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Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose - Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH

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Döllnitzer Ritterguts GoseDöllnitzer Ritterguts Gose

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

370 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 37
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 07-12-2003

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Ratings: 370 | Reviews: 90
Photo of neenerzig
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 16.9 oz. bottle into my seidel stange glass, this beer pours a slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden color with lots of streams of bubbles continuously rising to the top of the glass. Has a huge head that is about an inch and a half thick when first poured that settles to a solid 1/4 of an inch about 5 minutes after being poured. Not too much lacing here. Aroma wise there is a nice hint of citrus, tart coriander, along with some biscuity malt and a bit of musky funk. Has a bit of a tart, musky funk, wheat taste upfront followed by lemony citrus and salty notes. Rounded out with hints of white grape and green apple tartness. A very nice and complex flavor profile that is quite well balanced. Has a mainly crisp, yet smooth, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a slightly dry aftertaste. Easy to drink in the best possible way.

Eric

Eric

Photo of AppaZappa
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle, pours straw gold w/ slight haze. 1/2 inch head fades, nice lacing on glass. Active carbonation. Smell is wheat, funk, coriander, & citrus. Taste is salt, coriander and citrus, fades to malt and white grape. Clean and very balanced. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and effervescent with a dry finish. Very refreshing. If you've gotten on the gose train try it-very nice without being over the top.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 0.9 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new one to me, a recent import from the Shelton Brothers, "a Leipzig tradition since 1738", "sour German beer brewed with salt & spice".

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a nice crisp clear golden body, with about a finger of white head that falls to a ring rather quickly. Head retention was much weaker than expected. Just a touch cloudy; no sedimentation visible.

S - The aroma comes off mostly floral - coriander steals the show here. Other light spicing / clove / bubblegum aromas are in there, but weak.

T - The taste follows the nose - much more grainy & floral than salty / sour. There is an initial pucker, but it fades almost too quickly. Grainy & papery, with some malty adjunct corn / cardboard water sort of taste in there. Floral coriander / clove / spice is distinct, and not overdone. It's good, but I was hoping for more sour.

M - The feel is crisp & spritzy. Dry, papery, & grainy on the finish. Beckons the palate for another sip.

Overall, traditional, to be sure, but not my favorite take on the style at all. Glad to have tried the classic, but it was a bit too bland in comparison to some of the more far-out examples of a Gose that are available nowadays.

Ritterguts Original Gose -----4/5.

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slighitly hazy off yellow with a small head. Tartness comes through immediately to me and makes this a refresher!

Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have had only a few examples of the style so I figured today would be a good day to revisit it while getting the grill out for the first time this year.Pours into a cylinder a hazed orange tinged light golden with a nice looking white head atop.Toasted grain and slightly metallic in the nose along with some lemon zest.A healthy dose of lemon/lactic brings some sourness to the palate,with me not being a fan of anything very sour it kinda turned me off a little,toasted grain and the hint of salt/brine in the finish.I know the gose is becoming a fashionable style right now but it's not my thing,this is a good example though and I tried to rate accordingly.

Photo of suckaj
2.69/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Disgusting, not the Gose style I'm used to, tastes like dirty socks

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 pint .9 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at about 45 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a clear deep burnished straw gold, like good natural apple cider, and forms a couple fingers of bright white head with good retention. There's enough carbonation visible streaming through the glass to raise global mean temperature by .01 degree C.

Smell: Pale biscuity malt meets sea salt air and mild musty mildew funk. Some hints of tart citrus waft through the aroma as well.

Taste: The flavor profile opens with a rush of salt and funk, which fades to let biscuit and tart lemon-orange citrus through. There's a faint touch of white grape and underripe green apple as well, and the finish leaves the citric tartness lingering beside the mildew funk and salt.

Mouthfeel: Light and quite bubbly, this nails the "refreshing beer" feel.

Overall: I can see why this is one of the beers generally recommended as a staple example of the style. This is a nice, well-executed gose, not too overdone on the salt or sour aspects, with a pleasant depth of character. Will repeat.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into an Euler stange. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet wheat and light citric tartness, a hint of coriander. Flavor is light wheat, citrus, mild lactic tartness, hint of coriander and salt; interesting light lemon tartness in the finish at the edges of the tongue. Medium bodied with peppery active carbonation. A really nice example of the style, with all flavors handled lightly, but nicely balanced. The tartness is well supported by the wheat body. Both coriander and salt are deftly integrated. I'm not a sour beer fan, but found this nicely made, lightly tart beer to be refreshing and tasty.

Photo of JGam115
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid gose. Literally dissipates in your mouth.

Photo of AnthonyD12
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lemon zest and yeast with the salt is very nice. A great gose!

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had it alongside Leipziger Gose of Bayerisches Bahnhof in Ohne Bedenken in Leipzig. This one is slightly more complex and agressive, sourer and saltier, the other one is more refreshing. Nice beer, but for me the style is much less exciting than, for example, geueze or witbier. Similar to Berliner Weisse. Interesting, unique, must-try for beer geeks - yes, but if that would be the only available beer style out there, I'd drink much more water and wine, for sure.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, dirty straw yellow with a white head. The beer shows active carbonation and a fine, foamy head with plenty of lace. The aroma is funky, earthy, musty, a bit straw like. The flavor is nice with some tartness, wheat, straw, hops and lemon peel. Slightly savory but in no way salty or brine influenced. This beer is perfect for what it is, it has balance, hops, grain and a bit of that sour that beer loves seek. A lovely beer and perfection to style. Would be worth revisiting.

Photo of wedge
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale orange, slight haziness, and a small white head that lasts for the duration as a ring of bubbles. Fragent tart smell: lemony citrus, apples, flowers, fresh wheat, and brine. Flavor is very light...slight lacto start, green apple tartness, salt, lemon, berries, and grain. Light and quite drying. Nice balance between all the elements.

Photo of tastybeer
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Color is light gold...head is small, white, and tightly foamy. Aroma has a hefeweizen like lemony twang with floral, light spice, and fresh salty cereal grains. Taste is clean, lemony, slightly tart, lightly salted, floral, a little soapy, and white bread dough. Dry through the finish, but otherwise fluid and fluffy. Nice Gose indeed...

Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small side patch of surface foam. Just about zero lacing.

S- Lactic acid aroma with some bready malt and an extra yeasty element I can't quite pin down.

T- Very mildly tart with notes of lemon, grapefruit and apple. Signs of oxidation but nothing too detrimental.

M- Slightly dry with medium-low carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Eh. It might be more true to style than Westbrook Gose, but still not as enjoyable for me.

Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle.

Aroma: tart and neutral (appeal)

Flavor: about average (for style) levels of sour and salt. Hints of lemon and lemongrass.

O: Not extreme in any way yet distinct.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

Americans seem confused. They seem to think that the traditional salt beer of northern Germany are sour, as brewers attach themselves to full-blown berlinerweiss instead. But with is soft tangy acidity and saline fullness, they should sit back and let Dollnitzer brewers show them how it's done.

Its cloudy translucence and canary hues layer into the glass with both a bready and champagne-like layering. As a cottony-white head constructs, the nose is greeted with bread, cookie dough and candied lemon drop. With its playful tartness and sprite acidity looming, the initial taste is creamy, fully wheated and medium-sweet.

Upon the middle, the bready texture and candied sweetness pull apart, paving the way for the tartness of green apple, under-ripened berry, white grape, lemon and lime to tether through the quickly dissolving malt character. The fullness that only salt can provide follow closely behind and offer its delicate brine with no residually mineral character to interfere.

Piquant acidity wisps away quickly while ensuring a high rate of refreshment and drinkability while its soft saltiness lingers to highlight echoes of bread dough in aftertaste. Otherwise a light bodied ale, the taste of brine that clings on tightly to the mouth gives the ale an impression of fullness that has a bit more staying power on the palate than expected.

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%

Big fan of the style and this one did not let me down. Had it side by side with Lost Nation Gose to compare. This one was slightly more funky but not quite as clean. Great beer that I would love to have again.

Photo of BWED
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5 L bottle poured into a craft tumbler

A- Hazy. Brownish-yellow. Some yeast suspends in the body. White head fizzles out pretty quickly.

S- Bready malt. Some citrus. Lacto tang.

T- Malt is bready again. The citrus is lemon, and that nice extra lacto zip. I like the malt forwardness to this. Not too tangy.

M- The tartness is still the big player in this. Finish is wet and smooth though. Just that nice little lip pucker.

O- I really love the malt-to-tang ratio in this one. Tang is still on top, but the bready malt character mellows and balances it out.

Photo of crispinol
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Classic!

Photo of SquizzleBop
4/5  rDev -0.5%

My first sour. really enjoyed it. Best way I can personally describe it is if Mead had a beer.

Photo of dar482
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy orange color.

The aroma has lemon lactic, slight metallic, lots of stone fruit for the style, wheat

The flavor follows with a good layering of flavors. Lemon juice, green plum, wheat, a slight biscuity malt character.

A refreshing brew with a medium minus tart quality.

A well rounded gose.

Photo of KFBR392
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a finger of bubbly white head. Murky body that is orange with some tints of red. Lots of active carbonation continued to regenerate the head.

Smell: Wheat, some medium bodied fruits, and some light spices greet the drinker. Salt and lime mesh well on the body. There is an earthy, almost dusty aroma that lingers throughout.

Taste: Light tart lemons and a pleasant wheat body are picked up right away. Saltiness, dried fruits, and figs open up on the body. Tartness shows up again on the back end but is well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Good wheat base with balanced salt and tartness. Carbonation isn't as bright on the mouthfeel as other Gose I've had but is still noticeable.

Overall: A great benchmark for the style, isn't overly tart or malt forward. You get both aspects without one drowning the other out. I would definitely buy more of this in the future when I'm looking for a Gose fix.

Photo of brother_rat
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was at a local beer place, and surprised to find this chilling in the cooler. Just the perfect beer for a hot sticky day.

Poured a wonderful, clear, filtered bright gold. A bit of a head, but that faded fast, with no lacing. Very appetizing. 3.75/5

Solid, if light, nose. Malty, sweet, with more of a wet wheat aroma, with a hint of the tart flavor. 3.5/5

Great, bracing taste. A shock of tart, but not overly citrusy, nor overly like underripe fruit. Some goses go too hard with the citrus, but that can be overpowering; here, it's balanced so well that it tastes very bright. On the back end, the salty undertones come through. Just delicious 4.25/5

The tartness and the saltiness really brighten the palate. A nice sip leaves your mouth watering for another. What's better than that? 4.25/5

I can't say that it's perfect for every occasion, or for volume, but it's a perfect situation choice for a hot summer day. The tartness and the saltiness open the tastebuds, and besides it's just a delicious beer. The fiancee really liked it as well--her first gose--and said it was more refreshing than a shandy and tasted much better. 4.25/5

Photo of KYGunner
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

When I watched it poured I commented on how light and watery it appeared. A light bronze coloring it was capped by a thin fizzy foam.

The nose is starchy with a wheat malt. There is a touch of fruit like apples but it's light.

The flavor is so much better than the other aspects were revealing. The taste is bold Apple cider, sweet pear, Sweet Tarts candy and a layer of starchy wheat. I did not detect any saltiness but the fruit and sour combination was quite exceptional.

The feel was substantial enough but it didn't have a lot of tanginess. Moderately carbonated it was very easy to drink.

I may have missed the salty qualities that the style should have, and a judge might deduct points, but the overall flavor is very nice.

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Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose from Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.