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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

432 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-13-2014 21:38:36 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-11-2014 23:46:17 | More by Haybeerman
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ejh06752

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-10-2014 04:02:38 | More by ejh06752
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

07-09-2014 19:04:35 | More by pat_usher
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-04-2014 18:27:53 | More by thatoneguymike
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-01-2014 14:36:09 | More by Burkbom23
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-28-2014 01:42:49 | More by Jmbbabson
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12%

06-26-2014 01:03:17 | More by boszormeny
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-25-2014 02:37:41 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-21-2014 22:25:01 | More by Fr0stb1te
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302BeerGuy

Delaware

3/5  rDev -12%

06-20-2014 22:13:41 | More by 302BeerGuy
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warpig372

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-20-2014 18:27:40 | More by warpig372
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -10.6%

Appearance has a golden yellow color supporting a thin head leaving nil lace. Smell is grainy, malty with a slight zip of hops. Taste is again grainy with light malt and light hop. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Not an overly impressive beer has a off bitter bite in the end.

06-19-2014 00:50:40 | More by Bookseeb
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Jach

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-18-2014 14:06:38 | More by Jach
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UCFKnight

Florida

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-15-2014 14:25:36 | More by UCFKnight
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12%

06-15-2014 02:03:58 | More by Hohnbaum
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-11-2014 22:10:08 | More by Vogt52
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-11-2014 19:55:34 | More by Mebuzzard
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Bpierso1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-11-2014 06:37:14 | More by Bpierso1
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BeerExplorer

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

06-11-2014 00:12:18 | More by BeerExplorer
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pweis909

Wisconsin

3.09/5  rDev -9.4%

This beer is a disappointment. Boston Beer has done some German style so very well (looking at you, Noble Pils) that when they put out a new one, I pay attention. This beer comes across to me with an astringent aftertaste that detracts from my enjoyment of the malt. From their web page, its clear that the recipe is not a traditional Kolsch recipe, and their designation of the beer as Kolsch style is misleading. They used 2 row malt, apparently from the US, not a German pils malt, and they used, of all things, flaked barley? Why would a company that seems to revere German tradition used flaked barley in a beer and then advertise it as being in the style of a Kolsch? Makes no sense.

The beer comes across to me as an American Lager, something I might have tried in 1985 and decided I didn't really like beer. OK, it's better than some of those, but not by huge amount.

06-10-2014 22:51:11 | More by pweis909
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mactrail

Washington

3.29/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours a rich yellow color in the Timmermans tall goblet. Mouthfeel is kind of oily and suprising for a Kölsch style. I wouldn't call it crisp. While there is a touch of

Rather rich with a tart edge. There is a touch of lemon, but it's more like pudding flavor. I think of shortbread. Rather sweet and the sugary taste doesn't let up from start to finish. Lots of malt with very clean flavors. Faint hops that lack the perfumey peculiarity of the German style. Just a touch of bitterness. This is all very well made, it's just hard to place what this is in the world of beers.

Overall this is quite a drinkable light ale, but not my idea of a Kölsch. Less refreshing than a chewy and malty brew. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynwood, Washington.

06-09-2014 06:21:56 | More by mactrail
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jucifer1818

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

06-08-2014 13:10:38 | More by jucifer1818
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-07-2014 19:30:22 | More by MDDMD
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.24/5  rDev -5%

Served in a tumbler.

No need for an escape route from this graduation party, but I'll take the namesake beer. It pours a clear brass-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light white bread, mild white wine grapes, hard water, and a touch of dark greens. The taste brings in more of the same, the bread and hard water taking firm command of the situation. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, a decent enough kolsch, but it's not something I plan on having again in the near future.

06-07-2014 14:35:12 | More by TMoney2591
Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.