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Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose - Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

230 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 36
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-12-2003)
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought from Leipzig by NZ, much thanks!
2011 bottling (01:25A2109), best by 03.2013
Poured into an Ayinger willi glass

Being only my second gose, I will admit that I'm not terribly sure how to rate this beer. I enjoyed my first gose, and this one as well. This gose was different in flavor composition, but equally mild in some places, assertive in others. It was lacking the coriander component of the exported Bayerischer gose, but had a stronger lactic component. Overall, I found this entirely drinkable and enjoyable, just right for a warm summer's day.

Pours a 2cm head of clean white bubbles, mostly small in size, that has fairly poor retention, but falls to a constant cap atop the body, about 0.2cm in height. Head leaves some solid lacing (large, long streaks and spots) along sides of glass with each sip. Body is a semi-transparent mid-darkness orange color with yellowish highlights, light brightens the orange color and makes the yellow really burst out. Carbonation is visible and very active.

Aroma is of modest lactic acid, faintly of sliced meyer lemons, and some distinct saltiness that is surprisingly bold. Adding sediment increases the saltiness to fairly high and undesirable levels.

Opens with some wheat malt, salt, and very mild lactic notes, spreading to a bit more sweetness, fruity esters, and continued salt and lactic characters. Back of palate continues to pick up fruity esters, mild tartness, and a bit of wheat malt. Aftertaste is of lingering graininess with a bit of sweetness and sourness in the background; kind of reminiscent of a not-overly-sugary breakfast cereal in slightly soured milk. That sounds unappealing, whereas this tastes appealing.

Beer is medium-light to light bodied, with medium to high levels of carbonation for the heft. This makes the beer quite propulsive on the palate, slightly prickly, but generally a fast sipper. The salt adds to the drying effect of the beer itself, making this quite dry, with a bit of stickiness on the mouth after each sip.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 19:12:23 | More by falloutsnow
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California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark golden colour. Thin white head.

S - Mild funk and citrus. Getting some malt on the nose as well.

T - Citrus up front then coriander and and salt. Cannot taste the alcohol at all. Enjoying this on a hot summer day, it is a very refreshing beer.

M - Very smooth, crisp, and slightly puckering.

O - Great beer. I really enjoy how different this style of beer is.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Pint In West Lafayette, IN. 11 bucks for 16 ounces. Eep. But, you know, I'm a fancy man with fancy tastes...

Pours more filtered-looking that the American goses I've had. I know that the style isn't filtered and that Ritterguts is a prime traditional example of the style, but it just wasn't all that cloudy. Very dark gold, however, with a small white cap.

Smells of tart lacto, big nodes of red cherries. Tastes like cherries up front, corriander and salt near the middle, and it finishes with the sharp esterless-ness you get out of a low-hop european pils. Basically it's like a combination between a good Berliner Weiss and a good continental pilsener, and it's much more balanced than any of the America goses I've drank. Well done.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Medium gold - darker than most goses - and moderately hazy, with a finger's worth of white fluffy head and medium visible carbonation.

S: Tart citric, mildly funky, with wheat and cracker malts that have minimal grainy character.

T: Tart lemon citric; cracker, wheat and husky pilsner malts, mild salinity, and a bit of barnyard. Finishes dry with lemon citric tartness.

M: Light body, medium carbonation sensation, and essentially no alcohol presence.

O: This is very tasty – an excellent gose, and an examplar of a style that's catching on at long last. Recommended for sure.

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

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Serving type: bottle

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Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose from Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.