Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.7/5 rDev +36.2%
From a one pint six ounce undated bottle. bottle states "enjoy now or age it to develop rich and unique flavors." From the Small Batch Collection.
Scent is spicy and floral, a bit musty.
Pours a hazy deep blood-orange with off white head. Head does not last nor is there lacing.
Taste is of sweet malt, bread and coriander with a hint of date or apricot. Very pleasing and drinkable! In fact, the more I sip the better I like it!
07-25-2013 01:43:02 | More by CaptJackHarkness
4.49/5 rDev +30.1%
A light white head, translucent orange/copper in colour. Smells slightly sweet with coriander and citrus. The flavour is a perfect blend of sweet and bitter: coriander, bitter and sweet orange peel, mild peppers, honey. I can't taste the salt per se, but I can tell it's there by the way it tones down the sweetness in a very pleasing way. Medium mouthfeel, rolls perfectly in the mouth without being heavy.
The Boston Beer Company doesn't sell bad beers. Every offering is well conceived and polished, and Verloren is no exception. Well done, Mr. Koch!
06-16-2013 17:49:54 | More by HerculesRM
4.26/5 rDev +23.5%
Been holding onto a bottle of this in my cellar for quite awhile now and I finally decided it was time to crack this one open tonight. Poured into one of my stange glasses, this beer pours a slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden color with a nice fluffy white head that is about an inch or so thick when first poured that eventually settles to a very nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass and a very nice surface coating of foam at the top of the beer. Very good lacing here too. Aromas of wheat, spice such as coriander, and musty, minerally, earthy yeast and malt round this beer out smell wise. Tastewise this beer has a big wheat profile up front followed with some subtle toasted caramel malt sweetness that gives way to the coriander and rounds out with a nice mineral-esque hint of salt that linger on the back of the tongue and coats the inside of the mouth. Ends with just a bit of a sour note that to me is reminiscent of a good Lambic or wild ale. No discernible hop flavors to be found here. Really interesting and tasty variety of flavors that compliment each other very well here! Has a somewhat crispy, yet mostly smooth and frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Perhaps I would have liked this beer better if I had enjoyed it fresh, but this was pretty good and I hope to be able to find it again. Worth a try for sure!
01-11-2014 05:22:32 | More by neenerzig
4.25/5 rDev +23.2%
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.
11-26-2012 23:07:43 | More by NeroFiddled
4.23/5 rDev +22.6%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Pours medium dark amber, high foam develops and then leaves a cm or 2 layer on top. Wheaty smell. Ever so slightly peppery nose. Light, wheaty taste. Lemony throughout. Finish comes through as peppery w/ corriander. Smooth and creamy. Pretty darn good.
06-21-2012 23:55:13 | More by KTCamm
4.1/5 rDev +18.8%
Poured from bomber into strange glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice two finger just off white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, with big soapy looking bubbles slowly popping over time to leave a good level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a floral and wheat aroma. The floral nature of the brew has strong sent of lavender and jasmine which melds quite well with the wheat as well as a odd and light salty “sea like” smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet orange citrus, peach and wheat bread flavor. The wheat, peach and citrus remain a base for the beer with the peach and wheat actually getting slightly stronger in flavor as the taste moves on. In the middle of the taste a light spicy and peppery hop flavor come to the tongue. These flavors while present are still quite soft and meld with the soft wheat and citrus flavors well. Some light flowery notes come to the taste at the end, leaving a nice smooth and clean wheat flavor to be left on the tongue when it is all said and done.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter to average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The feel is quite nice for the softer and rather diverse flavors of the brew.
Overall – This is one tasty brew. While I do not have much experience in the gose category and hence do not really have a great perception as of yet what the ideal one tastes like, I very much enjoyed this rather soft yet flavorful and quite drinkable beer. This is definitely one to try if you get a chance.
12-22-2012 21:09:35 | More by Darkmagus82
Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.