Gose - Lost Nation Brewing

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 56
Gots: 52 | FT: 3
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Lost Nation Brewing visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bobv on 06-04-2013

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/21/15

A: Hazy, golden straw - pours with a small, bright white head that fades rapidly to quite literally nothing - no cap, no collar, no lacing - even for the style, the complete lack of carbonation is weird

S: Funky wheat and some light spice - mildly funky with some wheat twang, some funk, and some lightly acidic lemon - a hint of lime as well - salt is perceivable from the aroma - some light spice, grass from the coriander - very bready, with some fresh-baked bread, bread dough, and a hint of sourdough - fairly soft and balanced overall

T: Like a fresh loaf of bread sprinkled with sea salt - some nice citrus flavors - light lemon and light lime - light level of funk, with some tart flavors, some sourdough bread - medium to light level of salt (decidedly non-aggressive) - big, yet soft, wheat - wheat funk and straight-up wheat bread - touch of coriander - nicely balanced overall, not too salty, not too funky

M: Medium body, extremely low carbonation, finishes with some salt

O: More refreshing than that "Zombie Nation" beer

This may just be the perfect Gose for someone that claims they don't like the Gose style. It has some salt, but it's balanced very, very well. Great stuff!

Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, balanced Gose. The salt normally turns me off this style, but although it is quite present here, it is well integrated into the rest of the beer. Slightly sour, quite light. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazed pale yellow-gold. More dried hay than wheat. Head starts off bright-white and slightly fluffy but disappears almost instantly. No cap or collar. Minimal carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Light lactic push. Strong wheat backbone. Some underlying pale malts. Bready, very bready. Fresh white bread. A soft spice through the back thanks to the coriander. Some grass and wet hay. Some lemon. A hint of lime zest. A touch of wet cardboard. Underlying saltiness.

Taste: Nicely salty. A touch of soft spice through the back. Malts offer up a seriously bready backbone. A touch of grass and hay. Solid but not overly tart lactic push. Some white bread sweetness. A touch of fruitiness. Subsequent sips build on the saltiness but it mostly sits on the back. A touch of lime juice. Solid wheat compliment as well. Mild toasted element. Slightly earthy as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning to light body with minimal carbonation. Mild astringency.

Overall: I found it.

Solid all the way through. Salty and sweet in balance.

Photo of Fargrow
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow/orange and a bit cloudy. Head quickly dissipates into nothing. Smells great. Wheat, lemon, salt. Taste is very wheat-y. Just a hint of sour. I get wheat, then lemon, then finishes with the sea salt. Mouthfeel is quite heavy for a light, refreshing beer, but I suppose that's the wheat. If it was a bit lighter, it would be a great sunny summer day beer.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just not my style of beer. Seems on point for the style, but a little bit more wheaty funk than I get from other ones. If you're a Gose fan, go for it. They're canning this now, which is nice to not have to buy a corked and caged bottle.

Photo of TWStandley
2.61/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted like dirty water. Not good at all.

Photo of acread
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

There are a lot of very good Goses out there these days, but this one has got to be my favorite. Everything is in harmony. You can pick out the grainy sweetness, lightly sour notes, hint of salt, and spicy undertones without anything dominating the palate. I can't imagine a more versatile beer for pairing with food. This is a perfect example of how restraint perfected can be superior to excess in any form.

Photo of PHBoiler
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful glorious carb. Light cereal grain. Tastes like acidulated malt. Light lemon taste. Limited salt & coriander. Fantastic.

Photo of mtomlins
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at Pie-Casso.

Light in body with nice carbonation, citrus rind (lemon) and salt. Really nice balance and not much in the way of the musty lemonade that sometimes accompanies the style. Delious beer!

Photo of DanforthPewter
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Solid beer but compared to others of same style it falls a little short. Doesn't have the tartness or depth of flavor.

Photo of NinjaJesus
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No where near as salty as some gose. Also not as sour but it has a delicious sea salt after taste. A good beginner gose. Its very palatable. I'm trying to figure out what yeast strain this is. Anyone have any idea?

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The bottle was over carbonated, but it was good after I let it sit in the glass for 20 minutes.

Photo of VTSoxfan
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

There may have been a bottle/corking issue; the bottles I've had were a little off. On-tap remains amazing.

Photo of jinan
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great little beer different and easy to drink

Photo of bott
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Farmhouse, Burlington VT, 01-21-15. Poured into a 6 oz. wine glass.
A: Light yellow/tan, fairly clear with very little lacing.
S: Mildly herby at first, with some champagne-like pangs of booze.
T: Crisper than other goses I've tried; sets off the palatte well to begin, mellowing into the saltier notes. Very little citrus, but the light malt and the effervescent, low-level sweetness make it a solid lingering effect. Quite balanced; not as much residual pungency.
M: Light and quite effervescent. Drinks almost like a dry champagne.
O: A terrific gose; compares favorably to most. Anderson Valley Blood Orange is superior, but as for East Coast offerings, this one tops the list.

Photo of BradMatton13
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

excellent beer cant wait to try more from them, first Gose i have ever had

Photo of Jwale73
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml caged and corked bottle served in a stange. 90% of the cylinder was comprised of dense, bright white foam off the initial pour. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in-solution and adhering to the walls of the glass. clarity is translucent. Nose expresses clean, bready yeast aromas, a kiss of lemon and a hint of wheat malt. Taste consistent with nose - light acidity, pleasant lemony quality. Salt is barely detectable. Clean yeast and light biscuity malts are also present. Mouthfeel is light in body with a refreshing carbonation and an easy acidity. All and all very pleasant and easy-drinking. If it wasn't labelled as a Gose, I'd just have assumed it was a Berlinner Weisse. The least salty of any Gose's I've tried. I'd love to see this beer in tallboy cans.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains wheat, tart citrus and very light malts.

T: The taste starts out with burst of sourness. Then some mild citrus sweetness comes in. The wheat and malt character breadiness is light but it creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sour.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid sour beer to drink for a long time.

Photo of FFreak
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the El Gato Cantina in Burlington. Goes great with Mexican food!

Photo of yarnbomb
5/5  rDev +22.5%

My desert island beer. Love this stuff. The bottles are amazing, it's always beautiful on draft or from a growler... I just can't get enough.

Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at tavern on the square Northborough.

Nice fizzy creamy 1/2 finger head hits the top of the tulip perfectly, murky straw blond color.

Nose light blond malts, little coriander like floral spice note, faint sweet creamy malt, touch of citrus and lemon .

Taste stats with a tart lemony citrus, quite tart, with light coriander and floral spice. Nice creamy malt base, little cereal doughy blond malt, chewy like. touch of salt, but that could be my mind. Finish is dry, more tart sour funk quickly dries to bready doughy yeasty finish with light doughy blond malt and faint coriander. Hint of salt late.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb, little creamy.

Overall interesting, very Berliner Weiss like, tart sour lemony flavours with grainy doughy yeasty dry finish, nice coriander, touch of salt, and general gose characters too, but quite tart. Definitely light refreshing summer drink.

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good choice for pairing with meals.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, VT.

Pours a muddy, cloudy, straw-yellow color, with a very small head, and no real lacing.

Smells like strong citrus, with salt, lactic acid, and lemon all over the place.

This is probably the best Gose that I've ever had. As it warms up, the salt becomes more pronounced, but right after its poured, the salt is there, but not overwhelming. There is some medium-strength sourness, crisp and tart, lingering on the lips for a little bit, with an orange and grapefruit fruitiness as well.

This one is fairly light bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation, and a lingering acidity. Goes down really easily.

The hype for this one is deserved, just really tasty. Salty and sour actually does work well!

Photo of dar482
4/5  rDev -2%

A restrained gose. Medium lemon tart qualities in the front. Not much saltiness in the back with a good wheat backbone. More full flavored than the Anderson Valley version, but less tart and flavorful than Westbrook's.

Photo of SABERG
4/5  rDev -2%

Poured from a fresh growler into a pilsner glass.
A - Slightly cloudy, golden hay color. Active but not over carbonation. Lacing is short lived.
S - Wheat, a touch of sour lemon drop. Tickling the nose is delicate effervescence.
T - An initial light maltiness, quickly snaps to a lite tart bite, some salinity.
Nothing over the top, which I appreciate. As with the nose lemon drop and a light biscuit.
M - Lite crisp body, slight dry finish, a slight longing for a pretzel and coarse mustard!
O - Wonderful beer, delicious after some yard work (or any time) Lost Nation has balanced
well the salinity and body. A treat to enjoy.

Cheers All

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Gose from Lost Nation Brewing
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