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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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Draft at rustico, pours yellow with medium white head. Aroma is ligth bread and sweetness. Taste is maily sweet lager style, no salt or tartness to speak of. not good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
Lemon and tartness on the nose. Citrus and a bit of wheat on the palate initially, finishing tart. Not much in the way of spice even though that is what the description says.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2014
On tap at East Nashville Beer Festival 2014. Golden orange color. I believe the keg was being kept too cold which killed a lot of the flavor. The spiciness is nice and overall refreshing. The style is difficult and almost bland by design. Sam does a good job of respecting the style and making it just interesting enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Very hazy orange pour with a frothy off-white head. The saltiness jumped out at me before I knew to look for it. Lots of expected wheat beer notes but it is the odder ones that distinguish it. A lot of hard minerals. Some funky citrus happening here as well. Unusual, but cannot help thinking that someone poured a Margerita in my beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
Murky light orange pour with a light beige head. Aroma is spice. Taste is wheat, little peppery in the finish. Didn’t get much salt. Heavier finish than the only other gose I have tasted. Tasty none-the-less. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
I don’t get much from the aroma, a slight wheat malt nose with a little spiciness. Pours golden orange with a small head that is gone quick. Nice flavor, kind of sweet and sour with a mineral accent. Fruity and spicy, very crisp and refreshing. Light body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and clean, somewhat sour finish. This is the first gose that I’ve had, would like to explore other brands. I like it as well as witbier, it is similar to that style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2014
500ml fake me out bomber. Glowing orange body. Thick, steady off-white head. The aroma is nice and true to style, a hint of wheaty funk, salt, lemon. Seems like it is fighting a rugged battle with the Sam Adams base ingredients and wins, kudos to the brewer. Unique, querky. The salt is noticeable, drying out the still present banana wheat tones. Not quite crisp enough to be considered authentic, some medium malts hold it back from that. Enjoyable enough, but doesn’t have a crisp, sharp, clean bite like you might hope for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4877) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 Pint on tap. Lightly hazy amber with a lasting ring of foam. Mild aroma of toast and a hint of lemon. Mild flavor of toast, lemon and lightly salted gum. Light body has high carbonation and a nice balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a cloudy golden color and gave a one finger white foamy head that dies fairly quickly to a half finger. Minimal lacing lasts for about ten seconds before sliding into the body. No carbonation is seen rising due to a cloudy body. The smell had some coriander up front with some buttery malty/caramel thing going on, interesting. The taste was sharp and salty bringing back the coriander and that buttery malty/caramel thing. The palate sat about a medium to heavy with nothing sharp on the tongue. Overall, since this is my first gose, I’m not quite sure what to say about how to compares to other "goses," but this is at least do-able for me, average at best, and would probably only seek again on tap or growler just to get a fresher look at this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
An aroma of caramel, banana, wheat bread, and a hint of cotton candy. Appearance is orange-copper, nearly no head or lace. Taste is mild; mostly wheat followed by a saltiness I associate with margaritas. Palate is ordinary. Overall, I like this; this is my first "gose," I am intrigued and would like to try more.

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