Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose - Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.35/5 rDev +8.2%
Enjoyed out of a brown 500 mL bottle with no dating information that I could find on the label or bottle. Poured into a classic weizen glass.
Appearance - Standard pour yields a single finger of stark white, frothy head, with a few larger bubbles bunching up on one side of the glass where I finished the pour. Retention is pretty good, but obviously nothing like you'd expect from a regular hefeweizen, with the foam receding to a half finger and leaving little to no lacing on the sides of the glass. The body is a hazy blend of straw and lemon yellow hues, with carbonation bubbles building up on the bottom of the glass before drifting lazily to the surface intermittently.
Smell - The presence of tart, lactic acid is the first thing that hits my olfactory nerves, with a pinch of lemon and some salty brine characteristics. Beneath that initial assault is a softer grainy characteristic and just a subtle hint from what I imagine is coriander spice.
Taste - I love how refreshing and tart this is, but not overpoweringly sour. Brine and lemon zest are up front, along with a nice bready wheat component to prevent the acidity from getting carried away. There's also some funk and barnyard element, but it's not enough to overshadow the refreshing tartness.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation, with a tangy feel on the finish.
Overall, a solid take on the style. Could easily be up there with some of my favorites--plenty of tart and salt, but isn't just an overpowering sour bomb. There is actually subtlety of flavor going on here.
06-05-2014 22:04:03 | More by LambicPentameter
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3.51/5 rDev -12.7%
Bottle from Proof. Pours a clear straw with bubbly white head that faded pretty quickly to nothing. No wisps, collar, anything. Aroma is grassy and dry yeast tartness. Taste is tart throughout, slightl pear fruitiness, and slightly metallic. Light body and low carbonation. Very drinkable though.
03-23-2014 17:41:43 | More by mverity
3.78/5 rDev -6%
Hazy yellow grassy color with a thin white head that recedes quickly. Aroma of buttery corn and yeast. Flavor is initially yeasty, but not overpowering. Flavor evolves to corny malt and finishes crisp with zesty lemon and some spice, sorta peppery. Some spicy lemon lingers. Relatively low drinkability due to the yeast/lemon combo that was a bit much for my pallete.
11-16-2005 11:54:06 | More by far333
3.84/5 rDev -4.5%
Pours two finger of head on a clear light straw colored body.
The aroma is fresh baked bread, limes and wet hay.
The taste has a mild lemon bitter beginning and quickly moves to a strong sour and tart flavor.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It has an uncommon taste for today's brews, but it's quite enjoyable.
04-20-2014 03:02:56 | More by Fatehunter
4/5 rDev -0.5%
Lepinzer Gose: Gose, which fairly closely rhymes with Jose (as in me and Jose down by the school yard), or so I am told. I had this on tap at the Map Room in Chicago, and it was seven bucks for a relatively small glass. Given the price, and my own internal hype, I expected to be blown away, but I was not. To me it tasted like a dry weiss beer.
It presented like any other weiss beer: cloudy golden color, nice thick head (although not particularly long lasting) and it had a yeasty/banana aroma.
As suggested above the taste was not overwhelming. Had it been presented as another weiss, I’d have thought it was tasty, and different but not so much that it fell outside the broad umbrella of the style. Coriander? Really? I never tasted it. Because I know it was brewed with salt, it was noticeable, and it was the salt that tended to dry out the taste in the end.
This was a very well made beer, unfortunately I’d set my sights on something absolutely unique, and the Gose style was not.
07-27-2003 04:16:14 | More by jackndan
3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
Originally reviewed March 31, 2007. Bottle thanks to Chris. Aged prosciutto and faint fennel seed. Pours coarse with yellow gold and silky float of white. Pepper soaked cascade in pink and green with some cinnamon. Very floral with Christmas potpourri and pumpkin over a salty body. Again, unique. Lemon sour towards the back end, with a remarkably crisp and bright finish. Rather astonishing.
07-21-2007 20:33:40 | More by CharlesDarwin
Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose from Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.