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Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose - Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH

Döllnitzer Ritterguts GoseDöllnitzer Ritterguts Gose

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very good

169 Ratings

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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%

Brewed by:
Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH visit their website

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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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Best by 8/2012.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight sourness on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 19:16:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this obscure beer, Richard.

Pours a pale yellow color with a tall white head. Not like the other examples of Gose that I've had. There is a slight saltiness to the nose, but it's more lactic than expected. Nice lemon peel and a bit of spice (coriander?) to it. Some sweet malt aroma, too. The flavor is a nice mix of sweet and tart with lemon peel and lactic acidity. A subtle salt and spice flavor is present. Really just light and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 05:56:30 | More by womencantsail
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Quebec (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy hay color gose with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart notes is pretty dominant with some light salty notes also distinguishable. Taste is also dominated by some salty notes with quite strong tart notes. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Not bad but not what I was expecting at all. A lot more tart and lactic acid notes then expected with almost no coriander.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 20:01:53 | More by Phyl21ca
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New York

3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Tørst, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with an eighth of a finger high white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose alogn with some hints of apples and lemons.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is somewhat sour and has some hints of salt and lemon citrus along with faint amounts of spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. A slight bit of tartness is present.
O: This beer is easy to drink but seems to lack the complexity of some of the top beers in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2013 11:20:34 | More by metter98
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3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Murky golden orange with the yeast swirled in, as the back label advises. A finger of foam initially that fades fairly quickly to a thin ring around the edges of the glass

Crisp acidic lemony tartness up front, with a biscuity, doughy grain presence, light minerality from it's moderately salty character. Lightish bodied with low level carbonation, the salt definitely alters the feel a bit. A moderate salinity to this Gose, more salt than most, giving it a creamy, savory feel in addition to it's light tartness. Seems to be a classic representation of the style.

A bit pricey at $10.99 for a 16.9 oz. bottle at Friar Tucks.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 23:49:29 | More by emerge077
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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tim for sharing this.

Light fizzy head, clear straw color.

Most bready yeasty dough, light crisp lager like, German pilsner malts, straw grassy.

Taste light tart, sour straw, bread dough, light yeasty, little salt, straw, wet hay, clean crisp and dry finish.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, Dec carb

Overall an interesting beer, well done gose, very refreshing and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 01:47:21 | More by jlindros
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3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured out as a slightly hazy golden color with a foamy white head on top that faded quickly. There is no retention or lacing on this one. The smell has the lactic acid coming through strong with some subtle wheat but not much coriander. The taste of the beer has a dominant tart flavor up front with a soft wheat finish. The slat and coriander are very subtle. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied, nice carbonation and drinkable. Overall I feel the lactic acid is a little too much on this beer. Perhaps it's just me. Either way it's always fun to try these types of beers to see how they differ. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 23:50:47 | More by Knapp85
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2.98/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Large bubble head to start and it dies to absolutely no bubbles within a minute. No bubbles mean no lace. The color is yellow-gold with a bit of a haze.

Soured pale malt is the predominant smell.

Quite tart, almost within the family of lambics but without the lingering aftertaste. Not nearly as flat as the initial appearance, but the carbonation is still well below my expectations. The body is on the thin side--reminds me of apple juice. Frankly, this is a bit disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 23:26:37 | More by smcolw
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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a somewhat hazy yellow orange with a fizzy white head leaving some light notes of spotty lace.

S: Lemon, lactic acid and bread, though not particularly aromatic.

T: Lots of delicious lactic acid and that classic salt flavour. Hints of sauerkraut, but overall pretty clean. Great tangy aftertaste, very tasty.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, long aftertaste, medium acid.

O: A very good gose, a bit pricey at close to $6.50 for the pint, but you don't see this style too often.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 05:07:17 | More by Halcyondays
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3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a very unique beer, even for the already unique gose style, which I keep hearing pronounced differently, but that's another matter. the pour is cloudy and pale, underwhelming to say the least, but the nose is really inspiring. it smells like a funky wheat beer, almost like a saison, as there is plenty of interesting yeast and some lemony funk, but its also sour I think. a sour gose? hmmmm. the taste does confirm a touch of sourness to this, really different. the salt isn't as intense as in some versions of the style, which is fine with me, its just enough to dry up the finish and keep you asking what the hell this beer is. super different. the wheat malt and the sourness make a clever combination unlike anything ive ever tried. it got too much for me after a bit, and im glad I had help with the bottle. nice feel, well carbonated and a very light body. I think I would like this best as a summer beer. there is so much going on here between the salt and the sour, crank up the alcohol and itd be more like a cocktail than a beer, but its very inventive, and apparently quite traditional at the same time. id recommend this only to the adventurous beer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 17:58:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught at Ohne Bedenken in Leipzig, Germany. Serving vessel was a half litre generic glass. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were above average.

A: Pours a three finger head of poor thickness, without any cream, and of poor retention. Colour is a hazy cloudy copper-orange.

Sm: A very delicate light aroma of light sourness. It's alright.

T: Not as sour as the other gosen I've tried. The lactic acidity does come through, although it's more present on the open and in the body than on the climax or finish. The sourness is largely on the climax but feels held back and restrained. It seems like a somewhat weak rendering of the original recipe. Even the salt isn't particularly notable. Lemon esters are the only esters I detect. Fairly complex. Balanced for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but just the right amount. Complements the flavours of the body.

Dr: Pricey by German standards, and not particularly brilliant. Certainly worth a try to experience a restrained form of the style. Not a beer you'd have often, but it would make for a nice occasional gose.


Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2012 23:40:56 | More by kojevergas
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's no place like gose, there's no place like gose. I see a 500 ml bottle at a store, and I just grab it. On to the beer:

Bronzed orange in color with an inch of head which is initially formed. Bubbly lace rings around the glass and visible small bubbles run from bottom to top of the beer. The aroma of lactic acid, tart lemon, and kiss of sea salt right from the ocean sets the table of taste. Besides the tart lemon and salt associated with the gose, there's something else about this one. It tastes like a part of Munich found its way into the beer, highlighted by nutty yeast and breadiness found in its helles lagers. It tastes almost like a tart helles. A pinch of salt and tartness linger in the aftertaste. Not surprisingly, its light bodied and paired with uplifting carbonation.

Yes, I do like it. Too bad I can't order this by the liter.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 18:18:44 | More by DoubleJ
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

A real nice dark brass gold body, slightly hazy, and a near bronze color. Head billows up to a very even pinhead three fingers, but has lots of soapy retention and a bright white color. Lots of visible carbonation most of it quite small.

Nose is classic gose goodness. Nice salinity and a sense of ocean spray, matching with a hint of grass and chewy malts. Smelling this makes me salivate. A little bit of fresh lemon comes into play a bit.

Palate is quenching, light, but incredibly rocky and mineraly. Mineraly finish matching with a real nice salt body. Finishes clean with lemon citrus juicy quality. Not much chewy malt density to this though. Playful borderline soda like carbonation particularly on the front of the palate.

Fairly solid gose, almost like very hard water beer or something, I wish it had a little bit more bready malts and chewy sense though in the palate and flavor. I wouldn't pass this up though, great warm weather beer and one to session nicely also.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 21:27:53 | More by smakawhat
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North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Tørst in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with very light amounts of gentle carbonation and hints of soft golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of briny/salty wheat with some light notes of lemon citrus and sourness.

T: Upfront this beer is tart with a light amount of brininess and some notes of slightly sour wheat. There are some notes of light fruit (white grape) and lemon citrus.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Not as refreshing or complex as others examples of the style, so it would not be one of the first Gose beers that I would reach for. Easy enough to drink but just not quite as interesting as others.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 01:26:40 | More by dbrauneis
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3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Old gold color, limpid. Not so white foam, quite creamy.
In the smell the saltiness is very strong, on a malty base. No perceptible coriander.
At the taste the saltines is again very intense, and quite aggressive. Very dry.
In the back, you can feel some coriander, and also some other spices (orange peel).
A very peculiar style.
Drinkable and pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2009 11:11:51 | More by stcules
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Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - thanks! My first gose

Appearance – Slightly hazy light copper colour with a below average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/breads, citrus, light caramel

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it is a tad watery/thin. I can taste grains/bread mixed with tart citric acid and a bit of caramel. There is also a bit of spice - perhaps coriander and the beer ends with a grainy tart aftertaste.

Overall – An interesting beer for sure. Lots of tart sour citrus taste but not over the top and in your face. It comes through at the beginning and the end of each sip. I wouldn't go out of my way to find this beer again, but I'm glad to have tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 00:56:21 | More by spinrsx
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3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pour is slightly hazed amber with a filmy white head. The nose has grain notes up front, candied sugar, lemon, light sea salt. Taste is very sour and much more sweet. more lemon and some tangerine. Grain notes are almost gone, salt comes in towards the back of the palate. Light body, very dry assertive carbonated finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 16:06:31 | More by cpetrone84
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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap in Leipzig, Germany at the Biergarten where it's served. Was going to the brewery, but they don't have a tasting room/garten.

A: Golden ale with a single finger of fine and near whipped quality foam of whiteness which falls over several minutes to a sheet of the same. Spotty and loose lacing. Hazy, as expected.

S: Bread, a little intense in the nose than anticipated. Pretty empty, but when smelled, reminiscent of a fresh ocean breeze (salinity is evident). Warming and earthy, the nose is really nice when I get it (but I'm surrounded by about five burning cigarettes, so I can't take away much on the points here).

T: Nicely tart, woody, earthy and yeasty. The earthiness is of sand and wheat and salt. This is fun, and I think better than Bayischer Banhof's version at the other end of town. A little more tart, a little better on the salt approach (these guys add salt after boil vs. Bayerschif who adds during boil).

M: Thin with fine and ticklish carbonation. Finish is a bit warm, very surprised in this given the lower ABV. Dry finish as well.

O: Good. The only thing missing here is a hint of coriander to help fully round this one out. I think a blend of the two Gose's from the region would be a good drink. This one is preferred though.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2011 19:46:04 | More by harrymel
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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours medium golden orange with a foamy white head. No lace. This beer isn't perfectly clear, but has a slight haze.

I get a mild tart note and some sweet wheat. A little lean.

Nice and tart up front. Sourness stays on the palate and clears to a wheat malt. Now that's nice. I know this is brewed with alt, and I get it. It is also brewed with coriander. Trying to find it, not happening. FInish is slightly yeasty but is real wheat. Lovely transition.

Lighter bodied, bubbles rising.

This is wonderful. Tough to make a comparison as this is a style that is just hard to find. Overall, highly drinkable and enjoyable if you are one who likes sours.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 19:08:09 | More by OtherShoe2
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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour a pale orange. Quite cloudy, though that's not exactly a surprise after following the label's advice to stir up the yeast before pouring. Foamy white head. Decent retention. Lemony lactic-forward aroma. Some coriander and brine. Some nice fruity malt flavors in the background - apricot and blackberry. Taste is lactic tart with some nice spice and fruit flavors and a salty undercurrent. It's quite yogurty lactic. Like unsweetened yogurt mixed with lemon rind. Little to no malt sweetness and absolutely no hop character. Light to medium mouthfeel. There's a little body to the beer, but it's pretty crisp. The lack of malt sweetness makes the beer feel quite clean. Fun beer. Always nice to find a gose. This would be a fun beer to pair with food.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 07:55:42 | More by popery
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3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2005 11:54:06 | More by far333
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Consumed November 3rd, 2013 at Lucky Baldwin's, Old Town Pasadena.

Beer is brought in a frosted tulip. Appears to be a fairly clear, lightly hazy yellow with a fine white head less than a finger tall.

Aromas of lemon, coriander and wheat. Delicate and nuanced.

Flavor is slightly tart and features a very modest wet hay character. "Are you sure this is a gose and not a gueze?" asked the beer nerd. Light and tangy wheat with a citric zing. The characteristic salt that marks this style does not appear on my palate though, since I am eating french fries along with the beer, that's not surprising. Finishes with low but detectable bitterness and the occasional wince from the tartness. Floral notes lurk in the background.

Mouthfeel is light with a tiny spritz of carbonation.

For my first encounter with a gose, things went well.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2013 17:07:05 | More by charlzm
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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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3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with a foamy cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving hints of lacing.

Grain and light citrus are accented by floral and earthy hop notes and light toast. There's a saline quality evident. Lactic acid emerges as it warms.

Flavor is decidedly citrusy at the base, with puckeringly tart, lemony acid giving way to wheat and lightly toasted malt mid palate. The finish is a bit dry. The acidic character becomes more pronounced and more lactic late.

Body is a touch full, or the sharp acidic flavor gives that impression, with fleeting spritzy carbonation.

Far more tart than anticipated, this reads more like a sour than other examples I've tried, and is likely the most authentic. Somewhat one note, but I like that note.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 01:51:26 | More by barczar
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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-slightly hazy golden amber color with a decent white head and a little lacing

S-wheat, tart lemon,hint of salt, touch of spice

T-wheat, lemon, salt, vinegar, bready malt

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, crisp and tart

O-well-balanced and refreshing Gose

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 18:25:57 | More by MDDMD
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Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose from Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
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