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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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382 Ratings
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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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dgeebs07

New York

3/5  rDev -13%

06-29-2012 15:32:18 | More by dgeebs07
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cfh64

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-28-2012 21:46:59 | More by cfh64
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JustinQ

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-28-2012 04:11:25 | More by JustinQ
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

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. 

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 04:14:50 | More by AdamBear
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MatthewWilde

Massachusetts

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

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 01:48:18 | More by MatthewWilde
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-24-2012 17:59:42 | More by thegerm87
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Vixie

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 01:43:14 | More by Vixie
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KTCamm

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 23:55:13 | More by KTCamm
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 19:28:11 | More by rinhaak
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ivegotsaxappeal


4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-19-2012 03:40:30 | More by ivegotsaxappeal
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Drewrd1988


3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-19-2012 01:33:16 | More by Drewrd1988
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-17-2012 19:47:33 | More by kjkinsey
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-17-2012 17:13:39 | More by HumphreyLee
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mhaugo

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-15-2012 18:02:42 | More by mhaugo
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dbossman

Nebraska

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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 03:31:10 | More by dbossman
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MattyG85

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 06:48:20 | More by MattyG85
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ngeunit1

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 06:17:17 | More by ngeunit1
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Danielbt

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-13-2012 04:25:33 | More by Danielbt
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cbutova

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Poured into my slender pint glass with a body between amber and golden. A nice big creamy white head forms and has great retention, awesome pillow cloud formations atop the beer. Tons of lace forms immediately and persists throughout.

S- Mostly like a tame German style yeast with notes of light fruits, banana, clove and bread. Some spice mixed in there too.

T- Main flavor of orange/lemon peel, coriander and spiced lemon dessert that somehow tastes watered down, maybe because it is in beer form. Bread, spiced raisin and some caramel malt besides that.

MF- Watery body with lower carbonation that I expected. Fairly sweet but not much bitterness at all.

Spiced citrus with big notes of zest and coriander. I feel like the balance of the flavors isn't where it should be and the mouthfeel throws things off more. Really good looking beer and bottle though.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 02:06:54 | More by cbutova
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allengarvin

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 00:55:41 | More by allengarvin
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served cold into a pint glass.

Verloren is a hazy pale amber color with thick fizzy head. It settles quickly and leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is sweet and slightly floral, probably from the coriander.

Flavor is initially pleasant but isn't so much towards the end. There is a lemon cake sweetness up front with a hint of coriander. Then I get the saltiness and I don't totally enjoy it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Salty and a little slick going down.

Overall it's interesting to try this unusual style but I probably wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 01:12:43 | More by GilGarp
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, wheaty and somewhat lager like. In the taste, dry wheat like flavors and spicy, somewhat peppery. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry peppery and notes of lemon citrus in the aftertaste. A malty wheat beer, with peppery notes and a nice lemon citrus.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 18:36:15 | More by OWSLEY069
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Presticle

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

06-09-2012 13:19:26 | More by Presticle
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 ounce bomber, to be poured into my new extra large Sam Adams perfect pint glass, which came complimentary with the purchase of this bottle from 6-and-Save.

A: The 22 ounce bomber almost fits perfectly into this mug. Hazy golden amber colored, with a nice thick white head on top, initially 2 fingers worth, but 1 finger of which stuck around nicely.

S: Wheat, spice, peppers, and a touch of pine in the nose.

T: Taste follows the nose. The pine is more present in the taste than in the scent. Spices and pepper is very present. The pepper spice arrives first. Bready malts and sweetness come shortly after it. The pine is last to make it's presence known, but does a fine job carrying this beer to the finish line.

M: Not as hefty or as dry as I would have expected from a beer with this kind of flavor profile. Light. Refreshing.

D/O: An interesting, unique brew. I enjoyed my first several ounces. But this wore on my as I worked through the bomber. "Novelty beer", for sure. Glad I tried it. Do not feel a strong need to revisit it in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 00:03:22 | More by psuKinger
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-07-2012 22:49:05 | More by 11millsown113
Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.