Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose | Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH

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Döllnitzer Ritterguts GoseDöllnitzer Ritterguts Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauhaus Hartmannsdorf GmbH
Germany
braha.de

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 07-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
482
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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49
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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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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.

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3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

B-

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Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin rind of lace that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, berry, wheat, bread dough, coriander, sea salt, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy/acidic yeast, sea salt/spice, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, berry, wheat, bread dough, coriander, sea salt, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light-moderate tart/saline/spicy finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, berry, wheat, bready dough, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/acidic yeast, sea salt/spice, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/acidic/saline balanced finish and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and fairly acidic/saline mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is an excellent gose style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/acidic yeast, salt/spice, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.99/5  rDev +1%
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.

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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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.95 out of 5 based on 482 ratings.
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