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Sam Adams “Lost” Beer

Sam Adams VelorenSamuel 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

Style: Gose
Hops: Saaz
Malts:  2 Row Pale, Munich, Malted & Unmalted Wheat
Adjuncts: Coriander, Salt

Availability: 22oz bottles
Arrival: TBA

6% ABV 

The series to date features  Tasman RedGriffin’s BowThe Vixen, and Third Voyage.

Potential Additions in 2012: Dark Depths, Cinder Bock, and now Verloren.