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Samuel Adams Spring Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Spring AleSamuel Adams Spring Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

109 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-28-2001)
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TXHops

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

-Original Gravity: 1.052
-Final Gravity: 1.013
-ABV: 5.2%
-ABW: 4.06%
-Attenuation: 74.2%
-Real Extract: 5.04 P
-Calories per 12 oz: 170
-Malts: Two row Harrington, Wheat malt, Vienna malt
-Hops: East Kent Goldings, Spalt Spalter


While I like the fact that BBC (or anyone for that matter) makes a Kolsch style ale, I don’t think this one’s that great an interpretation. Spring Ale pours a fairly full gold color with a nice, long lasting white head with lacing inclinations. The nose is pretty phenolic, smelling somewhere between a pleasant hefeweizen and a Band-Aid. I kinda like the fairly unique inclusion of Goldings in this beer, and their earthy, English flavor contributions to the beer, but I can’t really smell them or the Spalts in the nose.

The fairly delicate, softly carbonated body is subtly malty, but even more subtle so that this lover of subtlety can appreciate. The hops are pretty nice, again in an understated way, but keep the finish crisp and almost bitter. The slightly zippy, almost citric tail is pretty much what I’ve come to expect from American-style Kolsch beers, though not having had a real Koln Kolsch, I don’t know if this particular flavor is present in the classics.

Not a bad beer, but the phenols are a little too strong in this one—starting in the nose and re-emerging in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2003 19:35:02 | More by TXHops
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Samuel Adams Spring Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.