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Ritterguts Gose is a top-fermented, sourish and slightly salty-tasting ale that was first brewed in 1824. It is the beer specialty of Leipzig and the oldest still existing Gose brand in the world. Gose is an own, ancient style of beer that does not correspond to the German purity law. Even today, it is still brewed with an admixture of coriander and salt in the traditional way with the special historic Gose yeast in open fermentation. Its particular character our Gose gets thereby and by the additional lactate fermentation.
World Beer Awards London: World’s Best Gose 2013, Europe’s Best Gose 2014, World Beer Idol 2016: Gose Gold, World Beer Cup 2016: Bronze Medal
Brewed by Hartmannsdorf until 2014 (until 2007 @3.9%), brewed by Reichenbrand in Chemnitz from 2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1707) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Aroma is slightly fruity with a light pear and citrus ester note. There are moderate coriander phenolics and a light acidity. Light grain and wheat aroma that smells a bit old with a hint of honey. Pours a fairly clear pale golden yellow with a huge pillowy white head. The head steadily recedes but has fairly good retention. It stops receding leaving a thin layer on top. Light lacing is present. Flavor starts with a moderately strong acidity; stronger than I was expecting. There is some sweetness up front and mid palate some notes of citrus and pear. There is a light honey character in the flavor as well. Malt notes are barely present but there is a slight wheat flavor. The salinity is moderate and definitely noticeable mid palate and into the finish. The finish has a light bitterness and moderate acidity to balance the salt. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. It is a refreshing beer and leaves a hint of salt on your lips. Overall this is a really nice beer but it may be showing some age. The salt balances nicely with the acidity and has an excellent palate cleansing effect. A very refreshing beer for a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16475) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Tap at Ma Che, Roma, 21/06/13. Hazed golden amber with a medium sized white head. Nose is light sour fruits, grass, light musty tones. Taste follows, touch of funk, musty, light sour apples, perished fruit notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, a good refreshing palate cleanser.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale white colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, pale amber tinged gold color that shows a bright, full gold hue when held up to the light. The nose has an herbal coriander note that is a bit earthy, and combines with a straw like, and grainy wheat character. A touch of lemon zest and some other fruit notes that perhaps leans towards apples or melons is noticeable as a backdrop here, and there also seems to be a touch of mustiness to the nose somehow.

The beer has a nice, though soft, tartness to it; oxidation seems to have added some cider, but there is also a definite coriander flavor here that provides an earthy, herbal, softly citrus flavor to this beer. The beer is fairly light bodied, but does have some texture, and perhaps even a lactic slickness to it. Touches of just barely toasted wheat, some hay notes, and even some grassy notes, the latter being brought out by the coriander.

Not bad, but certainly showing a bit of age with the oxidation, too bad the bottle doesn’t have a date. I would love to get a fresher sample of this, but this certainly is worth a try, and is even enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlchemikalGab (48) - Borgomanero (Novara), ITALY - JUN 7, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Bere Buon Birra, Milan. Pours a beautiful deep golden colour with a two inche thick off-white head. Aroma of flower, citrus peel, sweet not sour at all. Not bitter at all in the mouth, moderate lactic sourness, lemon, a little minerality (not really salty as I thought it would be) in the end. Carbonation is medium, lght to medium body, goes down almost gently, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Draft at Brauhaus. Golden-orange body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Citrus, salt, earth, and a little lactic. Moderate sourness and acidity. Medium to light bodied, nice bite in the finish, moderate carbonation throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle... Poured clear, golden-amber/orange with a thick head that disappeared quickly. Aroma had malty tones with light yeast spice and a brine-like character. Totally refreshing. Light earthy yeast tones and acidity with lemon zest and citrus fruits, cracker-like malt tones. Some of the saltiness but more tart and refreshing than brine-like. Dry, and even more drying towards the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vivalabeer (20) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
String fruits. Great color. Sour strawberries knocks you down a little. Easy palate. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1559) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Hazy orange with thin rimming white head; aroma is light lemony; Flava is tart(lemony) with finishing notes of pineapple; feels foamy yet crisp

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3614) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
6 ounce sample on tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grille in Burlington, VT. The aroma is pretty funky with some definitive lactic notes present. Not too much else happening here, though. Good enough. Transparent copper body with a small, weak white head present. Starts with lactic, lightly funky tartness, which imparts a bit of a woody, pimento olive-like flavor. Fairly thin-bodied, and the tartness lingers. A bit one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5553) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Aroma is yeast, citrus and light minerals. The flavor is citrus/orange, mineral/salt qualities and a very sour finish.

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