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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Reviews: 142
Hads: 411
Avg: 3.54
pDev: 26.27%
Wants: 27
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.67/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of HerculesRM
4.48/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of neenerzig
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!


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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland stange.
6.0% ABV,

I tried packing as many owl references in this review as I could, however blantantly. Enjoy!

A - Poured from the Virgil bottle, carbonation rises carefree through the faintly clouded deep golden beer to a well-formed light ivory head that billows atop the brew, steadily lowering to coat the glass in ridges of rocky foam.

S - Distinct upon first whiff, Samuel Adams Verloren has a subtle sea salt and coriander nose that, paired with light herbal qualities of the Saaz hop, soar nicely over the malty base. Soft wheat and pale malt hold the fort with caramel and Munich sweetness traces finishing the nose out for an interesting, though fitting aroma.

T - Kaepora Gaebora presents coriander; sharp and undeniable in flavor but not so powerful it overlaps everything blindly. Sourdough bread and warmed biscuit draped with caramel drizzles come from pale, Munich, and caramel malts with a drying finish of salt and herbal hop qualities.

M - Medium bodied, the crisp carbonation livens up the feel with a crisp bite aided also by the coriander spice. Lingering on the bone dry finish is moisture-starved flaky biscuit sprinkled with light sea salt and a faint bitter kiss gently blown by the noble hops and a slight tart prickle on the tongue.

O-rly? - The components for a closely-brewed-to-style-beer are there but there's little in the states to compare Verloren to. Fear not, for this beer is brewed very well and tastes the part, all while playing the part to revive a heritage style from Germany. Ya rly, Verloren is a rockin' bottle from Samuel Adams, encouraging consumers to try new and different things!

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Photo of dwren89
4.07/5  rDev +15%
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.

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Photo of jondeelee
4/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of dbossman
4/5  rDev +13%
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

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Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 ounce bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - It is orange with amber highlights. Two inches of off-white head sits atop.

S - It smells like orange soap.

T - The coriander is quite obvious. I get lots of orange flavor.

M - Thin

O - My first experience with this style, so I have nothing to compare it to. I liked the beer. It's refreshing.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a brownish color and a clear texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A spicy aroma - lots of coriander - and some wheat evident as well.

T: The coriander was front and center in the flavor (like it was with the aroma), with some wheat and malt, too. Not a typical gose flavor, but pretty good nonetheless.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, generally drinkable beer.

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Photo of goblue3509
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish gold color with a two finger white head which recedes to edging and leaves a few fingers of lace left on the glass. The aroma is of malt up front and then a nice big corriander aroma with a hint of salt at the end. The aroma is inviting. The taste follows suit. The base is off malt. After the malt the corriander takes the show as the main flavor. After the corriander comes a slight hint of salt. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall it is a solid beer, it is an easy drink and refreshing. It is a good beer worth a try for sure.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

gose. such an underbrewed and underappreciated style. a rare one here in the usa, and indeed the world over these days. but this is a gem. crystal clear golden amber on the pour, sparkling with bright carbonation and a few fingers of fine white foam. the nose is odd, corriander for sure, toasted lightly, with some wheat malt and a curious but mild yeast strain. the salt of course doesnt have much smell, but it comes in at the end. i taste sweet wheat malt and corriander seeds, and the salt is more of a finishing element, leaving a unique mouthfeel that is somehow both dry and not dry at the same time. i found this to be much less salted and mineral driven than some of the other versions ive had, particularly genuine european versions, but i liked this a lot, and the addition of corriander i thought brought out a lot of flavor complexity. a beer id gladly pay 7 bucks for again.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. This is only my third gose, so I expect Sam here to be a bit different and hopefully interesting.

For appearances real nice. A very crystal clear and gold brown amber body, quite dark for a Gose, highlighting lighter colors to the bottom of brass gold. Head is a good solid white that forms like a hefe. Some decent staying power here and retention, some fast rising carbonation but not too much along with slow creeping tiny pin head bubbles. This looks like a cross between a Hefe and a Helles? Dortmunder? or something in style. Very impressive color and appearance

Nose is unique. Dry breaded malts, spice brown bread, hop and mild phenols, mixing with a floral sense. Smells great.

Taste brings a nice mix of Oktoberfest qualities with a light crisp dark malt sense. Wet bodied slightly mixing with a sweet brown bread character and crispness, then taking some almost fruity esters. Some brine like character just a bit. Ironically going back now I am getting some peanut butter.

Overall one really unique tasting beer somwhere mixing an almagamation of Helles darkness and wheat distinctness all it's own. I am digging this one, but is this a Gose? I don't think so.

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Photo of rlshep
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Wheat malt light sourness, strong coriander. Some spiciness from malt.
Appearance: Pours huge fluffy off white head. Golden orange in color, crystal clear. Nice lacing.
Flavor: Bready and wheat malts, light sourness continues from aroma. Coriander dominates. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Very dry finish. Medium high carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.
Overall: A nice refreshing beer, would be a great beer to have several of if it was lower alcohol. Very interesting, I commend Samuel Adams for taking on some of these rare styles.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #1, poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some flavors of bananas, citrus and a touch of spice come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer with drinking for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a ruddy brown with two solid inches of foam. The wheat bill comes through in the nose along with corriander and some earthy yeast. Some mineral character. Full bodied with a heavy dose of wheat. The subtle fruit character leads to some mineral aspect toward the end. Spices follows; coriander, cloves rounded out be apricot. The tang hangs on past the end to leave the palate thirsty once again.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gose! I've only had the classic German one, never had another from any other brewer. Let's see how Sam Adams fares...

It pours a light orange-amber color, hazy, with a dense quarter-inch head. Aroma is very nice, with sweet malt spiced with a substantial coriander, together with a pleasant citrusy scent. The flavor, however, is pretty ordinary: the standard SA yeast, I think, to judge from the taste. Coriander is present, but the hops make a more substantial note. There's a very light touch of salt, less than the classic Leipziger, nor does it have the acidic tartness. Really, it tastes like an American wheat beer with a little coriander.

Not a terrible beer--it's very refreshing. It's just a sort of dumbed-down Gose, I think.

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Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sester stange. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine, three finger ivory head constantly renewed by active carbonation. Looks nice. Aroma of wheat, coriander and light orange and sweet malt. Flavor of wheat, light apple, coriander and fruit esters; finishes with light fruit, residual coriander, rather floral and a hint of salt. Light and refreshing. Light bodied as expected from the style. A very nice light flavor progression and combination. Enjoyable.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice fairly dense 2 finger off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lemon, orange, wheat, bread, coriander, earth, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal spiciness. Nice and very unique aromas with good balance and strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, wheat, grass, salt, coriander, light pepper, earth, floral, and herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus, floral, wheat, bread, grass, salt, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Good flavor balance and complexity; fairly dry on the finish. No cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and pretty crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice brew. This was my first gose and this was quite a nice experience. Nice flavor balance and complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. Really enjoyable.

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Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.