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

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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.

Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, 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.

Jimthechap (2064) - 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.

redtechnj (315) - 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.

slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"I really dug this beer as a summer brew. Light on the palate but exploding with fruity and unique flavors (really like the salty aftertaste). Coriander and citrus in equal measure, light hopping. Just a nice enjoyable brew. So far the SA 22’s have been legit."

zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy orange pour with a fizzy white head. Citrus and whet in the aroma with a hint of coriander. Flavor is the same light coriander spice overtop of a dry wheat note but the salt adds another dimension to it. Really balances well with the coriander and gives it an almost salted candy and bubblegum finish.

Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-22-12- Poured from bomber into strange glass Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice two finger just off white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, with big soapy looking bubbles slowly popping over time to leave a good level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a floral and wheat aroma. The floral nature of the brew has strong scent of lavender and jasmine which melds quite well with the wheat as well as a odd and light salty “sea like” smell. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet orange citrus, peach, and wheat bread flavor. The wheat, peach and citrus remain a base for the beer with the peach and wheat actually getting slightly stronger in flavor as the taste moves on. In the middle of the taste a light spicy and peppery hop flavor come to the tongue. These flavors while present are still quite soft and meld with the soft wheat and citrus flavors well. Some light flowery notes come to the taste at the end, leaving a nice smooth and clean wheat flavor to be left on the tongue when it is all said and done. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter to average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The feel is quite nice for the softer and rather diverse flavors of the brew. Overall – This is one tasty brew. While I do not have much experience in the gose category and hence do not really have a great perception as of yet what the ideal one tastes like, I very much enjoyed this rather soft yet flavorful and quite drinkable beer. This is definitely one to try if you get a chance.

Franzen (647) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Aroma is malty with bit some orange and nougat. Hazy golden. Bready nutty malty taste with orange with sone salt. Nice with a goose that is not to salt

b3shine (9150) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a fairly transparent gold with foamy eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells yeasty with mild notes of lemon and salt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A little bland for the style, but not bad.

kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold body under a one finger frothy off-white head that left some heavy lacing. The nose is slightly briney with some pale malt sweetness. The flavor is not quite as intense on the saltiness as many of the other beers of this style that I’ve had. Slightly sweet up front with some bready malt and a slight citrusy note. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty interesting, but not quite as vibrant as most other efforts I’ve had.

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