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

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 91 | 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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Ratings: 599 | Reviews: 123
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2.24/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Who secretly replaced my Sam Adams Limited Release Kolsch with Busch.

I tried nearly every Kölsch in Köln when I was there. (How many are there, 4 or 5?). This does not even come close to a Kölsch.

The point is not that this is an awful beer, it's mediocre at BEST, but moreover it's such a poor outing that I REALLY expect more from a Sam Adams product. It feels like the same weak seasonal brew shilling from lines like Blue Moon, and Shock Top, the micro pretenders.

Seriously, I'll take a Busch over a Bud any day - it's about the only Anh-Busch product I can stomach, but I don't pay $10 a sixpack for Busch (half that if you're lucky) and this beer looses at least half, if not a whole point for being a terrible value.

Is this a sign of we we can start to expect from Sam Adams; pointless and mediocre (if I'm generous) seasonal brews shoveled out there for the sake of competition and market share scrambling?

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2.28/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy golden color with a very foamy head.

S: Smells like a wheat beer. Some cloves, a little banana, and some malt.

T: Very watery with some of the notes from the nose. Not very impressive and overall just a flat beer.

M: Watery with some light carbonation.

O: Not a good beer. Definitely surprised me getting this type of beer from Sam Adams. Very flat and very watery. So far the worst of the Spring Variety Pack.

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2.43/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours with a medium, white head. Has a hazy, golden color. Aroma is not very pleasant. Sort of citrusy like an ale, but masked with an unknown bitter smell. Initial taste is fruity like an ale, but has a bad aftertaste of malts similar to what you would find in a Coors Lite. Personally, a sad failure from one of my favorite breweries.

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2.49/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Did not like- not enjoyable kolsch for me

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Did not like taste at all. Bland . Not a good Sam Adams.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.21.14.

A: See through gold. 1 finger head that recedes quickly.

S: Lemon, cloves, spices.

T: Lemon, some pear, white grape, spice on back end. Has some toast too in the aftertaste.

M: Crisp.

O: I didn't care much for this one. It wasn't bad, but there are better kölsch out there.

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