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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Samuel Adams continues to expand their Small Batch Series in 2012. On the schedule is Verloren, and gose. There arenít a lot of U.S. brewers making a gose, especially a brewery as large as Boston Beer. Thatís probably why they dubbed it ďVerlorenĒ or ďlostĒ beer . (Itís 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, itís 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 thatís full of flavors to discover. Batch #1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (624) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2012
I admire the heck out of the fact that SA produced a Gose. My first, so I canít rate to style. Cloudy orange, good persistent head. Faint aroma of citrus (thatís the coriander). Itís not a powerhouse of flavor, but slightly tart, refreshing, and kind of salty in the backend. An interesting beer and a pretty good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (948) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bomber bottle from Giant Eagle in Sewickley. Batch 1 according to the back label. Dryness and a prevailing sourness dominate this small batch series. No wonder this style died out years ago. The effort to resurrect the recipe by Sam Adams should be appreciated regardless of the outcome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1812) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2012
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Hazy yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of fresh cut lemons, wet grass, and light caramel. The flavor is somewhere between Belgian Wit and Berliner Weisse with noticeable wheat and coriander but at the same time a touch of sourness yet nothing quite as tart even as a Berliner Weisse. As far as I can recollect I have never had anything that quite fits into this style so I can only assume that Samuel Adams had does this style justice. By any estimation this is a unique and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bconch (368) - - JUL 9, 2012
Cloudy pour. Taste is peppery with a slight salt taste. Nice take on the Belgian white.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1958) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Appearance: hazy deep gold with orange/ruby depths, a short creamy near-white head, and significant lacing. Aroma: yeast, toasted white bread, coriander. Taste: wheaty, with zesty notes of coriander, black pepper, and some citrus. Finish: tingly, with a bit of tartness, some pepper, and a wheaty twang. Notes: Really thought this was more of a light witbier with some pepper added. Pretty refreshing, although by the end of the bottle it didnít go down quite so easy. Creaminess of the palate was offset by sparkling carbonation. Better than average; Iíd try this style again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazy amber to sunset golden hued body with a lasting, small, pure white head. Good lace. Aromas are of baked bread, slightly doughy and biscuity. Coriander, lightly salty, mild ester, nice malt profile. Light pear and lemon, light lactic, very floral coriander. Flavors show a very low lactic tartness, mild salt, floral, coriander, mostly bready, malty, biscuity and grainy. Very nice malt character, but doesnít feel traditional. Clean and crisp but feels a bit too weighted. Medium to lively bubbles with a fuller bodied than I expected. A bit of a mouth watering saltiness left on the palate. A bit heavy and very heavy handed on the coriander. Not a traditional Gose at all, but still pretty pleasant. No real tartness or salt, just a ton of fresh coriander.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Honestly, I would have thought this was a Wit by the taste. Pours a slight cloudy orange color. Fresh aroma of grass and cilantro. Definite taste of orange peel, coriander and some peppery notes. Overall, tasty...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2922) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
dark gold/ orange pour with a thick off white head. aroma is grainy wheat, earthy, some sweet orange and corriander spice. flavour is bready, candied orange peel and corriander, has that salty tang to it and a slightly minerally finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle at Sam Adams Longshot event. Pours a slightly hazed orangey gold with a sticky head. Nose is earthy, faint yogurt notes and citrus. Some bready wheat as well. On tasting, light acidity, could definitely use more. Some soft coriander herbal and citrus notes and a full minerally mouthfeel without the saltiness. Nice and clean and very refreshing. Biggest beef is that it could use more acidity to really make it pop. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2012
20120629 bomber from Wine Source. As SA beers go, this is a great one. As gose goes, so so. Lightly clouded medium amber with small lasting white head. The aroma is peach cobbler with some mildly sour doughy notes. Nice coating mouth feel but just slightly tart and refreshing. A bit sweeter than Iíd hoped, but with the pleasant late esters of a good hefe. Not a bad attempt, but light years behind the Triumph gose I pine for.

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