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

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501 Ratings

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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | 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 Retroman40
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle well chilled poured into a pint glass.

A - Hazy yellowish with a hint of orange. Small head that quickly retreated to a thin lace.

S - Mostly citrus with some other fruitiness.

T - Fruity with a hint of citrus. Some grains in the finish.

M - Good carbonation level, smooth on the tongue.

O - Not exactly what I expected for a Kolsch but nevertheless refreshing after working outside on a nice spring day.

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of canucklehead
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of JuliusCaesar
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of tpauer
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of EinFesteBurg
1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of StaindProject86
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of lwillitz
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle into weizen glass

A - 4 fingers off-white head over a transparent body of gold; high amount of visible carbonation

S - grain, grape-like fruit

T - grainy and biscuity with a slight fruitiness, cloves, fairly tart all the way through with a slightly-piney bone-dry finish

M - thick, smooth medium body; high carbonation

O - refreshing, but not much for taste

Photo of berkshire413
2.79/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

this one might have you looking for an escape route to the next beer. really just an average been, once again, from Sam Adams. it seems like they are brewing the same batch of lager and adding flavors after the brew. But it is sessiony and it was the super bowl so they went down easy with some food, but i wouldnt buy it again.

Photo of gonzo000
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a. Yellow orange in color. One finger head. Average carbonation

s. Smells like a white. Citrus notes.

t. Taste is similar to a white as well. Would like to try again with a slice of citrus, thinking orange. Citrus notes, not spicy.

m. Average carbonation, thicker than expected

o. Slightly above average. Would rater have a solid white.

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: Yellow with a thin white head, no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Grassy earthy notes with a hint of cloves.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of wheat, malt, hops, some hints of cloves and citrus.

Overall: Another good brew from Samuel Adams.

Photo of soxandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of MatthewD4
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Maxwell
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a clear, darker orange-yellow with a white head of medium sized rocky bubbles that sit about a finger’s width above the glass. It leaves a string of fluffy lacing on the sides of the glass, and smells of clean cracker malt and subtle herbal hops with a minty hint. There is even a buttery bread quality to everything. On the tongue, the beer tastes nicely crisp with sweetness and herbal, grassy bitterness. Very soft acidity gives a bright tingles at the sides of the cheeks. In flavor, the beer opens with soft cracker malt, opening into almost cidery sweetness and grassy bitterness that mingles to nearly cool mint herbal flavors. The finish is cidery and dry with a touch of herbal mint. The beer ends with a balance of sweet bitterness. In the mouth the beer feels on the light side of medium in body with a nearly crisp mouthfeel, a prickly carbonation. The mouth is left dry yet sticky with lots of saliva running in the pouches of the cheeks. Overall, this is a nice, crisp and refreshing kölsch. It’s a little too sweet for my taste, but is refreshing and a nice example of the style. Another nice beer from Sam Adams.

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of CalbeDacks
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of DaveOB
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Jeff22
3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of zac16125
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pilsner glass
Best before: July 2014

A: Pours a hazy dark golden yellow with less than half a fingers width of white head. Head dissipates down quickly and leaves only small patches of lacing.

S: Fruity esters, hay, sweet wheat like notes, subtle hop spice and some malt sweetness. Nice nose for the style.

T: Pretty sweet, wheat like notes, subtle citrus crispness, German hop characters, a bit adjunct-y but overall a nice palate profile for the style.

M/D: Fuller side of medium body, heavier and not as crips as others in the style. Drinkability is average.

O: Pretty good for the style. I'm spoiled, as arguably the best Kolsch brewed is right in my back yard at COAST and I enjoy it on a regular basis. This one pales in comparison, but is still definitely worthy of a drink.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.