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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

432 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 5
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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longisland1983

New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

02-19-2014 01:10:13 | More by longisland1983
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-19-2014 00:10:07 | More by abeeronthebeach
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-18-2014 20:13:23 | More by Jason
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SicemWT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-18-2014 01:05:53 | More by SicemWT
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Bierwolf

Missouri

2.88/5  rDev -15.5%

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.

02-17-2014 23:03:09 | More by Bierwolf
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-17-2014 17:32:19 | More by RVigz
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npala86

Florida

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-17-2014 16:38:26 | More by npala86
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marcobrau

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

02-17-2014 03:40:24 | More by marcobrau
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wilfonzo

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -34%

02-16-2014 20:35:32 | More by wilfonzo
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prototypic

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-16-2014 05:21:25 | More by prototypic
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Aeroscorp

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2014 04:06:06 | More by Aeroscorp
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sobbysoprano

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2014 03:35:09 | More by sobbysoprano
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wwest

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-15-2014 22:27:37 | More by wwest
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cyberbmcd

New York

3.49/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

02-15-2014 19:13:56 | More by cyberbmcd
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osant37

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2014 18:19:44 | More by osant37
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-15-2014 18:02:42 | More by mick303
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-15-2014 14:10:55 | More by bigfnjoe
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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%

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.

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
Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.