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Gose - Lost Nation Brewing

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 585
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 30.92%
Wants: 69
Gots: 71 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 64 | Hads: 585
Photo of BranfordBound
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, VT. Pours a clear golden color with a small head that fades, spotty lacing. Smell is sweet and tart, hints of lemon. Taste is just sweet enough, and then a nice tart punch near the end. Middle has some bready malts, honey, and lemon. Feels super light and easy to drink, refreshing carbonation on the tongue. Overall a great gose by Lost Nation.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into an Altamont glass. Canned 28 August 2015.
A: Pale, milky yellow with churning, brief white head.
S: Smells like lightly funky-fruity yeast with lemon peel accents.
T/M: Oh, WOW! The yeast strain...it's excellent. This tastes like a light tripel. All the dry-spicy Belgian yeast, with lovely apricot accents. Then things shift mid-taste, and it's tart and spritely and lemony-sweet and fantastically crisp/drying. If the flavor is slightly insubstantial, then the mouthfeel makes up for it.
O: Absolutely lovely. More limey than coriandery, which I appreciate. A fabulous gose. Highly recommended.

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Photo of BigGold
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from buddy-provided pint can (labeled 4.50 ABV) into stange. Only my third gose, and although the head was non-existent, Lost Nation's is the best yet.

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Photo of stakem
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Kegatron for the hookup on this one. Pounder can poured into a tulip, appears a clouded pale yellow color with a soapy white head that quickly fades to nothing.

Aroma is lemony lactic accented with coriander, wheat and some minerals.

Taste is lemony tart, fruity with a solid saline character. Some clean wheat notes mid-palate and lasting tartness with mild mineral character in the finish.

This is a light bodied brew with modest carbonation. A quite enjoyable offering with equal parts of noticeable salt and tartness. A real thirst quencher.

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Photo of peensteen
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazed light golden colour, ring of white head, no lace. Smell has some lemony-lime, wheaty with some spice and a moderate salty/salinity presence . Taste is tart and lemony, wheat and spice, salty finish, mildly sour and dry. Medium carbonation, light-ish body and dry. Quite good, very refreshing and quick drinking beer.

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Photo of lic217
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: slight haze, straw yellow, head gone fast
Smell: slightly funky
Taste: tart, slightly sour, little lemon
Feel: prickly carbonation, very refreshing
Overall: a nice beer from lost nation

Poured from 16 oz can

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Photo of garyloveman
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better gose's I've had.
Pour is yellow haze, nice white lacing head, faded quickly.
Smells lighter slight citrus.
Taste is smooth, salty and pepper.
Feel is drinkable, light on the tongue, easy to swig down.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw yellow body with a bone white head that fades to nil immediately. Aromas of salt, coriander, malt. Light in body and easy drinking. Prominent salt throughout with notes of lemon. Tasty.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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