Gose - Lost Nation Brewing

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 57
Gots: 49 | 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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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!

Photo of xnicknj
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
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 skivtjerry
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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.

Photo of TWStandley
2.61/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted like dirty water. Not good at all.

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.

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!

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!

Photo of mountdew1
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of jinan
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
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 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?

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
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 bubseymour
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've had Lost Nation's Gose on 2-3 occasions now from Growlers that have been brought back to MD from Vermont. I've tried 3-4 Gose's now and Lost Nation's is probably the best or one of the best out there. It is the perfect balance of saltiness and tart. A few other Gose's I've sampled were more sour/tart than the Lost Nation one, however the overall flavor profile of Lost Nation's was better. Extremely sessionable and thirst quenching. One of the most delightful summer beers / session beers one could ask for.

Photo of cbutova
4.04/5  rDev -1%
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 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.

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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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.

Photo of Seanniek91
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
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 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.

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.

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Gose from Lost Nation Brewing
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