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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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142 Reviews

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Reviews: 142
Hads: 412
Avg: 3.54
pDev: 26.27%
Wants: 27
Gots: 22 | 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 smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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

Pours a slightly hazy medium amber color with a decent white head that leaves lots of stickage. Smells of spicy wheat and a pepper with hints of earth and salt. It kind of smells like a peppery macro wheat beer. the taste is sweet with honey like malts, a bit of a spicy peppery bite to mix things up a bit as well as a bit of mineral earthiness. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Kind of an easy drinking brew, a bit different. It's only my second gose, but I think I liked the Bruery version a little better.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Verloren Gose Beer from Sammy A is another fine creation. The corander comes through in both the scent and taste. The beer poured a nice golden yellowinto my slender cylinder glass. There was a puffy white head that does appear to be leaving some lace. The body is a medium to light with good carbonation. Overall its pretty good.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
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.


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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sester stange. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine, three finger ivory head constantly renewed by active carbonation. Looks nice. Aroma of wheat, coriander and light orange and sweet malt. Flavor of wheat, light apple, coriander and fruit esters; finishes with light fruit, residual coriander, rather floral and a hint of salt. Light and refreshing. Light bodied as expected from the style. A very nice light flavor progression and combination. Enjoyable.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam which leave a nice lace. Pretty nice!

Smell: a thick wheaty aroma, not unlike a weizenbock, blends decently well with the coriander. The whole concoction is a little bit sickly-sweet, but it's not too bad.

Taste: the malt is kind of Bock-like, but it's not as well executed as it could be. Not bad, just not wonderful. The salt is relatively mild, although perceptible. It's decent, but not a paragon of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a concomitant creaminess. Possibly the best part of this beer.

Overall: this is a decent stab at the style, but a lot of things have to go right to end up with a good Gose. A good try, but it falls a little bit short.

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Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, salt, a touch of sweetness. Taste is just a bit salty for my liking, some spice, easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +13%
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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Photo of barczar
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland stange.
6.0% ABV,

I tried packing as many owl references in this review as I could, however blantantly. Enjoy!

A - Poured from the Virgil bottle, carbonation rises carefree through the faintly clouded deep golden beer to a well-formed light ivory head that billows atop the brew, steadily lowering to coat the glass in ridges of rocky foam.

S - Distinct upon first whiff, Samuel Adams Verloren has a subtle sea salt and coriander nose that, paired with light herbal qualities of the Saaz hop, soar nicely over the malty base. Soft wheat and pale malt hold the fort with caramel and Munich sweetness traces finishing the nose out for an interesting, though fitting aroma.

T - Kaepora Gaebora presents coriander; sharp and undeniable in flavor but not so powerful it overlaps everything blindly. Sourdough bread and warmed biscuit draped with caramel drizzles come from pale, Munich, and caramel malts with a drying finish of salt and herbal hop qualities.

M - Medium bodied, the crisp carbonation livens up the feel with a crisp bite aided also by the coriander spice. Lingering on the bone dry finish is moisture-starved flaky biscuit sprinkled with light sea salt and a faint bitter kiss gently blown by the noble hops and a slight tart prickle on the tongue.

O-rly? - The components for a closely-brewed-to-style-beer are there but there's little in the states to compare Verloren to. Fear not, for this beer is brewed very well and tastes the part, all while playing the part to revive a heritage style from Germany. Ya rly, Verloren is a rockin' bottle from Samuel Adams, encouraging consumers to try new and different things!

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Malty aroma has firm fruity and yeasty notes. It pours a clear golden amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, off-white head. Flavor has a malty core with subtle notes of apple and banana and a hoppy, but not bitter, undertone. Or is that coriander? I get a touch of that. Salt? Well, a teeny bit of salt. Salt in beer? That’s the most unheard-of thing I’ve ever heard. Ha ha. (Or tasted.) OK, enough being a wisenheimer. Smooth texture has firm body and a fair bit of fizz, leaving a rather persistent tingle on the lips and tongue. I hope that Samuel Adams keeps us this series.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1; 22 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color with a huge white head. Nice retention and lacing..beautiful lacing actually. Awesome looking gose.

Nose is salty biscuits with a typical SA yeastiness. Lemons and lime peels persist.

Taste is lemony biscuits with a sharp lime peel. I can taste the salt, but it is nowhere near the tastiness of the other gose's I have had. This one is bleh....something different but not right...so not to style! No bueno

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into strange glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice two finger just off white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, with big soapy looking bubbles slowly popping over time to leave a good level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a floral and wheat aroma. The floral nature of the brew has strong sent of lavender and jasmine which melds quite well with the wheat as well as a odd and light salty “sea like” smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet orange citrus, peach and wheat bread flavor. The wheat, peach and citrus remain a base for the beer with the peach and wheat actually getting slightly stronger in flavor as the taste moves on. In the middle of the taste a light spicy and peppery hop flavor come to the tongue. These flavors while present are still quite soft and meld with the soft wheat and citrus flavors well. Some light flowery notes come to the taste at the end, leaving a nice smooth and clean wheat flavor to be left on the tongue when it is all said and done.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter to average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The feel is quite nice for the softer and rather diverse flavors of the brew.

Overall – This is one tasty brew. While I do not have much experience in the gose category and hence do not really have a great perception as of yet what the ideal one tastes like, I very much enjoyed this rather soft yet flavorful and quite drinkable beer. This is definitely one to try if you get a chance.

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Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, wheaty and somewhat lager like. In the taste, dry wheat like flavors and spicy, somewhat peppery. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry peppery and notes of lemon citrus in the aftertaste. A malty wheat beer, with peppery notes and a nice lemon citrus.

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Photo of cbutova
2.87/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Poured into my slender pint glass with a body between amber and golden. A nice big creamy white head forms and has great retention, awesome pillow cloud formations atop the beer. Tons of lace forms immediately and persists throughout.

S- Mostly like a tame German style yeast with notes of light fruits, banana, clove and bread. Some spice mixed in there too.

T- Main flavor of orange/lemon peel, coriander and spiced lemon dessert that somehow tastes watered down, maybe because it is in beer form. Bread, spiced raisin and some caramel malt besides that.

MF- Watery body with lower carbonation that I expected. Fairly sweet but not much bitterness at all.

Spiced citrus with big notes of zest and coriander. I feel like the balance of the flavors isn't where it should be and the mouthfeel throws things off more. Really good looking beer and bottle though.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.78/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In my pint glass this beer was a bright copper color with a small white head.

It had a grassy, outdoorsy aroma. There was a bit of spice in the aroma. It was rather bland.

A heavy dose of coriander in the taste. Some wheat. The spice was way too heavy.

Not too pleasant mouthfeel. I thought it had a very metallic aftertaste.

This gose was for the birds.

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Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.