The Gose is a style of top-fermented beer dating to the sixteenth century and originating in Goslar, Germany. Brewed with added ingredients of salt and coriander; it does not comply with the Reinheitsgebot (German purity law). However; it is allowed an exception as a regional specialty owing to its long history. As with other traditional Goses, Ritterguts is slightly soured with lactobacillus and employs a large percentage (>=50%) of wheat in the malt. Tart, salty, and refreshing, Ritterguts has been a paragon of the style since 1824.