Original Ritterguts Gose

Well, Since I’m in the regions of Gose I say: “More Gose, More Gose!”


By the way thats a hilarious reference to an early The Simpsons episode that if you don’t get you should at least pretend to get. In any case as we are having some more Gose, here are some more Gose facts:

Gose is a top-fermented beer that originated in Goslar, Germany. It is brewed with at least 50% of the grain bill being malted wheat.

Dominant flavours in Gose include a lemon tartness, a herbal characteristic, and a strong saltiness (the result of either local water sources or added salt). Gose beers typically do not have prominent hop bitterness, flavours, or aroma. The beers typically have a moderate alcohol content of 4 to 5% ABV.

Because of the use of coriander and salt, Gose does not comply with the Reinheitsgebot. It is allowed an exemption on the grounds of being a regional specialty. It acquires its characteristic sourness through inoculation with lactic acid bacteria after the boil.[1]

Gose belongs to the same family of sour wheat beers which were once brewed across Northern Germany and the Low Countries. Other beers of this family are Belgian WitbierBerliner WeisseBroyhanGrätzer.


That said I have no idea if this is actually from Leipzig, and as its all written in german i’ll likely never know. So how is it? Well the lemon tartness or sweetness (I find it to be a mixture in truth) is much more pronounced in this beer, i’d say this flavour dominates leaving little room for anything else. That said it is quenching but hard to imagine drinking often.


One thought on “Original Ritterguts Gose

  1. mikescraftbeer March 23, 2015 / 5:11 am

    I have been a fan of Gose beers that I have tried be them German or Canadian. Its quite different but tasty.


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