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

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442 Ratings

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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of Flounder57
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Flounder57, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of 1mrbeer
3/5  rDev -11.8%

1mrbeer, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of heerboth
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

heerboth, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into becker pint glass; my stange is back at school.
Golden yellow, clear, with a big fluffy white head that fades after a few minutes into a nice ring of foam.
Smells like a kolsch; slightly vinous, crackery malt, crisp and clean. Relatively simple.
Taste is the same; crisp, clean cracker malt, with crisp vinous flavors and light fruitiness, and a hint of belgian-like yeasty bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp.
Overall, I've had better but this is a nice kolsch. It has that "generic" malt flavor that seems to plague lots of SA's beers, but it's still tasty.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Danno48
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Danno48, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of ifixufly
4/5  rDev +17.6%

ifixufly, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3/5  rDev -11.8%

ZEB89, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of bradb717
3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Surprised this isn't getting more love.
Now I should also mention I am partial to Kolsch beers in general.
And this has been a particularly sad winter in Ohio the smell reminds me
of times when I can actually go outside and watch baseball or something.
Anyway I thought it was a decent offering from Sam Adams.
The fruit notes were faint, but the finish was nice and smooth.

bradb717, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of mikecampbell411
3/5  rDev -11.8%

mikecampbell411, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of Boverhof3
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Boverhof3, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of longisland1983
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

longisland1983, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

abeeronthebeach, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Jason, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of SicemWT
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

SicemWT, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Bierwolf
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle served in a Kölsch style glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow with decent foam that does dissipate fairly quickly but leaves some thin lacing. Fair carbonation. Something weird was descending from the head into the main beer body that left a cloudiness that was unappealing to look at.

Smell: Fruit, apples, floral.

Taste: Mostly a mild hop flavor with a little sweetness.

Mouth feel: Light to medium bodied,kind of oily with average carbonation. The finish lasted a bit.

Overall: Overall this is not a favorite beer. The appearance I wrote of was disturbing. The flavor was ok and actually for a Sam Adams it was disappointing. This is my taste and opinion and anyone who reads this should draw their own conclusion.

Bierwolf, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of RVigz
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

RVigz, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev +17.6%

npala86, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of marcobrau
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An excellent drinker for spring. Like the very light toasted malt character, but it's a little beefy for the style (not for the season though and this is a seasonal.) Hops are appropriate and I like the two varieties used -- Aramis and Strisselspalt. I liked the Alpine Spring a couple years ago and like this just as much.

marcobrau, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of wilfonzo
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

wilfonzo, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

prototypic, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Aeroscorp
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Aeroscorp, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of sobbysoprano
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

sobbysoprano, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of wwest
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

wwest, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of cyberbmcd
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a nice hazy gold. small head that dissipates quickly, but lacing stays throughout.

Smell is tangy and sweet with bready notes at the end.

Mouthfeel is creamy reminiscent of the old Gennessee Cream Ale. bubbly at the end.

the taste is tangy at first and citurs then becomes bready as the alcohol takes over on the swallow.

Overall a nice offering from the Boston Brewery.

cyberbmcd, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of osant37
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

osant37, Feb 15, 2014
Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.