Ritterguts Gose | Brauerei Reichenbrand GmbH & Co. KG

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3.87/5
Very Good
84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Reichenbrand GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
brauerei-bergt.de

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BenBreeg on 10-26-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,617
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
84
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by thehyperduck:
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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before Mar 2018 and served well chilled in a weizen glass. This is the first authentic German-brewed gose that I've had the chance to try, and I'm pretty excited about it.

Pours a foggy, translucent pale golden-yellow colour, capped off with roughly an inch of soapy, sparkling white foam. Over the next 3-4 minutes, it is steadily reduced to a frothy collar and a few patches of bubbly foam, with minimal lace production. The nose is straightforward, with gritty, grainy pale wheat malts, acidic lemon zest and coriander overlapping with hints of briny ocean water and floral hops.

A solid gose; not puckeringly sour, or particularly salty. Crackery wheat malt sweetness and gritty grains underlie notes of lemon juice, lemon zest and green apples. Tart and moderately acidic, with subtle hints of sea salt and (especially) coriander ramping up on the approach to the finish, which is grassy and floral. This is followed up with a mildly sour, saline aftertaste which includes one last flash of gritty wheat husk flavour. Light in body, with zippy, assertive carbonation that results in a prickly, lively feel on the palate. Extremely thirst-quenching and very easy to gulp back.

Final Grade: 4.23, an A-. Ritterguts Gose claims to be the oldest extant gose brand currently on the market. I don't know if that's entirely accurate, but it was enough to pique my curiosity and prompted me to grab a few bottles - and I definitely don't regret the purchase, because this is a fantastically refreshing light sour wheat ale. The acidity isn't too puckering, and the amount of salt is just about perfect, IMO - this would be an ideal "introductory" gose, for those who are interested in trying a traditional example of this style (but may not be accustomed to sour/salty beer). Ontario BAs, take note - grab a few bottles while they're fresh and in stock.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw color with no head or lacing. Nose is a little funky and the taste light funk and salt. Haven't tasted one like this before. Interesting but wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours straw gold with a slight haze. A 1/2 “ white head quickly dissipates to a thin film. S: Bread, spice and some light citrusy tartness. T: Tart, lemony, salt and a little metallic. The salt and tartness are medium high, the malt is low, the hop flavors and bitterness are low. Has a lingering tart, metallic, salty aftertaste with light fruit and bread crumbs. F: Medium light body and medium high carbonation. O: A decent, refreshing Gose.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - so this is the 'ur-gose', then?

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and fizzy dirty white head, which leaves but a low berm of sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of overripe red apples, some musty yeastiness, a bit of indistinct grainy malt, salted white crackers, and a further muddled spiciness. The taste is tart lemon juice and apple cider, edgy yeast, ephemeral bready and grainy pale malt, saline solution, a weak peppercorn/coriander spicy note, and some very understated leafy, weedy, and floral noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its swirling frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and actually quite smooth, with a rough airy creaminess settling in as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed fruitiness and wanly lingering malt keeping up appearances.

Overall, this is a pleasantly rendered version of the style, not too tart or spiced-up, and more or less refreshing in its bearing. While not my sort of thing to seek out, I could surely see enjoying this as a replacement for a Euro-soda on some sun-drenched Euro-patio, you know, as part of that whole 'when in Rome' thing.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kate_Amos
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGibbons
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweenz
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/7/16

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Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy, looking like a Tree House IPA, with hues of orange-yellow and a finger of fluffy white carbonation.

Smell is oceanic lemon and taste is light, quaffable salted lemon with a surprising note of Pez.

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Photo of tanyakaya
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dddddddd
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rukeli76
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 16.9 oz bottle. Can't find any kind of date, but there was no dust on this one at a fairly busy store, so probably not all that old.

It is a very dark gold, to almost orange-brown, and cloudy with a thick bright white foam that settles fairly quickly into a fine film like ring.

It is pretty neutral smelling. A little bit of wheat grain, and an ever so slightly sour fruit. Really, it smells like applesauce.

I love the flavor. A little lactic/vinegar acid and wheat flour/bread up front, some tart red apple, a musty, almost wood like note, then coriander and salt toward the end with a sneaky, building sourness. A very nice lingering taste of everything. Nothing in your face. Just a great balance.

It has a very soft, and fluffy feel and is very smooth with hardly any bite from the sourness. If it weren't for the very flat, almost uncarbonated aspect I would be much higher here.

If you are looking for something that just jumps out of the glass like a Westbrook, look elsewhere. This is a much tamer, more sublte Gose.

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Ritterguts Gose from Brauerei Reichenbrand GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 84 ratings