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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

400 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 23
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 constantine_272
3.76/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep copper with an unusual orange/pink hue. Off white foam dissipates quickly to a small sticky ring that left sticky foam dots. Lightly carbonated.

S: Slight hop with orange rind. Alcohol. Sweet and salty. With a hint of strawberry. Mild malt and caramel. My wife said it smelled like pee... I disagree.

T: Sweet. Only mildy tangy from restrained hop. Some smoothe mellow malt and caramel flavored grain. Slight strawberry, watermelon and cherry flavor with a juicy mouthwatering feeling. Finishes slightly sweet but with mild tanginess and saltiness.

M: Thin. Thirst quenching and refreshing. Finishes fast. Very clean and smooth. Almost no dryness.

O: Not quite what I expect for a gose, but still quite tasty. It hits some of the qualities, but its very mellow; I could have used a little more risk here. Still, one of the more enjoyable beers from Sam I've had.

Photo of Ego
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

gose, one of those really rare styles.. salt in beer?? man was I skeptical before I tried the style, it is actually weirdly refreshing, so let's see how sammy adams version stacks up

eyes...
nice full finger of white foam, a whispering audio component, light orange clean hue with a good amount of carbonation streaming up the glass, near perfect lacing as this clings beautifully to the glass with a simple tilt and as you consume... nice

nose...
slightly dry and musty, the coriander is the star here - it is out front just like chuck schumer and any news cameras within a 15 mile radius, the hops lend a tender herbal aroma, the malt is detectable and lies underneath bathed in a subtle sweetness, smells on point for the style

taste etc...
the coriander is very up front here, the salt shines in the aftertaste especially when the hops run their course, it has that dry marshmellow-ish tone like weistephaner but not as strong (and tempered by the strong coriander), it has a hardier body than the other couple of gose I have tried, the carbonation is right where it should be - kind of just fluffy enough but not interfering in any way

verdict?
a little too heavy and not enough salt, I never thought I would type that about a beer... to me, sometimes a style is a certain way for a certain reason, so I think putting your own twist on a gose might not be the best direction. this does not come off as refreshing as the other goes beers I have had, it is worth a try for the sheer novelty if you have never had salt in your beer

Photo of ThreeFishes
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of rajendra82
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The pour at first glance can be mistaken for a Pilsner, except for being a shade darker, and with more bubbles. As ordinary as the pour looked, the way the beer smelled was anything but. Even from an arm's length, there was a sour, floral, and mineralized smell coming from the glass, which intensified when brought nearer. This was clearly not an ordinary Pilsner. The taste stayed true to the style, but was lighter than others of the type I've had, which sadly has been only a couple. This was a bit more tame in acidity and salt, and little sweeter. Not a bad taste at all, mind you, just not all that it should be. Light and crisp on the palette, but again softer, and lacking that Gose edge. I don't mind having had this bottle, and it is certainly different than Sam Adams typical fare, but I much prefer the real German bottle, or that fantastic recreation by Westbrook more.

Photo of whatname
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of osant37
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Yeti1979
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a stange.

A - Pours a hazy orange marmalade color, with a fluffy three-finger white head. Ringlets of sticky lacing.

S - Powerful aroma of fruit, butterscotch, sour mash, caramel, and a bit of metallic mineral.

T - Sadly doesn't match the nose, as not much caramel or butterscotch is present. Sweet and sour at the same time, with notes of mandarin orange, pear, apple, lemon, and lime. Some clove and lots of coriander. There IS a tiny bit of malt sweetness lurking underneath but you have to look for it. Mineral element in the nose present in the salty finish. ABV of only 6% somehow detectable in the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied and carbonated, but with an extremely oily feel. Kind of odd.

O - Cant say I'm a big fan of this style. The fruity sweet & sour element with the saltiness was just a little too weird to me for this beer to be truly enjoyable. Not a repeat buy. However, kudos to Sam Adams for the attempt at making this style more available.

Photo of Lambocalrisien
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of neenerzig
4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been holding onto a bottle of this in my cellar for quite awhile now and I finally decided it was time to crack this one open tonight. Poured into one of my stange glasses, this beer pours a slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden color with a nice fluffy white head that is about an inch or so thick when first poured that eventually settles to a very nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass and a very nice surface coating of foam at the top of the beer. Very good lacing here too. Aromas of wheat, spice such as coriander, and musty, minerally, earthy yeast and malt round this beer out smell wise. Tastewise this beer has a big wheat profile up front followed with some subtle toasted caramel malt sweetness that gives way to the coriander and rounds out with a nice mineral-esque hint of salt that linger on the back of the tongue and coats the inside of the mouth. Ends with just a bit of a sour note that to me is reminiscent of a good Lambic or wild ale. No discernible hop flavors to be found here. Really interesting and tasty variety of flavors that compliment each other very well here! Has a somewhat crispy, yet mostly smooth and frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Perhaps I would have liked this beer better if I had enjoyed it fresh, but this was pretty good and I hope to be able to find it again. Worth a try for sure!

Eric

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Texasfan549
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of envinoveri
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of dalepryor
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WVUbrew
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of DCHritz
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Last bottle in the cooler at a questionable store... Label reads batch 1, this very well may be from spring 2012.

Hazy orange body, rising carbonation visible. Compact head of white foam, floating island of skim in the center. Nice ring of lace around the edges after the first sip. Retention is ok.

Aromas of lemon soda, coriander, and oxidized malt, sadly.

Taste is lemony and vaguely tart with dull papery oxidation creeping in the aftertaste.
Some clear notes of wheat and coriander still present, as well as the odd lemon soda taste. Light bodied and still somewhat drinkable. Even though it's old there's still signs of life. Would try again if fresh.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.