Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine and select auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose - Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH

Not Rated.
Döllnitzer Ritterguts GoseDöllnitzer Ritterguts Gose

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

95 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 95
Hads: 440
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 20.76%
Wants: 45
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-12-2003

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (4) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 95 | Hads: 440
Reviews by falloutsnow:
Photo of falloutsnow
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

 2,018 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

 1,358 characters

Photo of suckaj
2.69/5  rDev -31.9%
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

67 characters

Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

 663 characters

Photo of SuqMadique
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of tbryan5
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Afroman
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of mverity
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

 296 characters

Photo of Doomcifer
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Torey
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mangbus
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ty_Collins
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of far333
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

 367 characters

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.72/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

 182 characters

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of BraveMountie
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of RichardMNixon
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly dark in color, copper, but very clear and well-carbonated. Foamy head and sticky lace. 5

Tart and salty but with biscuity caramel. Smells great. 4.25

Tart and tastes like a marzen maybe, with toasty, biscuity malt and a strong floral and lightly lemony flavor. Very nice medley of flavors. 4

Mellow tartness with a toasty and biscuity malt feel and a definitively lager-like finish. Floral and salty notes linger. 4

This one has some great character to it and manages to stand out without any added ingredients or anything else. Great.

 552 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose from Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.