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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

400 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 23
Gots: 16 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are light aromas of coriander and orange peel in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat, orange peel and coriander along with hints of salt in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has an usual but enjoyable mix of flavors.

Note: Batch #1.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a massive head that leaves quite a few shards of lace

Smell: Coriander, wheat bread, lemongrass

Taste: Lemon, coriander and wheat bread, up front, with a grassy hop character developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the salt comes into the profile and dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very approachable, with a nice flavor element but I am afraid the style is not among my favorites

Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: three ginger head on a murky amber with golden hues body.

S: grains, pale malts, musty hop character,

T: lots of sweet breads, pound cake, grains, caramel malts. No booze to speak of coming through. Hints of tropical fruits.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. nicely smooth.

Overall: for the style and my liking this beer and its ranking are about as good as a Gose can be IMO.

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a really nice looking orange color with a rather fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer reminded me of a pretty standard wheat beer, I wasn't really picking up much of the coriander in there. The taste of the beer is slightly salted, it mostly comes through once you lick you lips and it kind of lingers on the back of the tongue a bit. Otherwise the flavors are soft and very mellow. The mouthfeel of the beer is decent, just a typical drinkable brew with a good body and carbonation. Overall it's a neat beer to try, it's not anything overly special just a pretty cool idea to make one of this style today.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $5.98 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clouded, dark amber-gold body with a short-lived, whitish head.

Smell: Sweetish, spicy, from the honey and caramel coated wheat and cereal grains and the coriander and continental hops.

Taste: Honey atop malted wheat with an added edge of sweet caramel squares. Pinch of ground salt. Then, a bit of spiciness from the German hops, followed by a nice bite from the coriander. Muddled citrus character. Small fruity hints of tart pear and yellow apples. Also some light banana. Remains malty through to the end with final pops of salt, spice, and sweetness on the soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth wheat character.

Overall: Tasty, with a cheerful approachability as all the flavors plan very nicely with each other.

Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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 emerge077
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Last bottle in the cooler at a questionable store... Label reads batch 1, this very well may be from spring 2012.

Hazy orange body, rising carbonation visible. Compact head of white foam, floating island of skim in the center. Nice ring of lace around the edges after the first sip. Retention is ok.

Aromas of lemon soda, coriander, and oxidized malt, sadly.

Taste is lemony and vaguely tart with dull papery oxidation creeping in the aftertaste.
Some clear notes of wheat and coriander still present, as well as the odd lemon soda taste. Light bodied and still somewhat drinkable. Even though it's old there's still signs of life. Would try again if fresh.

Photo of TMoney2591
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a a hazy, copper color with red highlights and a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of caramel with some floral notes. Something else is there but I can't place it.

T - Tasted of caramel and toffee with some wheat flavors. A slightly salty flavor.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is an interesting brew. It is my first Gose, so I'm not sure what to think.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

Photo of Jason
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
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 TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Photo of nickfl
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours with three fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves sticky webs of lace.

S - Some tart wheat, musty coriander and herbal hop notes.

T - Thick wheat up front with notes of coriander. Some vanilla and tart wheat in the middle and a finish of light, herbal hops.

M - a moderately thick body, slightly low carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - This doesn't really fit in with other goes beers that I have had. It is almost completely lacking in tartness and while it has some coriander flavor it isn't as pungently lemony as others. Just kind of a thick, nondescript wheat beer.

Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, the SA bottles have been hit or miss lately, but both hits and misses are fairly close to the deviation of overall score, nothing extreme in either direction. But then again that is the typical story for Sam, although a gose should be interesting and unique.

Pours a fluffy 1.5 finger fluffy head, creamy looking, fades semi slowly with lots of lacing, over hazy orange peach colored beer.

Nose is very unique, light malts, bit creamy almost cream ale like, slightly salty, with hints of bright fruit, and slight alt yeast, light earthy dirty malt like and aromatic malts, creamy and almost lactose like malts, and hints of toasty pilsner malts.

Taste starts with toasty creamy malts, and continues with that throughout. Slightly salt taste, toasty malts, creamy malts, hints of spices of coriander and other spices I can't nail down, almost Scandinavian spiced beer like with the light spices and weird but interesting malts. Light sweetness and spices, hint of citrus and orange zest, etc. Finish is dry with a bit more orange zest and bitterness, hint of spices and floral yeast additions, as well as light orange zest.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, but nothing special. Nice malts and salt flavors, hint of fruits and hops, nice and dry, def a summer beer. But lacking a bit of anything to set it above, and aroma is fairly light.

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2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of mactrail
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A pretty orangey amber in the big globe. Nice foam and lacing along the glass. Fairly spritzy on the tongue. Light mouthfeel with a little slickness. Vague aroma with a touch of spice.

There is not much to say about this stuff. Faint medicinal taste. It tastes like there is something other than hops in the slight bitterness. A touch of fruit. The coriander is about the only identifiable taste. It starts out like a really anemic Saison, but lacks the Belgian flavors. Only a hint of acididy and a shadow of huckleberry pie.

From all the delicious Longshot homebrew recipes, I'd say Boston Beer could make anything. This one is just not worth making. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.