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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Ratings: 417 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of zbabichb
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of sulldaddy
2.76/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cellar temp bottle split with Stopper. Pouring into a snifter.
The beer pours a clear copper hue with thin tightly packed bleached white head.

Aroma is grainy malt and some sweet fruit with white grapes the most dominant scent I can detect. I do get a bit of mild orange as well.

First sip reveals an average to light body with fine spacious carbonation. Flavor is caramel and fruit with orange and white grape again. Overall the flavor is very mild similar to the nose.
No flaws in the beer but the brew is average at best, certainly not very memorable.

I am disappointed as there arent many examples of this style readily available and this one just didnt make me want to try others.

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Photo of Kornoms
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Nofear048
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours from the 16 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours orangey amber with a nice sized, stark white, foamy head. Lacing is all over the place on this one. Head recedes rather slowly and crates a cloud atop the beverage.  

Aromas was a bit lackluster.  The only way to describe this one is that it smells like beer. Some caramel, but mostly grainy with a touch of belgian like spices in the way of white pepper and coriander.

Decent flavor. I dont think i have ever had this style but this one doesnt seem obtrusive or offensive so i imagine this beer is based around the style profile. Slight caramel, malty, thin on the body, some spiciness to it in the way of coriander and even a bit of what seems like belgian candi sugar.

Overall this beer wasnt that bad. I have had better beer overall but i think this one serves its purpose. Its a rather flavorful, light bodied beer that is easily quaffable and very nice on a hot summer day. Body was light and but not parching or super dry. I liked this one.

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Photo of jacobdensford
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Rmatuszak2
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of jwc215
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazed light amber with a thin head.

The smell is of saltwater with coriander and yeast. It has a "Sam Adams" house aroma with a bready wheat tang.

The taste is of coriander with soapy sea water. Some Saaz hops come through to "save" it from being spicy soap ocean spray. Some lemon tartness comes through as it progresses.

It is pretty creamy. Fairly smooth, though too salty and becoming too soapy.

An "interesting" brew. It's a rare style...It doesn't quite compete with the original from what I remember (been awhile since I had the original.) It has some flaws, but worth checking out as a novelty.

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Photo of 6demonbag
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Gehrig13
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ControlledBurn
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hey, time to try out my first Gose!

Pours out a clear yellow pilsner color with three fingers of soapy head that lasts for about three minutes and leaves nice loops of lacing behind on the glass surface.

Smells mostly of powdery yeast and lemon peel, with lesser amounts of wheaty twang, and a sprinkle of soapiness and lactic tartness. Come to think of it... it really *does* smell like a toned-down in intensity Berliner Weiss.

Tastes primarily of salt-sprinkled caramel candies. As it warms up flavors of lemon rind and a bare whisper of that lactic pucker appears. Light body and vigorous carbonation. Tasty and certainly different from the average beer.

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Photo of rfbenavi80
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle kept at fridge temp. Poured into a Nonic Pint.
No bottle dating, but it does say Batch No. 1 on the back.
An aggressive pour.

A- Pours a slightly hazy deep golden almost orange color with 4 fingers of thick, soapy off white head that is receding slowly and does not appear to be lacing much.

S- Not exactly the most aromatic beer. Some mild earthy aromas, mixed with grains. Some spice notes.

T- Hmmmm. Kind of sweet. Very interesting, hard to put your finger on an exact flavor. There is some lemony citrus, a hint of salt, and various spices. Unique, with the sweet/salty lemon flavor.

M- On the high side of medium body. Moderate amount of carbonation.

O- This one seems pretty easy to drink. Glad I tried it, but not willing to front the 7 bucks for another bottle. It's great that Sam Adams has taken the time to look back through time and revive a long lost style, hats off to them. Keep the obscure styles coming, I will try them all.

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Photo of fisherbray
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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 bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of smonice
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dogfish7
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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