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

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 01-02-2014

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.89/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Overall a decent beer poured this into my trusty pint glass. Golden color with minimal head tastes all around delicious and very crisp again for me a long winters day this one hits the spot in hoping that spring is around the corner. Sam Adams just keeps making beer i like

Photo of kborics
4.82/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Sam Adams I've had.

Photo of Papajuice14
4.53/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A really nice and smooth beer

Photo of aphamer
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of StewWardlaw
4.32/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great session beer, refreshing and crisp.

Photo of okra
4.27/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrusy nose, hazy, unfiltered... a nice break from the 946 IPAs out there, and all of the Holiday beers.

Photo of ghowehattrick
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Icemann383
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Gonzo08
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of PhillyNole
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of soxandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of brandoncun
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of pearljam118
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.23/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 2/25/14 after bowling (535 series...yay!). Best By: June, 2014 on side of label. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer coolor and poured into a classic pilsner flute glass.

Pours a clear golden yellow in color with small streaming bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Close to a 1-finger white head that lasts a while and some lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of grains with a light floral hint with some spice as well. The taste is about the same with sweet grain at the front followed up with a light fruit/floral finish. Very easy to drink with no bitter or harsh aftertaste. Overall a tasty brew.

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A great beer from Sam Adams, how they keep doing it I just don't know. This offering pours out a great thick head with very good lacing, although I really am not a huge fan of cloudy beers. The odor was interesting if not enjoyable mix of fruit and yeast. This was by far the most outstanding mouthfeel I have had to date - incredible smoothness, very crisp and very light. The mix of half-ale half-lager works extremely well - much more so than what I expected. In short, the brew delivers on its promise as I downed a couple on a cold winter's night looking forward to warmer, summer days.

Photo of Caveworm
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) is a unique brew in that its somewhat of a fusion between ale and lager, in no particular order. Poured from the bottle in a glass, this boasts an AWESOME head and complimentary lacing through and through. I'm very impressed!

This brew has a superb roasted malt flavor with a dash of caramel. There is a teeny tiny bit of fruit due to the brew's ale aspects. Lovin' it here, folks!

As far as the mouthfeel is concerned, it stays VERY fresh,lively, and crisp throughout. Again, I feel this is a big plus

Overall, a well deserved 4.5. For a fusion of two bonafide styles, ale and lager, this brew did a knockout job of integrating the very best of both worlds! I will certainly buy this brew again. TAKE AN ESCAPE, YOU DESERVE IT!

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of natiousd
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ace_walker
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alanca
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice light beer goes well with beef delicious crisp taste

Photo of beagle75
4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, brassy golden color with an initial abundance of white foam head that collapses to a persistent cap. Fine but heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: White flour is enhanced by the presence of nuanced nectarine and melon-like yeast esters. A trace of mineral sulfur is also immediately present.

T: Begins almost dry, with layered pale malts that simultaneously yield unctuous cake and mild toast. Mixed fruit is very estery into the middle although tasted acidity is largely absent. Ripe peach fruit is identifiable in the otherwise soft finish.

M: Medium viscosity, very creamy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a bold American-brewed kolsch that is full-bodied and heavy on yeast qualities. Pilsner malts provide needed contrast, keeping other qualities from becoming too heavy. Minimalist hops stay off the radar, although they are not really missed here. While refreshing on its own, this beer is far from being an afterthought and holds up to foods well.

Photo of shacawgo24
4.02/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Golden orange body. Held to light a bright yellow gold shines up the glass. A finger of white foamy head is misty as well and fogs nicely. Head could benefit from a better lifespan, but the brilliance of color is intriguing.

S-Field grains. Pilsner like. Berries. Perfume-y. Not too much more, but still sniffable. Plum I swear in there.

T-Instant malt bill crashes and washes like a wave. Toasted corn, sweet barley. Lemon. Pie crust. Grains dominate taste. Questionable plum. Will have to drink again.

M-Medium low body. Medium low carbonation sizzles. Nice sweet start leads to clouds of malt in the middle ending with a pleasing bitter chalky medicinal feel. Smooth, refreshing and the palate is left wet to boost.

O-Great offering from Sam Adams. Not too many kolsch offerings in the states so Escape Route is welcoming. I miss Goose Island-Summertime which was memorable. If anything Escape Route will encourage one to order foreign online or visit the birthplace of kolsch for the purest style taste.

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Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.