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Gose - Lost Nation Brewing

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 52
Gots: 38 | 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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Ratings: 420 | Reviews: 41
Photo of acread
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
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 +8.8%
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 +6.4%
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 -13.2%
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 +4.6%
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 -5.6%
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 +18.1%
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 +13.2%
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 +10.3%
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 -18.6%
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 -1%
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 -2.2%
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 -7.3%
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 +22.2%

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 -1.7%
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 GreesyFizeek
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
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 -2.2%

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 -2.2%

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

Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of Seanniek91
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750ml bottle into a HF stemmed tulip. Bottle number 472.

Appearance- Hazy golden with 1.5 fingers of soft white head.

Smell- Tart wheat like a berliner weisse, hint of salinity, lemon, soft wheaty malt.

Taste- Lemony wheat up front, light lemon tartness, soft caramel malt, and finishes with a touch of salt.

Mouthfeel- Real smooth with moderate carbonation. No alcohol presence. Light pucker.

Overall- A phenominal summer brew. I hope they bottle the Gose with Currents at some point!

Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, high carbonation, gold yellow in color, clear

Smell: salt and wheat

Taste: big wheat, peach, orange, and salt

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet with prickly saltiness, medium-high carbonation

Overall: A nice and peachy example of the style. Never had a gose like this. Tastes like a Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat with a gose's saltiness. Would definitely get this again.

Photo of cbutova
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from the 750ml bottle to a stange with a fairly hazy, wheat and yeast I presume, golden yellow body. A foamy white cap forms to about two fingers with good retention. Lacing is deposited in sheets and spots but not very much of it remains.

S- Aroma brings a heavy malted wheat that brings a generally grainy feel as well as crustiness. Lactic acid bacteria donates lemony and tart hints. Herbal and slightly spicy.

T- At the forefront is herbal coriander with lemon zesty lactic acid and crusty wheat. A slight bit of banana comes to mind as well as mineral water saltiness, cereal grains and light fruits.

MF- Light bodied that is medium-dry. Carbonation is fairly high and the overall texture is mostly foamy with some creaminess. Light tartness on the palate.

Gose seems like one of the best hot day beers along with Berliners and IPAs for me. This is a nice example of the style and it is good to see it being made in New England. A style that deserves more exposure.

Photo of Resuin
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a xxx.

Appearance: Pours a pale, semi-transparent honey-amber (just a little cloudy) and leaves a couple fingers of white head, that fades medium-speed to a white layer atop the beer.

Smell: Pale bready malts, coriander, salt, hint of peach, grape skins. Nice, light and refreshing aroma.

Taste: Bready malts, coriander, finishes with some salt. The finish is just a hint tart with some grape skins and lemon rinds. Really refreshing and easy drinking.

Mouth-feel: Well carbonated with a medium, slightly creamy body. Nice and interesting for the style. Finishes crisp and clean.

Overall: This is a tasty, refreshing, easy drinker. I'm drinking it outside on a nice day and it's just great for that. Well done brew.

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750 ml bottle into a tulip.
Pours a nice light straw color with minimal head.
Smells tart, some coriander spice. Aromas are light.
Tastes very nice, a touch of acidic tartness, a touch of spice with a light salt finish.
Mouthfeel is dry as expected.
Overall, I was very pleased with this beer. It's well crafted, subtle and refreshing.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

ACBF pour

A-Pours clear, bright yellow and shining. Head, even in the small cup is a large, white mass.

S-A lively, restrained tartness in the nose. Grains and crackers and a bit of coriander. Some citrus and lemons.

T-Starts off with a tart, lemony pinch. The tartness subsides a bit and the pale maltiness and coriander comes out. It finishes with a salty, briny flavor that is oddly refreshing.

M-Light bodied. Crisp and refreshing. High carbonation. The salt adds an element to the feel. Very drinkable.

O-I have been wanting to try this one for a while and I really enjoyed it. The salt is perfectly integrated and it's a solid beer through and through.

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Gose from Lost Nation Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.