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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
79
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397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 25
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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Photo of Jude
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Jude, May 31, 2012
Photo of jondeelee
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Verloren opens with a very witbier-like nose in many aspects, being full of bananas and bread, but with far more spice notes than found in most witbiers. The coriander adds a peppery note, and the fruit esters include orange, pear, apple, and melon. Hops add a touch of citrus, mainly lemon, with small additions of grapefruit. Brown sugars rest beneath, along with hints of vanilla. There’s also a touch of sourdough bread here. As a whole, the nose is certainly one of the more intriguing in Sam Adams’ lineup, bringing together a mélange of aromas that very nicely play off of each other. The banana and sourdough (though the latter is quite faint) are particularly nice.

On the tongue, the beer opens sweet and fruity, with huge fruit esters such as berry, orange, banana, and melon immediately present. A nice spice backing, including pepper and coriander, adds pizzazz and nuance. The salt that was used in brewing does bring a slight saltiness to the beer, but I can’t honestly say I would have been able to figure out what was causing it had I not known of the ingredient—in other words, the beer is by no means salty, but instead, the salt acts as a subtle amplifier of other flavors. There are also touches of toast crust and very light sourdough, as well as lemon and faint grapefruit from the hops. The aftertaste is more bitter and plant-like than the main mouthful, many of the sugars having died off, but enough remain to not make this overwhelming. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is good beer, and certainly intriguing. The witbier and coriander notes, when combined with lovely fruit esters and breads, strike a nice balance and work well together. I did find the flavors ever-so-slightly watery, which was especially present after several sips were taken in a row and the flavors diminished somewhat. But this is a still a very nice addition to Adams’ Limited Release series.

jondeelee, May 31, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Verloren has a very thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a quite bubbly, golden-orange appearance. The aroma is faint, but one can detect lightly-roasted, sweet malts, citrus, and maybe salt water. The taste is of fruity sweetness, salt, sweet bread, but no coriander is detected. Those familiar with orange Gatorade will recognize the flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium and soft, and Samuel Adams Verloren finishes somewhat dry, refreshing, and mild. One can not taste the alcohol at all with this beer. Overall, it’s very good.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, May 30, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -13.3%

jaidenjb, May 30, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a mostly clear orange/ brown liquid with one finger of off-white head. Head fades pretty quickly and leaves only scant lacing.

S - Huge whiff of coriander, followed by wheat bread, a touch of lemon and some mineral aroma.

T - Has elements of a witbier, mostly the coriander and wheat, but then clearly goes in a different direction with the subtle mineral flavor, and a slughtly soapy flavor. Also a touch of lemon throughout. Pretty good and interesting, but not a style I would want very often.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a spicy dry finish.

O - My first gose. Has some good things going on, but at the same time doesn't make me want to seek out others in the style.

warnerry, May 30, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin, clinging white mousse.

S: Aromas of sea salt, coriander, and wheat immediately hit the nose, backed by scents of honey, grass, and straw.

T: Notes of beeswax, honey, wheat, cream, grass, straw, lemon, salt, and coriander wash across the palate. The finish is dominated by coriander and salt notes with just a subtle trace of grassy hop flavor lingering in the background.

M: Very light in body, waxy, and filmy. Decidedly off-dry with spritzy carbonation. The odd texture makes this beer difficult to drink.

O: I've never had an authentic German gose, so I can't really determine how closely Verloren follows in the footsteps of traditional examples of the style. I'm assuming it doesn't though, as I've been led to believe that a gose is generally tart and salty. Verloren, though, is predominantly sweet, spicy, and waxy. Odd, with an unappealing texture that makes it very difficult to drink. I doubt I'll revisit this one.

mrfrancis, May 29, 2012
Photo of bum732
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Floral with lost of coriander, slight spiciness.

L: Hazy golden orange, carbonated white head with decent retention. Good lacing.

T: Fairly strong coriander floralness with a fairly clean malt flavor. Low bitterness leading to additional floralness and fairly clean malt profile.

M: Medium, creamy body. Medium low carbonation.

Interesting. Very strong coriander forward. Didn't really detect the salt.

bum732, May 29, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter
This is my first Gose, no idea what to expect.

A- Pours extremely hazy orange with a one finger of quickly dissipating head. Nice visible carbonation.

S- Smell is very wheaty and fairly hoppy. At first sniff I would guess wheat beer but there's a subtle american hop character of citrus fruit. This beer also has a unique spiciness to it, a very unique smelling brew.

T- Taste is rather light and definitely wheat focused. That american hop character is here giving a light citrus tone. This beer has a nice peppery spiciness that really gives it a little something extra. Its a really refreshing flavor but its a light flavor. The salt comes through a little in this one as well.

M- This is a refreshing and easy to drink brew. It has nice carbonation and is super smooth. Aftertaste is dry and wheaty, I could enjoy this on any occasion.

O- I was not expecting much out of this beer to be honest, mostly because its a very uncommon style of beer and usually that's for a good reason. I really enjoyed this beer, it was not as strange as I was expecting and I wish more breweries would have a go at this style because I think it's untouched territory. I think this would be a good candidate for 6 packs and I think if there was a bigger version of this beer that it would be a real killer for bombers. Still I recommend you try it out.

TwelveOunces, May 29, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy caramel brown color with a frothy one inch cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving no lacing.

Aroma is fairly fruity, apricot, wheat, then sweet bready caramel. There's a bit of lactic funk and coriander.

Flavor has a citrus twang, with a strong wheat presence and a very bready, caramel, toasted malt backbone. Coriander and pepper add a subtle complexity. There's a bit of a mineral taste that lingers. Subtle herbal hops are reminiscent of tea.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation.

Overall, an interesting experimental brew. Never had an example of this style, so comparisons are not possible. Pretty simple flavors, though.

barczar, May 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

djrn2, May 28, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish gold color with a two finger white head which recedes to edging and leaves a few fingers of lace left on the glass. The aroma is of malt up front and then a nice big corriander aroma with a hint of salt at the end. The aroma is inviting. The taste follows suit. The base is off malt. After the malt the corriander takes the show as the main flavor. After the corriander comes a slight hint of salt. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall it is a solid beer, it is an easy drink and refreshing. It is a good beer worth a try for sure.

goblue3509, May 28, 2012
Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Thomas_Picton, May 28, 2012
Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

rwilde, May 27, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 1.5" off-white head of medium lifespan. The body is a lovely slightly hazed golden orange. The mild smell is malt, coriander, and if salt has an actual smell I think I do get that, too. Taste is mild and mirrors the smell, and the salt expresses in the medium long finish. All in all I found this quite enjoyable though it's certainly not a powerhouse. From a marketing standpoint, I don't see why this beer is nicknamed "The Lost Beer", because coriander and salt as well as the hops and malts used are by no means lost ingredients omitted from contemporary beer.

MoreThanWine, May 26, 2012
Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +15.6%

halo913, May 26, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy Orange hue with a massive sticky head that slowly crawls down the glass.

Very soapy nose. Not much else. Touch of coriander and wheat.

Very interesting beer. Definitely a brininess to it. Lots of coriander. Touch of wheatiness. Slightly sour. Some soapy flavors. There's a certain rustic quality along with a certain fruit flavor I can't seem to pin down. Medium in body and carbonation. Very unique and not bad at all.

Finish does build up a certain soapiness though

jtierney89, May 25, 2012
Photo of CP20
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

CP20, May 25, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a somewhat hazy goldenrod with a medium white head, solid lace.

S: Citrus, some wheat malt, coriander, somewhat yeasty.

T: Coriander and bready wheaty malt. Some light salt flavour at the end, but it's hard to get to. Hopping is very light.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation, salty aftertaste at point.

O: Not as good as other goses I've had in the past, Casacade springs to mind. The salt and uniqueness of this style really doesn't come out with this effort. Not a bad beer and drinkable, but I just wanted something more interesting.

Halcyondays, May 24, 2012
Photo of noisepollution6
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not usually a fan of Samuel Adams but their line of rare beers are interesting to say the least. Gose is a style that I was not familiar with prior to tasting this so I can't compare it to others but salt was definitely an ingredient that had me interested. Poured into my Samuel Adams 25th Anniversary glass.

A - Pours a SLIGHTLY hazy brown gold color with a mountain of foam. This foam is interesting because as I swirl it slowly, the foam leaves a trail on the BOTTOM of the head as if it's moving in slow motion. I'm assuming this is due to the salt as I've never seen this nor have I seen a beer with salt. Regardless, the head takes a long time to fade.

S - Interestingly enough, there's almost nothing here. Faint notes of coriander but otherwise, nothing.

T - Bitterness is negligible in this one. Coriander dominates and the malt comes in very late. Almost immediately after I taste the coriander, my mouth begins to salivate. Hmm... Could that be... Salt? Yes it is and it's an interesting taste for a beer. Although I expected salt, it didn't occur to me that a beer could actually be salty. This one is though it's far from "too salty".

M - Moderately light body. Medium to high carbonation. No alcohol warming.

Fairly impressed with this one. Like I said, I have nothing to compare it to but Gose is a style I'd delve into in the future. If you've never tried a Gose, I'd recommend it as salt is something I haven't tasted in any other style ever. I didn't detect any sourness as I've seen attributed to this style.

Side note:
Bottle lists hops as Saaz and Noble Hops. Malt are 2-row pale, Munich malt, malted and unmalted wheat.

noisepollution6, May 22, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer is a hazy, honey-gold coloring with a light, fluffy, white head that quickly settles out into a filmy coating. Aromas of toasted wheat, lemon, butter, and a slight pepper spicing. Flavors of light roasting, with a slightly sour aromatic highlight along the roof of the mouth. Sour notes, with a subtle coriander spicing on the end of the palate. Floral highlights, and a touch of the buttered toast characteristics. The aftertaste is tangy and slightly sour, with a slick and tangy finish. Solid body, with a sparse lacing throughout. Tasty brew.

GarthDanielson, May 22, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, high carbonation, orange-gold yellow in color, clear

Smell: orange, wheat, and citrus

Taste: orange, wheat, citrus, and salt at the end

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, sweet with a salty aftertaste, medium-high carbonation

Overall: I really appreciate Sam Adams or anyone tackling this style. That said this tastes like a Leinie's Sunset Wheat with a salty aftertaste. The salt I find to be the most interesting thing about this beer and wish it was more present. Not a bad beer, but I think this could use a bit more refining. There have been more complex and better beers in the small batch series.

tigg924, May 21, 2012
Photo of tfidler
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

tfidler, May 21, 2012
Photo of 40451
1/5  rDev -71.1%

40451, May 19, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been intrigued for a while, and finally pulled the trigger.

Pour is translucent orange. Initial small head fades to a ring. Hm the smell. Interesting smell for sure. Not really sure what to make of it. Im getting some earthy stuff, and a hint of saltiness.

Interesting taste for sure. I mean its undercarbonated and feels salty. Its the strangest thing when my tongue feels like I just ate the bottom of the potato chip bag (loads of salt). Earthy malt backbone tries to take over, but I cant get over the salty feeling.

Maybe its the style, but Im not feeling it here. Its interesting for sure, and the saltiness is a welcome surprise.

VncentLIFE, May 17, 2012
Photo of whitekiboko
2/5  rDev -42.2%

whitekiboko, May 17, 2012
Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.