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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


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2012
had a sample at this at craft fest but then bought a bottle of batch #1 to do a rating. The color of this beer is the same orange and yellow of the label with barley a finger head and lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is sweet and hits you with that coriander and malt. This a a very sweet wheat beer but still oddly light. Normally i think of this level of sweetness with more high abv beers. The taste is sweet almost caramel and finishes with some sea water. Odd but cool to discover a new style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Aroma- sea salt, seaweed, fruity esters, funk, wet hay Appearance- funky yellow with sediment and haze Taste- initially very salty with a mild sweetness, flat thereafter Palate- medium-body, feels nice in the mouth Overall- First half of the bottle was pretty good. Second half was cloyingly salty and sweet. Unique but a one-off for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
From a bottle poured a light brown color with a small amount of head. Light sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy amber with thick off white head that yields sea foam lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, with just a hint of tart fruit and salt. Taste is sweet malt and salty red Twizzlers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (6975) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle. Light sour malt aroma with a hint of lemon and salt. Hazy golden yellow color with giant off-white head. Slightly sweet wheat malt and lemon peel flavor with a hint of salt in the finish. Light body. Decent - pretty light though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear gold with an orange gold head. This is like a soft saison. It is thin. Nothing offensive here but not really a gose.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of wheat, bread, lemon grass, grass, and a touch of citrus. It pours a a slightly hazy dull burnt-orange with a three finger off-white head with good retention. The flavor starts some sweet caramel and lightly fruity flavors. There is some breadiness in the background. The finish some light grass, faint citrus, and a touch of pepper. I want to say there’s just the slightest hint of salt, but they may be the "power of suggestion" leading me to believe it’s there. It’s light-medium bodied mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s an okay drinker, but I liked the Leipziger Gose better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours turbid orangy with a dark straw bottom and more orange toward the top. The head is 3-fingers of off-white beauty, and laces well. Nose is tart fruit, very floral and spicy, with spare malt. Tastes tart, fruity, with grainy malt and a wheaty finish. There is a bit of that semi-sweet cloying malt flavor in this that I have experienced in other SA beers. Not bad, but not something that makes me jump for joy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (539) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Pours a clear amber-gold with a 3-finger foamy head. Smells of coriander, wheat, a hint of lemon. Taste is moderately sour with a bit of sweet and bitter to follow. A bit herbal and wheat with a zing of zest and pepperiness, and a slight hint of the salt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy amber wtih an attractive off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a coarse wheat flavor wtih some lemon and a spicy dry finish. Very drinkable.


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