Gose - Lost Nation Brewing

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 507
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 67
Gots: 61 | FT: 4
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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 GuitarIPA
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16 oz can
L - peach color, minimal head, quite a few floaters
S - yeast, lemon
T - as with aroma yeast and lemon
F - like it says on the can, 'slightly tart' and refreshing, good carbonation, but thin on the finish or me
A nice summer beer (254 characters)

Photo of Brad007
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have not reviewed a Gose in some time. I've put off trying this beer. However, I was impressed by it at the Vermont Brewers Festival. Impressed enough to buy a 4 pack.

Pours a cloudy whitish-blonde color with a very thin head. The use of malted wheat is the primary motivator behind the hue.

Coriander with a touch of sea salt in the nose. Clove. Refreshing to the senses.

Tart and crisp with a decent salt bite and a touch of coriander at the back of the throat.

The lack of excess carbonation boosts the drinkability of this beer. It goes down refreshingly. A side effect of the sea salt is a sudden urge to eat a pretzel, which is actually the opposite of the "Seinfeld" line.

I believe that traditional and non-traditional beer drinkers alike will appreciate this fine Gose. (788 characters)

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is what Westbrook's gose should have been. Nicely tart, while still retaining the wheat, salt, and spice of a traditional gose. The wheat asserts itself very pleasingly. (174 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip.

Lacy and fizzy pale white head. Sticky white lace sits over a bright, golden body. 5

Saline, kind of a peachy profile I often get from goses, and it's wheaty and tart. 4.25

Delicious wheaty, slightly fruity and lemony before salt cuts in. A floral and peachy flavor pervade. Just excellent. 4.25

Tartness is there but not over the top and the saltiness is plenty noticeable and really dries the beer out. Light sweetness adds another element and the mouthfeel is refreshing but still sticks to the mouth and has some substance to it. 4.5

Awesome beer. Just awesome. (591 characters)

Photo of tempest
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a can at Astoria Bier & Cheese. Certainly hit the spot on a hot Friday evening. I would have liked some brighter notes, but the beer was expertly balanced and had clean, doughy malt flavors that you usually don't find. Great example of a Gose. (247 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.22/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is hazed golden yellow with a small amount of tight white head. Nose has a fair bit of salt, light citrus, a hint of sulfur. Flavor is a bit muddled, wheat and malt, light salt, citrus, a bit of citric acid in back. Body gets a touch heavy, moderate carb, faintly dry finish. (283 characters)

Photo of jhavs
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock, VT.
A= Golden straw color, hazy, thin white bubbly head. Head faded and laced the glass, few bubbles travelled up the side of the glass.
S= Grass, wheat, some spice and malts. Get smell of fresh bread dough.
T= Good balance malt and wheat bready backbone. Nice level of salt and coriander spice that does not overpower the malt subtleties. Get grassy and fresh mowed lawn notes.
M= Lighter side of medium body with moderate carbonation.
O= Good job balancing the spice, salt, and malts. No major complaints, have had out of cans as well with same results. (603 characters)

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Yellow, with a full hazy cast making the beer essentially translucent, slightly orange, slightly gray, with a moderate white head that fades out quickly. Not much lacing at all.

S - Not atypical for a gose, but strong acidity, lactic, some lemon notes underneath, and a bright citric quality certainly, salts as well.

T - Clean, crisp, bright. The acidity is fruity, though certainly strong and forceful. The saltiness plays well off the acidity, a nice counterpoint reminding me of brine, or the hit of salt on the edge of a nice margarita. Close is quick and leaves just the slightest acidic note.

M - Strong carbonation, and the inherent acidity of the beer itself, keep things very well scrubbed. No real fatigue over time.

O - I think this is an excellent gose, one I'd drink regularly if I were in Vermont to do so. As it is, I've gone 3/4 of my 4 pack, and am wishing I'd grabbed a second. But I do have a Wind to look forward to, so it is not all bad. If you have access, do not miss this, because it belongs in the discussion of top shelf goses along with Westbrook and AV. (1,098 characters)

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! (1,214 characters)

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. (209 characters)

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. (1,042 characters)

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. (366 characters)

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. (237 characters)

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. (413 characters)

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! (216 characters)

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? (214 characters)

Photo of kscaldef
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Batch variation or palate variation, I don't know. I've had this twice, the first time I thought it was a 4.0, but the second time I found it almost undrinkably sweaty (2.25). (176 characters)

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. (697 characters)

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. (793 characters)

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. (690 characters)

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. (900 characters)

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! (752 characters)

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. (218 characters)

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 (642 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at the bottle share. Big thanks to mancallede! Always wanted to try this.

Pale lemon yellow, not to straw or weak looking. Good white collared head presented, and a bit of light butter gold shine to it.

Good solid aroma. Nice wheat depth and chewy sense with mild to moderate tart lemon. A bit zesty as well, but with also some solid doughy bread to match.

Palate doesn't surprise or disappoint but just follows the nose. Good wheaty chew with a moderate tart finish. Slight salinity but comes off more wheat forward with a nice lemon fruit quality. Mouthfeel has just a little bit of prickly quality but decent malt depth and backbone.

Overall just a solid gose, very nice. (722 characters)

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Gose from Lost Nation Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.