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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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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3/5  rDev -13.3%

ThreeFishes, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of rajendra82
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

rajendra82, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of whatname
3/5  rDev -13.3%

whatname, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of osant37
4/5  rDev +15.6%

osant37, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Yeti1979
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Yeti1979, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.46/5  rDev 0%
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.

TempeBeerMan, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Lambocalrisien, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of neenerzig
4.26/5  rDev +23.1%
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!


neenerzig, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

st9647v3, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

ldhughes3, Jan 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

mmilyko, Dec 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Texasfan549, Dec 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

envinoveri, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

dalepryor, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

BlueMoon10, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

WVUbrew, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

DCHritz, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

emerge077, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

BamfBacon, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ChaseBacon, Nov 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Kroller86, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Hardcore, Nov 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

npala86, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of speter
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into nonic.

A: Pours a deep copper/golden color with ample fluffy, off-white head that slowly fades, but persisted until the end.

S: Very biscuity, with a hint of marmalade and honey.

T: Very malty and rather like a buttered biscuit. There was a decided lack of the trademark lactic acid sourness of the style, however. Were this not labeled as a gose, it would score higher. (And if I were being more pedantic and keeping solely to style, it would score lower.)

M: Full-bodied and quite creamy.

O: Overall, this is a rather unique and nice beer, but I don't think it's a very good example of a gose.

speter, Nov 14, 2013
Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.