Cybercat (3963) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma has firm fruity and yeasty notes. It pours a clear golden amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, off-white head. Flavor has a malty core with subtle notes of apple and banana and a hoppy, but not bitter, undertone. Or is that coriander? I get a touch of that. Salt? Well, a teeny bit of salt. Salt in beer? That’s the most unheard-of thing I’ve ever heard. Ha ha. (Or tasted.) OK, enough being a wisenheimer. Smooth texture has firm body and a fair bit of fizz, leaving a rather persistent tingle on the lips and tongue. I hope that Samuel Adams keeps us this series.
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. An interesting brew from this collection. Wheat, lemon , spice and bread.Easy to drink.
blipp (6836) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange gold with a dense off white head. Beautiful lacing. Wheaty malty base, with a citric hint and a very slightly salty finish. Subtle, balanced, and actually quite refreshing. Sam Adams has hits and misses, and continues growing bigger than anyone probably ever expected. But it’s nice to see them staying true to their craft brewing roots and brewing wacky styles like Gose.
SSSteve (3927) - - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. hazy gold with a large, fluffy, white head. strong vanilla cake mix aroma. medium-full bodied and creamy palate. flavor is yeasty and malty with vanilla. not really salty or spicy. missing the salty, tart twang but a tasty beer anyhow.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium Body. Good malt base with a lemon flavor. There is a spiciness that has the flavor of aster.
SPDickerman (1047) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with a large sizzling off-white head. Smells of caramel and a touch of spice. Taste is sweet with a bit of pepper notes and a slight mineral taste. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Verloren finishes with a bit of bitterness and mineral kick.
jandd1983 (3110) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy orange/amber color with a white head. The aroma was notes of coriander, lemon peel and some pepper. The taste was wheat bread, pepper and a hint of light salt. A very good Gose.
RSRIZZO (1896) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into an English Pint at 43°. Color is a bright gold with a very slight haze. Carbonation is good producing a nice soft white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with honey and melon. It has a medium body with an almost creamy mouth feel. Flavor has a hint of peach, honey, lemon zest and white pepper. After taste has a mild sourness giving a nice dry feel as the honey lingers. Overall its a good brew, smooth, slightly sweet and just easy to drink.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1. 22oz bottle. Yellow label, owl pic. Dark orange color. Thick, eggshell colored head of creamy. Aroma of fruit punch and simple fermented malts. Flavors include pale malts, nice coriander, subtle fruitiness from the coriander seed, and very distant salt taste. Its a heavy bodied session. The body of this beer couldn’t be more perfect. Low ABV, heavy bodied?? Perhaps the salt addition added a complexity that acts like a hearty mineral content to harden the beer. Finishes like an English Pale with a bit of funk, and with salt. So far, my favorite of these Batch 1 brews. I love the uniqueness!
AirForceHops (4345) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle for $6.00 at Gary’s Beverage, Portsmouth, NH. Used a mug. Showed a clear amber / gold with steady carbonation. Unfiltered, uh?? Nice head retention, staying until the last drop. Bready yeasty aroma. Flavor is wheat, lemon zest and a touch of peppery spice. I do get a taste of salt after the sip. Leading to a dry, salty mouthfeel. This is a nice attempt at a beer that most American breweries don’t do but if I’m buying another SA small batch; it wouldn’t be this one.