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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (998) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
23Skidoo (24) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Draught at Brewdog Helsinki. Pale yellow color, white head. Sour taste with salt, cucumber, wheat and grass. Sour finish with citrus, a bit of salt, wheat, cucumber and grass. Very nice gose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (9033) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Keg at BD Helsinki. It pours cloudy gold with a tiny white head. The nose is soft, creamy, sour yoghurt, grainy, cracker, funk, hay and barnyard. The taste is crisp, mellow sourness, some acidity, creamy, natural yoghurt, cottage cheese, doughy, lactic twang, grainy and sherbet with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Nice classic gose action.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle... Pours cloudy and amber with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Great retention. The restrained nose is grainy and a touch herbal. Medium to full-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is tart and quite salty accompanied by a slightly bready sweetness. Tangy, salty finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (3953) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Tap at Brewdog Helsinki, Helsinki. Colour is deep golden with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, citric acid and some salt. Pretty easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tossmeabeer (20) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Aroma: lemon zest, briney, hint of floral. Palate: lemon, coriander, salt, slight herbaceous note, hint of saffron, mildly tart. Lingering finish with the lemon and salt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (463) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Cloudy yellow colour, decent head. This is a sour beer with lots of citrus and herbs, something like a sour Belgian witbier. There is also some salt in it. The taste is not quite like any other beer. Very good if you are thirsty, except it might make you even more thirsty. Nice to have this style alive and available even outside Leipzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1754) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Aroma: Tart, lemony notes; mild saline component; a touch of hay. Appearance: Rich yellow with a skin of white head. Flavor: Hay up front with a touch of salt, followed by a growing tart lemon presence; the finish is semi-dry. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Liked this pretty well; seems fairly legit in terms of faithfulness to the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (533) - ITALY - MAY 14, 2015
On tap. Pours light clear golden with a minimal white head. Aroma is light malts, yeast, damp wood, some funky note. Taste is similar, light acidity, light saltiness, some spices. Light body, watery texture, medium carbonation. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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