Verloren | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 04-17-2012

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#42,118
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
416
pDev:
15.7%
Bros Score:
3.45
 
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: three ginger head on a murky amber with golden hues body.

S: grains, pale malts, musty hop character,

T: lots of sweet breads, pound cake, grains, caramel malts. No booze to speak of coming through. Hints of tropical fruits.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. nicely smooth.

Overall: for the style and my liking this beer and its ranking are about as good as a Gose can be IMO.

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Photo of Texasfan549
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

gose. such an underbrewed and underappreciated style. a rare one here in the usa, and indeed the world over these days. but this is a gem. crystal clear golden amber on the pour, sparkling with bright carbonation and a few fingers of fine white foam. the nose is odd, corriander for sure, toasted lightly, with some wheat malt and a curious but mild yeast strain. the salt of course doesnt have much smell, but it comes in at the end. i taste sweet wheat malt and corriander seeds, and the salt is more of a finishing element, leaving a unique mouthfeel that is somehow both dry and not dry at the same time. i found this to be much less salted and mineral driven than some of the other versions ive had, particularly genuine european versions, but i liked this a lot, and the addition of corriander i thought brought out a lot of flavor complexity. a beer id gladly pay 7 bucks for again.

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Photo of spycow
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a really nice looking orange color with a rather fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer reminded me of a pretty standard wheat beer, I wasn't really picking up much of the coriander in there. The taste of the beer is slightly salted, it mostly comes through once you lick you lips and it kind of lingers on the back of the tongue a bit. Otherwise the flavors are soft and very mellow. The mouthfeel of the beer is decent, just a typical drinkable brew with a good body and carbonation. Overall it's a neat beer to try, it's not anything overly special just a pretty cool idea to make one of this style today.

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Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are light aromas of coriander and orange peel in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat, orange peel and coriander along with hints of salt in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has an usual but enjoyable mix of flavors.

Note: Batch #1.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%
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+

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Photo of emerge077
3.36/5  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.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a massive head that leaves quite a few shards of lace

Smell: Coriander, wheat bread, lemongrass

Taste: Lemon, coriander and wheat bread, up front, with a grassy hop character developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the salt comes into the profile and dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very approachable, with a nice flavor element but I am afraid the style is not among my favorites

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Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a a hazy, copper color with red highlights and a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of caramel with some floral notes. Something else is there but I can't place it.

T - Tasted of caramel and toffee with some wheat flavors. A slightly salty flavor.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is an interesting brew. It is my first Gose, so I'm not sure what to think.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.22/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Verloren Gose

The appearance is as I'd expect it to be with a hazy, deep-golden body beneath a frothy head of off-white. The head retention was pretty good, and it left some nice lacing behind.

In the aroma it offers a surprisingly full, honey-like graininess. It's obviously from the Munich malts, and I think a hint of yeasty fruitiness is then leading me to think of honey. The aroma of coriander seed is present as well, and there's a suggestion of some other spice and pepper to boot (not that I'm suggesting any has been added). I almost feel like there are some phenols that shouldn't be present, but they're not bold... must be from a special yeast. Mildly fruity. Somewhat hoppy with a touch of leafiness and some grassiness. Overall grainy and pleasant. It makes me think of a field of bailed hay at the end of summer.

The flavor is wider, although the honey-accented wheat maltiness remains, just a little more balanced. It's a touch fruity, and just slightly sour - but then there's also a healthy dose of pepper that's followed by a bit of saltiness in the finish, and, dare I say it, a hint of smokiness from the phenols. It's not all that bitter, although there is a firmness to the bitterness that is there. But it doesn't really need a lot of bitterness as the coriander lends so much pepperiness and spicy-grassy character. (Ahh, it just occurred to me that the spicy-grassiness is a combination of the coriander and the Saaz hops, and perhaps a hint of alcohol as well). It finishes dry, spicy, salty, grassy, and then lightly smoky with its slightly sweet and nutty maltiness winding its way through at different times depending on how clean your palate is with each sip.

In the mouth it's fuller than I'd have expected, displaying a distinctly dextrinous edge. The brisk carbonation displayed at the outset softens to leave it seeming medium-full in body.; and, of course, quite a bit smoother across the palate.

Overall it's an interesting beer, if not quite impressive. It's very nicely complex; and it changes its character readily as you progress through the glass. Worth trying.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, the SA bottles have been hit or miss lately, but both hits and misses are fairly close to the deviation of overall score, nothing extreme in either direction. But then again that is the typical story for Sam, although a gose should be interesting and unique.

Pours a fluffy 1.5 finger fluffy head, creamy looking, fades semi slowly with lots of lacing, over hazy orange peach colored beer.

Nose is very unique, light malts, bit creamy almost cream ale like, slightly salty, with hints of bright fruit, and slight alt yeast, light earthy dirty malt like and aromatic malts, creamy and almost lactose like malts, and hints of toasty pilsner malts.

Taste starts with toasty creamy malts, and continues with that throughout. Slightly salt taste, toasty malts, creamy malts, hints of spices of coriander and other spices I can't nail down, almost Scandinavian spiced beer like with the light spices and weird but interesting malts. Light sweetness and spices, hint of citrus and orange zest, etc. Finish is dry with a bit more orange zest and bitterness, hint of spices and floral yeast additions, as well as light orange zest.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, but nothing special. Nice malts and salt flavors, hint of fruits and hops, nice and dry, def a summer beer. But lacking a bit of anything to set it above, and aroma is fairly light.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #1, poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some flavors of bananas, citrus and a touch of spice come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer with drinking for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 416 ratings
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