Verloren | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of speter
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into nonic.

A: Pours a deep copper/golden color with ample fluffy, off-white head that slowly fades, but persisted until the end.

S: Very biscuity, with a hint of marmalade and honey.

T: Very malty and rather like a buttered biscuit. There was a decided lack of the trademark lactic acid sourness of the style, however. Were this not labeled as a gose, it would score higher. (And if I were being more pedantic and keeping solely to style, it would score lower.)

M: Full-bodied and quite creamy.

O: Overall, this is a rather unique and nice beer, but I don't think it's a very good example of a gose.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into weizen glass.

A - Pours a dark cloudy golden amber with 2-3 fingers of off white head.

S - Smells of lemon, wheat, and a general slight sourness

T - The taste is mainly lemon and wheat, with no bitterness to speak of. The saltiness is slight and on the back end. Adding a bit of salt brings out some of the citrus flavors.

M - Thin-to-moderate body with moderate carbonation.

O - My first beer of this style, and I didn't really know what to expect. Overall I quite enjoyed it; the saltiness aspect was interesting. I think Sam Adams did a good job on this.

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Photo of BeerEngineer
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

General - Early morning beer out here on the west coast for football. Enjoyed it out of my New Belgium glass.

Appearance - A shade between amber and gold, the SRM is around a 15 but seems to almost glow. Very nice! Head is a light white and fluffy, it diminishes pretty quickly.

Aroma - There is a light maltiness to this beer, with a hint of sourness.

Taste - It reminds me of a lightly soured sour beer. Pretty interesting actually, there is a spice in this that I can't put my finger on, it's different, that's for sure.

Mouthfeel - It feels like it coats the mouth with a film, moderate carbonation.

Overall - Well it's unique I'll say that much. Not exactly my style but it's something that's different and unique. If you're a beer geek and want to try something different this is a good one to pick up because they are normally a good price (I got mine at Costco of all places) and it's something different. I don't think that I'll be getting another one of these but that's ok.

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Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark gold with a nice head and good lacing.

Smell is of rotting citrus fruit at first and buttery bread later.

Taste is reminiscent of a buttered biscuit up front followed by honey with a salty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thick, almost creamy with low carbonation.

Certainly a taste different from anything I've tasted before. Not really a style I prefer but, it seems well crafted and I can appreciate how others would enjoy it.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weisen glass.

Appearance: Comes off a pale amber color, little darker than most amber colored beers. Head is straight white and thick coming off almost two finger's length.

Smell: Smell like honey and citrus. A little sour note makes you think of lemon.

Taste: something different that I do t think I experienced before but it feels like I'm drinking a meal. Like bread and salt, best way I can put it. Little malts here and there.

Mouth: Body feels heavy, slightly sticky but incredibly smooth.

Overall: not a bad brew at all, I don't think I would go crazy looking for it at my local beer spot but I got this in a Sam Adams variety pack and hit the spot watching a little Sunday football. Salud!

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Photo of Murrhey
2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 1pt, 6oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a stange. Reviewed live in high elevation Kalispell, Mont.

A- One-finger white head with clear, medium sized bubbles. Rapidly eroding. Light golden color with nice carbonation.

S- Very citrusy. Oranges and lemon with distinct saltiness. Coriander and other brewing spices that make it fragrant.

T- Slightly salty, but very citrusy. Heavy with orange and lemon. Interesting flavor.

M- Bubbly and medium-bodied.

O- Very OK. Has nice flavoring going on.

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Photo of scvance
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy straw gold color with a thin, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is mild, alcohol, pepper, and malt. The taste is interesting, briny up front, yeasty, slightly sour, not nearly like some other gose I've tried. Fades to a slight bitter finish and ends with a hint of sulfur and alcohol. The mouthfeel is rather thick, highly carbonated with a very dry finish. Overall, this beer is rather unimpressive compared to the expected style. I doubt I will be having this one again.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark cloudy orange with a small white head.

The smell is lemon, coriander and slightly sweet malts.

The taste is sweet malts through out, slightly spicy, coriander and pepper finishing a little salty.

The mouthfeel is pretty light with medium to high carbonation.

This was my first beer of this style and I thought it was very good. A very delicate and fairly complex beer.

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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 CaptJackHarkness
4.67/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a one pint six ounce undated bottle. bottle states "enjoy now or age it to develop rich and unique flavors." From the Small Batch Collection.

Scent is spicy and floral, a bit musty.
Pours a hazy deep blood-orange with off white head. Head does not last nor is there lacing.
Taste is of sweet malt, bread and coriander with a hint of date or apricot. Very pleasing and drinkable! In fact, the more I sip the better I like it!

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a ruddy brown with two solid inches of foam. The wheat bill comes through in the nose along with corriander and some earthy yeast. Some mineral character. Full bodied with a heavy dose of wheat. The subtle fruit character leads to some mineral aspect toward the end. Spices follows; coriander, cloves rounded out be apricot. The tang hangs on past the end to leave the palate thirsty once again.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: a medium amber with good clarity. The head is off-white made of fine bubbles with decent retention.

S: A moderate spicy and slightly lemony hops aroma with a medium amount of peach and orange fruity esters. There is some low malt sweetness aroma.

T: There is a medium malt sweetness with a bit of caramel like character. A medium-strong fruit flavor that seems yeast derived being mostly oranges and a bit pithy with a medium-low hops bitterness. The balance is somewhat bitter. The finish is off-dry with an aftertaste of hops bitterness and orange peel.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with a lot of weight on the palate from the salt. There is a medium strong level of carbonation.

O: A fruit and somewhat malty beer like oranges mixed with a bit of the peel some caramel and light bit of spice. Not a bad beer at all defiantly off the beaten path and worth the try.

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Photo of Roger55
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Wheat, salt, some butter like smell.

Taste: Wheat, bits of Salt and fairly refreshing.

Overall: I think this a good beer, I've had this beer before fresh and it's even better, with the clove and salt really showing their stuff.but as it is now it's an okay beer. It is perfect for the summer heat, however!

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Photo of artdob
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Initial nice head but very quickly subsides.

Nose has coconut flakes in a big way. Continues to the palate, though the taste seems to lean more towards water than full bodied flavor. Perhaps some mild bell pepper along the way. Bit of sourness post finish.

Most compelling part of this beer to me is the nose and that unique coconut profile.

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Photo of dwren89
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, golden with reddish-orange hues when held to natural light, a white head that borders between creamy and fizzy, however lacking in size.

Aroma: Definite hints of coriander with a pervasive and biting salty whiff, an exotic aroma that is reminiscent of banana, green apple, and lemon/lime zest.

Taste: Both refreshing and spicy with a fruity finish reminiscent of baked apples and pears with peppery coriander kick and salinic, rather than hoppy or bitter, finish. Delightfully dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and soft on the palate from the unmalted wheat and quite refreshing. Medium bodied, slight carbonation prickle on the finish.

Overall Impression: A nice balance of salt, sweet (fruit), and dryness. This ale is noticeably different from most other weizens or wheat beers because of the salt added, and lack of hop bitterness. The smooth mouthfeel and refreshing fruitiness makes this a great thirst quencher, but the dryness keeps you coming back for swig after swig.

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Photo of HerculesRM
4.48/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A light white head, translucent orange/copper in colour. Smells slightly sweet with coriander and citrus. The flavour is a perfect blend of sweet and bitter: coriander, bitter and sweet orange peel, mild peppers, honey. I can't taste the salt per se, but I can tell it's there by the way it tones down the sweetness in a very pleasing way. Medium mouthfeel, rolls perfectly in the mouth without being heavy.

The Boston Beer Company doesn't sell bad beers. Every offering is well conceived and polished, and Verloren is no exception. Well done, Mr. Koch!

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured this Gose from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy orange color, produced a huge white creamy head, excellent retention and lacing left on the glass. The aroma consisted of toasted grain, spicy coriander and lemon citrus. Medium bodied, a foundation of malted grain followed by spicy coriander, butter, and lemon citrus. I was a little disappointed with the flavor, a bit to heavy on the thick buttery taste- I feel it overshadowed the coriander, toasted malt and citrus a bit. Glad I sampled but not a Ale that I would seek out again.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a 22 oz bottle into a Weizen glass. No freshness date that I could find. First time having this particular style, so take that into account when reading my review.

Appearance - A very attractive looking beer. Pours a hazy orange with amber and gold highlights. The head isn't terribly substantial (maybe between a half and a full finger) and it dissipates to a thin film on the top of the beer fairly quickly. The foam was VERY reminiscent of soap suds in the bottom of the bottle as I swirled to make sure I captured any sediment.

Smell - Reminds me of a Hefeweizen, which I suppose makes sense, given that this is an German-style, unfiltered wheat beer at it's core. Notes of lemon zest, spice, coriander, some white pepper. I really like the smell of this beer, truth be told.

Taste - This is the first component that hasn't really appealed to me. The front of the taste again imparts the essence of Hefeweizen, but the flavor is a bit more diluted, with the finish dropping off quickly to an almost watery finish. Notes of wheat, coriander again, and right before the flavors fade, a hint of that added depth of flavor from the salt. Honestly, I was afraid the salt would have a negative impact on the flavor profile, but now I'm thinking it needs more of it to set off the roundness of the wheat base. Taste needs some refinement to make this beer go from decent to outstanding.

Mouthfeel - A bit soapy, especially after the flavors fade. Has some body to it at first, but again seems to just evaporate. Like the taste, this component needs a bit of work.

Overall, a respectable beer. Not at all a bad choice, but I wouldn't buy it again without some assurance that the imbalances of the flavor profile and mouthfeel had been corrected. At the very least, it got me eager to try other versions of the Gose style. Now the trick will be finding some.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of Curtis
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked this beer at random -have had good experiences with Samuel Adams beers, wanted to try a new one. Poured suprisingly clear. Very light pale color, no haze. Aroma was mild. not much to it, somewhat earthy, not hop stringent in the least. Fouthfeel is average, initial taste is a little tangy, mild malt little hops, what stands out the most is the yeast flavor. Finishes average smooth, not exceptional. Alcohol kick is moderate.

Interesting beer. Good, not exceptional. Would buy again if on sale, but wouldn't specifically seek it out. I don't want to slam it -it was very drinkable and I didn't regret it in the least, just not as good as I had hoped.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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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 StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +13%
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 buschbeer
4/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.54 out of 5 based on 416 ratings.
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