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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

573 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 573
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 11
Gots: 77 | 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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3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Really dig the mouth-feel of unfiltered beer. The colder this one is the better.

For me the tastes ranged from bready malts to something fruity, almost nectarine-like.

It was light in the belly and highly drinkable. Gotta say, I was mildly surprised on this one.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.72/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright gold colored body with a good white head with a faint bit of cloudiness. Warm, toasted grain aroma; some fruity esters; mild grape juice. Light biscuit flavor with a low-key hop bitterness. Medium bodied; softly effervescent; crisp, clean, and dry finish.

A nicely done kölsch-styled beer. Light and airy with a respectable mild grain and fruity note to the scent and flavor. The mouthfeel is pretty impressive and rounds out the overall character nicely. Easy drinking and satisfying.

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3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is an okay beer from Sam Adams.

It is a hazy golden color, like a wheat beer, The white head faded fast a left behind a little bit of lacing.
It has the soft mouth feel of an ale. Slightly sweet and fruity.
Very easy to drink and refreshing.
This would make for a better spring or summer beer. I find it odd that it was released for the Winter.

It is an okay beer, but is lacking something. I hate to say it . but it almost feels gimmicky to me. A Kolsch beer released in January?

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Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.