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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Added by Jason on 04-17-2012

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Photo of Elicoleman
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Mouthfeel wasn't good. Not even close to representing a Gose.

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

Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lattydaddy07
2.45/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Drinkable... Will never try again.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

"A link to the ales of Saxony that had all but vanished, Gose is a peculiar yet captivating brew. With a base of an unfiltered wheat ale, it's vivid and refreshing yet also has a softness to it. The flavor is brought to life by an unexpected touch of salt for a mineral quality, and coriander for a peppery spice. The result is an unusual and delicate brew that's full of flavors to discover." Brewed in the style of a German Gose. Available as a rotating Small batch series release in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a Samuel Adams sensory pint glass. Served above 50ยบ Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Verloren pours a crisp foamy pastel white head over a moderately hazy golden amber body. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Cereal wheat, biscuity and grainy crystal malt, a touch of effervescent peppery spice, muted coriander and a relatively low perceived acidity for the style. Balance appears to be quite sweet and the body heavier than normal. Potency is medium. 3.25

(Taste) Chewy cereal wheat and bready, biscuity caramel with a soft husk graininess. Perceivably little acidity and very little saltiness too, Verloren is a largely malt-driven Gose although it's on the far edge of the Gose spectrum from my experiences with the style. It could be said that this beer should not be malt driven, but at least significantly balanced by the tart and salty edge of salt and funk, if not very light and highly quaffable. Finishes clean and short with a touch of grainy malt and musty spice. 3

(Mouthfeel) The texture is smooth, softly chewy and medium dry. Carbonation is moderate generating a medium frothiness and soft crispness. Body is medium+ for the style and medium overall. Balance is sweet and bready over salty, sourness, tart and funk. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters to note. 3.5

(Overall) My wavering confidence in the quality of the Samuel Adams small batch series continues to diminish as these former seldomly brewed styles aren't commonly brewed to traditional or even guideline standards. Verloren has a flavorful and potent blend of German malts and wheat, both of which drive the beer for the most part, as the other expected flavors in a Gose are shallow to absent in Verloren. Salt and coriander spice are in very short supply, and there is no tartness nor sour character to be found in this beer. This is easily one of the poorest representations of what should be a truly well balanced and highly enjoyable beer. It's drinkable, but there are far superior modern examples of excellent Gose beers by Anderson Valley and Westbrook that have emerged in the past two years that I strongly recommend over Verloren. 3.25

Boston Beer Company's
Verloren Gose

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Photo of Blksab99
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dangriff
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of hermit990
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Tilly
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Copper colour, hazy. White foam head that dissipated quickly. Caramel orange malty aroma. Sloe plum, peppery, berry, spices, lemon back. Not a bad beer for SA. Worth tasting.

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Photo of RavenForBeer
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of deadliest
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of RBCBrams17
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 417 ratings
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