Gose | Lost Nation Brewing

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Brewed by:
Lost Nation Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 Cavanaghty
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: Flower and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of sweet/sour citrus with hints of cloves, apples, and wheat.

Overall: Good beer, drinks like a cider with a similar finish.

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Photo of sinclairbeergarden
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can

L- good head, didn't diminish quickly, slightly cloudy decent lacing

S- salty, lemon, light spice

T- salty and lively carbonation do most of the heavy lifting on this one. lemon and coriander come in to play later and lightly.

F- light, salt, easy.

O- super easy drinking summer beer. saltiness is strong but not overpowering. didn't get knocked over with it though. this is a solid beer, def going in the rotation.

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Photo of maximum12
2.82/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to stillmatic2232 for this 16 oz. can, a welcome diversion from the parade of IPAs, stouts, & barleywines…wow, that sounds whiney. Let’s drink.

The pour is a yellow that turns flat faster than the tire on a 1980 Pinto (personal experience - I knew where every ’free air’ sign in St. Paul was). Salt is th eonly thing that touches the nose, but even that is faint & weak.

Lost Nation Gose is meek. The saltiness that defines the style is less than mild, & further diluted by the coriander & a slight sourness. Citrus? Dry. Drinkable.

Neither a good beer for the style nor overall. Sub-mediocre.

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Photo of perogi
4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this on a trip up to Burlington, VT at the Farmhouse. I've only had this beer at tributary brewing in Maine and after an initial "wtf did I just put in my mouth", I grew to love it.

This version of it is extremely drinkable - sour balanced by salt. Give it a try

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

L: pale/dull yellow with a film if head
S: tart salt water.
T: lemon tartness but nothing crazy. Like water lemonade.
F: very drinkable and smooth
O: nothing crazy here, move on.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

From Zombier. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 2x12-13. Very refreshing, with the sea touch, the tartness and some bitterness very well tied. Probably the best gose Ive taken so far. Pretty yellowish colour, but not foam quickly dissapears

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Photo of hgw605
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can picked up today.
L: Semi hazy golden peach.
S: Tart. Lacto. Sulfur.
T: Soft acidic salinity. Sulfuric. even after letting sit.
F: good.
O: Medium thin body. one of my favorite Gose when it is on. Maybe my pallet is of or maybe it i inconsistent.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours pale golden with slight haze, thin fizzy head fades quickly, no lacing. Mild tart lemony aroma. Taste full of citrusy lemon, touch of coriander, nice salty finish. Tart like a gose should be but not overly. Semi soft feel with a crisp dry finish. Tasty one here.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can reveals a very hazy pale gold like color, a slightly aggressive pour yielding a high moderate head.
In the nose, a strong briny and tart aroma stands out. Further in, the aroma mellows and reveals sweet malt.
For sure this brew is sour with a touch of herbs (coriander) as associated with the style. However, there is a nice citrusy sweetness that balances things out. The sweetness then gradually gives way to a dryness that makes the brew super drinkable.
Medium light, tart and refreshing. Overall, a pretty solid Gose.

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Photo of Im4jojo
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

I poured this from a can into a Tulip glass. Upon opening the can, I got the aroma of skunk. This almost turned me off, and I thought "it must be because it was brewed with sea water," then I reread the label: it was brewed with SEA SALT. There's a difference, there!
I'm glad I gave this beer a chance. A hazy blond with natural carbonation, there was little to the head or legs. Slightly tart, maybe a bit grapefruitish. In the fading of a sip, I could taste the coriander. I continued to enjoy this beer to the last sip, but I felt like something was missing . . . not quite sure what, but I know it had to do with taste. Maybe better in a bottle? Will definitely drink again despite this.

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Photo of snilsen13
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours flat, slightly cloudy and has a pale gold color - it looks not so tasty. However, the smell has the expected funk and while not too powerful, it is on target if we're comparing this to authentic European gose. The flavor is also not too powerful - mainly tartness paired with mild funky flavors. It is very prickly, which is complementary to the tartness, but there the element of the sea salt which smoothens out the prickliness with a soft finish. Overall, this is easy drinking and satisfying. I like it overall more than the parts. The commercial description is solid.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In the current craft beer climate its hard to tell the difference between the traditional northern German sour ale. Gose and Berlinerweiss intertwine into a homogenous flavor that rarely differentiates from each other. But with keen attention given to history, tradition and regional customs, the brewers at Lost Nation give us a rare glimpse into the world of Gose in its unadulterated form.

Hazy gold and casting a dainty white foamy cap, the beer leaps right out wits bright citrus, grain, bread, herb and a kiss of the sea. Its juicy grain and malt flavors have a light yeastiness of sourdough and fresh baking bread. Its sweetness is medium-short and extends gently onto the middle palate.

The taste explosion then happens as the sweetness relaxes and the sourness builds. Unleashing the bright and refreshing taste of orange, lemon and green apple, the brisk lactic sourness is slightly wine-like with white grape and moderate acidity adding to the mix. Zesty carbonation keeps the beer's perfumy charm balancing the earthiness of burlap while the beer's saline fullness adds a hint of robustness to the finishing flavor.

Medium-light in body, the beer's wheat, grain and salt addition keeps a sense of fullness while the racy effervescence, mild minty alcohol and moderate sourness trends dry, crisp and refreshing. The beer echoes with damp hay, cellar and sea brine in a short, snappy aftertaste.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy/hazy straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fades down to pretty much nothing

S: Lots of wheat, some salinity, a bit of fruitiness and spices. Light on the coriander. Solid

T: Follows the nose. Lightly tart to start, with notes of the wheat and fruity notes. Salinity is nice and picks up slightly towards the finish. Spiciness and light coriander also pick up towards the finish

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid take on a fairly vague style that is incredibly easy to drink and perfect for hot summer days. Could easily kill a 4-pack over the course of an outdoors day. Definitely worth checking out

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Photo of LeRose
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw-like yellow color that is maybe a bit darker than some other beers of this style. A little bit of haziness. A brief appearance by a foamy white head that quickly disappears.

Aroma - faintly salty and spicy, light citrus, and bread. I did not find the coriander as a distinct presence - more just a general spiciness.

The taste is mildly tart, wonderfully salty, slightly citrus/lemony plus, a vague spice following the nose. Maybe a bit of apple in there, and a very slight bready note.

It is pretty refreshing and light, dry on the finish. A good quencher on a warm day.

I am rapidly becoming a fan of this style - I find a gose to be a great warm day drinker or a good refresher after working up a sweat. Light bodied, low ABV, clean, interesting flavors, and I enjoy the salty aspect. This version is good and available at a reasonable price. Will drink more of this decent representation of a rather vague style category.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wonderful gose. Pours a straw gold with a fluffy head that disappears quickly. Nose of spruce, lemon, lime, hay and ocean. Taste of sea salt, lemon, green apple, and coriander. Moderately tart with a clean, dry finish.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright, cloudy light gold with a massively active white head dying to a soft finger of tiny bubbles that slowly dies down to nearly nothing.

Smell is Toad in a Hole--that is, toast and fried eggs, with some cheddar cheese. Then there are some peanuts. All topped with a zesty lemon hollandaise. It may sound weird, but it's actually quite appetizing.

Flavors of peanut arose first for me, then lemon, red apple, cider, and green grape.

Up front, Lost Nation's Gose is tangy and tart, not too salty, with a little sting on the lips. It has a semi-dry finish, is well carbonated, bubbly and sharp.

This is a really interesting brew--while light and refreshing, it also hits the spot in a weird way.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice looking brew. interesting scent - not really sure what im getting other than sea salt, grains, and light spice. on the palate its briny sea salt, lemony tartness, slight apple note and a bready malt. very clean and refreshing, mouthfeel seems appropriate for the style.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly mellow for an American gose. Only slightly tart. The usual lemon and salinity, but restrained. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Not a ton of depth, but extremely refreshing and crushable.

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Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a chilled can dated 04/07/16. Thanks to Byronic.
Pours rather tame with nice initial head production fading quickly with no residual head after a minute.
Pale straw colour with tinge of orange. Tart funky aroma with salty citrus component. Taste is much the same with the salt brine being a little more of an influence. Faint herbal and citrus flavours. Nicely balanced with a light body and a crisp finish. Overall it's a nice beer that is worth trying if you are into this style of sour.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lost Nation Brewing "Gose"
1 PINT can, "GOSE 05/30/16" on 06/08/16
$10.99/4-PK @ Hannford #08161, Burlington, VT

Appearance: Very hazy yellow gold. A short head of bright white rises up but then drops almost as quickly. Limited lacing as might be expected given the lack of head retention.

Aroma: Salty and subtly briny. Lemon rind. Very mild coriander.

Flavor: Tart and salty with a dusting of coriander and a mild maltiness. If there's anything missing here it's wheat character, but that can be forgiven. It's very nicely balanced and once you get past that first sip or two it's quite accessible. There's barely any bitterness at all, and soft notes of coriander and salt linger in the finish briefly.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and gently crisp.

Overall: Really nicely balanced. Gose can be a difficult style to focus properly because you're dealing with saltiness, spiciness, and tartness - as well as the funkiness that can come with it. They've kept this one clean and that really makes a difference, but they've also avoided going too far with any of its components which keeps it drinkable.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Hazy light yellow with less than a finger of white head.

S - Smells like sea water with oysters. Some lemon and herbal notes.

T - Sea salt is nice and tart with lemon peel and even some lime. Tea leaves, fresh mint, and some doughyness.

F - Light, but full. Refreshing and easy to drink.

O - A standard Gose with good flavor that will go with a hot Summer's day.

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Photo of Kinger22
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear white-yellow color. The smell leads with coriander and some citrus hints. The taste is very citrusy, with notes of sea salt and coriander. Overall it's a tasty summertime beer.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from o hell I can't remember, somewhere in Mass.
Hazy deep yellow color with a smallish but patient bubbly white head. Light lemony tart with a bit of faint bread and light spice on the nose. Lightly tart bready cereal maltiness with a salty undertone. Light lemon and spice. this is far from my favorite style, but I quite enjoyed the subtle complexities in this beer.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated 3/11/16

Pours opaque pale straw, almost like turbid water with a quickly receding frothy white foam head. Smells like tart citrus, sour fruits, wheat, coriander, salty brine, and funk. Tastes like funky tart citrus, sour fruit, green apple, wheat, salty brine, and coriander. Feels light bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. This is my first gose, and I'm not sure if I like the style yet. It'll have to grow on me, but for now I'd say it's a pretty decent brew. Tart, funky, briny, pretty balanced for what it is. Overall, a nice gose.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like lemonade with a white fizzy head.

Aroma of briney salt, coriander and lemon.

Fairly tart up front (lemon?), followed by moderate saltiness, which I prefer. Coriander aftertaste in the mouth after a few seconds which lingers. One of the top 3 Goses Ive had so far.

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