Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose - Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
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Reviews by Windigstadt:
4.63/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had this on tap at the Ohne Bedenken Gosenschenke in Leipzig...
A- Poured a cloudy golden hue (much like a Hefeweizen) with a stark, rocky white head.
S- Aroma is surprisingly yeasty (like the trub left in the fermenter for you brewers out there) with the wafting smell of sea salt.
T- Assertive lactic acid bite up front, similar to a Berliner Weisse. A citrus-sweet, floral wheat malt profile hangs on your tongue, balancing with the slight flavor of coriander until it gives way to a bitter hop finish with just enough salt to leave the taste on your tongue.
M- Carbonated, but not overly so (not nearly as carbonated as a Hefe, despite the similar appearance).
D- Very refreshing; could drink these all night.
Overall: What an amazing beer. I had tried the Bayerischer Bahnhof Gose on tap in the States, and this put B-Bahnhof to shame. The lactic acid is assertive but not as dominating as it is in a Berliner Weisse. I suppose it can't be if you want the coriander and salt contributions to come through. And while the salt gave it an earthy quality, it never becomes savory. The salt complements the sweetness of the wheat malt and coriander in the same way that you add salt to cookies and other sweets. Overall there are some unique flavors here that all come together to make something unexpected and remarkable. While B-Bahnhof plays it safe, Doellnitzer/Ohne Bedenken goes all the way to make an incredible beer. If you are anywhere near Leipzig you HAVE to stop by Ohne Bedenken or pick up a bottle in a local liquor store/supermarket.
Serving type: on-tap
11-15-2007 22:09:50 | More by Windigstadt
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3.79/5 rDev -5.5%
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 +12.5%
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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