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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: 19 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a white, five-finger head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light lemon nose, flavor is a lemony grain with light bitterness. $1.99 for a 12oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett NH. Best by 6/2014.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.23/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 2/25/14 after bowling (535 series...yay!). Best By: June, 2014 on side of label. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer coolor and poured into a classic pilsner flute glass.

Pours a clear golden yellow in color with small streaming bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Close to a 1-finger white head that lasts a while and some lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of grains with a light floral hint with some spice as well. The taste is about the same with sweet grain at the front followed up with a light fruit/floral finish. Very easy to drink with no bitter or harsh aftertaste. Overall a tasty brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jwc215
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by July notched on label:

Pours slightly hazed golden with a foamy white head.

The smell is of grain with some floral/earthy spicing.

The taste is of sweet grain followed by floral dryness in the finish.

Smooth and crisp.

A nice, refreshing Kolsch.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.76/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Samuel Adams Escape Route has a medium, off-white head, a very hazy, yellow-golden appearance, some bubble streams, noticeable brown little chunks floating about, and lacing rings left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet bread, lemony citrus, and some off grain husk. Taste is of the same things, and bitterness is mellow (I would have guessed 25 IBU, instead of 30). Mouthfeel is medium and sloshy, and Samuel Adams Escape Route finishes semi-dry, fairly refreshing, limpid, and dull. Overall, this another dreary, underwhelming beer from the seemingly deteriorating Boston Brewing Company.


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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a pint glass. Best before July 2014

Pours a very clear pale golden color. About a fingers worth of white. Decent looking lacing and head retention, lots of streaming carbonation.

Smells more like a lager than anything which I suppose is what a kolsch is going for. Minerals, just slightly metallic, hints of cereal like grains.

Very similar to the aroma, starts off very bright and crisp. mineral water, like you would find in a lager, just a bit of grain, finishes with the slightest fruity ester that let's you know your still drinking an ale.

Super crisp, high amount of carbonation, light bodied, and refreshing. A super drinkable, sessionable beer.

Pretty spot on to style, which it doesn't surprise me that this would be a style Sam Adams can nail. I'd drink this again if I found it dirt cheap for a sizer, preferably in the summer.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Very pale in color, high degree of clarity
S- bland like a lot of lagers, subtle citrus notes
T-Bright and crisp, slight bitterness but overall the sweetness of the malts and citrus shine through.
M-light in feel and carbonation
O- Escape Route is a good beer for its category. Its crisp brightness and hoppy bitterness does what it advertises: gets you through the remainder of winter. It is also very drinkable; it a more bitter, complex drinkin' beer. It has a very light build and its fruit notes might make it a bit more suited for a summer brew. Overall, though, it was a good, solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lightly orange and mostly clear with a fine torrent of rising bubbles and a very creamy head that left sheets of lace after each sip.

Aroma and taste were grassy, grainy, bready, with both a touch of sweetness and a hint of dryness. Hops are light but ample for the style. Body is light, yet chewy and very drinkable.

It's not the best kolsch I've had but it's still tasty beer, and I enjoyed it.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Flounder57
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Thus beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready and really sweet pilsner mats with some grassy noble hops.

Taste: The pilsner malts are a bit sweeter than bready and there is some grassy hops and lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat smooth, chewy, a little crisp, light, medium carbonation, and a little dry.

Overall: Pretty average kolsch. There are better alternatives out there folks. Bitterness lasts longer than most other kolschs and there is too much sweetness.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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