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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
StefanSD (2083) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a small white head that recedes to a film. The aroma is bready with a bit of peppery spices. The flavor is subtle with biscuit malts, mild pepper, and a hint of sour grapes. The palate was just a bit thin and watery and the carbonation was weak. Finishes short and unsatisfying. Overall: Might make a good lawnmower beer, as it is--meh

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange with no head. Light lemon, some spice in the aroma. Sweet, slight sour, saltiness I’m not used to (but balanced). Tastes of wheat, spice, lemon. Finished with coriander and then some saltiness, like sea salt. Very pleasant, easy to drink. Definitely different but I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4178) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
The aroma is citrusy and inviting with spice and yeasty bread as well as hops. The appearance is copper with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a really nice drink.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Clear, orange appearance with a white head. A bit salty, fairly spicy, citrusy, orange, a bit tangy aroma. Salty, tangy tangerine, spicy coriander, tart lemon, weird flavor. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6067) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma has notes of herbs, spice, salt notes, hints of biscuit, bread, yeast, some more salty notes. Interesting. Taste is sweet fruit, caramel, hints of fruity yeast, salty notes with a touch of grass and earth, very sweet honey and vanilla, touch of coconut, finishing sweet. Interesting but odd for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lace. S - Aroma is a mix of sour and tart barnyard funk with some wheat, pepper, salt, and a touch of citrus and floral smells. T - Starts off with a mix of tart and funky flavors with some light fruit, wheat, coriander, and a touch of salt. Through the middle, some light sourness starts to come through with some floral flavors and a bit of lemon zest. The finish is a mix of wheat with some barnyard funk, tart light fruit, lemon, and a bit of bready malt. M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and tart finish. D - Very drinkable. Interesting take on the style, a but a bit mild and watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1226) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Pour is orange colored with a white head. Aromas were of lemon zest, spices, coriander, some light hop aromas. I also got a good amount of ripe citrus fruits from the taste with bitter pith mixed in. Some grainy malt and spices also played a part in making this brew up. Cherry notes. Not bad at all. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle - Thanks OmegaX
Appearance - Bronze, soapy head
Aroma - Yeast, clove, basil, bread
Taste - Orange, peat, yeast, corandier

This was a nice and light brew with a really nice mellow fruit flavor. Light flavors of spices and bread make for a very session-able brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (1983) - USA - JUN 9, 2012
From batch no. 1, called Verloren Gose. Interesting floral and yeast aroma, with some brett. Dark gold pour. The bready taste is close to a wit or Belgian golden ale. Coriander, a little pepper and ginger. It is brewed with wheat and salt, but doesn’t taste salty. It is pretty dry and summery. Another interesting release from Samuel Adams.

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.


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