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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 25
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-17-2012

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Ratings: 408 | Reviews: 144
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Photo of oberon
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Only the second Gose I have had to date...that I can remember.Poured into a weizen glass a deep golden with a large sticky white crown that settles ever so slowly leaving multiple "globs" of lace behind.Aromas are very clean with lightly toasted wheat malt and some mineral,that's about it.Flavors are also somewhat clean with mild toastiness and mineral notes,the finish has a real shot of briney saltiness and gives the beer some character.It's not bad it is refreshing but not anything to really write home about,I would not seek it out again but would not turn it down if offered either.

Photo of MadScientist
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: a medium amber with good clarity. The head is off-white made of fine bubbles with decent retention.

S: A moderate spicy and slightly lemony hops aroma with a medium amount of peach and orange fruity esters. There is some low malt sweetness aroma.

T: There is a medium malt sweetness with a bit of caramel like character. A medium-strong fruit flavor that seems yeast derived being mostly oranges and a bit pithy with a medium-low hops bitterness. The balance is somewhat bitter. The finish is off-dry with an aftertaste of hops bitterness and orange peel.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with a lot of weight on the palate from the salt. There is a medium strong level of carbonation.

O: A fruit and somewhat malty beer like oranges mixed with a bit of the peel some caramel and light bit of spice. Not a bad beer at all defiantly off the beaten path and worth the try.

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In my pint glass this beer was a bright copper color with a small white head.

It had a grassy, outdoorsy aroma. There was a bit of spice in the aroma. It was rather bland.

A heavy dose of coriander in the taste. Some wheat. The spice was way too heavy.

Not too pleasant mouthfeel. I thought it had a very metallic aftertaste.

This gose was for the birds.

Photo of warnerry
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a mostly clear orange/ brown liquid with one finger of off-white head. Head fades pretty quickly and leaves only scant lacing.

S - Huge whiff of coriander, followed by wheat bread, a touch of lemon and some mineral aroma.

T - Has elements of a witbier, mostly the coriander and wheat, but then clearly goes in a different direction with the subtle mineral flavor, and a slughtly soapy flavor. Also a touch of lemon throughout. Pretty good and interesting, but not a style I would want very often.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a spicy dry finish.

O - My first gose. Has some good things going on, but at the same time doesn't make me want to seek out others in the style.

Photo of Jason
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bottle with no freshness date but suggests that the beer is cellar worthy.

LOOK: Massive head that does not want to move, hazed over orange amber

SMELL: Coriander, lemon pith, mineral, earthy, bready, slightly toasted grain, hop oil, spicy

TASTE: Coriander, star fruit, margarine, slightly soapy, bitter, citric zest, grainy, earthy, semi-dry finish

Flavors seem a bit lost / muddled. Does get a bit soapy which makes it more difficult to drink. Glad they tried this style but this one needs some work IMO.

Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, high carbonation, orange-gold yellow in color, clear

Smell: orange, wheat, and citrus

Taste: orange, wheat, citrus, and salt at the end

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, sweet with a salty aftertaste, medium-high carbonation

Overall: I really appreciate Sam Adams or anyone tackling this style. That said this tastes like a Leinie's Sunset Wheat with a salty aftertaste. The salt I find to be the most interesting thing about this beer and wish it was more present. Not a bad beer, but I think this could use a bit more refining. There have been more complex and better beers in the small batch series.

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and lemons in it, as well as some salt. The flavor has some toffee and biscuit malt. There is also a bit of saltiness and some very light tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I haven't had a lot of goses, but this one was as good or better than the other ones I have tried.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: Golden amber color with a slight haze, not quite clear. About three fingers of white head that lasted sveral minutes leaving some mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light smelling, sweet smells. Citrus and maybe pineapple?? Smell was hard to detect, it was not a overpowering smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: I would say it is a medium bodied, heading towards a full bodied. It is smooth but thicker feeling, almost sticky. Taste was good, sweet with maybe some wheat in the backround. Slaty, but not too bad.

Overall: Glad I tried this beer, it was worth the experiance and was quite enjoyable. How ever I would like to try a few more Gose before saying too much. This was my second one, and I hear this style is making a comeback.

Photo of bsp77
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy orangish-amber with dense, frothy white head, and very bubbly lacing.

Smell: Lots of wheat, with some mild coriander. Sharply acidic and salty, with some light tartness.

Taste: Huge wheat taste, with a strong acidity and mild tartness. A touch of coriander and salt on the finish, which makes me want to keep drinking.

Feel: Medium body that is fuller than expected. Carbonation is lower than a Hefeweizen would be. Finish is dry, crisp and refreshing.

Overall: Never had a Gose, so can't really comment on how well it fits the style. However, this mainly just seems like an American Wheat with some coriander and salt. Ultimately, this means that it is very refreshing, but not very memorable.

Photo of mjtiernan
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pt. 6 fl. oz. poured into a globe. Can’t find a bottle date.

A: Cloudy golden with a fairly quick dissipating one finger white head. Above average lacing.

S: Very interesting. Heavy coriander. Some fruity Belgian qualities. A little buttery caramel (diacetyl?). Beyond that, the aromas are familiar but really difficult for me to put a finger on.

T: Nothing too sharp. Some butteriness. Lots of fresh coriander and orange peel. Pretty smooth overall. I guess there's a small amount of saltiness, but nothing more than I might normally notice.

M: Full flavored and interesting. Body is medium to full. Much fuller bodied than most other coriander “summer beers” that I’m used to. Carb is minimal.

O: Assuming this is an accurate example, I can see why this style hasn’t taken off. It has the summer flavor that appeals to many (not me), but is fairly heavy to drink and lacks the scrubbing bubbles that people ordinarily associate with warm weather refreshment.

Photo of jondeelee
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Verloren opens with a very witbier-like nose in many aspects, being full of bananas and bread, but with far more spice notes than found in most witbiers. The coriander adds a peppery note, and the fruit esters include orange, pear, apple, and melon. Hops add a touch of citrus, mainly lemon, with small additions of grapefruit. Brown sugars rest beneath, along with hints of vanilla. There’s also a touch of sourdough bread here. As a whole, the nose is certainly one of the more intriguing in Sam Adams’ lineup, bringing together a mélange of aromas that very nicely play off of each other. The banana and sourdough (though the latter is quite faint) are particularly nice.

On the tongue, the beer opens sweet and fruity, with huge fruit esters such as berry, orange, banana, and melon immediately present. A nice spice backing, including pepper and coriander, adds pizzazz and nuance. The salt that was used in brewing does bring a slight saltiness to the beer, but I can’t honestly say I would have been able to figure out what was causing it had I not known of the ingredient—in other words, the beer is by no means salty, but instead, the salt acts as a subtle amplifier of other flavors. There are also touches of toast crust and very light sourdough, as well as lemon and faint grapefruit from the hops. The aftertaste is more bitter and plant-like than the main mouthful, many of the sugars having died off, but enough remain to not make this overwhelming. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is good beer, and certainly intriguing. The witbier and coriander notes, when combined with lovely fruit esters and breads, strike a nice balance and work well together. I did find the flavors ever-so-slightly watery, which was especially present after several sips were taken in a row and the flavors diminished somewhat. But this is a still a very nice addition to Adams’ Limited Release series.

Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Batch No. 1.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Aroma upfront is wheat and pale malts with a big presence of coriander that leaps out of the glass. Some pepper spice and some hints of citrus fruits including orange and apricot. Also some spicy European Noble and Saaz hops. The salt is pretty noticeable too giving it an interesting kick.

Taste: A pretty interesting and nice taste. A good amount of bready wheat and pale malt. Big taste of coriander spice with some pepper. Very good notes of citrus fruit with some orange, apricot, and peach. Some Saaz and Noble hops add to the spice. Salt really comes in strong towards the finish and leaves a zinging spice on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp and spicy. Salt leaves a spicy, almost burning feel on the tongue.

Overall: A pretty decent brew here. I don't have any other experience with this style, but this is pretty interesting and comes off well.

Photo of dwren89
4.07/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, golden with reddish-orange hues when held to natural light, a white head that borders between creamy and fizzy, however lacking in size.

Aroma: Definite hints of coriander with a pervasive and biting salty whiff, an exotic aroma that is reminiscent of banana, green apple, and lemon/lime zest.

Taste: Both refreshing and spicy with a fruity finish reminiscent of baked apples and pears with peppery coriander kick and salinic, rather than hoppy or bitter, finish. Delightfully dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and soft on the palate from the unmalted wheat and quite refreshing. Medium bodied, slight carbonation prickle on the finish.

Overall Impression: A nice balance of salt, sweet (fruit), and dryness. This ale is noticeably different from most other weizens or wheat beers because of the salt added, and lack of hop bitterness. The smooth mouthfeel and refreshing fruitiness makes this a great thirst quencher, but the dryness keeps you coming back for swig after swig.

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz undated bottle served in a Trois Pistoles snifter.
Pours a hazy apricot-amber color with a small eggshell head that soon settles to a partial coat. Plenty of visible and felt carbonation.

S: Delicate fruity, biscuity aroma.
T: Dried apricots, salt, coriander, white pepper, light yeast, biscuits and a hint of orange marmalade in tasting. Nice mix of sour, sweet, bitter and salty.
M: medium-light body with medium high carbonation.

O: Refreshing and easy drinking beer with well hidden alcohol.

Photo of Tilly
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Copper colour, hazy. White foam head that dissipated quickly. Caramel orange malty aroma. Sloe plum, peppery, berry, spices, lemon back. Not a bad beer for SA. Worth tasting.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy apricot body with a thin film of white foam that pushes to a thick ring after a few sips. There are strands of microbubbles that glide to the surface.

S- The slight plastic note leads to a coriander floral hint in the finish. The aroma is pretty clean otherwise.

T- The slightly fruity crisp clean flavor has a slight sweetness and coriander hint to the finish with just a faint saltiness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz in the finish with no alcohol heat.

O- The clean and crisp beer is not overly dry and the fruity character with the coriander add some depth and the salt qualities remain in the background. This very drinkable but the coriander might need other support to make this really sessionable.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was excited to see BBC make a gose.

A: Pours slightly hazy golden/orange color with a one finger white head that fades rather quickly leaving a very thin white cap on top. Thin and random lacing.

S: Some wheat and bready malt, definitely a little mineral/salt aroma. Some very faint fruit aromas and light spice.

T: A little bit of salt and lemon rind up front. More light spice, mostly coriander, some more citrus, and more mineral flavor.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Not bad, glad to have had another gose, but was hoping for a bit more.

Photo of GilGarp
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served cold into a pint glass.

Verloren is a hazy pale amber color with thick fizzy head. It settles quickly and leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is sweet and slightly floral, probably from the coriander.

Flavor is initially pleasant but isn't so much towards the end. There is a lemon cake sweetness up front with a hint of coriander. Then I get the saltiness and I don't totally enjoy it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Salty and a little slick going down.

Overall it's interesting to try this unusual style but I probably wouldn't get it again.

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish amber with a huge, white, dense head that has great retention

S - straw, some coriander

T - straw, coriander, bready, caramel, alcohol, citrusy

M - warm, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice beer. The malty, wheaty, hoppy flavor is well balanced, and this beer has great drinkability. I really enjoyed this beer.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.22/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Verloren Gose

The appearance is as I'd expect it to be with a hazy, deep-golden body beneath a frothy head of off-white. The head retention was pretty good, and it left some nice lacing behind.

In the aroma it offers a surprisingly full, honey-like graininess. It's obviously from the Munich malts, and I think a hint of yeasty fruitiness is then leading me to think of honey. The aroma of coriander seed is present as well, and there's a suggestion of some other spice and pepper to boot (not that I'm suggesting any has been added). I almost feel like there are some phenols that shouldn't be present, but they're not bold... must be from a special yeast. Mildly fruity. Somewhat hoppy with a touch of leafiness and some grassiness. Overall grainy and pleasant. It makes me think of a field of bailed hay at the end of summer.

The flavor is wider, although the honey-accented wheat maltiness remains, just a little more balanced. It's a touch fruity, and just slightly sour - but then there's also a healthy dose of pepper that's followed by a bit of saltiness in the finish, and, dare I say it, a hint of smokiness from the phenols. It's not all that bitter, although there is a firmness to the bitterness that is there. But it doesn't really need a lot of bitterness as the coriander lends so much pepperiness and spicy-grassy character. (Ahh, it just occurred to me that the spicy-grassiness is a combination of the coriander and the Saaz hops, and perhaps a hint of alcohol as well). It finishes dry, spicy, salty, grassy, and then lightly smoky with its slightly sweet and nutty maltiness winding its way through at different times depending on how clean your palate is with each sip.

In the mouth it's fuller than I'd have expected, displaying a distinctly dextrinous edge. The brisk carbonation displayed at the outset softens to leave it seeming medium-full in body.; and, of course, quite a bit smoother across the palate.

Overall it's an interesting beer, if not quite impressive. It's very nicely complex; and it changes its character readily as you progress through the glass. Worth trying.

Photo of zaphodchak
3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden-brown light colored body, pretty clear.

Pleasant dryish nose, with that kinda note that I can't quite place. Kinda floral.

Lightish with some corny malt and an interesting fresh-sushi type note (which I think is the souring plus coriander). Weird, but works pretty well. Light and refreshing.

Bright and relatively crisp.

Nice gose, I actually quite like it, and not as expensive as others. Good way to get exposed to the style.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Verloren Gose Beer from Sammy A is another fine creation. The corander comes through in both the scent and taste. The beer poured a nice golden yellowinto my slender cylinder glass. There was a puffy white head that does appear to be leaving some lace. The body is a medium to light with good carbonation. Overall its pretty good.

Photo of prototypic
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Verloren pours a hazy straw color. Backlighting gives more of a golden look. There might even be an orange highlight or two. It’s topped with a soft white head that rises to about a finger and a half in height. It takes a bit to fall back to a surface covering. Lacing was lighter and spotty. Looks good.

The nose is a little weak, but smells alright. It’s quite earthy and grainy throughout. Grassy hops are noted early on. Definitely smell noble in character. There’s a light citrus lemon scent that’s very subtle, but adds something positive. Coriander is definitely in the mix. It’s probably the best thing about the nose. Works really well with the earthy, grainy scent. I’m not getting any alcohol.

The flavor is about on par with the nose and doesn’t bring anything materially different to the table. It does have an earthy, grainy flavor that resonates throughout each sip. It’s actually nice and kind of refreshing. It’s hot here today. There is a nice spicy quality to it. Coriander and salty flavors are most notable. There is a hint of citrus lemon, but it’s very subtle. Grassy, noble hops add a little punch. Alcohol really isn’t noticeable at all. Finishes earthy, grassy, and salty. It’s not very exciting or complex, but it’s pretty good.

Verloren has a lighter body that leans toward medium. Carbonation is relatively light and soft. It is somewhat refreshing. Definitely goes down easy. For what it’s worth, it’d be incredibly drinkable if the flavor had a bit more pizzazz.

Verloren is an alright beer. It’s really pretty good. It really is tough to make a Gose an exciting beer. It’s not a style I frequent, but I’m yet to experience one that’s exciting. It does have a simple, straight-forward, good flavor though. This one features the salty, spicy bells and whistles and is a nice representation of the style. If you’re looking to try one, this is a pretty good place to start.

Photo of dbossman
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Almost an apricot hue with a big, sudsy head

S: Really grainy and grassy with some citrus and spice; also quite bready--what started as a seemingly simple aroma ended being pretty complex and slightly tart

T: Lots of wheat and lemon zest up front followed by some spice, grass, coriander, and oddly the salt, which dries the beer a bit but actually lingers in the back of the mouth begging for you to take another sip

F: A bit dry and seemingly thin up front but the beer finishes well leaving enough in the back of the mouth for this to work well

O: This is an interesting and refreshing beer; I've only had a few gose beers but this one seems on par, perhaps not as tart but still, kudos, Sam Adams

Photo of bum732
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Floral with lost of coriander, slight spiciness.

L: Hazy golden orange, carbonated white head with decent retention. Good lacing.

T: Fairly strong coriander floralness with a fairly clean malt flavor. Low bitterness leading to additional floralness and fairly clean malt profile.

M: Medium, creamy body. Medium low carbonation.

Interesting. Very strong coriander forward. Didn't really detect the salt.

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Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.