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

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464 Ratings

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

gentryka, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

amanforallsaisons, Sep 01, 2014
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2.79/5  rDev -17.7%

Faunland, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ShoopKip, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

"Escaping from winter's darkness, this hazy golden, unfiltered Kolsch style creates a fresh start. Our take on the classic hybrid style from Cologne Germany, combines the subtle fruit notes of an ale with the smooth crispness of a lager for a bright, refreshing brew to help escape those lingering cold days. Cheers!" Brewed in the style of a German Kolsch. Available in 12 oz. bottles within the spring thaw variety pack and on limited draft.

Poured into a Samuel Adams Sensory pint glass. Served above 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pours a frothy foam head of a cream white tone over a hazy pale amber body with spritely plentiful carbonation. Retention is excellent and lacing is moderate and streaked. The aroma predicts a simple but pleasant Kolsch, with a light cracker malt profile, a light grassy hop aroma with a subtle bitterness and a light white grape profile underneath. The flavor is similar with a soft, lightly sweet cracker malt with a touch of biscuit, a lightly bitter grass hop and a slightly earthy, peppery and clean finish. The texture is soft, mildly creamy and faintly tart and with a mild carbonation for a slick, soft creamy mouthfeel. The body is light/medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is evenly sweet to bitter hop and tart fruit. Alcohol presence is very low and off characters are minimal. A simple but drinkable Kolsch, a little light on flavor but sessionable enough to justify a couple in a row.

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Jadjunk, Aug 25, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev +0.6%

Kingcurio, Aug 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

bp4171, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

aphamer, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

markkobluth, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Mark-Leggett, Aug 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Kyrojack, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

vancean2, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

spence524, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

TheWiredDJ, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

KG710, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Arch578, Aug 06, 2014
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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

Poured into a Sester stange. Pours a light to medium coppery amber with a big two finger white head with good retetention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet and biscuit malt, hint of lemon, good Kolsch aroma. Flavor is sweet bready malt with light biscuit notes, light grassy hops and slight lemon in the finish. Medium bodied. The aroma got me excited, but the main initial flavors here are closer to a typical American lager, although there is biscuit and German style hops in the finish. A pleasant enough light lager, but not quite a traditional Kolsch.

LiquidAmber, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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Ultimate, Jul 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

ryanflc, Jul 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Doomcifer, Jul 27, 2014
Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.