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Gose - Lost Nation Brewing

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Reviews: 56
Hads: 542
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 68
Gots: 66 | FT: 4
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Lost Nation Brewing visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bobv on 06-04-2013

A traditional German beer style that was all but extinct 30 years ago. An amazingly refreshing beer brewed with coriander and sea salt. The tart, dry finish combined with the hint of salt and citrus leaves your palate craving another sip.
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Photo of ThickNStout
2.46/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

16oz can from MattyB203 (thanks). Canned 5/22/15. Served in a goblet.

Pours a hazy, pale orange hued yellow with two and a half fingers of white head that dissolves rapidly. A thin and incomplete halo leaves no lace.

Smells tart. Faint lemon, mild spice and some funky hay.

The taste is not at all out of line for the style but seems subdued. Earthy hay, salt, coriander and a hint of grass. No alcohol presence, as expected. The vibrancy I'm used to just isn't here.

Light body with very faint carbonation. While I'm a fan beer with soft carbonation it really does not suit this style. Aftertaste is salty with some earthy pale grains.

While gose is not by any means a favorite style of mine, I've had several really tasty iterations. Lost Nation's is an unfortunate miss for me. Its lifeless appearance, muted flavor and lack of meaningful carbonation made it too dull for me to enjoy. I'm sure that under the right circumstances this could be quite good but my experience leaves me looking elsewhere to sate any gose cravings I might get. (1,051 characters)

Photo of Sheppard
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've had this in both bottle and can. The bottle that I had was a little more effervescent, more highly carbonated. Minimal head retention on this particular canned version of this Gose. A golden hue. This can is less carb'd than what I had from that bottle. Tastes creamy and lightly tart. A good hint of coriander, may be a little too heavy with that spice. The lack of carb assists with the milkiness but makes it less drinkable. The gose is a style for hot days and that lack of drinkability takes away from my overall enjoyment.

It's still a very good Gose and one of the best ones in the region. There are certainly aspects of it that I would change or tone down. (671 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.14/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 16 oz. can dated 05/23/2015. Sampled on August 15, 2015.

Cloudy yellow pour with a quick lasting white head.

There is a funky yeasty aroma happening that seems o overwhelm anything else I might pick up. Maybe some pale malts.

Light body.

The sea salt is mostly evident in the taste along with that funky yeast. It didn't do a whole lot for me. (358 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smells a little funky, musty almost, with subtle coriander, wheat, and a hint of lemon.

Fairly saline in flavor, with a moderately tart character and dry finish. (163 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy pale light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down rather quickly, leaving lots of specks of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with some hints of lemons.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of lactic acid with some sourness and notes of lemons as well as some hints of salt.
M: It feels light-bodied, tart, and slightly creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very refreshing and thirst quenching. It makes for a good selection on a hot summer day.

Serving type: can (731 characters)

Photo of jmasher85
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours fizzy and a very pale yellow, almost greenish white. Smell is of green apples, but not sweet or fruity enough to be a cider. More tart. Not really any perceptible salt on the taste at first, more just in the middle. Still a bit tart, but apple flavor in particular dies down. Coriander is present in the finish, and then it goes away leaving only the hint of tartness and salt on the sides of the tongue. I don't have a ton of gose experience and this one is far more mild than others I've had, so not sure what the standard for the style is supposed to be. That said, this one is light and easy-drinking enough to have any time, and interesting enough to be worth buying over more pedestrian brews. (713 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a bright hazy lemon yellow.

The aroma hits of corainder, wheat, a touch of salt, floral.

The flavor follows with a burst of corainder up front, wheat, crackery malt, a medium salt quality, then a lemon zest, lemon curd, unripen white peach, with a clean lightly salty finish.

A really well done and balanced gose without an aggressive tart quality. (369 characters)

Photo of IrishColonial
2.98/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

May have been a bad bottle. Leakage around cork and cork flew out after cage loosened a bit. Smell was ok but taste was straight rubbing alcohol. Sad because it looks like it has good reviews. (195 characters)

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
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 +10.7%
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 +6.5%
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 +7.7%
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 +1.2%
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 -19.7%
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 +5.5%
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 +4.2%
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 +1.5%
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 -0.2%
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 -0.7%
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 +3.5%
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 -20%
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 +19.7%
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 +8.5%
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 +6.7%
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 -19%
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)

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Gose from Lost Nation Brewing
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