are those who say “If you’ve had one gose, you’re had them all.” I
understand that line of thinking, but I do not completely agree with it.
While most of the gose beers I’ve tried have been quite similar, I can
differentiate between them. Lost Nation Gose is neither the worst nor
the best brew of the style I’ve had – it’s right there in the middle,
for that’s worth.
I poured a 16oz can into a tulip glass. It was canned on 8/17/15 and cost $2.65 ($0.17 per ounce). Thanks to Jon H. for the can!
Appearance: Pale whitish yellow. Extremely hazy with no visible
carbonation. Initially pours to a large, brilliant white foamy head,
though it eventually dissipates completely and leaves no lacing.
Smell: A mild lemonade-like scent of citrus and tartness. Wheat is noticeable, too.
Taste: When drinking a gose, I notice that the beer tastes different at
the end than it does from the beginning. At first, this beer it quite
tart and salty, but after a few swigs, both of those qualities seem to
diminish. Lightly salty up front with some lemon peel flavor underneath.
There’s a general wheaty flavor to the body, which is nice as it’s not
distracting. As it crests there’s a mild lacto tartness which lingers
momentarily as it goes down. The coriander and salt are noticeable in
the aftertaste, but fade quickly.
Drinkability: A beer like this should be refreshing on a hot summer’s
day and that’s exactly how I drank it. The mouthfeel is noticeably thin
and crisp, but does not feel paper thin. It becomes a little flat after
about halfway through. At 4.5% ABV, Lost Nation Gose is arguably
sessionable, though I think one pint can would satisfy me. It’s