Lost Nation Brewing

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Lost Nation Brewing
Vermont, United States
Ranked #45
Ranked #10,508
4.01 | pDev: 10.47%
Jul 31, 2022
Jun 04, 2013
Notes: 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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Rated: 3.25 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz can purchased at Shaw's in Manchester. Pours clear, light yellow with plenty of carbonation and bubbles. Tart taste with subtle hops but very refreshing. Not a big fan of the style but this definitely makes me want more.
Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Light haze on a dirty yellow body. Head fizzles away to looking flat, though bubbles can be seen rising through the body and popping nearly immediately on the surface.

Soft, light to moderately tart, with a little sweetness bringing a little extra body. Salt and lime with the lightest vinegar note add to a crackery malt/wheat base. Just a little earthiness, which isn’t so obvious in a colder state. The nose fairly closely matches the taste on the salt and tart side.

The light sweeter note I am getting from this is just throwing it out of line for me. I think it could be a notch better if that weren’t there as I think the tartness would gain just a bit more bite without it. Add to that a less lifeless look, and we’d have a true winner.
Sep 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(16 oz can, no date/code; gifted a cold single... poured into a ~500 ml Gibraltar glass)

L: pale, straw-yellow liquid, slight haze... tall foam stand on pour; took two pours to empty can; foam sizzled away in short order... broken cap; thick, spitty collar

S: nearly pickle brine territory: spicing and saline funk; just missing garlic

T: pickle brine, flavors match the aromas, plus a grainy/floury, crackery malt foundation, the wheatiness of which lingers loud in the aftertaste... perhaps a mellow peppery warmth in the aftertaste

F: moderate effervescence and tart bite up front, with that spicy, peppery warmth prickling the palate long after each sip

O: my buddy hooked it up the other day; three tasty beers from a VT haul, with this one being as good if not better than the others... one of the more moreish Gose I've encountered (1812)
Sep 03, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by cd34 from Illinois

Jun 24, 2021
Rated: 3.68 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by cdpowers from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I used to really love this beer and call it one of my favorites. Several years latter, however, I'm finding it a bit lackluster, though still an enjoyable beer, especially at the end of a sunny work day.
Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Hazy pale yellow with a thin wispy head and no lacing.

S: A beautiful complex of grain, citrus, and hay. A slight sulfurous note is there, reminds me of kala namak.

T/M: Very crisp, tart, salty, and a big malty flavor. Some mild funkiness as well, it all blends well and results in a super refreshing flavor.

Overall: A very tasty brew, my main beer that I have enjoyed for the past three or four months. I will be drinking a lot of it this summer.
Mar 03, 2021
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Rated by The_Beer_Guru from New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Subtle sour taste with lots of sea salt.
Jan 30, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this at some restaurant in downtown Burlington in October 2019.

Pours a cloudy yellow with 1/2" white head, looks similar to a good looking hefeweizen. Aroma smacks of all the traditional gose notes: big time coriander and salt push over a salinity laden tartness.

Taste is quite nice, I think there is prolly a tad more coriander than I prefer, but if there is any style of beer I can handle a greater magnitude of coriander in (compared to say a hefeweizen since that style was mentioned earlier) it would be a gose, so this is still plenty good despite that aspect of my palate desires. Still hits refreshing. Also a higher than average amount of saltiness, but I mean, that is why you brought gose to the dance is it not?

Its not like that is all there is to the beer, there is a little bit of a grapefruit like bitterness and residual taste/mouth feel to it. I liked it, can't remember what I had for dinner, but this paired just fine with it (I also had a SNPA bc old habits die hard) .
May 15, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can.

Pours a cloudy straw color with a large, sudsy white head. Modest retention with a few spots of lacing.

Strong citrusy aroma. Grainy, with plenty of salinity. Spicy, herbal coriander is present.

The flavor has lots of grapefruit and lemon zest. Cereal grains and very faint tartness. The sea salt coats the palate subtly but nicely.

Light body with moderately high carbonation. Prickly, with a slight lingering tartness. Highly drinkable.

Overall, this is a great Gose style beer, and perhaps pretty close to the standard. It has everything you want and expect whilst remaining drinkable and refreshing.
Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by osheamatth from New York

Aug 14, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by wc94wc from California

Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thin white head without much retention, the yellow liquid more gauzy than hazy. Sour nose of grains, grapefruit, the sea salt more present than the coriander, a brief lactic note, not much fruit presence. Medium to full-bodied, tart but not all that biting and arguably smoother than could be expected. Really salty here, pushes everything to the background. Lemon to white grapefruit citrus, maybe some star fruit or nectarine. Given its weight easy to drink albeit the more you sip the drier the palate becomes. Nicely done.
Jun 19, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Mar 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Amendm from Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16-oz. can (11/29/18) needed a hard pour to reach a half finger of white soapy froth with short retention and sliding spots of lace. Pale straw color, cloudy and semi-opaque.
Tart and sharply sour smell of wet wheat and faint sour milk.
The taste begins sour with low bitterness, coriander replaces hops, light saltiness.
Wheaty malt smooths out the middle. Tangy citrus is rushed along by latent carbonation.
The semi-dry finish lasts, a bit more salty and bitter. Sourness, salt and spice linger a while.
Light bodied, plenty of carbonation in reserve. Refreshing easy drinker, semi-smooth.
At 1st I was put off by the looks and smell, however this beer matches style guideline so well. The more I drink this beer the more I enjoy, last of the 4-pack.
Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 3.37 by caffeinelogic from New York

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by BallsDeep from Florida

Feb 06, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Feb 03, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by crobinso from Colorado

Jan 15, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by yuno from New York

Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus from Vermont

Dec 21, 2018
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Drank from a can dated 9/10/18.

Yellow color with white head. Drank directly from the can in Alchemist tradition.

Excellent and very drinkable Gose. Tastes of spice (coriander) as well as some saltiness.

Overall super good beer and very drinkable.
Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.47 by 802hlake from Vermont

Sep 28, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by krome from Illinois

Sep 06, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by emerge077 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by Xxambersky89 from New York

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Aug 11, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by Dogboywonder from New York

Jul 25, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by pbryan from Michigan

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by ADTaber from South Carolina

May 20, 2018
Rated: 4 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

May 19, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by eluvah from New York

May 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

May 03, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Didier from New Hampshire

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Mar 31, 2018
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