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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

382 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
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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1/5  rDev -71%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

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New York

1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

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Rhode Island

1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

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South Carolina

2/5  rDev -42%

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California

2/5  rDev -42%

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Georgia

2/5  rDev -42%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42%

07-30-2013 02:01:38 | More by Joshuwutphilly
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Oregon

2/5  rDev -42%

12-21-2013 07:04:21 | More by envinoveri
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California

2/5  rDev -42%

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Illinois

2/5  rDev -42%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

09-13-2012 00:48:35 | More by zbabichb
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bwarbiany

California

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So there are a few things I've managed to glean about Gose. It should be tart -- traditionally due to spontaneous fermentation, and later due to lactobacillus or addition of lactic acid. It should have a least some salt characteristic, sources vary whether that was due to the brewing water or due to additions, but there should be at the very least a hint of salinity on the tongue.

I bought this beer because I was tremendously excited that Sam Adams was going to try a Gose. Especially since my kegs of the homebrewed variety are gone, I thought it might be nice that Sam Adams was bringing this style back to the public. Basically everyone who ever tasted my Gose was a fan, and so if SA brewed a good example, it could catch on and the style might be revived commercially here in the US.

Sadly, they've missed the mark, badly. I don't pick up a hint of tartness in this beer. Not a hint. I don't think they even attempted to get any sourness in it at all. Second, I don't pick up any salt. None.

To me, this tastes like an American Wheat beer with a dash of coriander added. Nowhere near what Gose should be. (This isn't to say that it's not a well-brewed American Wheat w/ coriander, but that it's just simply not a Gose.)

I'm sad I bought three bottles of this.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 06:25:15 | More by bwarbiany
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kojevergas

Texas

2.43/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served from a 1 pint .6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap into a conical pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low; I didn't even like the gose I tried in Leipzig.

A: Pours a 4.5 finger head of beige colour, fair cream and thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Salts, yeast, clean malts, biscuit, dough, and pasta-ey notes. Strange but weirdly welcoming. An average strength aroma.

T: Sea salt, clean malts, sour-esque notes like wild bacteria, clean barley, background pale vaguely floral hopping, lactic notes, and wheat. Strange, but fairly enjoyable. Imbalanced. The salt makes the climax weird.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with needed coarseness throughout. A bit too thick and somewhat syrupy, like the slick liquid left in a brandy glass. Viscous I guess. Carbonation is off.

Dr: Drinkable but strange. Far from Sam Adams' best beer. I don't care much for it. A strange beer in a strange style. Will I ever like gose beers?

D+

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 04:45:37 | More by kojevergas
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Gotta give it up for Sam for continuing to roll out some new takes on offbeat styles. This attempt at a gose pours a lightly hazy sunset golden-straw topped by over a finger of white froth. The nose comprises white bread, soap, lemon rind (the waxy outermost part of the rind), light coriander, and a kiss of baby's breath. The taste unfortunately brings in more of the same, with the soap really coming forth as the frontrunner. I get hardly any citrus character, and whatever spice notes are there are meek at best, busy being consumed by the soapy bread enveloping them. Needless to say, the whole experience is unpleasant, leaving a bad taste in my mouth (literally, for once). The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, this is a pretty insipid gose, one that doesn't come close to exhibiting any of the characteristics of the style. All of the top four Google Translate definitions of Verloren apply here: Something was definitely "lost" in translation, the effort comes across as "wasted" and retrospectively potentially "doomed" to failure, and I am "forlorn" after having partaken of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 20:44:13 | More by TMoney2591
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Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.