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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Added by Jason on 04-17-2012

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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 twiggamortis420
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1; 22 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color with a huge white head. Nice retention and lacing..beautiful lacing actually. Awesome looking gose.

Nose is salty biscuits with a typical SA yeastiness. Lemons and lime peels persist.

Taste is lemony biscuits with a sharp lime peel. I can taste the salt, but it is nowhere near the tastiness of the other gose's I have had. This one is bleh....something different but not not to style! No bueno

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Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of KevinGordon
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of CTJman
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of thegerm87
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of KTCamm
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium dark amber, high foam develops and then leaves a cm or 2 layer on top. Wheaty smell. Ever so slightly peppery nose. Light, wheaty taste. Lemony throughout. Finish comes through as peppery w/ corriander. Smooth and creamy. Pretty darn good.

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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 buschbeer
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 ounce bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - It is orange with amber highlights. Two inches of off-white head sits atop.

S - It smells like orange soap.

T - The coriander is quite obvious. I get lots of orange flavor.

M - Thin

O - My first experience with this style, so I have nothing to compare it to. I liked the beer. It's refreshing.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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 BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a tiny head that is reduced to bubbles within 30 seconds

S: Definite wheat, some spice from the coriander, a nice mineral touch from the salt, and then some alcohol and other malts

T: Follows the nose, with the wheat, spice, and mineral quality along with some breadiness and very light hops

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly fuller than your average wheat ale

O: This is my first gose, just as it is some other people's so far, and I'll say that it it is indeed very similar to an American wheat ale and not really so much witbiers, pretty much because of the absence of Belgian yeast. The salt also adds another interesting dimension. Good beer, but I have no clue on how to rank this as far as style

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

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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

Verloren pours a hazy straw color. Backlighting gives more of a golden look. There might even be an orange highlight or two. It’s topped with a soft white head that rises to about a finger and a half in height. It takes a bit to fall back to a surface covering. Lacing was lighter and spotty. Looks good.

The nose is a little weak, but smells alright. It’s quite earthy and grainy throughout. Grassy hops are noted early on. Definitely smell noble in character. There’s a light citrus lemon scent that’s very subtle, but adds something positive. Coriander is definitely in the mix. It’s probably the best thing about the nose. Works really well with the earthy, grainy scent. I’m not getting any alcohol.

The flavor is about on par with the nose and doesn’t bring anything materially different to the table. It does have an earthy, grainy flavor that resonates throughout each sip. It’s actually nice and kind of refreshing. It’s hot here today. There is a nice spicy quality to it. Coriander and salty flavors are most notable. There is a hint of citrus lemon, but it’s very subtle. Grassy, noble hops add a little punch. Alcohol really isn’t noticeable at all. Finishes earthy, grassy, and salty. It’s not very exciting or complex, but it’s pretty good.

Verloren has a lighter body that leans toward medium. Carbonation is relatively light and soft. It is somewhat refreshing. Definitely goes down easy. For what it’s worth, it’d be incredibly drinkable if the flavor had a bit more pizzazz.

Verloren is an alright beer. It’s really pretty good. It really is tough to make a Gose an exciting beer. It’s not a style I frequent, but I’m yet to experience one that’s exciting. It does have a simple, straight-forward, good flavor though. This one features the salty, spicy bells and whistles and is a nice representation of the style. If you’re looking to try one, this is a pretty good place to start.

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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 RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of justintcoons
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear gold with 4 fingers of fluffy white head. Light carbonation and some nice webbed lacing.

N: The nose is very subtle. Light spices of coriander and perhaps white pepper. Lemon peel and wheat bread.

T: Light on the palate. Wheat, lemon peel, mineral water and traces of hay are upfront. This is followed by some rich caramel, white bread, white pepper, notes of grassy hops and perhaps a tad of banana. The mineral (salt) quality comes out in the finish and is more pleasant that you'd initially think. There's also hints of coriander and tangerine to go along with it.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, smooth and semi-sticky.

O: This is my first Gose so I don't have anything to compare it to. Has a lot of rich caramel with a mineral water quality. Wheat, lemon and banana are there. Shows obvious German wheat beer characteristics. How Verloren tastes; think Weizenbock mixed with an Americanized Saison with a dash of salt for good measure. Props to Sam Adams for brewing an obscure style at such a great price.

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Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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