Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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79
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401 Ratings
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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 23
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-17-2012)
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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Verloren
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Style: Gose
ABV: 6.00 %

LOOK: Pours a deep golden color, soapy white head and plenty of lace. Mostly clear, but a later pour had a small cloudiness. Active carbonation rising to the top, looks like a typical pale lager that would suit the gose style.

SMELL: Savory bread, coriander, malt sweetness and mild hops are all available in the aroma. Intriguing and smelling very beer like.

TASTE: Lagery and bready flavors, with a very small tartness, and a hint of coriander. With added sodium, there is a layer of savory flavor, but for the most part salt is undetectable. Mostly just a mildly sweet and tart spiced lager. For 6% the alcohol is well disguised.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, lingering drying spice.

OVERALL: An enjoyable beer. Tasted with a friend, we both detected the coriander, and really thought this beer was well made. I enjoyed the tartness and subtleness of the spice/salt combination. A bit less lactic than my favorites of the style, this is still worth trying if you get the chance.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

This is my first "gose." Here "gose" (haha, not funny):

Batch No. 1:

Into my stange:

A: cloudy golden and gives a one finger white foamy head that dies fairly quickly to a half finger. Minimal lacing lasts for about ten seconds before sliding into the body. No carbonation is seen rising due to a cloudy body.

S: coriander up front with some buttery malty/caramel thing going on, interesting.

T: sharp and salty bringing back the coriander and that buttery malty/caramel thing.

M: medium to heavy with nothing sharp on the tongue.

O: since this is my first gose, I'm not quite sure what to say about how to compares to other "goses," but this is at least do-able for me, average at best, and would probably only seek again on tap or growler just to get a fresher look at this one.

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pt. 6 fl. oz. poured into a globe. Can’t find a bottle date.

A: Cloudy golden with a fairly quick dissipating one finger white head. Above average lacing.

S: Very interesting. Heavy coriander. Some fruity Belgian qualities. A little buttery caramel (diacetyl?). Beyond that, the aromas are familiar but really difficult for me to put a finger on.

T: Nothing too sharp. Some butteriness. Lots of fresh coriander and orange peel. Pretty smooth overall. I guess there's a small amount of saltiness, but nothing more than I might normally notice.

M: Full flavored and interesting. Body is medium to full. Much fuller bodied than most other coriander “summer beers” that I’m used to. Carb is minimal.

O: Assuming this is an accurate example, I can see why this style hasn’t taken off. It has the summer flavor that appeals to many (not me), but is fairly heavy to drink and lacks the scrubbing bubbles that people ordinarily associate with warm weather refreshment.

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3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours an orange-straw, mild haze. Very thick smooth white head that slowly gives way to clumpy lacing.

S - Coriander. Munich malts. Noble hops. The Ocean.

T - Coriander. Sweet malts. Fruit. Munich malt. Way, way in the finish through to the aftertaste almost a marshmallow sweetness.

M - Light-medium. Soft.

O - A really simple (at first glance and taste) beer that is uniquely drinkable. Softer than one might imagine.

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3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a thin but really creamy tan head. Great retention.

S: Wet hay, coriander, some faint wheat, salt and maybe some orange rind.

T: Grainy and toasty. Definitely way heavy for a Gose. Some faint coriander and wheat with some biscuity malt undertones. A bit bready on the finish.

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

22 oz undated bottle served in a Trois Pistoles snifter.
Pours a hazy apricot-amber color with a small eggshell head that soon settles to a partial coat. Plenty of visible and felt carbonation.

S: Delicate fruity, biscuity aroma.
T: Dried apricots, salt, coriander, white pepper, light yeast, biscuits and a hint of orange marmalade in tasting. Nice mix of sour, sweet, bitter and salty.
M: medium-light body with medium high carbonation.

O: Refreshing and easy drinking beer with well hidden alcohol.

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3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Apparently coriander is the same thing as cilantro.... The more you know.

A: Hazy orange color. Thinish head. Looks like a squash or something.

S: A little light on the smell... A little malt plus a little lemon lime.

T: Lighter in taste but some very nice notes. A great orange note plus a little more gritty back note. Some malt.

M: Bubbles are pretty powerfull but it's alright.

Overall I quite liked this beer despite the bad reviews. It has some very nice fruity notes but also some spicy notes. Tastes like a fall beer or so.... Also pretty easy drinking.

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

[Suggeasted Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy orange with a slight red hue and an average (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a small collar with very nice streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a biscuit malt and a damp doughy yeast with notes of wheat, citrus (lemon), coriander and a mild hint sourness.

The taste was lightly sweet and yeasty with a good citrus presence throughout, with the finish having a mild tartness and a hint of spice. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a decent spicy wheat taste, which was left behind to settle in on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a smooth creamy texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a very good tasting brew with a great drinkability, and although I have never had this style before I can most definitely see myself trying it again...

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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.

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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.

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3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
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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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.

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

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a short lasting, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Fruity aroma is of pears and apples followed by grassy noble hops, yeast and sweet malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of wheat malt, spices, minerals, yeast, herbal hops and fruit. Finish is long, earthy, salty and fruity. Unusual, tasty brew. I wish the style was more available.

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Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.