Gose | Lost Nation Brewing

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Brewed by:
Lost Nation Brewing
Vermont, United States | website

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.

Added by bobv on 06-04-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
748
Avg:
4
pDev:
29%
 
 
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65
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Photo of Im4jojo
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -9.3%
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 +3.8%
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 -0.2%
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 -6.3%
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 rorykanderson
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright, cloudy light gold with 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 +2.5%
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 -5.3%
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 +0.2%
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 -1.8%
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 -4.8%
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%
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%
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 -4.3%
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 +5.8%
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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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall cans into pint glasses:

Appearance: hazy straw-yellow, with a very active carbonated body. Carries a sudsy, small white head on top, with little lacing. Dissipates rather quickly into a thin ring of foam.

Aroma: some briny salt aroma, lots of tart citrus and some apple peel. Not puckeringly tart at all, the sour scent is soft and subtle.

Taste: really nice and refreshing. Soft, lemony wheat flavor at first, followed by a moderate amount of tartness. Lemon, a touch of apple....and it finishes with a nice, briny flavor. Very light, subtle Flavors, and an excellent representation of the style.

Feel: moderate to high carbonation, which definitely elevates the Flavors here. Light, crisp, and refreshing.

Overall: a really delicious gose. I'd buy it again in a second if it was available in Rhode Island.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can. Pours a cloudy straw color with an inch of head. The aroma is funky sour tartness with some light orange peel and sea salt. Tastes kind of like apple juice but tart with light salty notes towards the end. Finishes with some coriander, tart apple juice, pear and wheat notes. Light and crisp. Overall, solid Gose.

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Photo of Pierre_Pressure
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Light cider color with a decent head on it. Head collapses quickly leaving behind little to no lacing. I cannot see my hand through it even when held up to light.
S: Light citrus notes; crisp refreshing aroma.
T: Some tartness up front followed by a strong wheaty flavor which lingers a bit.
F: Good carbonation, crisp and dry; really enjoyable.
O: This is not a must have to me, but it is worth picking up from time to time. Definitely a solid beer here.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Comes in a cloudy, straw color with a bubbly white head, that soons dies down into a thin ring that leaves some spotty lacing.
The aroma is Lemon Warheads, lemonade, wheat, briney water, and a touch of grapefruit. It smells tart and refreshing.
Up front, it's unsweetened lemonade and lemon zest. Then comes a touch of salt to liven things up and make the mouth water. You get some cracker, wheat, and yeasty malt backbone. The finish ends with more lemon, grass, bubblegum, and a lingering tartness.
The mouthfeel is more like medium, which is awesome for the style. Crisply carbonated and quaffable.

This is a great gose. This is a more wheat-forward interpretation that is very enjoyable.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a cloudy light amber with a huge bubbly head, which slowly dissipates. Slightly sour, funky smell. The mouth is assaulted by the sour flavor with lemon accents. Enticing! Yum!

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Photo of ELS
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Lost Nation. I paired this beer with a rare tuna dish with a vinegar forward salad and slaw and it was perfect. The light citrus lemon of the beer cut through the acidic food. I tasted a light salt and coriander which was present in just the right amounts. The mouthfeel was superb cleansing my palette and was so refreshing. I don't consider myself an expert at this style but this is definitely the best gose I've ever had.

I had this beer again out of a can. Although I still consider this to be an excellent Gose, it lost a little bit of flavor and the mouthfeel seemed thinner. Lowering scores a quarter point for taste, feel and overall.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 03/15/16 notes. On tap at Valhalla in NYC.

A very good gose; easy to drink and find in the city. Lightly tart and funky, crisp and clean. Considering how easy it is to find, a beer I'll definitely have again.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a cloudy straw color a couple shades darker than lemonade with some white floating particles. The head is 1.5 fingers, fizzy and bright white. Retention is the best I've ever seen for a gose. It eventually fades to a small ring around the edge, but it takes quite a bit longer than normal. Lacing is minimal with a few spots here and there. Smell is lemon zest, coriander, tart and a slight funk. Taste is similar. I'm usually not the biggest fan of coriander and this beer has a lot of it, but it works extremely well. Taste starts off with lemon and tart, but the coriander and a bit of salinity cut through nicely and make for a very balanced finish. Feel is very light with great carbonation. Super drinkable. Overall an awesome beer. Also love the fact this gose is in a 16oz can because it is so refreshing that 12oz just isn't enough.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a cloudy medium straw color with a medium head

S: Some pear-like tartness, lots of yeast, wheat and a pinch of salt.

T: A nice yeastiness, mild tartness and some musky sweaty salt. Short yeasty tart finish with some wheat. Great drinkability.

F: Medium-light body with abundant carbonation and a slightly slick mouthfeel.

Thoughts: A better-than-average gose. Good yeasty wheat flavors and nice restraint with the sourness and saltiness make this a very drinkable beer.

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Gose from Lost Nation Brewing
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