The Wind
Lost Nation Brewing

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Style:
Leipzig Gose
Ranked #20
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,790
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 7.33%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
252
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Lost Nation Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  14
Gots
  40
SCORE
94
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The WindThe Wind
Notes: Introducing our latest bottled beer, The Wind. The Wind is our classic Gose dry hopped with Citra hops and grapefruit. Some of you may have had this beer in the past as a cask beer. Well we liked it so much that we figured out how to bottle it.
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PSanger from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had it on cask. With room temperature you can reach taste the perfect balance between citrus and that sour tang. Nice beer with a great grapefruit tart. Well done.

Sep 20, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, VT.

This one pours a light and slightly hazy yellow color, with a small head, and a litle bit of lacing.

This smells like sour and tart grapefruit, lemon zest, and light acidity.

The regular Lost Nation Gose is pretty exemplary, and this is a pretty fantastic variant. It's briney, like the base beer, but with a more heavy citrus aspect- mainly juicy and tart, with a lingering lemon acidity.

This is pretty light bodied, but super crisp and very drinkable.

Lost Nation continues to be one of the more underrated Vermont breweries.

Aug 06, 2018
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Bier82 from New York

3.11/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look, hazy, light yellow.
Smell, very herbal almost smokey smell (weird)).
Taste, sour up front followed by a long herbal, earthy, and citrus after taste,
Feel, almost chewy but crisp.
Overall, compared to what everyone else is saying I'm hoping this beer is old (though it just came out in my city), because I am struggling to drink this down,

Jul 14, 2018
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned four months ago.

L -- Pours a lovely moderately hazed golden color with a two-finger eggshell white head produced with gentle pour. Great retention and some lacing -- much prettier than most goses out there. I've said it about all other Lost Nation canned offerings I've tried and I'll say it again here: the can design is second to none
S -- The citra character has held up well. Orange, grapefruit, lemon, perfumey floral, tangerine, bready malt, wheat, touch of sulfur
T -- The age of the can is more apparent here. Still has a good amount of hop character, but it's primarily woodsy,floral, and dried citrus peel. The lemony saltiness of the base gose is also apparent, but not as much as in their standard version
F -- Crisp and easy drinking. Light mouthfeel, highly effervescent
O -- My favorite gose to date. Still super drinkable and refreshing, but with the very welcome complexities of a citra dry hop. I hope this becomes more regularly available and I can find a fresher can to try

87/100

Apr 10, 2018
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cavedave from New York

4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy white gold with a generous off white topper that ends as skim island and thick ring. some pretty lace remains on glasss.

Full aroma gose, with grapefruit, rounded tart, lemon, general citrus pith, overripe stone fruit, and light brine. As it raises to nose a few times I get hints of vinous.

Pretty faithful taste painting of flavors in aroma. Bright, strong, extremely well balanced, delicious. Nicely tart with complex display that doesn't overpower. Just briny enough.

Low carb. nicely soft on palate, very refreshing, light/med. viscosity, excellent finish.

Prob. my favorite gose, though LN regular gose is awesome too. Highly recommended.

Mar 28, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy pale yellow with a light transparency enough to allow some carbonation to be seen rising. A one finger white foamy head started and hung around for a good minute. Lacing is spotty yet foamy here and there. The smell had a huge amount of grapefruit running into sweet to bitter citrus rind. Sweet pulp of grapefruit smacks a super light pine underneath. Sour citrus is really light. The taste takes all of the previously mentioned flavors and melds nicely. Salt is barely there, so it tastes even more refreshing than other goses. Sticky bitter to sour lemon /grapefruit aftertaste leads into the finish. On the palate, it runs light and refreshing subjugation my tongue to sticky sour sweetness. Personally, it feels great to me. Overall, as much as I like this beer for what it is to me and what Lost Nation did with it, I can’t quite right call this a true gose. To me, it’s a really good Berliner Weisse.

Jun 11, 2017
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color Gose with a nice white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some citrusy notes and light fresh grapefruit notes are also noticeable. Taste is a mix of tart notes with some floral citrusy notes, light grapefruit notes and some very faint bitter notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Solid take on the style, very refreshing and something I wish I could drink more often.

Feb 27, 2017
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metter98 from New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy (nearly cloudy) pale yellow in color and poured with just a thin ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of orange juice and grapefruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is very citrusy, with flavors of grapefruit and tangerines along with notes of sourness and saltiness.
M: It feels light-bodied and very tart on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This gose is really hopped up and is packed with lots of citrusy aromas and flavors. Nonetheless, it still fits the style with the sourness, saltiness, tartness, and light body. It is extremely easy to drink.

Serving type: growler

Jan 12, 2017
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Jerty from New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A friend of mine gave me a bottle of this as a gift. I don't want to open it because I feel like it has to be for a special occasion. LUCKILY, I was able to try it on tap at a bar in Burlington! After trying it I will especially wait to enjoy the bottle I have of this because it is delicious and easily one of the best Gose's you can get right now!

Jan 03, 2017
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kalosjakar from Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like lemonade in a glass, with fizzy/foamy head.

Aroma: yeast, citra, citrus, grapefruit, exotic fruits, slight briny note.

Taste: slight salt, mild tartness. perfect balance between the two. citrus, lemon in the middle with a grapefruit finish.

Feel: the best Gose I've had.

Nov 10, 2016
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Dope from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No bottling date that I can see, but released recently.

A: The cloudiest pale gold pour you've ever seen. Crazy huge white head that fizzes like soda and dissipates pretty quickly. No lacing at all.

S: Very citrusy. Lots of lemons and grapefruits. Hints of tropical fruits and some saltiness there too.

T: Huh. Lemons and grapefruit up front again. Really juicy grapefruit. A bit of tropical fruits and spicy pine but not a ton. Touch of soft wheat, just a little bit. Salty on the back end.

M: Light, crisp and a touch salty.

O: Nice hopped gose. Grapefruit is juicy and refreshing. Almost no tartness to this at all though it is a bit salty. Ultra crisp, dry and thirst-quenching. Really hits the spot. Perfect summer beer.

Oct 24, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is amazing stuff, a nice twist on their already excellent base gose. this is done with citra hops and grapefruit, and both of these added elements really contribute something special, both separately and together. the hops are pungent in the aroma, really lemony and tangy almost with the sourness of the base beer. they are fresh and clean, and really add a needed layer. the grapefruit smells sharp and tart and fresh, also quite prominent. this is a little hazier and a little headier than i remember the base beer ever being, although this is from the bottle and i have only ever had the gose on tap. huge rising head on this, great retention. the citra hops love the lactic sourness, and there is an herbal coriander element that they seem to bring out more of. grapefruit is the right mix of necessary bitterness and juicy freshness, adding more acidity and a summery vibe to the mix. this is incredibly good beer, with more funk than most of these have and not so much sourness that its not real drinkable. carbonated perfectly, this was a fantastic bottle of beer. i wish they were more widely available. this is without question the best fruited gose style i have come across, the hops really make it distinct. very well done!

Aug 06, 2016
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle pours a super hazy pale golden color with over an inch and a half of frothy white head. No lacing. Really fruity aroma. Tons of fruit in the aroma of course. Grapefruit, lemon, mango, melon, and some coriander. The taste is tart and salty as expected but also some mango and grapefruit. Wheaty towards the finish with some bread crusts ands bit more fruit. Tons of carbonation but still has a light mouthfeel. Easy to drink with a good deal of fruit flavor. Overall, worth seeking out.

Jul 20, 2016
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taps at the Hangar, Amherst MA.

A- Very cloudy pale straw golden body to a pint glass. A half finger foamy, puffy white head falls slowly to a small ring. No lacing but probably the glass.

S- The great Lost Nation Gose base with the balance of clean lactic acidity and herbal spices. Lemony, coriander, bready cracked pale grains, slight pink pepprcornn fruity hops and floral hints.

T- Fairly sour lactic acid is certainly the star of the show here as the Citra combines with it to make for a passionfruit feel. Wheaty, coriander, NaCl at a medium level, floral and herbal hints and a touch of citrus.

MF- Puffy and frothy consistency builds on the palate of a light end body. Moderate level of carbonation and a fairly sour finish.

Add a great touch of citrus and tropical fruits to a fantastic Gose base. Cant go wrong.

Jul 14, 2016
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lost Nation Brewing "The Wind"
25.4 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, corked and caged. No apparent freshness dating.
$13.74 @ Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT


"The Wind" is Lost Nation's "Gose" dry hopped with Citra hops and grapefruit so I won't really go into the basic beer other than to say that I've found much better head retention and a softer mouthfeel in this package. Perhaps there's a little bit more yeast that's allowed it to carb just a little more, and then remains in the mouthfeel... ? I don't know, but I noticed it immediately, and I liked it.

Moving forward, in the aroma the grapefruit comes through clear and fresh, bold and bright. It's like holding a piece of grapefruit in my hand. I'm not sure about the Citra hops. I'm sure they're there, adding to and supporting the grapefruit, but for me at least, they just can't find their way past.

Ahhh, the Citra hops do appear in the flavor though, lending a kind of melon and mango note, and perhaps some apricot or peach. There's some lemon as well, not sure where that's coming from, it might just be the base gose. Overall this seems a little less tart as well, although I can't figure out how that would be. Even if the grapefruit watered it down, grapefruit is pretty tart itself!

In conclusion, I felt that the straightforward gose is a great beer, basic and drinkable, but lacking something that could make it more magical, and that's exactly what's gone on here. The appearance, the mouthfeel, the subtly softer tartness, and the enhanced complexity all combine to make it special (and here I thought I'd be disappointed that I paid so much more for something that was only minorly better, or perhaps on par)!

Jun 16, 2016
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PHBoiler from Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The Citra and grapefruit jump out of the glass when paired with the base Gose. The aromatics translate directly into the flavor as well. Slightly juicy and slightly bitter. A balance against the sharpness of the Gose.

Jun 13, 2016
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JMUbrewz from Virginia

3.29/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Wow, so I've had some bad luck with Lost Nation so far. The draft I've had was all great, but this is my 2nd WAYYYY over-carbed bottle from them. It gushed as soon as I popped the cork, and had a "nooo, not again moment." I had a bottle of the original gose about a year ago and had the exact same issue. Anyways, this beer was impossible to pour without 3/4 of a glass of foam. Utterly undrinkable at this point, I swirled my glass around for 15 minutes just to kill some of the carb, but the beer still wasn't quite right. Some tart lemon and breadiness was present, but no citra or grapefruit through the fizz, unfortunately. Very disappointing for a $14 bomber that I searched for at several stores when I was in VT this past April.

Just to continue my rant, I've also had a 4 pack of Gose cans and singles of the Mosaic PA and Galaxy IPA. The 4 pack actually seemed undercarbed, and the hoppy singles were buttery...

I'm so very confused that this happened with both bombers I've had from LN. My experiences reek of serious quality control issues, yet I haven't seen this issue raised in the forums or on other reviews. Perhaps I'll give them another shot, but I'm certainly done wasting my money on their bombers.

Jun 06, 2016
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

25 oz bottle purchased in April at CBC Waterbury. No bottling date, but they say it was recent and I trust them. Poured into Carton Dubviant glass.

L: Big foamy head with long retention, spotty lacing, and a bit of cap and ring action. Beer is a cloudy pale yellow; it looks exactly like grapefruit juice.

S: Grapefruit, the muted tropical fruit smell of citra hops (more mango and pineapple than anything), a bit of lemon, coriander, sea salt

T: Lots of grapefruit and lemon, but not sour, some coriander, a bit of the brininess characteristic of a Gose (needs to warm a bit to get some of this).

F: Light body, heaviest carbonation I've ever had in a beer, but I think that's on purpose and balance-wise it works for crispness, drinkability, and drying. No ABV listed on bottle, but it feels like the ~4.5% of their base Gose, so this is very sessionable.

O: Now I wish I'd bought more of them. Next trip to Vermont. This is really quite good, certainly the best (modified) Gose I've had and I like the base Gose this is built from as well.

Jun 04, 2016
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sweetcell from Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pale yellow. the high (over) carbonation resulted in my first pour being 20% liquid and 80% head. final pour had a ton of sediment in it, really turbid.
Aroma: huge citra nose
Taste: grapefruit, mild tartness (at the low end even for a gose).
Mouthfeel: the high carbonation (4 vols? more?) kept this beer dancing on my tongue.
Overall: best gose i've had in the past year if not longer.

May 21, 2016
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Lost Nation brewery.
Serves up a big straw color with a finger of head.
Aromas are hay, yeast and some mild barnyard funk, lots of citrus as well.
Flavors are a nice mix of juicy citrus and some mellow tartness as well.
Mouthfeel was excellent and it paired well with the Cubano sandwich I enjoyed.
Overall, an excellent beer. Best I've had from Lost Nation.

May 06, 2016
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SABERG from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on draft at the brewery, with an amazing dinner.
A - Bright straw yellow, hazy and capped fully with big froth, relentless carbonation.
S - Grapefruit skins, lemons, ocean salts.
T - Straight from the nose, big tart start, lots of citrus bitterness fights of gose base.
M - Thin in body, exceedingly tart, carbonation is so vibrant,
O - A delightfully fun beer, super light and tart, quite nice.

Apr 23, 2016
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AlpacaAlpaca from New York

4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A prickly, ripe, and peculiar beer. It's kind of hard to nail down. It hit different notes in different sips, and kind of jolted between the dry hop feel and the musty fruit feel. It was definitely one of the most interesting beer experiences I've had lately. It begged consideration, and had the goods to make said consideration worth it.

If the carbonation was toned down a bit, the rating would be higher. Still, very nice!

Mar 25, 2016
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thepenguin from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours almost all head, too overactive to get a full pour. Color is a very turbid white straw, with a very large white head. So murky you can’t make out your hand on the other side of the glass.

S: Some mild funk and citrus with lots of wheat, cracked grain, soap and musty yeast. Pretty muted overall.

T: A lot brighter and more flavorful than the aroma would let on. Nice salinity with some tartness upfront. Fruity and yeasty with a strong bitter citrus character. Finish is slightly salty with bitter grapefruit rind. This version is a lot more funky and bitter than the base beer.

F: Light bodied and effervescent, with very heavy carbonation and a decidedly foamy mouthfeel.

Thoughts: After reviewing three beers from Lost Nation, I’m still on the fence about this brewery – they show plenty of promise and I like the direction of their lineup, particularly with its emphasis on goses, but their products need some refinement, consistency and a more conscientious approach to recipe formation. Although flavorful, this beer was way overcarbonated, way too cloudy and lacking in aroma.

Mar 17, 2016
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chrishiker1409 from New York

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: A cloudy hazy golden yellow. Poured with almost a full glass of bubbly white head. It took multiple pours to fill the glass. Left a little lacing.

S: You can really smell the citra hops. Then you start to get the lemon and grapefruit.

T: Some salt, lemon. Tart. A little grapefruit. A slight bitterness in the end.

F: Highly carbonated. Medium bodied.

O: A different take on a gose, but easily one of the best I've had. A bit expensive. Wish I lived near the brewery.

Feb 01, 2016
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 1/29/16

A: Pale gold with some hints at tangerine, some straw around the edges - hazy - pours with a large, frothy, white head, slowly fades to a solid, small, white cap, maintains a medium collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Essentially, it smells like Lost Nation's Gose, except with an explosion of citrus - some really nice orange, tangerine, and grapefruit flesh, juice, and rind - straight-up grapefruit peel and grapefruit slices - some funk with some wheat, lemon - lots of Lost Nation's yeast - light spice, grass, pepper - bready, with some bread dough, pale grains

T: Funky, lightly salted grapefruit - massive amounts of citrus, partially from the Citra, but mostly from the actual grapefruit included - big, oily grapefruit flesh, oil, zest, and rind - some lighter orange, tangerine, and a touch of melon from the hops - some yeasty funk, with some tartness, touch of lemon - moderate amount of salt, more less overpowered by the citrus - pepper, grass, and some herbal notes - bready with some pale malts and some wheat bread

M: Medium body, very smooth, medium carbonation, dry finish - I will also note that the carbonation in this corked and caged bottle is way better than the canned version off Lost Nation Gose

O: Eating a grapefruit on the beach

Lost Nation Gose is clearly a lovely base for fruit. I've had this on cask with raspberries, which was lovely. The Wind, which features Citra and grapefruit, is also an improvement on the base. It works very well. This might be the most well-rounded beer I've had from Lost Nation.

Jan 30, 2016
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 252 ratings