Samuel Adams Verloren | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams VerlorenSamuel Adams Verloren

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Leipzig 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 Texasfan549
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Gotta give it up for Sam for continuing to roll out some new takes on offbeat styles. This attempt at a gose pours a lightly hazy sunset golden-straw topped by over a finger of white froth. The nose comprises white bread, soap, lemon rind (the waxy outermost part of the rind), light coriander, and a kiss of baby's breath. The taste unfortunately brings in more of the same, with the soap really coming forth as the frontrunner. I get hardly any citrus character, and whatever spice notes are there are meek at best, busy being consumed by the soapy bread enveloping them. Needless to say, the whole experience is unpleasant, leaving a bad taste in my mouth (literally, for once). The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, this is a pretty insipid gose, one that doesn't come close to exhibiting any of the characteristics of the style. All of the top four Google Translate definitions of Verloren apply here: Something was definitely "lost" in translation, the effort comes across as "wasted" and retrospectively potentially "doomed" to failure, and I am "forlorn" after having partaken of it.

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Photo of williamjbauer
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Elicoleman
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
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 rkcrozier
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of sulldaddy
2.76/5  rDev -20%
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 lordofthewiens
2.78/5  rDev -19.4%
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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2.79/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mactrail
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A pretty orangey amber in the big globe. Nice foam and lacing along the glass. Fairly spritzy on the tongue. Light mouthfeel with a little slickness. Vague aroma with a touch of spice.

There is not much to say about this stuff. Faint medicinal taste. It tastes like there is something other than hops in the slight bitterness. A touch of fruit. The coriander is about the only identifiable taste. It starts out like a really anemic Saison, but lacks the Belgian flavors. Only a hint of acididy and a shadow of huckleberry pie.

From all the delicious Longshot homebrew recipes, I'd say Boston Beer could make anything. This one is just not worth making. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach.

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2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 1pt, 6oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a stange. Reviewed live in high elevation Kalispell, Mont.

A- One-finger white head with clear, medium sized bubbles. Rapidly eroding. Light golden color with nice carbonation.

S- Very citrusy. Oranges and lemon with distinct saltiness. Coriander and other brewing spices that make it fragrant.

T- Slightly salty, but very citrusy. Heavy with orange and lemon. Interesting flavor.

M- Bubbly and medium-bodied.

O- Very OK. Has nice flavoring going on.

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Photo of cbutova
2.87/5  rDev -16.8%
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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2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I've been itching to try more goses, and there just aren't that many around. So when Sam Adams released one, figured I ought to try it. Tasted 30 September 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours golden-yellow, clear. Half-finger of white head, okay retention and lacing.

Smell is sweet and fruity in a way that I wasn't expecting, like apple juice, and mostly lacking sour character. Fruit juice, with just a faint touch of sour, and definitely more sweet than sour. Odd.

Taste is a mix of lightly sour and mild hop bitterness. I don't like the combination they make. Muddy, with a mishmash of flavors, none of which really resonate with me.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied, fine, unremarkable.

A pretty mediocre gose. I've only had one or two others, but they were both way beyond this. It's just meh. An in-between beer, with almost none of the characteristics I want from a gose. None of the salt, and very low sour that's dominated by other flavors.

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -13%
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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Samuel Adams Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 418 ratings