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Gose - Lost Nation Brewing

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%

Brewed by:
Lost Nation Brewing visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bobv on 06-04-2013)
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Photo of smcolw


4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Impressive starting head but it leaves only spots for lace. Straw color and reasonably clear.

Tart aroma with a malt base. Mild compared to the taste.

I'm having this after a malty Amber, and this is lip puckeringly sour. Light bodied with plenty of spritz. It becomes smoother as I drink it. In fact, the subtleties come through toward the end of the glass--there's a creaminess that really adds to the flavor. The aftertaste is surprisingly short.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 17:07:46 | More by smcolw
Photo of skivtjerry


3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A: Straw colored with a slight haze. Head is thin but it sticks around.

S: Toasty malt and coriander, with a very faint funky edge.

T: Salt is right up front, blends well with the coriander and malts. I'd like a little more sourness but it tastes great.

M: Full and satisfying for a low ABV beer (the salt?). No astringency or other defects.

O: Gose seems to be the flavor of the month in VT right now; a very good example.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2013 23:37:32 | More by skivtjerry
Photo of Rifugium


4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at the brewery

A very good rendition of this style, which is becoming more and more popular these days, it seems.

Hazy straw-yellow pour with a thin layer of white head that receded to a ringlet; minimal lacing. In the nose, lemongrass, crackery malts, herbal and spicy. Unlike some goses where the salt component is more implied than anything, it was very prominent in this beer. The beer had a very distinct three-part effect on my palate: up front, it started off like an earthy Berliner weisse, funky, crackery, with a good dose of coriander; mid-palate, tart and fruity, notes of lemon and stone fruit; finished markedly briny, confusing the salivary glands in a pleasant way. Very nice! Light-medium body, complex and drinkable, even if it's not something I'd want to stick with all night long. But definite points for complexity. Overall a good interpretation of this relatively newly-resurrected style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2013 23:17:12 | More by Rifugium
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a nonic, the beer is a bright, light, golden-yellow coloring with a thin, filmy, bright white head. Nose of tart and floral, with a grainy backbone. Subtle sour notes. Flavors are smooth fruit sweetness initially, with apple and pear tart and sweet afterwards. Smooth and crisp in mouth. The aftertaste is tart fruit and sweet, with a dry, lingering finish. Very easy to drink, and very refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 01:02:35 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of xnicknj


4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

growler poured into taster - thanks alex

Hazy straw yellow pour, thin wispy layer of white foamy head dissolves quickly. Tart and briny on the nose, lemon peel with soft acidity. Snap of soft tartness and acidity up front on the tongue. Hints of citrus and lemon with a salty tang. Straw and hay, lightly funky. Lighter body, bubbly and refreshing on the tongue.

This was my first Lost Nation beer and I was definitely impressed. I'm excited to see more breweries producing this style, which is particularly refreshing on a warm, breezy summer evening.

Serving type: growler

08-06-2013 12:46:00 | More by xnicknj
Photo of MDDMD


4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-slightly hazy golden color with a smallish white head and a little lacing

S-slight malt, lemon, briny, slight spice

T-lemon, wheat, spice, tart and briny finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, tart and refreshing

O-enjoyed this beer, only one I have had of the style, but look forward to trying more to get a better sense of which ones are the best examples of the style

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 02:53:24 | More by MDDMD
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance - Hazy golden. Arrives with a small white head that settles to a collar.

Smell - A little briny. Bright citrus. Little bit of grain.

Taste - Grainy. Slight tang. Lemon and orange. Salty and briny in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Refreshing until it warms. Then the saltiness overwhelms any refreshment.

Overall - It's a pretty good beer. Every time I have a Gose I wonder why someone thought salt in beer was a good idea.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 03:27:28 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of GermanHero


4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great smaller, yet noticable bubbles. Mild salinity. The lemon-y taste keep me wanting more! The color is exactly what I'd expect, a haze yellow.

I'm really impressed with this beer, having had gose in Germany. This really stands out in a draft lineup, not many people lead with a Gose....

I expect great things!

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 01:34:45 | More by GermanHero
Photo of Wowcoolman


4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on-tap at the Mule Bar, Winooski. The beer has a cloudy, pale straw appearance with a head forming at the sides. Nose is briny and lemony, smells like something to chase down oysters (which the bar serves). Very pleasant taste-the salt presence is in balance with lemon, citrus peel, and spice (coriander). A nice sipper on a summer afternoon, plus of the few goses I've had, this one is enjoyable and not just a novelty salt beer. Very clean finish and lively mouthfeel to coat the tastebuds.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2013 16:47:58 | More by Wowcoolman
Photo of mountdew1

New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a hefeweizen glass. Color was a slightly hazy golden amber, with a very thin bright white head. Head didn't last long, but had nice cling, with numerous streams of carbonation rising from the bottom. Not really cloudy at all. Aroma had a small hit of bitter, but a nice malty smell, with some citrus that had a bit of kick to it from a tad of spice. Flavor was a tart lemony with a strong salty note. Not overpoweringly so, but enough to stand out. Dry in the mouth, but yet had a bit of stickiness at the same time that was odd. Overall, a nice change from the norm. Flavor was bit unusual to be sessionable, but was nicely drinkable with no real downsides.

Serving type: growler

06-30-2013 23:14:52 | More by mountdew1
Photo of unclejazz

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Some random strangers suggested to try this new brewery and I was passing by and did. What a great suggestion! I had a pint of Fose with my Philly sandwich. The sandwich was great and the salt tinged Gose complimented it nicely. Great golden color, very little head and no lacing. Bready nose, but the flavor had all the tart/salt goodness one expects from this style. Very forward and not watered down at all. An beautiful smear beer. Wishing I lived closer, this place has a good future.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2013 17:38:49 | More by unclejazz
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

an outstanding gose, one of the more intense ones ive had. this pours a clear golden color without a lot of head, unassuming to say the least. the nose is light on the coriander, not as herbal heavy as some of them. the flavor is super bold, not understated at all. bright and snappy salty malty goodness, where the herbal element highlights the main ingredients, not takes over. there is come citrus here, and some light wheat malt, but the mouthfeel is what makes this beer so unique to me. its not quite salty, but its not held back at all, and its got this gnarly power of sucking all the moisture out of my mouth almost instantly, almost pucker in that way, but it makes me want to drink another sip time and time again, its just lovely. so much character for such a light beer, I wish there were more of these gose styles around, but as it stands this one is near the head of its class.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2013 19:41:28 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of bobv


4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Medium to slightly vigorous pour yields a one inch head. Slightly hazy appearance. Eventually head disappears.

Faint bready spiciness on the nose.

Lightly sour with a fairly salty finish.

Light body with soft carbonation. Long finish.

I could drink this beer all day and night. Now that it's after midnight, I guess I did!

Serving type: growler

06-04-2013 04:57:32 | More by bobv
Gose from Lost Nation Brewing
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