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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 24
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-17-2012

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Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of jwc215
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazed light amber with a thin head.

The smell is of saltwater with coriander and yeast. It has a "Sam Adams" house aroma with a bready wheat tang.

The taste is of coriander with soapy sea water. Some Saaz hops come through to "save" it from being spicy soap ocean spray. Some lemon tartness comes through as it progresses.

It is pretty creamy. Fairly smooth, though too salty and becoming too soapy.

An "interesting" brew. It's a rare style...It doesn't quite compete with the original from what I remember (been awhile since I had the original.) It has some flaws, but worth checking out as a novelty.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served at the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston.

Moderate head which dies to rim bubbles. No lace. Cloudy with golden color.

Fruity with a touch of caramel.

Sweet flavor up front. Good fruit and mild spice. The body is medium with a slightly elevated carbonation. The aftertaste reminds me of plum. Short lived.

Photo of kojevergas
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served from a 1 pint .6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap into a conical pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low; I didn't even like the gose I tried in Leipzig.

A: Pours a 4.5 finger head of beige colour, fair cream and thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Salts, yeast, clean malts, biscuit, dough, and pasta-ey notes. Strange but weirdly welcoming. An average strength aroma.

T: Sea salt, clean malts, sour-esque notes like wild bacteria, clean barley, background pale vaguely floral hopping, lactic notes, and wheat. Strange, but fairly enjoyable. Imbalanced. The salt makes the climax weird.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with needed coarseness throughout. A bit too thick and somewhat syrupy, like the slick liquid left in a brandy glass. Viscous I guess. Carbonation is off.

Dr: Drinkable but strange. Far from Sam Adams' best beer. I don't care much for it. A strange beer in a strange style. Will I ever like gose beers?

D+

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and lemons in it, as well as some salt. The flavor has some toffee and biscuit malt. There is also a bit of saltiness and some very light tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I haven't had a lot of goses, but this one was as good or better than the other ones I have tried.

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow to orange in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a half finger tall white head that reduces to a mottled surface of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat malt with notes of coriander and orange peel - some light amount of sweetness to the smell. Just a hint of yeast aroma as well.

T: Very similar to the smell with the main flavors being that of wheat, coriander, orange peel, and just a hint of salt.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Nice amounts of dryness.

O: Only the second beer in this style that I have come across so I am glad that I purchased this one and tried it. Seems to be pretty true to the style and easy to drink.

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice fairly dense 2 finger off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lemon, orange, wheat, bread, coriander, earth, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal spiciness. Nice and very unique aromas with good balance and strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, wheat, grass, salt, coriander, light pepper, earth, floral, and herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus, floral, wheat, bread, grass, salt, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Good flavor balance and complexity; fairly dry on the finish. No cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and pretty crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice brew. This was my first gose and this was quite a nice experience. Nice flavor balance and complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. Really enjoyable.

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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 ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Verloren
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Style: Gose
ABV: 6.00 %

LOOK: Pours a deep golden color, soapy white head and plenty of lace. Mostly clear, but a later pour had a small cloudiness. Active carbonation rising to the top, looks like a typical pale lager that would suit the gose style.

SMELL: Savory bread, coriander, malt sweetness and mild hops are all available in the aroma. Intriguing and smelling very beer like.

TASTE: Lagery and bready flavors, with a very small tartness, and a hint of coriander. With added sodium, there is a layer of savory flavor, but for the most part salt is undetectable. Mostly just a mildly sweet and tart spiced lager. For 6% the alcohol is well disguised.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, lingering drying spice.

OVERALL: An enjoyable beer. Tasted with a friend, we both detected the coriander, and really thought this beer was well made. I enjoyed the tartness and subtleness of the spice/salt combination. A bit less lactic than my favorites of the style, this is still worth trying if you get the chance.

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 rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy apricot body with a thin film of white foam that pushes to a thick ring after a few sips. There are strands of microbubbles that glide to the surface.

S- The slight plastic note leads to a coriander floral hint in the finish. The aroma is pretty clean otherwise.

T- The slightly fruity crisp clean flavor has a slight sweetness and coriander hint to the finish with just a faint saltiness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz in the finish with no alcohol heat.

O- The clean and crisp beer is not overly dry and the fruity character with the coriander add some depth and the salt qualities remain in the background. This very drinkable but the coriander might need other support to make this really sessionable.

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

22 oz undated bottle served in a Trois Pistoles snifter.
Pours a hazy apricot-amber color with a small eggshell head that soon settles to a partial coat. Plenty of visible and felt carbonation.

S: Delicate fruity, biscuity aroma.
T: Dried apricots, salt, coriander, white pepper, light yeast, biscuits and a hint of orange marmalade in tasting. Nice mix of sour, sweet, bitter and salty.
M: medium-light body with medium high carbonation.

O: Refreshing and easy drinking beer with well hidden alcohol.

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish amber with a huge, white, dense head that has great retention

S - straw, some coriander

T - straw, coriander, bready, caramel, alcohol, citrusy

M - warm, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice beer. The malty, wheaty, hoppy flavor is well balanced, and this beer has great drinkability. I really enjoyed this beer.

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dense cadmium-tangerine pour has a strong sense of micro-bubble effervesce. Thick marshmellow fluff head is light cream in color showing some sturdiness while providing a good amount of thin skim lace on the vessel.

S: Sour oranges, malted wheat, alcohol and some caramel coated weedery come on the nose. Butterscotch sweetness and doughnut batter can also be had.

T: The flavor had a very light sour malted wheat backing, considerly less then its german counterparts. A sweetness of caramel and butterscotch with a helping of banana and pear perhaps from the yeast. Sea salt is detectable, mineral touch of dryness and some green vegetal matter is present. Caramel toast and a spicy finish of pepper and dried green pear with a hint of lactic acid.

M: Mouthful was smooth, creamy body with a medium consistency, dry.

O: Overall a nice flavor. Not as pronounced as say a zeipziger, but rather a drinkable introduction into the style.

Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.