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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
416
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
15.54%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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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 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 mactrail
2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
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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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served at the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston.

Moderate head which dies to rim bubbles. No lace. Cloudy with golden color.

Fruity with a touch of caramel.

Sweet flavor up front. Good fruit and mild spice. The body is medium with a slightly elevated carbonation. The aftertaste reminds me of plum. Short lived.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $5.98 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clouded, dark amber-gold body with a short-lived, whitish head.

Smell: Sweetish, spicy, from the honey and caramel coated wheat and cereal grains and the coriander and continental hops.

Taste: Honey atop malted wheat with an added edge of sweet caramel squares. Pinch of ground salt. Then, a bit of spiciness from the German hops, followed by a nice bite from the coriander. Muddled citrus character. Small fruity hints of tart pear and yellow apples. Also some light banana. Remains malty through to the end with final pops of salt, spice, and sweetness on the soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth wheat character.

Overall: Tasty, with a cheerful approachability as all the flavors plan very nicely with each other.

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

Was excited to see BBC make a gose.

A: Pours slightly hazy golden/orange color with a one finger white head that fades rather quickly leaving a very thin white cap on top. Thin and random lacing.

S: Some wheat and bready malt, definitely a little mineral/salt aroma. Some very faint fruit aromas and light spice.

T: A little bit of salt and lemon rind up front. More light spice, mostly coriander, some more citrus, and more mineral flavor.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Not bad, glad to have had another gose, but was hoping for a bit more.

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

22oz brown bottle with no freshness date but suggests that the beer is cellar worthy.

LOOK: Massive head that does not want to move, hazed over orange amber

SMELL: Coriander, lemon pith, mineral, earthy, bready, slightly toasted grain, hop oil, spicy

TASTE: Coriander, star fruit, margarine, slightly soapy, bitter, citric zest, grainy, earthy, semi-dry finish

Flavors seem a bit lost / muddled. Does get a bit soapy which makes it more difficult to drink. Glad they tried this style but this one needs some work IMO.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
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 WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Verloren Gose Beer from Sammy A is another fine creation. The corander comes through in both the scent and taste. The beer poured a nice golden yellowinto my slender cylinder glass. There was a puffy white head that does appear to be leaving some lace. The body is a medium to light with good carbonation. Overall its pretty good.

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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 dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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 ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of imbibehour
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. This is only my third gose, so I expect Sam here to be a bit different and hopefully interesting.

For appearances real nice. A very crystal clear and gold brown amber body, quite dark for a Gose, highlighting lighter colors to the bottom of brass gold. Head is a good solid white that forms like a hefe. Some decent staying power here and retention, some fast rising carbonation but not too much along with slow creeping tiny pin head bubbles. This looks like a cross between a Hefe and a Helles? Dortmunder? or something in style. Very impressive color and appearance

Nose is unique. Dry breaded malts, spice brown bread, hop and mild phenols, mixing with a floral sense. Smells great.

Taste brings a nice mix of Oktoberfest qualities with a light crisp dark malt sense. Wet bodied slightly mixing with a sweet brown bread character and crispness, then taking some almost fruity esters. Some brine like character just a bit. Ironically going back now I am getting some peanut butter.

Overall one really unique tasting beer somwhere mixing an almagamation of Helles darkness and wheat distinctness all it's own. I am digging this one, but is this a Gose? I don't think so.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jwc215
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
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 GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer is a hazy, honey-gold coloring with a light, fluffy, white head that quickly settles out into a filmy coating. Aromas of toasted wheat, lemon, butter, and a slight pepper spicing. Flavors of light roasting, with a slightly sour aromatic highlight along the roof of the mouth. Sour notes, with a subtle coriander spicing on the end of the palate. Floral highlights, and a touch of the buttered toast characteristics. The aftertaste is tangy and slightly sour, with a slick and tangy finish. Solid body, with a sparse lacing throughout. Tasty brew.

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Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BEER88
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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