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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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79
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381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 23
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-17-2012)
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 16:09:51 | More by jondeelee
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Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.