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