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Verloren | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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

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Added by Jason on 04-17-2012

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Ranking:
#42,199
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
416
pDev:
15.7%
Bros Score:
3.45
 
 
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Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sester stange. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine, three finger ivory head constantly renewed by active carbonation. Looks nice. Aroma of wheat, coriander and light orange and sweet malt. Flavor of wheat, light apple, coriander and fruit esters; finishes with light fruit, residual coriander, rather floral and a hint of salt. Light and refreshing. Light bodied as expected from the style. A very nice light flavor progression and combination. Enjoyable.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, salt, a touch of sweetness. Taste is just a bit salty for my liking, some spice, easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam which leave a nice lace. Pretty nice!

Smell: a thick wheaty aroma, not unlike a weizenbock, blends decently well with the coriander. The whole concoction is a little bit sickly-sweet, but it's not too bad.

Taste: the malt is kind of Bock-like, but it's not as well executed as it could be. Not bad, just not wonderful. The salt is relatively mild, although perceptible. It's decent, but not a paragon of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a concomitant creaminess. Possibly the best part of this beer.

Overall: this is a decent stab at the style, but a lot of things have to go right to end up with a good Gose. A good try, but it falls a little bit short.

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Photo of jzeilinger
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of puboflyons
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Batch no. 1. Sampled on April 26, 2012. The pour is a slightly cloudy copper to medium amber with a white head that slowly diminishes. On the nose I get a vague malt character and a hint of citrus and spice. The body is about medium but the texture creamy and comfortable on the palate. Now about that taste; it starts out as a pleasant pale ale with a moderate grainy malt character but after a few sips the salt is easily found along with some pineapple or lemon citrus. Hops are mild but clean and crisp. This seems like a nice option on a warm but not hot day.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and lemons in it, as well as some salt. The flavor has some toffee and biscuit malt. There is also a bit of saltiness and some very light tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I haven't had a lot of goses, but this one was as good or better than the other ones I have tried.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Verloren
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Style: Gose
ABV: 6.00 %

LOOK: Pours a deep golden color, soapy white head and plenty of lace. Mostly clear, but a later pour had a small cloudiness. Active carbonation rising to the top, looks like a typical pale lager that would suit the gose style.

SMELL: Savory bread, coriander, malt sweetness and mild hops are all available in the aroma. Intriguing and smelling very beer like.

TASTE: Lagery and bready flavors, with a very small tartness, and a hint of coriander. With added sodium, there is a layer of savory flavor, but for the most part salt is undetectable. Mostly just a mildly sweet and tart spiced lager. For 6% the alcohol is well disguised.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, lingering drying spice.

OVERALL: An enjoyable beer. Tasted with a friend, we both detected the coriander, and really thought this beer was well made. I enjoyed the tartness and subtleness of the spice/salt combination. A bit less lactic than my favorites of the style, this is still worth trying if you get the chance.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up last week at the COOP... Poured tonight into my HotD goblet. Very short lasting white head.. no real lacing.. the brew is a lightly hazed orange.

The nose is good maltiness... balanced.. toast and hints of lemon... I guess coriander, but I could be off base.

Flavor is interesting... the coriander is present from front to back... a bit of antiseptic qualities leave me curious..

Body is heavier than I would expect.. carbonation lighter..

For a "Gose", this is dissimilar than any I've had yet, but I see the qualities.

3/3.5/3.5/3/3.5

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Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a somewhat hazy goldenrod with a medium white head, solid lace.

S: Citrus, some wheat malt, coriander, somewhat yeasty.

T: Coriander and bready wheaty malt. Some light salt flavour at the end, but it's hard to get to. Hopping is very light.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation, salty aftertaste at point.

O: Not as good as other goses I've had in the past, Casacade springs to mind. The salt and uniqueness of this style really doesn't come out with this effort. Not a bad beer and drinkable, but I just wanted something more interesting.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a brownish color and a clear texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A spicy aroma - lots of coriander - and some wheat evident as well.

T: The coriander was front and center in the flavor (like it was with the aroma), with some wheat and malt, too. Not a typical gose flavor, but pretty good nonetheless.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, generally drinkable beer.

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Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, high carbonation, orange-gold yellow in color, clear

Smell: orange, wheat, and citrus

Taste: orange, wheat, citrus, and salt at the end

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, sweet with a salty aftertaste, medium-high carbonation

Overall: I really appreciate Sam Adams or anyone tackling this style. That said this tastes like a Leinie's Sunset Wheat with a salty aftertaste. The salt I find to be the most interesting thing about this beer and wish it was more present. Not a bad beer, but I think this could use a bit more refining. There have been more complex and better beers in the small batch series.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dense cadmium-tangerine pour has a strong sense of micro-bubble effervesce. Thick marshmellow fluff head is light cream in color showing some sturdiness while providing a good amount of thin skim lace on the vessel.

S: Sour oranges, malted wheat, alcohol and some caramel coated weedery come on the nose. Butterscotch sweetness and doughnut batter can also be had.

T: The flavor had a very light sour malted wheat backing, considerly less then its german counterparts. A sweetness of caramel and butterscotch with a helping of banana and pear perhaps from the yeast. Sea salt is detectable, mineral touch of dryness and some green vegetal matter is present. Caramel toast and a spicy finish of pepper and dried green pear with a hint of lactic acid.

M: Mouthful was smooth, creamy body with a medium consistency, dry.

O: Overall a nice flavor. Not as pronounced as say a zeipziger, but rather a drinkable introduction into the style.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 416 ratings
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