Tag Archives: Gose

824. Lost Nation Brewing The Wind

Lost Nation The WindI travel to Vermont often and for the past couple of years we have made the trip out for Hill Farmstead’s Festival of Farmhouse Ales a two day trip spending the night in Montpelier on Friday and then heading to Hill on Saturday for the event. Each time we spent a significant amount of time (and money) at Three Penny Taproom eating and drinking some great beer. The highlight of this years trip to Three Penny was The Wind from Lost Nation. Before going to Three Penny I had no idea this beer even existed but after having it I knew I had to find some bottles. Fortunately a few months later Lost Nation released another batch and I made a point to visit the brewery to grab some bottles.

For those that don’t know The Wind is Lost Nation’s Gose dry hopped with Citra and grapefruit added. Their Gose is excellent by itself but add some more hops and grapefruit and it makes it even better. Appearance is a pale yellow with a thick white head that disappeared quickly leaving a small rim around the glass, pretty typical of the gose style. Aroma give you a nice mix of citrus and grapefruit, no real surprise there. The Citra hops are essentially lost in the flavor leaving a tasty gose with plenty of grapefruit. Carbonation is low but seems intentional.

This beer is every bit as refreshing as the original Gose and bit more flavorful with the grapefruit coming through nicely. Excellent beer and if someone out there happens to have the Brett version of this beer let me know as I would really like to try it.
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Alcohol Content: ??% ABV
Calories: ???
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Brewers Website: Lost Nation Brewing
Brewers Description: 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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815. Deciduous Brewing Aggregation

Deciduous Brewing AggregationI have been really enjoying the variety of low ABV and very flavorful beers being introduced by many breweries which includes several gose style beers. Aggregation from Deciduous may be the lowest ABV gose so far at only 2.4% ABV.

Love the clean pale yellow of this beer with only a small halo of a head, pretty typical of the gose style. Aroms is a great mix of spice and lemon. Taste is slightly tart with more lemon than coriander and very little salt coming through.

A super easy drinking beer that you can enjoy any time of day and also have more than one without having to worry about driving home. Really excellent beer and looking forward to trying Cumulation their gose at 4.5% ABV. 
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Flavorful and low ABV
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Alcohol Content: 2.4% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Deciduous Brewing (Facebook page)
Brewers Description: Our interpretation of a Table Gose. Brewed with acidulated malts, 60% white wheat, fresh coriander from Stock & Spice in Portsmouth, NH, and sea salt varieties from Salt Cellar in Portsmouth, NH. Think a gentle lemonade made with Moroccan preserved lemons.

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797. Barreled Souls Brewing Space Gose

Barreled Souls Space GoseSpace Gose is a beer that Barreled Souls often brings to brewfests and it is always a big hit. The first time I had it was at the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp brewfest in July 2014 and then again at Baxter Brewing’s brewfest in Lewiston this year. I sent many people to their booth to try it and all reported back that it was one of their favorite beers at the fest. One of the last times I was at the brewery they had it available for growler fills so I brought one home to share with my wife who also loves Space Gose.

Appearance is a deep orange gold color with almost no head or lacing but that is typical of the style. Aroma has lots of coriander, pepper and a bit of lemon. Taste is very nice mix of those same spices, lemon zest and a light tart finish. Gose is such an interesting style and while this one is not as tart as Westbrook Brewing Gose it is still very good and something you should try. Also Barreled Souls brewery is one of the coolest spots to visit so stop in if you are in the Saco area.
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Alcohol Content: 4.9% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Barreled Souls
Brewers Description: Our variation on traditional Leipziger Gose, a tart and slightly sour ale made with 80% wheat malt and accented with coriander, Maine sea salt and lemon zest.

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697. Tributary Brewing Gose

Tributary Brewing GoseI will be the first to admit that I am far from a style expert. Ultimately I like what I like and if it is not to style that does not bother me. Gose is one of those styles that not many breweries are making so my experience is limited. My favorite is Westbrook’s which is probably an extreme example of the style as it is very tart and salty.

This one from Tributary is on the other side of the scale and drinks more like a hefeweizen than what I think of when someone says gose. Appearance is a nice cloudy orange color with a decent white head. The little growler retained the carbonation better than the large one did.

Aroma and taste again are similar to your standard hefeweizen with a nice light fruit character and some coriander. Finish is clean and very refreshing. Tributary’s Gose might be a good introduction to the style for those that are not familiar with a gose with its very low salt and almost no sourness. I would prefer a more tart and salty brew.
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Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
Calories: ???
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Brewers Website: Tributary Brewing
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537. Westbrook Brewing Gose

Westbrook GoseCrooked Stave was the first brewery on my list when I attended The Festival and Westbrook Brewing was the other. I was really impressed by this Gose and their Mexican Cake and ended up grabbing a bottle of this at Lois’ Natural Foods in Scarborough after The Festival.

Like the Gose from Lost Nation this one pours a nice cloudy yellow with almost no head and no lacing. Aroma was a bit odd with some lemon but also something odd that I can’t place. Probably the only reason this didn’t get more than four stars as everything else was great. It is quite possible that is how a gose is supposed to smell but I have not had many so can’t really judge that.

Taste is where this one really stands out with a very nice sour lemon and slightly funky taste. This combined with the salt adds another layer of complexity but also makes the beer very refreshing. Westbrook starting canning this beer and I can see why as it would make a great beer to bring to the beach, have while or after mowing the lawn or really any other outdoor activity. Excellent beer that if you have not tried you should track one down as you will not be disappointed. 
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Very flavorful and refreshing
Cons: Odd aroma?
Alcohol Content: 4.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 5
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Brewers Website: Westbrook Brewing
Brewers Description: This is our interpretation of Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), a traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style is making a comeback.

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529. Lost Nation Gose

Lost Nation GoseI believe this is my first review of a Gose (pronounced Gose-uh). If you have not had a gose in the past you should certainly give them a try. It is an old German style beer with a low ABV and a salty taste. They are also typically a bit sour and have almost no hop bitterness (this beer has an IBU of 8).

Lost Nation is a small brewery in Morrisville VT, they are actually located in a space previously occupied by Rock Art. I will do a separate post on my trip to the brewery as it is quite  unique. After trying their Gose at the brewery I grabbed a growler to go. Love the rustic look of their logo and looks great on the growler.

The beer is very light in color with almost no head – I guess this is typical of the style as all three have looked the same. Tart lemon and slightly sour smell but in a very good way. Taste is where this one excels with a tangy lemon/orange with the slightly salty. Very refreshing beer and the 64 ounce growler was gone too quickly. Will certainly make Lost Nation a regular stop on future visits to Vermont.
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Unique style and very refreshing
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Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 8
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Brewers Website: Lost Nation Brewing
Brewers 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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