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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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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2/5  rDev -42%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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

This is an interesting beer. I've had Gose style beers previously, although not enough to be intimate with the style. This one is a slightly hazy bronze-gold color with a negligible head. The aroma has a wheat twang and notable spice (coriander) and distant citrus peel. The taste is a little sweeter than expected, with more bitterness as well. Lingering peppery, bitter flavors are central to the taste. I look for salt in the taste, but only catch it in the finish, with a sensation on the tongue. It's full in body, and very interesting. It's not a beer that I'd have regularly, though.

Photo of bsp77
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy orangish-amber with dense, frothy white head, and very bubbly lacing.

Smell: Lots of wheat, with some mild coriander. Sharply acidic and salty, with some light tartness.

Taste: Huge wheat taste, with a strong acidity and mild tartness. A touch of coriander and salt on the finish, which makes me want to keep drinking.

Feel: Medium body that is fuller than expected. Carbonation is lower than a Hefeweizen would be. Finish is dry, crisp and refreshing.

Overall: Never had a Gose, so can't really comment on how well it fits the style. However, this mainly just seems like an American Wheat with some coriander and salt. Ultimately, this means that it is very refreshing, but not very memorable.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium gold with a slight head (although quite substantive early on), with white ring retention.

Smells a bit too much like all SA brew. Malt, with some sweetness, a little grain.

A little sweet grain up front. Dries out a bit. I kinda get the coriander, and I definitely get the salt right at the end, which I really like and appreciate. Light bitterness. Soft beer. This seems like generic SA brew with some nuances. Touches bump this above 3.0.

Soft brew, mild carbonation.

Overall, liked this far more at the beginning than the end. An ok brew but nothing like the other traditional brew version I've had.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up last week at the COOP... Poured tonight into my HotD goblet. Very short lasting white head.. no real lacing.. the brew is a lightly hazed orange.

The nose is good maltiness... balanced.. toast and hints of lemon... I guess coriander, but I could be off base.

Flavor is interesting... the coriander is present from front to back... a bit of antiseptic qualities leave me curious..

Body is heavier than I would expect.. carbonation lighter..

For a "Gose", this is dissimilar than any I've had yet, but I see the qualities.

3/3.5/3.5/3/3.5

Photo of KarlHungus
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy dark orange color. The head is an inch in height, and recedes slowly leaving nice lacing. The aroma is of tangy wheat, and an extremely faint hint of tartness. It is quite weak in strength. The taste is fuller than the aroma. There is considerable wheat with a nice, sharp acidic quality that I really like. The finish of this beer is really nice with lingering acidity, and saltiness. The mouthfeel is slightly lighter than medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a nice beer. I've had a handful of examples of this style, and this one falls in the middle of the pack. Still I'd drink it again.

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

Was excited to see BBC make a gose.

A: Pours slightly hazy golden/orange color with a one finger white head that fades rather quickly leaving a very thin white cap on top. Thin and random lacing.

S: Some wheat and bready malt, definitely a little mineral/salt aroma. Some very faint fruit aromas and light spice.

T: A little bit of salt and lemon rind up front. More light spice, mostly coriander, some more citrus, and more mineral flavor.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Not bad, glad to have had another gose, but was hoping for a bit more.

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.

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A new style tick from the SA limited batch series. It pours out a hazy golden color with a finger of head. The aroma is full of spicy coriander and wheat. The taste is smoothly malty at first, rounded out by coriander and a little bit of a salt kick on the late aftertaste. Kinda like a mix between a hefeweizen and a maltier amber ale. The mouthfeel is fuller and well-carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, it's a solid beer, but really nothing that stands out as being special. It's worth trying through. I will say that the salt/mineral quality makes it more enjoyable than the average Hefeweizen is for me.

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a brownish color and a clear texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A spicy aroma - lots of coriander - and some wheat evident as well.

T: The coriander was front and center in the flavor (like it was with the aroma), with some wheat and malt, too. Not a typical gose flavor, but pretty good nonetheless.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, generally drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. This is only my third gose, so I expect Sam here to be a bit different and hopefully interesting.

For appearances real nice. A very crystal clear and gold brown amber body, quite dark for a Gose, highlighting lighter colors to the bottom of brass gold. Head is a good solid white that forms like a hefe. Some decent staying power here and retention, some fast rising carbonation but not too much along with slow creeping tiny pin head bubbles. This looks like a cross between a Hefe and a Helles? Dortmunder? or something in style. Very impressive color and appearance

Nose is unique. Dry breaded malts, spice brown bread, hop and mild phenols, mixing with a floral sense. Smells great.

Taste brings a nice mix of Oktoberfest qualities with a light crisp dark malt sense. Wet bodied slightly mixing with a sweet brown bread character and crispness, then taking some almost fruity esters. Some brine like character just a bit. Ironically going back now I am getting some peanut butter.

Overall one really unique tasting beer somwhere mixing an almagamation of Helles darkness and wheat distinctness all it's own. I am digging this one, but is this a Gose? I don't think so.

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a tiny head that is reduced to bubbles within 30 seconds

S: Definite wheat, some spice from the coriander, a nice mineral touch from the salt, and then some alcohol and other malts

T: Follows the nose, with the wheat, spice, and mineral quality along with some breadiness and very light hops

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly fuller than your average wheat ale

O: This is my first gose, just as it is some other people's so far, and I'll say that it it is indeed very similar to an American wheat ale and not really so much witbiers, pretty much because of the absence of Belgian yeast. The salt also adds another interesting dimension. Good beer, but I have no clue on how to rank this as far as style

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle, Batch #1. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a golden/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white frothy head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is nice, it smells like minerals/salt, lemon peel, coriander and some bready/grainy malt. I think the citrus and coriander flavors are stronger at first, and then after a little while the mineral/salty flavor starts to kick in. There's also some coriander, bananas and just an overall fruity flavor noticeable, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and slick with a good amount of carbonation. It's also smooth and goes down easy. I haven't had any gose style beers before so I have no idea if this one is a traditional (or a good) one or not. But overall I think it's a solid brew, and for $5.99 a bottle I'd certainly try this one again.

Photo of puboflyons
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Batch no. 1. Sampled on April 26, 2012. The pour is a slightly cloudy copper to medium amber with a white head that slowly diminishes. On the nose I get a vague malt character and a hint of citrus and spice. The body is about medium but the texture creamy and comfortable on the palate. Now about that taste; it starts out as a pleasant pale ale with a moderate grainy malt character but after a few sips the salt is easily found along with some pineapple or lemon citrus. Hops are mild but clean and crisp. This seems like a nice option on a warm but not hot day.

Photo of justintcoons
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear gold with 4 fingers of fluffy white head. Light carbonation and some nice webbed lacing.

N: The nose is very subtle. Light spices of coriander and perhaps white pepper. Lemon peel and wheat bread.

T: Light on the palate. Wheat, lemon peel, mineral water and traces of hay are upfront. This is followed by some rich caramel, white bread, white pepper, notes of grassy hops and perhaps a tad of banana. The mineral (salt) quality comes out in the finish and is more pleasant that you'd initially think. There's also hints of coriander and tangerine to go along with it.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, smooth and semi-sticky.

O: This is my first Gose so I don't have anything to compare it to. Has a lot of rich caramel with a mineral water quality. Wheat, lemon and banana are there. Shows obvious German wheat beer characteristics. How Verloren tastes; think Weizenbock mixed with an Americanized Saison with a dash of salt for good measure. Props to Sam Adams for brewing an obscure style at such a great price.

Photo of SawDog505
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stella chalet. Pours a dark orange, with some haze, an attractive 2 inch white head, with lots of lacing. Smell is clove, carmel, banana, and some citrus. Taste is clove and carmel up front, with some banana in the finish. Body is medium large for its ABV, plenty of carbonation, more lush than dry, and good drinkability. This is a solid beer.

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