BEER of its time. Around 90% of all beer being drunk back then was Gose, only 10% was Lager. Even scholar Goethe drank Gose on a regular basis.
Gose beer is being drunk
Of course in the Gose-tavern “Ohne Bedenken” we first and foremost serve Gose, and that straight from the tap as well as in lots of different varieties.
The Gose-classics since 1740
(Gose with Leipzig’s caraway seed liqueur “Allasch”)
(Gose with raspberry or Waldmeister sirup)
(Gose with cherry brandy)
“What is amongst flowers the rose, is amongst beer the Gose!” The famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe drank plenty of Gose when he was a student in Leipzig, his fellow Friedrich Schiller however despised it. But of course we also serve all different kinds of beverages, such as Lager (“Ur-Krostitzer”) or Dark-Lager (“Dr. Schreber”) from the tap, Erdinger yeast wheat beers, wines (mainly from the Saale-Unstrut-Region but also international ones) as well as spirits, hot- and non-alcoholic beverages.
The Book “Gose”
“What is the Kölsch for Munich residents is the Gose for the ones from Berlin.”
If you do not get this sentence then you definitely need council by The Book of Goses to avoid grave mistakes on the Federal Bar Tour. If you get it right away then you will most definitely need it, because you will enjoy it right from the start with growing enthusiasm.
Here, medically-juristically-theologically complex, for the first time the 5000 years of history of THE ancient beer is illuminated. Who wants to get to know and love all the classic risks and desired side-effects, gets all the necessary cerevisological (beer-scientific) council in The Book of Goses. Warningly recommended by doctors, lawyers and theologians of all sexes.