RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.
Brewed by Hartmannsdorf until 2014 (until 2007 @3.9%, then 4.2%), brewed by Reichenbrand in Chemnitz from 2015.
World Beer Awards London: Worlds Best Gose 2013, Europes Best Gose 2014, World Beer Idol 2016: Gose Gold, World Beer Cup 2016: Bronze Medal

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fergalicious (6) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
Aroma: Citrus zest with a sort of earthy resin with slight alcohol. Weak scent until swirled Appearance: Golden cloudy with tiny hint of amber minimal head Taste: Not sweet and lightly bitter. Medium sour with wine acidity Palate: Light Body. Slick texture. Soft Carbonization. Wine and salt finish. Overall a refreshing enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2014
pinkish-orangish-amber. White head, fades very quickly to nothing. Smells like a light lager: a slightly tart hay and grass. Body is watery with a touch of syrup, light, semi-fine carbonation with a moderate burn. Flavor is tart lactic and wheat grain. Finish a tartness bordering on reminiscent of pickles. An OK Gose, a bit too tart for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2014
4.2% on tap at Luppulo 12. My first German Gose a lovely cloudy honey gold with a foamy white head. A sour salty funky nose. Light bodied but wow what flavor! Salt, yoghurt, tart, lactic, wheat, think an amped up salty sour Yakult. Great. The nose is so so but the taste is phenomenal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
deReiger (11) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
I first tasted this beer 7-8 years ago at the Berlin beer festival. I thought it was a very nice beer and quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, Ritterguts has changed its contract brewer and the recipe. The beer is quite simply no longer a Gose. It may come close to a Berliner Weie, but it lacks both the salt and coriander that are characteristic of a Gose. The beer is quite drinkable, but it is mis-labelled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (1001) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, vaahdon ollessa noin sormen paksuinen. Tuoksu on happaman sitruksinen, mutta samalla hieman hunajaisen makea sek viljainen ja ruohoinen. Lopussa tulee yrttisyyttkin melko selvsti. Maku on alkuun todella suolainen, mutta se tasaantuu selvsti ja kntyy sitruunaisen happamaksi. Viljaa ja yrttist mausteisuuttakin on joukossa, yrtti etenkin lopussa. Tasapainoinen maku. Suutuntuma on alkuun hyvin suolainen, mutta kuivuu nopeasti ollen yllttvn tytelinen prosentteihin nhden. Humala ei tunnu, johtuen osiksi vanhasta (BBE 30.9.-15) pullosta. Hieno gose, jossa suola ja happamuus ovat hyvss tasapainossa. Loistava kesjuomaksi, koska on mys mukavan kuiva.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (2090) - Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Appearance: deeper gold than I expected, largely clear, short and quickly vanishing near-white head. Aroma: typical gose aroma of green apples, lemon zest, cracked wheat, light white wine vinegar, and coriander--that is to say, very enticing. Taste: again, pretty typical gose characteristics, with maybe a bit more salt than usual. Finish: pleasant rush of activated glands at the jawline, lingering lacto tartness over some salt and crackers. Notes: Perfect example of one of my new favorite styles. Where have you been all my life? Bottle from Knightly Spirits, Orlando, Florida.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4857) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from House Beer. Gold pour thin white head. Aroma of tart and light spice. Tastes of green apple, salty, lemon, light tart, yogurt. Nice, easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Clear, hazy hay color. Minimal soapy head. Nose has wheaty gains, coriander, roses, a hint of orange, slight banana, a bit metallic. Slightly tart, dryish grainy flavor, light saltiness. Dry wheat aftertaste with some lactic acid tartness and perryish notes. Light and refreshing texture, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7625) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of lemon juice, sour apple skin, coriander. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation. Pleasant and simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
500 ml bottle. Absolutely classic and hard to fault. No head, clear orange/gold. Aroma is lacto tang, sea water, touch of spice. Taste has a smooth tartness with very pleasant lacto characteristics -- very clean and delicious. Perfect amount of sour and salt. Yum!

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