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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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81
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142 Reviews
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Reviews: 142
Hads: 409
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 6.16%
Wants: 27
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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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 warnerry
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a mostly clear orange/ brown liquid with one finger of off-white head. Head fades pretty quickly and leaves only scant lacing.

S - Huge whiff of coriander, followed by wheat bread, a touch of lemon and some mineral aroma.

T - Has elements of a witbier, mostly the coriander and wheat, but then clearly goes in a different direction with the subtle mineral flavor, and a slughtly soapy flavor. Also a touch of lemon throughout. Pretty good and interesting, but not a style I would want very often.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a spicy dry finish.

O - My first gose. Has some good things going on, but at the same time doesn't make me want to seek out others in the style. (682 characters)

Photo of KarlHungus
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (636 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (590 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear amber, one finger head that doesn't last long, no carbonation either.

S-Caramel, molasses, bread and toast. Very malt forward.

T-Interesting. Bread/wheat like a lager/pils. Some caramel and molasses. Spice as well.

M-Light, some carbonation, and somehow a tad creamy.

O-I give SA credit for brewing the style. I'd be interested in seeing what other examples are out there. (384 characters)

Photo of prototypic
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Verloren pours a hazy straw color. Backlighting gives more of a golden look. There might even be an orange highlight or two. It’s topped with a soft white head that rises to about a finger and a half in height. It takes a bit to fall back to a surface covering. Lacing was lighter and spotty. Looks good.

The nose is a little weak, but smells alright. It’s quite earthy and grainy throughout. Grassy hops are noted early on. Definitely smell noble in character. There’s a light citrus lemon scent that’s very subtle, but adds something positive. Coriander is definitely in the mix. It’s probably the best thing about the nose. Works really well with the earthy, grainy scent. I’m not getting any alcohol.

The flavor is about on par with the nose and doesn’t bring anything materially different to the table. It does have an earthy, grainy flavor that resonates throughout each sip. It’s actually nice and kind of refreshing. It’s hot here today. There is a nice spicy quality to it. Coriander and salty flavors are most notable. There is a hint of citrus lemon, but it’s very subtle. Grassy, noble hops add a little punch. Alcohol really isn’t noticeable at all. Finishes earthy, grassy, and salty. It’s not very exciting or complex, but it’s pretty good.

Verloren has a lighter body that leans toward medium. Carbonation is relatively light and soft. It is somewhat refreshing. Definitely goes down easy. For what it’s worth, it’d be incredibly drinkable if the flavor had a bit more pizzazz.

Verloren is an alright beer. It’s really pretty good. It really is tough to make a Gose an exciting beer. It’s not a style I frequent, but I’m yet to experience one that’s exciting. It does have a simple, straight-forward, good flavor though. This one features the salty, spicy bells and whistles and is a nice representation of the style. If you’re looking to try one, this is a pretty good place to start. (1,947 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a thin but really creamy tan head. Great retention.

S: Wet hay, coriander, some faint wheat, salt and maybe some orange rind.

T: Grainy and toasty. Definitely way heavy for a Gose. Some faint coriander and wheat with some biscuity malt undertones. A bit bready on the finish. (311 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a glass. Keep in mind I have little idea what to expect from a gose other than 'vaguely salty' and 'tart'.

A: Pours a medium copper color with intense looking carbonation and low clarity. The head is a four finger offwhite color with a wonderful creamy texture and moderate retention. Webbed clumps of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Wheat malts, subtle spice, and a distinct salty twang. Aside from the salt note, it's not much different than what I'd expect from a typical wheat ale. Not bad, though.

T: The general flavor is quite savory, with a running salty note underneath a simple - but nice - wheat base. Traces of coriander spice and mineral notes appear, as well, strengthening slightly with concurrent sips. Generally, I kind of want a little more complexity from this, but this is solid, especially in this kind of hot weather.

M: Medium texture and carbonation, with only a light lingering mineral note left on the aftertaste. There's a foaming thickness to it that spoils its drinkability and ability to refresh slightly.

O: Good summertime beer, but it's not blowing my mind. I'll have to give more goses a try to really be able to judge this fairly. Even still, I like this a hell of a lot more than Summer Ale, that's for damn sure. (1,280 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's nice to see Samuel Adams resurrecting some rarely brewed styles. Poured into Chimay glass. Appearance is a slightly cloudy orange with dense white layer of head. The head retains a thin layer and leaves a decent bit of lacing. The nose features candied oranges, coriander, wheat, apricots, and a wave of citric tartness. The taste delivers most of what the nose promises with wave of orange and fruit. This dries out rather quick and becomes slightly tart with a salty finish. There are some hops that come to play as well toawards the finish as well as an unpleasant bitterness. The mouthfeel is somewhat full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is only the second Gose I have tried, but it seems to have some off flavors going on. It reminds me of some of the homebrew-gone-wrong flavors I have experience. It is worth a try to experience this style, but overall, I don't see my self going back to this brew. (927 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Verloren has a very thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a quite bubbly, golden-orange appearance. The aroma is faint, but one can detect lightly-roasted, sweet malts, citrus, and maybe salt water. The taste is of fruity sweetness, salt, sweet bread, but no coriander is detected. Those familiar with orange Gatorade will recognize the flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium and soft, and Samuel Adams Verloren finishes somewhat dry, refreshing, and mild. One can not taste the alcohol at all with this beer. Overall, it’s very good.

RJT (553 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gose! I've only had the classic German one, never had another from any other brewer. Let's see how Sam Adams fares...

It pours a light orange-amber color, hazy, with a dense quarter-inch head. Aroma is very nice, with sweet malt spiced with a substantial coriander, together with a pleasant citrusy scent. The flavor, however, is pretty ordinary: the standard SA yeast, I think, to judge from the taste. Coriander is present, but the hops make a more substantial note. There's a very light touch of salt, less than the classic Leipziger, nor does it have the acidic tartness. Really, it tastes like an American wheat beer with a little coriander.

Not a terrible beer--it's very refreshing. It's just a sort of dumbed-down Gose, I think. (740 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sour and tart barnyard funk with some wheat, pepper, salt, and a touch of citrus and floral smells.

T - Starts off with a mix of tart and funky flavors with some light fruit, wheat, coriander, and a touch of salt. Through the middle, some light sourness starts to come through with some floral flavors and a bit of lemon zest. The finish is a mix of wheat with some barnyard funk, tart light fruit, lemon, and a bit of bready malt.

M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Interesting take on the style, a but a bit mild and watery. (772 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium dark amber, high foam develops and then leaves a cm or 2 layer on top. Wheaty smell. Ever so slightly peppery nose. Light, wheaty taste. Lemony throughout. Finish comes through as peppery w/ corriander. Smooth and creamy. Pretty darn good. (293 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$6.79 for a 22oz bottle. 9 SRM, OG=14.09, 6.0%ABV, 188 Calories/12oz, 15IBU.
Brewed with Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Munich, malted and unmalted wheat, Coriander and salt. Hopped with Saaz Noble hops. Fermented with Samuel Adams ale yeast.

Pours out to a hazy burnt orange, forming a soft white creamy head with average retention and average lacing. Moderate carbonation, ~2.25. Aroma of coriander and faint saaz. Mouthfeel is soft with a medium light body. Taste opens with the coriander, followed by a delicate spicy hop flavor, followed by some crackery malt middle, a mild well-balanced bitterness, and a mineral finish, although you can't taste the salt as much as feel it. No perceptible off-flavors.

This is a quite average brew. Reminds me of Bell's Oberon mixed with Blue Moon. A gose should be more interesting than this. This is very pedestrian, and I'm wouldn't buy it again. (899 characters)

Photo of sulldaddy
2.76/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cellar temp bottle split with Stopper. Pouring into a snifter.
The beer pours a clear copper hue with thin tightly packed bleached white head.

Aroma is grainy malt and some sweet fruit with white grapes the most dominant scent I can detect. I do get a bit of mild orange as well.

First sip reveals an average to light body with fine spacious carbonation. Flavor is caramel and fruit with orange and white grape again. Overall the flavor is very mild similar to the nose.
No flaws in the beer but the brew is average at best, certainly not very memorable.

I am disappointed as there arent many examples of this style readily available and this one just didnt make me want to try others. (692 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 ounce bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - It is orange with amber highlights. Two inches of off-white head sits atop.

S - It smells like orange soap.

T - The coriander is quite obvious. I get lots of orange flavor.

M - Thin

O - My first experience with this style, so I have nothing to compare it to. I liked the beer. It's refreshing. (350 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Batch No. 1.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Aroma upfront is wheat and pale malts with a big presence of coriander that leaps out of the glass. Some pepper spice and some hints of citrus fruits including orange and apricot. Also some spicy European Noble and Saaz hops. The salt is pretty noticeable too giving it an interesting kick.

Taste: A pretty interesting and nice taste. A good amount of bready wheat and pale malt. Big taste of coriander spice with some pepper. Very good notes of citrus fruit with some orange, apricot, and peach. Some Saaz and Noble hops add to the spice. Salt really comes in strong towards the finish and leaves a zinging spice on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp and spicy. Salt leaves a spicy, almost burning feel on the tongue.

Overall: A pretty decent brew here. I don't have any other experience with this style, but this is pretty interesting and comes off well. (1,174 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Not much hints at this being a Gose as it has a deep copper hue and a thick foam. Hints of white wine, lemon lime, coriander, honey and molasses on the nose. The flavor is very malty, with some dried dark fruit. The coriander is more evident in the finish as I taste some lemon lime soda water as well. Perhaps a little salty, this seems to miss the Gose mark but I find it good to drink. (388 characters)

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

My first Gose.

Yellowy orange with plenty of haze. Big, eager head like an agressively foaming fermenter. Holds up pretty well and leaves a sloppy trail.

Smells like wheat and light must.

Light and fluffy with a definite sawdusty citrus flavor. Interesting mix of dry must, light sweetness and citrus spice.

My first gose and probably my first beer with salt in it. At least on purpose. Since I've never sampled the style before, and have no comparison, I'm assuming it's a good example of style. Because Sam Adams is usually a good example of style. (558 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear gold with 4 fingers of fluffy white head. Light carbonation and some nice webbed lacing.

N: The nose is very subtle. Light spices of coriander and perhaps white pepper. Lemon peel and wheat bread.

T: Light on the palate. Wheat, lemon peel, mineral water and traces of hay are upfront. This is followed by some rich caramel, white bread, white pepper, notes of grassy hops and perhaps a tad of banana. The mineral (salt) quality comes out in the finish and is more pleasant that you'd initially think. There's also hints of coriander and tangerine to go along with it.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, smooth and semi-sticky.

O: This is my first Gose so I don't have anything to compare it to. Has a lot of rich caramel with a mineral water quality. Wheat, lemon and banana are there. Shows obvious German wheat beer characteristics. How Verloren tastes; think Weizenbock mixed with an Americanized Saison with a dash of salt for good measure. Props to Sam Adams for brewing an obscure style at such a great price. (1,069 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium gold with a slight head (although quite substantive early on), with white ring retention.

Smells a bit too much like all SA brew. Malt, with some sweetness, a little grain.

A little sweet grain up front. Dries out a bit. I kinda get the coriander, and I definitely get the salt right at the end, which I really like and appreciate. Light bitterness. Soft beer. This seems like generic SA brew with some nuances. Touches bump this above 3.0.

Soft brew, mild carbonation.

Overall, liked this far more at the beginning than the end. An ok brew but nothing like the other traditional brew version I've had. (619 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a tiny head that is reduced to bubbles within 30 seconds

S: Definite wheat, some spice from the coriander, a nice mineral touch from the salt, and then some alcohol and other malts

T: Follows the nose, with the wheat, spice, and mineral quality along with some breadiness and very light hops

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly fuller than your average wheat ale

O: This is my first gose, just as it is some other people's so far, and I'll say that it it is indeed very similar to an American wheat ale and not really so much witbiers, pretty much because of the absence of Belgian yeast. The salt also adds another interesting dimension. Good beer, but I have no clue on how to rank this as far as style (777 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served cold into a pint glass.

Verloren is a hazy pale amber color with thick fizzy head. It settles quickly and leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is sweet and slightly floral, probably from the coriander.

Flavor is initially pleasant but isn't so much towards the end. There is a lemon cake sweetness up front with a hint of coriander. Then I get the saltiness and I don't totally enjoy it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Salty and a little slick going down.

Overall it's interesting to try this unusual style but I probably wouldn't get it again. (569 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a stange.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours about a 2 finger, bubbly, white head. Craters unevenly and slowly. Fair spider web lacing remains. Head renews fully with each pour.

S: Wheat, hay, and orange. Maybe a bit of fresh tea leaf in there, too.

T: Tastes like it smells. Light wheaty body with a hint of orange bitters.

M: Crisp, but has an almost seemingly thick and syrupy texture. All of the flavors are light, and balanced. The light bittersweet finish hangs on the palette.

D: Not much resistance. Refreshing and nothing off-putting.

Atmosphere is good. Deep coloration, with a nice bubbly head, and a little lacing. Nose is wheaty with some orange citrus notes. Flavor is of wheat base enhanced with just the slightest bit of orange. Overall, this is a good quaff. (805 characters)

Photo of bum732
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Floral with lost of coriander, slight spiciness.

L: Hazy golden orange, carbonated white head with decent retention. Good lacing.

T: Fairly strong coriander floralness with a fairly clean malt flavor. Low bitterness leading to additional floralness and fairly clean malt profile.

M: Medium, creamy body. Medium low carbonation.

Interesting. Very strong coriander forward. Didn't really detect the salt. (409 characters)

Photo of bsp77
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy orangish-amber with dense, frothy white head, and very bubbly lacing.

Smell: Lots of wheat, with some mild coriander. Sharply acidic and salty, with some light tartness.

Taste: Huge wheat taste, with a strong acidity and mild tartness. A touch of coriander and salt on the finish, which makes me want to keep drinking.

Feel: Medium body that is fuller than expected. Carbonation is lower than a Hefeweizen would be. Finish is dry, crisp and refreshing.

Overall: Never had a Gose, so can't really comment on how well it fits the style. However, this mainly just seems like an American Wheat with some coriander and salt. Ultimately, this means that it is very refreshing, but not very memorable. (779 characters)

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