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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

566 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 75 | 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:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 01-02-2014

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Photo of gonzo000
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a. Yellow orange in color. One finger head. Average carbonation

s. Smells like a white. Citrus notes.

t. Taste is similar to a white as well. Would like to try again with a slice of citrus, thinking orange. Citrus notes, not spicy.

m. Average carbonation, thicker than expected

o. Slightly above average. Would rater have a solid white.

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: Yellow with a thin white head, no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Grassy earthy notes with a hint of cloves.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of wheat, malt, hops, some hints of cloves and citrus.

Overall: Another good brew from Samuel Adams.

Photo of soxandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of MatthewD4
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Maxwell
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a clear, darker orange-yellow with a white head of medium sized rocky bubbles that sit about a finger’s width above the glass. It leaves a string of fluffy lacing on the sides of the glass, and smells of clean cracker malt and subtle herbal hops with a minty hint. There is even a buttery bread quality to everything. On the tongue, the beer tastes nicely crisp with sweetness and herbal, grassy bitterness. Very soft acidity gives a bright tingles at the sides of the cheeks. In flavor, the beer opens with soft cracker malt, opening into almost cidery sweetness and grassy bitterness that mingles to nearly cool mint herbal flavors. The finish is cidery and dry with a touch of herbal mint. The beer ends with a balance of sweet bitterness. In the mouth the beer feels on the light side of medium in body with a nearly crisp mouthfeel, a prickly carbonation. The mouth is left dry yet sticky with lots of saliva running in the pouches of the cheeks. Overall, this is a nice, crisp and refreshing kölsch. It’s a little too sweet for my taste, but is refreshing and a nice example of the style. Another nice beer from Sam Adams.

Photo of pearljam118
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of CalbeDacks
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of DaveOB
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of mountaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Jeff22
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Stoutlad
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of zac16125
3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pilsner glass
Best before: July 2014

A: Pours a hazy dark golden yellow with less than half a fingers width of white head. Head dissipates down quickly and leaves only small patches of lacing.

S: Fruity esters, hay, sweet wheat like notes, subtle hop spice and some malt sweetness. Nice nose for the style.

T: Pretty sweet, wheat like notes, subtle citrus crispness, German hop characters, a bit adjunct-y but overall a nice palate profile for the style.

M/D: Fuller side of medium body, heavier and not as crips as others in the style. Drinkability is average.

O: Pretty good for the style. I'm spoiled, as arguably the best Kolsch brewed is right in my back yard at COAST and I enjoy it on a regular basis. This one pales in comparison, but is still definitely worthy of a drink.

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TonyY
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of JakeTheDuck
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of adamjthompson00
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of RichD
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Brick93
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of JoeMans
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Escape Route is a decent beer...I would think better for summer than late winter/spring...nevertheless, the beer pours a nice golden color with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent has a lemon citrus zing. The taste is balanced nicely hints of citrus with touches of spice...very refreshing....something to kick the taste buds. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a very drinkable beer.

Photo of Punisher
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.