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

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432 Ratings

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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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3/5  rDev -12%

06-04-2014 04:41:16 | More by cjgator3
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-02-2014 04:04:55 | More by KateK
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3.24/5  rDev -5%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet (best by July)

A: Straw-colored with basically no lacing and a good head on a healthy pour. Hazy and not see through.

S: Yeasty and bready. Farmhouse.

T: Reminds of the Ramble I just had, figured I would have them together to compare a bit. A lot more earthy and flavorful than the Ramble. A healthy pour seems to waken up the flavors a lot more, gives it some zest that is quite lemony.

M: Prickly with rough spikes.

O: Decent enough, but I find myself wanting more flavor. Maybe it is just too plain for me.

05-29-2014 04:06:14 | More by gillagorilla
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

05-29-2014 02:08:45 | More by lauries444
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +10%

05-28-2014 02:29:29 | More by Betajeff
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-27-2014 04:08:51 | More by SocalKicks
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-26-2014 18:41:15 | More by enelson
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3.83/5  rDev +12.3%

A: A golden apricot color, clear with a fairly substantial soft off white head.

S: Light malt scents as well as a dry white wine smell, or perhaps even a little bit of champagne. Light and clean with a mild fruitiness. No hop character coming through the aroma though.

T: Bread and honey, perhaps with some dried fruit coming in the middle. There is a touch of herbal hops rounding out the finish, with a lager like ending.

M: Medium light in body, crisp with just a little bite from the hops and carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable, a good easy drinking summer beer that packs a little more flavor than your standard fare.

05-25-2014 16:26:26 | More by Beejay
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-24-2014 20:54:01 | More by jim_carignan
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3.59/5  rDev +5.3%

Not sure when I picked up a single of this. Sticker says best by June. Into a perfect pint glass.
A - That is a very pretty Kölsch. Bright orange yellow tint beer flowing with carbonation making way for a solid half inch of head that doesn't quit. Decent lacing.
S - Bready malts meets herbal hop bitterness. Grainy smelling mostly. Smells authentic.
T - Not as grainy in the taste and kind of boring. Just fruity with corny husk grain and a bit of dry yeast in the finish.
M - Its decent enough to drink light to medium in body. Goes great with nacho's

Overall it's a decent Kölsch but it doesn't come close to Long Trails Ramble Kölsch. Why can't I find a case?

05-22-2014 01:23:43 | More by DrDemento456
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

05-21-2014 00:25:23 | More by Mikexw
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New York

3.94/5  rDev +15.5%

Bought a 6 pack from Beers of the World, May 9, 2014. Poured into a pint, served at fridge temp.

appearance: hazy apricot ambher with a thin offwhite head. scare lacing.

smell: orchard fruity atop whitebread

taste: slightly delicate, faintly floral, a touch fruity.

mouthfeel: good.

overall: a nice little beer, just wondering if a Kolsch should be slightly crisper?

05-19-2014 22:19:42 | More by fx20736
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-19-2014 05:13:59 | More by Danny1217
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3.53/5  rDev +3.5%

12 ounce bottle, best before May 2014. One of my friends gave this to me a couple weeks ago so I didn't get a chance to drink it until now. Served in a stange glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with an inch off-white head that sticks around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like bready/grainy malt, fruit (mostly apple), and some light herbalness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some grassiness, pear and lemon peel noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's refreshing, smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad brew at all, next time I'd like to try a fresher bottle. Definitely worth trying.

05-18-2014 00:34:20 | More by bluejacket74
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New Jersey

3.16/5  rDev -7.3%

Spring seasonal mixer - poured into a pint glass. 3/30

Pours light, bright, see through, low foam. Fruity, malty, nose. Mild bitter. Light, soft taste, Kolsch but with an edge. Only flavor is on the gritty side. Smooth taste, consistent, but unremarkable. Other seasonals have fared better.

05-17-2014 16:06:02 | More by KTCamm
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

05-17-2014 04:00:24 | More by mportnoy
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New York

3.26/5  rDev -4.4%

The beer comes in a beautiful hazy rich orange color with a tight fluffy head.

The aroma has sweet honey, floral, and a bit of grass. Lager yeast. Not much of a nose.

The flavor is pretty empty in the front. A bit of grain qualities and breadiness. A touch of honey sweetness and then onto a light grass and medium herbal bitterness. The finish cleans up with a bit of orange zest and lager qualities.

In the end, this beer is lacking in flavor and reminds me a bit of macro lager over kolsch.

05-15-2014 03:17:35 | More by dar482
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-15-2014 01:29:37 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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3/5  rDev -12%

05-13-2014 06:39:31 | More by beergorrilla
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4.15/5  rDev +21.7%

Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) is a unique brew in that its somewhat of a fusion between ale and lager, in no particular order. Poured from the bottle in a glass, this boasts an AWESOME head and complimentary lacing through and through. I'm very impressed!

This brew has a superb roasted malt flavor with a dash of caramel. There is a teeny tiny bit of fruit due to the brew's ale aspects. Lovin' it here, folks!

As far as the mouthfeel is concerned, it stays VERY fresh,lively, and crisp throughout. Again, I feel this is a big plus

Overall, a well deserved 4.5. For a fusion of two bonafide styles, ale and lager, this brew did a knockout job of integrating the very best of both worlds! I will certainly buy this brew again. TAKE AN ESCAPE, YOU DESERVE IT!

05-11-2014 19:13:35 | More by Caveworm
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-10-2014 20:55:39 | More by Stofko1992
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-10-2014 19:34:06 | More by habaceeba
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

05-10-2014 16:48:34 | More by ShepardCommander
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3/5  rDev -12%

The last of the Sam Adams Spring Variety Pack. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale yellow/gold color, slightly hazy, with a foamy white head. Not a lot of head retention, and it breaks down to a thin fizzy ring in a matter of minutes.

Smell is an earthy dirt and dandelion aroma.

Taste is a sweet vegetable flavor like grass or hay with a dry mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is clean and like with a chalky character on the aftertaste.

Overall OK. I'm not much on this style, and I don't think I would ever buy it if not part of a sampler.

05-04-2014 23:50:00 | More by RJLarse
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-04-2014 21:52:24 | More by ConorGolden
Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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