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Samuel Adams continues to expand their Small Batch Series in 2012. On the schedule is Verloren, and gose. There aren’t a lot of U.S. brewers making a gose, especially a brewery as large as Boston Beer. That’s probably why they dubbed it “Verloren” or “lost” beer . (It’s Dutch.) The style originated in Goselar, Germany in the 18th century. Gose became very popular the adjacent city of Leipzig, Germany due to a lot of local breweries brewing the style. Gose all but died out during WWII due to brewery closings. Expect this beer to have a touch of sourness, with notes of lemon & salt. A link to the ales of Saxony that had all but vanished, Gose is a peculiar yet captivating brew. With a base of an unfiltered wheat ale, it’s vivid and refreshing yet also has a softness to it. The flavor is brought to life by an unexpected touch of salt for a mineral quality, and coriander for a peppery spice. The result is an unusual and delicate brew that’s full of flavors to discover. Batch #1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2012
22oz bottle-pours gold with a tight light tan head. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, lemon, salt. Taste is sweet light/medium malt-some caramel, lemon, salt, slight earthy hops. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (976) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a weizen glass. Pours a hazy dark orange with a one finger white head. Not much in the way of head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and coriander. Pineapple is quite predominant. The flavor starts out with citrus along with a peppery spicyness and a distinctive iced tea flavor. The lemony tastes helps this stand out. A little bit of yeast flavor reminiscent of a hefe along with a touch of salt. The saltiness is very light but it is there. Mouthfeel is fairly full with a sticky finish. Overall, this is just an ok beer. It is the only Gose I have sampled so I don’t have much to compare it to, but I was expecting more salt and more tartness. It really seem like a lower quality wheat beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle from Jessup Plaza. Pours old gold with an inch of khaki foam that doesn’t leave any lacing. Not much on the nose. Bits of lemon and salt on the tongue plus a bit of tartness as well. finishes clean. Solid but I tho

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (922) - Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle - pours clear orange with a white head. I’m not getting a lot on the nose, some citrus a little spice. Taste is salty sweet with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2012
A little sweet with some tastey spice notes. Medium head, full bodied. Tastes like a belgian ale. Not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2012
This one smells just a little too sweet for me. Pours an amber color with a thick head. Just a little sourness in this, like from citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4394) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours a murky orange-brown with a soapy off-white head. Scent is salted, acidic, fruits...almost a yellow tomato aroma and flavour. Not sour at all.....the salt sees to that....slight wheaty-ness as it warms. Fairly good flavour, a little weak, but still, a nice different beer. I found myself liking it more as it went along.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
From the July 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a golden-tan color with a small off white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was citrus, pepper and pineapple. The flavor was pepper, mango, pineapple, passionfruit, sugar, yogurt and yeast. The finish was long and tangy with lingering sugar, tropical fruits and pepper. Full bodied. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Batch #1. Pours a clear dark orange/amber with almost no head. Aroma of coriander, orange citrus and bready malt. Taste is light sour and light salty. Lemon citrus and salt, just as described. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. I’ve never had this style, and probably never will again. Very interesting and another home run from Boston Beer Company.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Sampled on 6/9/2012. This gose pours a slightly hazy orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with a touch of salt and some orange. A medium bodied gose. The malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of orange and orange peel. The hops are earthy. Decent balance. Nice carbonation. A touch salty and zesty, but mostly fruity and sweet. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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