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

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441 Ratings

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Ratings: 441
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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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

notjaredlouche, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

cmwilliq, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

SunDevilBeer, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Bieniek30, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Rekrule, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

dankjohn, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

sfsean28, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Beer4Mike, Feb 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

djrn2, Jan 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

jaswilson2, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

JackMcAwesome, Jan 31, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a bottle into a stange.

A - Pours a hazy, nice light gold color, with a chalk white two-finger foamy head. Ringlets of sticky lacing.

S - Healthy aroma of noble hops, popcorn butter, and lemon zest.

T - Spicy hops forward. Esters of buttered crackers, and lemon-lime tartness in the mid-palate. Just a hint of hop flower in the aftertaste. Decently balanced. Flavors while not "bold" are assertive enough. This taste seems very familiar....

M - Medium bodied, with prickly carbonation. The slightly thicker body than expected goes a long way to improve the drinkability. Finishes crisp.

O - Hey....wait a minute...you can't fool me Sam Adams!! This tastes almost exactly like the old "Sam Adams Spring Ale". (I would not be surprised if it was the same recipe with a different label) Decent then, decent now. And much better than some of their "Spring" offerings in recent years.

TempeBeerMan, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Vogey77, Jan 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Johnroby, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

wrightst, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

themanilow, Jan 31, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%

Appearance: Cloudy gold with a decent head and moderate carbonation.

Smell: Malt, spice, grass.

Taste: Grains, bready malts, spice, lemongrass.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied.

The Verdict: Average. A weak, watered down kolsch that’s sorely lacking in flavor. I’m starting to think that perhaps I should stick with Boston Brewing’s darker beers. I’m invariably disappointed in their lighter offerings.

TheMarkE, Jan 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Navalartichoke, Jan 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

TonyJ815, Jan 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

crowsnest, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

yaksurf, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

CaverDave, Jan 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Rdc67, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

tdm168, Jan 28, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a perfect pint.

A: Light golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly. Pervasive rising effervescence is evident. Fair amounts of spider web lacing.

S: Wheat, yeast, with a touch of citrus.

T: Pungent yeasty bread.

M: Light and bitter.

D: Sessionable.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Foamy head, and fair lacing. Nose bready and yeasty. Pungent and yeasty flavor. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

bmwats, Jan 28, 2014
Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.