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Samuel Adams Escape Route - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

464 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 01-02-2014)
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Reviews by marcobrau:
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3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An excellent drinker for spring. Like the very light toasted malt character, but it's a little beefy for the style (not for the season though and this is a seasonal.) Hops are appropriate and I like the two varieties used -- Aramis and Strisselspalt. I liked the Alpine Spring a couple years ago and like this just as much.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tigg924
3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/2 inch head, hazy, gold in color

Smell: wheat and honey

Taste: honey, orange, and cracker dominate

Mouthfeel: sweet, light body, high carbonation

Overall: A nice, sessionable, and clean kolsch. Feels like a good summer brew. Could easily put away several of these.

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: Yellow with a thin white head, no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Grassy earthy notes with a hint of cloves.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of wheat, malt, hops, some hints of cloves and citrus.

Overall: Another good brew from Samuel Adams.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a pint glass. Best before July 2014

Pours a very clear pale golden color. About a fingers worth of white. Decent looking lacing and head retention, lots of streaming carbonation.

Smells more like a lager than anything which I suppose is what a kolsch is going for. Minerals, just slightly metallic, hints of cereal like grains.

Very similar to the aroma, starts off very bright and crisp. mineral water, like you would find in a lager, just a bit of grain, finishes with the slightest fruity ester that let's you know your still drinking an ale.

Super crisp, high amount of carbonation, light bodied, and refreshing. A super drinkable, sessionable beer.

Pretty spot on to style, which it doesn't surprise me that this would be a style Sam Adams can nail. I'd drink this again if I found it dirt cheap for a sizer, preferably in the summer.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into becker pint glass; my stange is back at school.
Golden yellow, clear, with a big fluffy white head that fades after a few minutes into a nice ring of foam.
Smells like a kolsch; slightly vinous, crackery malt, crisp and clean. Relatively simple.
Taste is the same; crisp, clean cracker malt, with crisp vinous flavors and light fruitiness, and a hint of belgian-like yeasty bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp.
Overall, I've had better but this is a nice kolsch. It has that "generic" malt flavor that seems to plague lots of SA's beers, but it's still tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is muddled, quite hazed with sediment but still fairly bright, making it a dark burnished gold color. The whitish head is soft and bubbly and reduces to a foamy layer that drops moderate lacing.
The smell has lots of sweetness and fruit in it at first, some of that giving way to herb and a more appropriate vinous note I didn't get initially. It takes time to warm, but it comes together better when it does. Some herb and dry leaf hold back the fruity esters and the grains, which start off with some roast but end up toasty.
The taste is mostly grainy and doesn't lose the fruits the way the nose does, including soft white flesh as well as a slight tartness. The vinous dryness and leaf does come out, but not as thoroughly as it should. The toasted grains are an overtone from just after the beginning of each sip into the finish.
The body is almost medium but has a thickness to it that doesn't work as well for this style as a nice, bright, light-bodied crispness would. Crispness has trouble taking hold, though it remains lightly all the way through, as the sweetness ends up beinga bit too cloying on the palate.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a bright rustic orange color with a white finger width head. Fair retention gives way to a broken layer of suds across the surface. Spotty streaks of lace with fair stick.

Smell - Strong bready aroma, backed by lighter notes of caramel. Mild grain and grassiness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Strong bready character, backed by lesser notes of caramel and a moderately spicy, grassy hop bite. Fair citrus notes. Finishes much the same.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with lively carbonation. Crisp, drying finish.

Overall - A decent kolsch. Falls in line with most Sam Adams beers: safe, balanced... and average.

Photo of marmstrong1212
3/5  rDev -11.5%

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Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.