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Verloren | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of allengarvin
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of psuKinger
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 ounce bomber, to be poured into my new extra large Sam Adams perfect pint glass, which came complimentary with the purchase of this bottle from 6-and-Save.

A: The 22 ounce bomber almost fits perfectly into this mug. Hazy golden amber colored, with a nice thick white head on top, initially 2 fingers worth, but 1 finger of which stuck around nicely.

S: Wheat, spice, peppers, and a touch of pine in the nose.

T: Taste follows the nose. The pine is more present in the taste than in the scent. Spices and pepper is very present. The pepper spice arrives first. Bready malts and sweetness come shortly after it. The pine is last to make it's presence known, but does a fine job carrying this beer to the finish line.

M: Not as hefty or as dry as I would have expected from a beer with this kind of flavor profile. Light. Refreshing.

D/O: An interesting, unique brew. I enjoyed my first several ounces. But this wore on my as I worked through the bomber. "Novelty beer", for sure. Glad I tried it. Do not feel a strong need to revisit it in the near future.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my crystal mug, the color is a rich, slightly hazy medium gold, and a nice two finger high, white creamy head, that leaves good lacing.
I smell wheat, coriander and honey flavors.
Tasting the beer, I was surprised by the honey presence up front, which was held in check by the more spicy coriander notes. Wheat flavors make the rest. The smooth feel, almost flat feel, I suspect is created by the salt.
Interesting beer, and it seems to fit the style, yet I am used to a little more carbonation in this beer style.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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Photo of Duhast500
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 1pt. 6oz. bottle into an Alchemist stange glass.

The color is slightly cloudy goldish/orange with some yellow highlights and a finger and a half of off-white head and a nice thin sheet of lacing left on the side of the glass.

The smell is doughy with some citrus aroma from the coriander that comes off a little dirty. There is a wheat aroma toward the back that is a little more muddy then other wheat beers. The nose is a little pungent and may contain a slight salt aroma as well.

The taste is wheat up front with a little bready flavor, like eating the end piece of a loaf of bread. The coriander comes out and juices things up a bit with citrus flavor washing through. There is a slight salty flavor toward the end that seems to replace a bitterness that is present in most beers but seems to be faint that it is almost not even there.

The feel of this beer is medium to light bodied and goes down easy. It has a smooth finish and makes for quenchable drinker. The first time have had a Gose beer and it was worth a try.

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

Pours a slightly hazy medium amber color with a decent white head that leaves lots of stickage. Smells of spicy wheat and a pepper with hints of earth and salt. It kind of smells like a peppery macro wheat beer. the taste is sweet with honey like malts, a bit of a spicy peppery bite to mix things up a bit as well as a bit of mineral earthiness. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Kind of an easy drinking brew, a bit different. It's only my second gose, but I think I liked the Bruery version a little better.

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Photo of brentk56
3.68/5  rDev +4%
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 acevenom
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours cloudy golden orange with an off-white head. There are plenty of bubbles rising from the bottom and side of the glass. The quantity of bubbles rising from the bottom decreases after the initial pour. The head dissipates slowly, leaving some sticky lacing on the side of the glass. Bright orange fills the nose along with coriander, malt, and hops. It has that classic, inviting wheat ale smell. Coriander, orange peel, malt, and hops blend well to create a tasty brew. If I hadn't seen salt listed as an ingredient, I might not have been looking for it. As it stands, there is a mild saltiness. The flavors are well balanced. The aftertaste is not strong. The body is medium with adequate carbonation. It is clean and refreshing with a dry finish. The drinkability is high. Overall, this is a very good beer that is an interesting addition to the Samuel Adams lineup.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.78/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

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Photo of jondeelee
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Verloren opens with a very witbier-like nose in many aspects, being full of bananas and bread, but with far more spice notes than found in most witbiers. The coriander adds a peppery note, and the fruit esters include orange, pear, apple, and melon. Hops add a touch of citrus, mainly lemon, with small additions of grapefruit. Brown sugars rest beneath, along with hints of vanilla. There’s also a touch of sourdough bread here. As a whole, the nose is certainly one of the more intriguing in Sam Adams’ lineup, bringing together a mélange of aromas that very nicely play off of each other. The banana and sourdough (though the latter is quite faint) are particularly nice.

On the tongue, the beer opens sweet and fruity, with huge fruit esters such as berry, orange, banana, and melon immediately present. A nice spice backing, including pepper and coriander, adds pizzazz and nuance. The salt that was used in brewing does bring a slight saltiness to the beer, but I can’t honestly say I would have been able to figure out what was causing it had I not known of the ingredient—in other words, the beer is by no means salty, but instead, the salt acts as a subtle amplifier of other flavors. There are also touches of toast crust and very light sourdough, as well as lemon and faint grapefruit from the hops. The aftertaste is more bitter and plant-like than the main mouthful, many of the sugars having died off, but enough remain to not make this overwhelming. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is good beer, and certainly intriguing. The witbier and coriander notes, when combined with lovely fruit esters and breads, strike a nice balance and work well together. I did find the flavors ever-so-slightly watery, which was especially present after several sips were taken in a row and the flavors diminished somewhat. But this is a still a very nice addition to Adams’ Limited Release series.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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.


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Photo of warnerry
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of bum732
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter
This is my first Gose, no idea what to expect.

A- Pours extremely hazy orange with a one finger of quickly dissipating head. Nice visible carbonation.

S- Smell is very wheaty and fairly hoppy. At first sniff I would guess wheat beer but there's a subtle american hop character of citrus fruit. This beer also has a unique spiciness to it, a very unique smelling brew.

T- Taste is rather light and definitely wheat focused. That american hop character is here giving a light citrus tone. This beer has a nice peppery spiciness that really gives it a little something extra. Its a really refreshing flavor but its a light flavor. The salt comes through a little in this one as well.

M- This is a refreshing and easy to drink brew. It has nice carbonation and is super smooth. Aftertaste is dry and wheaty, I could enjoy this on any occasion.

O- I was not expecting much out of this beer to be honest, mostly because its a very uncommon style of beer and usually that's for a good reason. I really enjoyed this beer, it was not as strange as I was expecting and I wish more breweries would have a go at this style because I think it's untouched territory. I think this would be a good candidate for 6 packs and I think if there was a bigger version of this beer that it would be a real killer for bombers. Still I recommend you try it out.

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Photo of barczar
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy caramel brown color with a frothy one inch cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving no lacing.

Aroma is fairly fruity, apricot, wheat, then sweet bready caramel. There's a bit of lactic funk and coriander.

Flavor has a citrus twang, with a strong wheat presence and a very bready, caramel, toasted malt backbone. Coriander and pepper add a subtle complexity. There's a bit of a mineral taste that lingers. Subtle herbal hops are reminiscent of tea.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation.

Overall, an interesting experimental brew. Never had an example of this style, so comparisons are not possible. Pretty simple flavors, though.

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Photo of goblue3509
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish gold color with a two finger white head which recedes to edging and leaves a few fingers of lace left on the glass. The aroma is of malt up front and then a nice big corriander aroma with a hint of salt at the end. The aroma is inviting. The taste follows suit. The base is off malt. After the malt the corriander takes the show as the main flavor. After the corriander comes a slight hint of salt. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall it is a solid beer, it is an easy drink and refreshing. It is a good beer worth a try for sure.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 1.5" off-white head of medium lifespan. The body is a lovely slightly hazed golden orange. The mild smell is malt, coriander, and if salt has an actual smell I think I do get that, too. Taste is mild and mirrors the smell, and the salt expresses in the medium long finish. All in all I found this quite enjoyable though it's certainly not a powerhouse. From a marketing standpoint, I don't see why this beer is nicknamed "The Lost Beer", because coriander and salt as well as the hops and malts used are by no means lost ingredients omitted from contemporary beer.

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Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy Orange hue with a massive sticky head that slowly crawls down the glass.

Very soapy nose. Not much else. Touch of coriander and wheat.

Very interesting beer. Definitely a brininess to it. Lots of coriander. Touch of wheatiness. Slightly sour. Some soapy flavors. There's a certain rustic quality along with a certain fruit flavor I can't seem to pin down. Medium in body and carbonation. Very unique and not bad at all.

Finish does build up a certain soapiness though

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a somewhat hazy goldenrod with a medium white head, solid lace.

S: Citrus, some wheat malt, coriander, somewhat yeasty.

T: Coriander and bready wheaty malt. Some light salt flavour at the end, but it's hard to get to. Hopping is very light.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation, salty aftertaste at point.

O: Not as good as other goses I've had in the past, Casacade springs to mind. The salt and uniqueness of this style really doesn't come out with this effort. Not a bad beer and drinkable, but I just wanted something more interesting.

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Photo of noisepollution6
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not usually a fan of Samuel Adams but their line of rare beers are interesting to say the least. Gose is a style that I was not familiar with prior to tasting this so I can't compare it to others but salt was definitely an ingredient that had me interested. Poured into my Samuel Adams 25th Anniversary glass.

A - Pours a SLIGHTLY hazy brown gold color with a mountain of foam. This foam is interesting because as I swirl it slowly, the foam leaves a trail on the BOTTOM of the head as if it's moving in slow motion. I'm assuming this is due to the salt as I've never seen this nor have I seen a beer with salt. Regardless, the head takes a long time to fade.

S - Interestingly enough, there's almost nothing here. Faint notes of coriander but otherwise, nothing.

T - Bitterness is negligible in this one. Coriander dominates and the malt comes in very late. Almost immediately after I taste the coriander, my mouth begins to salivate. Hmm... Could that be... Salt? Yes it is and it's an interesting taste for a beer. Although I expected salt, it didn't occur to me that a beer could actually be salty. This one is though it's far from "too salty".

M - Moderately light body. Medium to high carbonation. No alcohol warming.

Fairly impressed with this one. Like I said, I have nothing to compare it to but Gose is a style I'd delve into in the future. If you've never tried a Gose, I'd recommend it as salt is something I haven't tasted in any other style ever. I didn't detect any sourness as I've seen attributed to this style.

Side note:
Bottle lists hops as Saaz and Noble Hops. Malt are 2-row pale, Munich malt, malted and unmalted wheat.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer is a hazy, honey-gold coloring with a light, fluffy, white head that quickly settles out into a filmy coating. Aromas of toasted wheat, lemon, butter, and a slight pepper spicing. Flavors of light roasting, with a slightly sour aromatic highlight along the roof of the mouth. Sour notes, with a subtle coriander spicing on the end of the palate. Floral highlights, and a touch of the buttered toast characteristics. The aftertaste is tangy and slightly sour, with a slick and tangy finish. Solid body, with a sparse lacing throughout. Tasty brew.

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Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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