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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

415 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 4
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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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +32%

02-15-2014 02:39:25 | More by MaddDogg84
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-14-2014 23:31:43 | More by AndrewMichael
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Supra97

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-14-2014 21:44:53 | More by Supra97
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Talbott92

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-14-2014 14:42:24 | More by Talbott92
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Brenden

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is muddled, quite hazed with sediment but still fairly bright, making it a dark burnished gold color. The whitish head is soft and bubbly and reduces to a foamy layer that drops moderate lacing.
The smell has lots of sweetness and fruit in it at first, some of that giving way to herb and a more appropriate vinous note I didn't get initially. It takes time to warm, but it comes together better when it does. Some herb and dry leaf hold back the fruity esters and the grains, which start off with some roast but end up toasty.
The taste is mostly grainy and doesn't lose the fruits the way the nose does, including soft white flesh as well as a slight tartness. The vinous dryness and leaf does come out, but not as thoroughly as it should. The toasted grains are an overtone from just after the beginning of each sip into the finish.
The body is almost medium but has a thickness to it that doesn't work as well for this style as a nice, bright, light-bodied crispness would. Crispness has trouble taking hold, though it remains lightly all the way through, as the sweetness ends up beinga bit too cloying on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 14:04:04 | More by Brenden
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-14-2014 02:50:35 | More by CB_Crowe
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cw13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-13-2014 21:30:02 | More by cw13
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bh123

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-13-2014 04:46:40 | More by bh123
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JD_Lombardi

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Really dig the mouth-feel of unfiltered beer. The colder this one is the better.

For me the tastes ranged from bready malts to something fruity, almost nectarine-like.

It was light in the belly and highly drinkable. Gotta say, I was mildly surprised on this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 03:36:14 | More by JD_Lombardi
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12%

02-13-2014 03:28:40 | More by nheinzie57
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beergoot

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright gold colored body with a good white head with a faint bit of cloudiness. Warm, toasted grain aroma; some fruity esters; mild grape juice. Light biscuit flavor with a low-key hop bitterness. Medium bodied; softly effervescent; crisp, clean, and dry finish.

A nicely done kölsch-styled beer. Light and airy with a respectable mild grain and fruity note to the scent and flavor. The mouthfeel is pretty impressive and rounds out the overall character nicely. Easy drinking and satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 02:39:06 | More by beergoot
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-12-2014 23:44:44 | More by maketheheartglad
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is an okay beer from Sam Adams.

It is a hazy golden color, like a wheat beer, The white head faded fast a left behind a little bit of lacing.
It has the soft mouth feel of an ale. Slightly sweet and fruity.
Very easy to drink and refreshing.
This would make for a better spring or summer beer. I find it odd that it was released for the Winter.

It is an okay beer, but is lacking something. I hate to say it . but it almost feels gimmicky to me. A Kolsch beer released in January?

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 03:27:56 | More by JohnFatAss
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

02-11-2014 22:07:45 | More by ejimhof
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Jirin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-11-2014 02:03:16 | More by Jirin
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Slay40

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

02-11-2014 01:38:05 | More by Slay40
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

02-10-2014 16:46:12 | More by Kmlund
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

02-10-2014 14:18:38 | More by Davepoolesque
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-10-2014 02:51:46 | More by Whiskeydeez
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-10-2014 02:13:42 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-10-2014 00:07:28 | More by Kegatron
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gwiedman1

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-09-2014 21:50:45 | More by gwiedman1
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riversider76

New York

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden with a fluffy white head. Excellent retention, and a very nice lace. Aroma is of grassy hops, buttery malts, and lemon. Nice, but weak. Body was crisp, and rich. Taste has a nice lemon zing through out. Good balance, but for me didn't taste like a traditional Kolsch. Never the less it was enjoyable, and I would recommend a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 19:47:34 | More by riversider76
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kerry4porters

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-09-2014 10:13:41 | More by kerry4porters
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krh

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-09-2014 06:40:22 | More by krh
Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.