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

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444 Ratings

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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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 Ctruskey
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Ctruskey, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with long lasting, foamy white head. Aroma is of Noble hops, funky yeast, citrus fruit and pale malt. Body is medium and crisp. Biscuit malt, herbal hops, citrus fruit and some salt fill the mouth. Finish is medium and somewhat salty. Nice, refreshing, session Gose like brew.

mikeg67, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

JohneHoodlum, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of WKrieger
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

WKrieger, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a bright rustic orange color with a white finger width head. Fair retention gives way to a broken layer of suds across the surface. Spotty streaks of lace with fair stick.

Smell - Strong bready aroma, backed by lighter notes of caramel. Mild grain and grassiness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Strong bready character, backed by lesser notes of caramel and a moderately spicy, grassy hop bite. Fair citrus notes. Finishes much the same.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with lively carbonation. Crisp, drying finish.

Overall - A decent kolsch. Falls in line with most Sam Adams beers: safe, balanced... and average.

TheSixthRing, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Erex91
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale yellow coloration with a strong head that dissipates after the first couple of sips.

Smell: Wheat. Malt. Very slight spice, almost not worth mentioning.

Taste: Bread like. Lighter. Not too much flavor going on here.

Mouthfeel: Definitely sticks in the mouth and leaves an aftertaste that is not pleasant but not unpleasant.

Overall: I got this beer in a variety pack. The beer is just OK. Nothing special nothing terrible. I most likely would not purchase this beer again however I would not turn one down if offered to me.

Erex91, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Modernrickk, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

emwild12, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

zeff80, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Kruja5, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

sneezye, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Bert's
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Aromas of bready pilsner malt with hints of lemon, spice, and sulfur. The flavor is lightly sweet honey and bready malt with hints of earthy and light spice to counter. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Decent brew, but not really anything to write home about.

johnnnniee, Jan 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

trocketsauced, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

muswellbeerbelly, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

MichaelProcton, Jan 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

LightnerLiquorKS, Jan 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Satchboogie, Jan 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

splittheaces, Jan 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

kdivers, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Falcone, Jan 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

jharris0624, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

earljones199, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden lemon with a frothy cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving minimal lacing.

Grain, lemon, and earthy hops form the aroma.

Grain and lightly bready malt form the backbone of the flavor profile, with an accompanying lemon note that dissipates in the earthy, dry finish.

Body is moderate to a touch light, with fairly high carbonation. There's a bit of harshness in the finish.

Very drinkable beer, but there's just not much character. Not offensive, but eh.

barczar, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a June 2014 expiration date. Sampled on January 12, 2014.

The pour looks like a good Kolsch should with a golden yellow tone, active carbonation, and a big fizzy white head that eventually becomes a ring but never disappears entirely.

The aroma has a definite grainy character up front with citrus and grass on near even keel.

Light, smooth, and refreshing body.

The is in the Sam Adams spring pack but it should be in the summer pack because it feels more like a summer beer. Lots of grain in the taste with a lemongrass character to lighten it up a tad.

puboflyons, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

SamAdams327, Jan 12, 2014
Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.