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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
79
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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 23
Gots: 15 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

pentasyllabic, Jul 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

pma7779, Jul 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

MikalMick, Jul 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

nrombes, Jul 05, 2012
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.

mactrail, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of prototypic
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Verloren pours a hazy straw color. Backlighting gives more of a golden look. There might even be an orange highlight or two. It’s topped with a soft white head that rises to about a finger and a half in height. It takes a bit to fall back to a surface covering. Lacing was lighter and spotty. Looks good.

The nose is a little weak, but smells alright. It’s quite earthy and grainy throughout. Grassy hops are noted early on. Definitely smell noble in character. There’s a light citrus lemon scent that’s very subtle, but adds something positive. Coriander is definitely in the mix. It’s probably the best thing about the nose. Works really well with the earthy, grainy scent. I’m not getting any alcohol.

The flavor is about on par with the nose and doesn’t bring anything materially different to the table. It does have an earthy, grainy flavor that resonates throughout each sip. It’s actually nice and kind of refreshing. It’s hot here today. There is a nice spicy quality to it. Coriander and salty flavors are most notable. There is a hint of citrus lemon, but it’s very subtle. Grassy, noble hops add a little punch. Alcohol really isn’t noticeable at all. Finishes earthy, grassy, and salty. It’s not very exciting or complex, but it’s pretty good.

Verloren has a lighter body that leans toward medium. Carbonation is relatively light and soft. It is somewhat refreshing. Definitely goes down easy. For what it’s worth, it’d be incredibly drinkable if the flavor had a bit more pizzazz.

Verloren is an alright beer. It’s really pretty good. It really is tough to make a Gose an exciting beer. It’s not a style I frequent, but I’m yet to experience one that’s exciting. It does have a simple, straight-forward, good flavor though. This one features the salty, spicy bells and whistles and is a nice representation of the style. If you’re looking to try one, this is a pretty good place to start.

prototypic, Jul 01, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a glass. Keep in mind I have little idea what to expect from a gose other than 'vaguely salty' and 'tart'.

A: Pours a medium copper color with intense looking carbonation and low clarity. The head is a four finger offwhite color with a wonderful creamy texture and moderate retention. Webbed clumps of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Wheat malts, subtle spice, and a distinct salty twang. Aside from the salt note, it's not much different than what I'd expect from a typical wheat ale. Not bad, though.

T: The general flavor is quite savory, with a running salty note underneath a simple - but nice - wheat base. Traces of coriander spice and mineral notes appear, as well, strengthening slightly with concurrent sips. Generally, I kind of want a little more complexity from this, but this is solid, especially in this kind of hot weather.

M: Medium texture and carbonation, with only a light lingering mineral note left on the aftertaste. There's a foaming thickness to it that spoils its drinkability and ability to refresh slightly.

O: Good summertime beer, but it's not blowing my mind. I'll have to give more goses a try to really be able to judge this fairly. Even still, I like this a hell of a lot more than Summer Ale, that's for damn sure.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 30, 2012
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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.

oberon, Jun 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

dgeebs07, Jun 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

cfh64, Jun 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

JustinQ, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-dark amber with a nice thick white colored head.

S-lemony herbal zest. Smells like an American witbier. Medium strength. Not great.

T-comes in with a decent grainy taste of lemon zest and herbs. There is touch of salt to it. It's surprisingly warm and full. Not very adjunct at all. Only slightly funky. 

M-medium creamy carbonating with creamy finish

O- doesn't remind me too much of a gose. It actually tastes much more like an American summer wheat ale. It's really tasty though and doesn't taste like most the SA beers I've had which is good. 

AdamBear, Jun 26, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Medium orange in color, pours a small white head, heavy internal carbonation, translucent

S: Moderately fragrant, dominated by coriander and citrus fruit, elements of spice and some herbal notes as well

T: Much akin to the nose, citrus fruit and spice primarily, but definitely has a bit of a spicy and sour twang to it, moderately flavorful

M: Smooth and refreshing, but not surprising given the style and low abv, light orange peel aftertaste, not lingering or drying on the palate

O: Not bad, but nothing special, seems to be simply average, but not a bad value if you've never tried a gose

MatthewWilde, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

thegerm87, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Vixie
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not really sure what this style is supposed to look like, but this is a decent looking beer. Pours a nice golden color with a full white head that lingers a bit.

Smell is mainly malt with a hint of yeast.

Starts out a bit malty with a hint of yeast. Has a spicy back end to it, likely the coriander.

Nice solid feel to it.

This is my first experience with this style. I have to say, I like it. It goes down nice and easy, and is an interesting mix of flavors. The touch of spice at the end makes this one stand out a bit. Very much worth a try.

Vixie, Jun 24, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

KTCamm, Jun 21, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am anything but an expert on Gose. In addition to Verloren, I have only had the Leipziger Gose that is more or less the standard for the style (or so I've been led to think). So in reviewing this, I have only the one other beer to offer up as comparison.

What struck me when I drank my first Gose (the Leipziger), is that I was drinking a thoroughly unique beer style. It was light, refreshing, fruity, and a bit sour.

However, when I drink Verloren, I am struck with none of those things. The beer is a little heavy, and actually seems a little higher than the listed 6% listed ABV. There is some mild fruitiness in the mouth, but it really just serves to make the beer a little cloying. And it really wasn't terribly refreshing either.

That said, Verloren isn't a bad beer. It's quite malty and earthy, grass and plum flavors, and it pours a lovely amber with a full head. The salt is definitely present in the flavor, which lends a mineral nature to the beer.

Overall not something I would seek out again, but I commend Sam Adams for giving it a try.

rinhaak, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

ivegotsaxappeal, Jun 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Drewrd1988, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

kjkinsey, Jun 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

HumphreyLee, Jun 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

mhaugo, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of dbossman
4/5  rDev +15.9%
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

dbossman, Jun 15, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

MattyG85, Jun 13, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sour and tart barnyard funk with some wheat, pepper, salt, and a touch of citrus and floral smells.

T - Starts off with a mix of tart and funky flavors with some light fruit, wheat, coriander, and a touch of salt. Through the middle, some light sourness starts to come through with some floral flavors and a bit of lemon zest. The finish is a mix of wheat with some barnyard funk, tart light fruit, lemon, and a bit of bready malt.

M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Interesting take on the style, a but a bit mild and watery.

ngeunit1, Jun 13, 2012
Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.