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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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

Gachupines' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (1106) - USA - AUG 2, 2013
Hazy golden with a thin lacing of white head. Aroma is somewhat musky with vaguely fruity. Flavor is a little bread-like with a touch of sour. A tiny amount of saltiness in the finish. Wife: 3.8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (2369) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
On tap at Mellow Mushroom St. Mathews. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is light tart, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is mineral water and some tartness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Homer321 (2893) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Nose is corn and weirdly Belgian. Maybe butter. Diacetyl? Perfume. Taste is weird. Not lacto. Just no. Total dump.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
X (136) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1915) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2472) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3003) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
sjohnny (427) - - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3290) - 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.

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