Verloren | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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81
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416 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 04-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
416
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
15.54%
 
 
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Photo of ngeunit1
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sour and tart barnyard funk with some wheat, pepper, salt, and a touch of citrus and floral smells.

T - Starts off with a mix of tart and funky flavors with some light fruit, wheat, coriander, and a touch of salt. Through the middle, some light sourness starts to come through with some floral flavors and a bit of lemon zest. The finish is a mix of wheat with some barnyard funk, tart light fruit, lemon, and a bit of bready malt.

M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Interesting take on the style, a but a bit mild and watery.

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Photo of Danielbt
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of cbutova
2.87/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Poured into my slender pint glass with a body between amber and golden. A nice big creamy white head forms and has great retention, awesome pillow cloud formations atop the beer. Tons of lace forms immediately and persists throughout.

S- Mostly like a tame German style yeast with notes of light fruits, banana, clove and bread. Some spice mixed in there too.

T- Main flavor of orange/lemon peel, coriander and spiced lemon dessert that somehow tastes watered down, maybe because it is in beer form. Bread, spiced raisin and some caramel malt besides that.

MF- Watery body with lower carbonation that I expected. Fairly sweet but not much bitterness at all.

Spiced citrus with big notes of zest and coriander. I feel like the balance of the flavors isn't where it should be and the mouthfeel throws things off more. Really good looking beer and bottle though.

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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 Presticle
1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

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 11millsown113
4/5  rDev +13%

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 bluerabbit
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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 Wally1912
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Diomede
2/5  rDev -43.5%

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 Jude
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

RJT

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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