Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose - Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
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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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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