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Samuel Adams continues to expand their Small Batch Series in 2012. On the schedule is Verloren, and gose. There arenít a lot of U.S. brewers making a gose, especially a brewery as large as Boston Beer. Thatís probably why they dubbed it ďVerlorenĒ or ďlostĒ beer . (Itís 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, itís 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 thatís full of flavors to discover. Batch #1

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3008) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Batch #1 bottle. Quite possibly only my second gose. Body is slightly hazy autumnal yellow color. Pillowy foam. Smell has light spices to it, but I canít suppose itís from any more than a standard unfiltered wheat beer. Taste is pleasant. Malts seem a little light. Spiciness is light, maybe less than the original iteration of the style. The salt does become evident, almost like a brewer trying to counteract hard water in making a Pilsener. Spice dials up a little bit as I go on down the bottle, but doesnít quite leap out at me. Oh, itís different all right, although if I wasnít aware this was a Gose, would I have guessed it?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gripweed57 (1385) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2015
16.9 ounce bottle. Hazy copper color. Firm creamy beige head with nice clinging lace. Sweet malty nose has hints of coriander and white toast. Interesting subtle sweet malt flavor upfront. Notes of caramel, butter and coriander spice. Some saltiness and grassy hops in finish. Different.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (3182) - 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 (4318) - 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 (172) - 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 (2136) - 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 (2595) - 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 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 25 May 2012 -- An okay beer, my first ever gose and I donít 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 (3235) - 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 (521) - - 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. Iíve never had a gose before, so Iím 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. Thereís 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.

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