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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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79
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392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 139
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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-17-2012)
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Photo of Rhettroactive
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Rhettroactive, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +13%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

flagmantho, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +13%
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.

WoodBrew, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
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!

BeerFMAndy, Dec 13, 2012
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.

avalon07, May 06, 2012
Photo of Axnjxn
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Axnjxn, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

tone77, Dec 04, 2012
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.

bluejacket74, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
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

twiggamortis420, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

OWSLEY069, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Cyberkedi, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Duff27, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Lare453, Nov 12, 2012
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.

puboflyons, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of KevinGordon
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

KevinGordon, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

mrfrancis, May 29, 2012
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.

KarlHungus, May 10, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

mhaugo, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of lordofthewiens
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

lordofthewiens, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Darkmagus82, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

tigg924, May 21, 2012
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.

Suds, May 13, 2012
Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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