Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose - Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
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Reviews by Maxwell:
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer pours a dark, hazy gold with a fizzy, white, soda-pop head that quickly fizzles away. In body the beer is dark, yet translucent, showing murky, cloudy hints of the other side of the glass, along with a healthy torrent of bubbles. No particles can be seen in the beer. On the nose, the beer smells lightly tart and wheaty, like a wheat flake and a subdued Berliner Weisse. Light saline notes also puff upon the tongue, though I don’t think I would detect them if I didn’t know this was a gose. Lemon citrus is light, yet bright on the nose, giving a nice pop and inviting you to drink the beer. On the tongue, the beer tastes initially tart, nearly puckering, but this mellows into a soft, bready sweetness with just a touch of saltiness, and a deeper earthy sense to suggest that this is a gose. In flavor, the beer begins as sharp lemon-lime citrus, which mellows into sweet lemon, then lemon bread, and then slowly works into a soft, fluffy, wheat flake flavor that finishes soft and comforting on the tongue for a decent amount of time. In the middle of the taste, the earthy and mineral flavors can be distinctly sensed as the lemon citrus dies down. The aftertaste is soft, but distinctly flavored with wheat malt notes. In the mouth, the beer feels fizzy, yet light in body. The carbonation is at soda-levels, with a slightly sharp effervescence that snaps upon the tongue and gives the beer a crispness. The mouth is left wet with acid-canceling saliva on the cheeks and a very soft chalkiness. Overall, this beer is hugely refreshing and very tasty. It’s not quite as salty as I was hoping it would be, but it’s the first old-world gose I’ve tried, so I blame new world interpretations for making me expect big salt. The beer is soft, yet nuanced, like a well-crafted ginger ale with alcohol and deeper citrus flavors. It’s crisp, refreshing, and perfect to slake your thirst in summer. Try this beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2013 18:51:17 | More by Maxwell
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3.79/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
500ml worth of good ol' gose, this has to be one of the all-time great labels in beer I'd say.
Beer is dark pee yellow, white head of about a finger. A thin ring is eventually all that's left behind with some spots of lace.
Though I definitely get the salt/acidity from the nose, I'd say spice is a bit stronger, coriander and a grassy/herbal/straw feel. Grainy and bready malt aroma along with some light sweetness. Kind of reminds me of a saison in a way, but its German-ness is obvious.
Taste brings on more sour salt acidity and lemons, a good amount here that nears tame gueuze territory I'd say. Like the nose, the 'German' elements are really what set it apart though - big grain/bread/wheat presence, herbal+grassy notes all around, a feel similar to a pilsner or helles underneath that biting sourness. Straw, saltine crackers, maybe some green grapes. Nice, crisp and toasty on the finish.
Decent body to it considering the low ABV, with carbonation a little bit on the lower side. Sourness makes this one a bit of a sipper for me.
Though I am pretty inexperienced when it comes to the style, I'd say this is a good amount more sour than the one other I've tried (Lost Nation Gose) - which makes this one a little less refreshing/drinkable, but still a nice interplay of salty&sour and German malt flavor.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2014 00:31:51 | More by Chico1985
4.51/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a soapy, white head. A sour, yeasty aroma. Turbid, straw color. Starts with a crisp, bright, refreshing citrus flavor with a lot of tartness. Builds into a smooth, maltiness with citrus behind it. Finish is malt, slight sourness, and citrus.
This is excellent. Tart, crisp, refreshing, and delicous.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 03:58:38 | More by TheSSG
Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose from Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
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