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 notchucknorris
3.08/5  rDev -13%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Jamesthebrit
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Apparently coriander is the same thing as cilantro.... The more you know.

A: Hazy orange color. Thinish head. Looks like a squash or something.

S: A little light on the smell... A little malt plus a little lemon lime.

T: Lighter in taste but some very nice notes. A great orange note plus a little more gritty back note. Some malt.

M: Bubbles are pretty powerfull but it's alright.

Overall I quite liked this beer despite the bad reviews. It has some very nice fruity notes but also some spicy notes. Tastes like a fall beer or so.... Also pretty easy drinking.

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Photo of KajII
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggeasted Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy orange with a slight red hue and an average (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a small collar with very nice streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a biscuit malt and a damp doughy yeast with notes of wheat, citrus (lemon), coriander and a mild hint sourness.

The taste was lightly sweet and yeasty with a good citrus presence throughout, with the finish having a mild tartness and a hint of spice. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a decent spicy wheat taste, which was left behind to settle in on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a smooth creamy texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a very good tasting brew with a great drinkability, and although I have never had this style before I can most definitely see myself trying it again...

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Photo of Mattybz28
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of FullObs
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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Photo of nickfl
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours with three fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves sticky webs of lace.

S - Some tart wheat, musty coriander and herbal hop notes.

T - Thick wheat up front with notes of coriander. Some vanilla and tart wheat in the middle and a finish of light, herbal hops.

M - a moderately thick body, slightly low carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - This doesn't really fit in with other goes beers that I have had. It is almost completely lacking in tartness and while it has some coriander flavor it isn't as pungently lemony as others. Just kind of a thick, nondescript wheat beer.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.61/5  rDev +2%
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 Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish amber with a huge, white, dense head that has great retention

S - straw, some coriander

T - straw, coriander, bready, caramel, alcohol, citrusy

M - warm, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice beer. The malty, wheaty, hoppy flavor is well balanced, and this beer has great drinkability. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
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 mikeg67
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a short lasting, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Fruity aroma is of pears and apples followed by grassy noble hops, yeast and sweet malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of wheat malt, spices, minerals, yeast, herbal hops and fruit. Finish is long, earthy, salty and fruity. Unusual, tasty brew. I wish the style was more available.

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Photo of brewdude1982
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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

As I've never had a Gose before this is hard to rate.
It looks and smells like a unfiltered American wheat ale. Gold and hazy with a soft looking head.
Smell is all wheat.
Taste is mostly orange. I'm not tasting the salt. The wheat does add to the crisp taste.
Feel is also like an American wheat ale but a bit more creamy.
Not a bad beer, but now I must try another Gose to compare.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
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 Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Pours a tall, >2cm head of off-white bubbles that are fairly small and dense, giving a very frothy appearance from above. Retention is above average, with a few minutes elapsing before dissipation is complete. What results is a thin cap of off-white foam atop the beer, thicker at the sides. Modest lacing is left hanging on the glass, a few streaks and dots, mostly. Body is copper-brown in color, with light bringing out orange-copper edges and a light brown center in the body. Despite the hazy body, some carbonation is visible.

Aroma is bright, sweet and floral, of wheat malt, faint chamomile, salt, and old, faded coriander seeds, with a slight dustiness on the background.

Flavors are overall sweet, herbal, slightly bitter, and surprisingly dense or heavy. Tasting opens with surprisingly heavy wheat malt sweetness and a bit of coriander. Mid-palate continues influences from heavy wheat malt, coriander, and some noble hop bitterness and phenolic compounds. Back of palate picks up some salt or minerals, with traces of wheat malt and noble hop flavors and bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet overall, with nuances of wheat grain; some spicy, herbal, and bitter hops; and traces of coriander.

Body is medium to medium-heavy in weight with medium to medium-low carbonation. Resulting mouthfeel is surprisingly dense, but also smooth and easy to drink. Finish is dry, as might be expected from the wheat malt base and added salt.

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Photo of dfillius
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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 TheBirdSanc
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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 JJFordick
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of zbabichb
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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