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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Ritterguts Gose is a top-fermented, sourish and slightly salty-tasting beer that was first brewed in 1824 – it’s the special beer of Leipzig! The Gose is an own, very old type of beer that does not correspond to the German purity law because Gose is much older than it. Even today, it is still brewed with an admixture of coriander and salt in the traditional way with a special yeast in open fermentation. Its particular character our Gose gets thereby and by lactate fermentation during the maturing.
World Beer Awards London: World’s Best Gose 2013, Europe’s Best Gose 2014
Brewed by Hartmansdorf until 2014, brewed by Reichenbrand in Chemnitz from 2015


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (895) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
0,5 l bottle, bought at Grebhan´s, Bremen. Murky pale golden in the glass, mighty off white head. Musty sourish and salty on the nose. Taste starts very salty, than followed by a short grainy sequence. Later little bit citrus fruity, bready with salt. Nice on a very hot summer night like this, but not for every day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielecamo (776) - ITALY - JUL 3, 2015
In bottiglia. Aroma di cereale, speziato, coriandolo, sale. Al palato bevibilità estrema, scorre veloce e molto dissetante con sentori speziati di coriandolo, aciduli e salati, molto ben equilibrati. Ottima anche se l’unità di misure migliore sarebbe il litro.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wischylini (171) - Grimstad, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a clear golden orange, with a small white head. The aromas are oranges, lemons, and wheat. The taste is mildly sour, dry and moderately bitter, and ever so slightly salty, but only enough to actually give the beer a refreshing kick. The mouthfeel is light and effervescent, and the aftertaste is moderately long.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (461) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Pours an ever so slightly hazy light yellow body with a white head that settles quickly without leaving trace. Nose is mild with notes of funky yeast, wheat, coriander and salt spray. The taste is quite interesting with a mix of sour berries, saltiness like that found in soy sauce and a mild bitter finish that doesn’t last at all. Medium creamy carbonation and oddly filling palate. This is unlike any beer I ever tried and I expected it to be quite awful. This is oddly nice, though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3680) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle shared and split. Poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazy copper with a white head of foam. The aroma has wheaty, bready notes throughout and a touch of acidity. The taste carries that wheaty note through and then at the finish the acidity and salt come through nicely. Medium body and medium carbonation. Very nice beer.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4530) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2015
At the magic tree. Not sure what happened with this draft. As below, was expecting a somewhat salty thinner beer but this was not like any gose I ever had in the states. A little sticky and viscous from the start. Could not detect any salt or tartness what so ever. Odd, seems like a mildly hopped apa. Quite disappointing for this style. Will have to try it again if I ever see it again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3454) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Piwo jasne klarowne z poczatku, potem lekko zmetnione. Zapach stechlizny, mokrej scierki, ale fajne to aromaty no i troche kwiatow lakowych, tak mi sie kojarzy. Smak zupelnie inne i niestandardowe gose, ciut soli sporo przyjemnej kwaskowosci, kapusty kwaszonej jakby:) pszeniczne zbozowe ziarno takze wyczuwalne. Bardzo smaczne lekkie piwo doskonale i podkreslajace syty posilek. Ciekawa i historyczna etykieta. Polecam.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (995) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Orangey-gold slight haze, decent head, nose is unremarkable, mouth is a well balanced mix of malt, cider apples, hay, toasted pecan, tartness and salt. Refreshing and very tasty. Prost!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (972) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
500 ml bottle
Hazy pale orange beer with little white head. Aroma has sour lemon, orange and lactic acid. Flavor is lemon juicy sour, wheaty and salty. Palate is medium full with medium carbonation. Finish has mild bitterness and medium sourness. Aftertaste has lemon juice, wheat and salt. Pretty refreshing, good balance of everything.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
23Skidoo (16) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
Very nice and very special summer beer. More sour than salty, actually, but not too much. Aroma: gentle, reminds of lilac flowers, green apple, pineapple and honey. Taste: sour, a bit salty, green apple in the aftertaste. Works well with salads.


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