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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


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FullObs (134) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle pours gollden color with a thin head. A yeasty, wheat beer with a light spice. I suppose corriander if i knew what it tasted like. The salt is slight in this and there’s no tartness. Okay but was expecting more


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
X (71) - California, USA - APR 5, 2015
Very disappointed with this one. Taste is very malty with no bitterness and only the smallest trace of sour. A fair bit of salt to be sure, but its the malts that dominate. Also the palate is rather weak and watery. perhaps I have an old bottle?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1823) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours deeper gold with a very small white head. Aroma is citrus and brine. Taste is tart and salty with a touch of sweetness on the finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a smooth texture. Overall this was decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2366) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at Ulysses NYC. Pours a dark brown color with a head that comes and goes. Not as tart as I'd expect and darker. A good beer for people not into the Puckery sourness

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (708) - USA - JAN 11, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 25 May 2012 -- An okay beer, my first ever gose and I don’t think I really knew what to think about it. Would like to try again sometime for a re-rate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. aroma of coriander, lemon, caramel, bread and salt. Flavor of wheat, coriander, bread, lemon, subtle caramel and some saltiness.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
sjohnny (408) - - NOV 16, 2014
Fruity lemon/citrus aroma. Pours cloudy light orange/yellow with a thin quickly fading bright white head. Lemony sourish. Kind of thick in the mouth with a soft mouthfeel up front that finishes a little bitter. Lots of fruit. Like a cidery/meady drink but kind of thick.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
22oz bottle - I always give props to Samuel Adams for sticking their neck out and trying different styles, breathing life into old styles or pushing the envelope into new ones. I’ve never had a gose before, so I’m rating this one purely on how I enjoyed it. And given it as a whole, it was lifeless. It had a few items going for it, but as an overall experience it was blah. The beer starts out with a fresh french bread meets salty pool water kind of lemony nose, with caramel syrup. Flavor is fatty and muddled. There’s some sweet caramel notes, a subtle briny touch..it just reminded me of an under-attenuated brown ale...kinda maybe more like a worty small beer, like the 2nd runnings of a big barleywine w/o any hops. Thanks for the attempt. I can see why the style died out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
500 ml bottle
This may diverge from the typical experience of a gose but Sam Adams gets high marks for making a style so accessible. If you are looking for that genuine saltiness you may want to try Ritterguts. If you want to save money this makes a reasonable alternative.

Aroma / Appearance - A rich carbonated caramel hue with warm fringes of vanilla head fill the glass with an inviting liquid. Salty caramel, crisp wheat, and sourdough bread give this a dry edge minus the saltiness I have experienced in other German versions.

Flavor / Palate - Lightly salted nuts rinse the palate clean. A fluid mouthfeel of coriander, salt, and caramel complete a well balanced profile. The 6% ABV is well masked. A very accessible gose deserves a purchase if you do not have the ability to pick up imported releases.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1941) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2014
Appears somewhat hazy gold with a faint covering of greyish white head. It does what it says on the tin in terms of aroma: definite juicy lemon and saltiness and maybe a touch of fresh lime peel. It is tart and holds those flavours well, as if it was served in a goblet with a rim of sea-salt. It is intriguing, tasty and lush. Want more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redtechnj (245) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Appearance- Pours a cloudy orange with a fluffy off white head. not much lacing but head is long lasting. Aroma- Toasted malts, yeasty, slightly caramelly and a slight sea salty smell. Flavor- Caramel malts, spices, medium sweet, medium tart/salty finish.


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