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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

413 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 4
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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Caveworm

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 19:13:35 | More by Caveworm
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-10-2014 20:55:39 | More by Stofko1992
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habaceeba

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-10-2014 19:34:06 | More by habaceeba
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-10-2014 16:48:34 | More by ShepardCommander
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RJLarse

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-04-2014 21:52:24 | More by ConorGolden
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raznug

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This pours a golden color and is topped with the whitest head that I believe I have ever seen.
Smell: The aroma of yeast is about all that I can smell being the Kolsch style it is right on par.
Taste: Clean crisp with a slight yeast flavor is all that I can taste good beer for the style.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, easy to drink and clean just like a Kolsch should be.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 18:24:40 | More by raznug
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Maddognav

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-03-2014 20:43:45 | More by Maddognav
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-03-2014 19:13:50 | More by Hellpop65
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WOSean

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-03-2014 15:05:24 | More by WOSean
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a decent fizzy slight creamy 1/2 finger head, a little small but retains well, decent lacing, hazy slight yeast sediment lighter peach orange colored.

Nose is actually kinda meh, an herbal like hop jumps out front, mild mossy grassy earthy note too, a hint of a sweet caramel note, touch grainy. Almost alt-beer like not really Kolsch.

Taste starts with grainy malts, a little toasty and a little corn stalk like, but light. Then herbal hops, little mossy and earthy, mild bitterness. Soft feel at least, almost lager like soft and crisp which is at least one good thing from the Kolsch. Finish is fairly dry but a little sticky, crisp but soft and a little mineral note, mild fruity flavor too, malt juice, and a little herbal earthy hop.

Mouth is softer and a bit lighter bod, decent carb, fluffy carb.

Overall meh, not one of Sam Adam's best beers, just a little Kolsch like notes, hops are not quite where they should be for a Kolsch, malts are OK at least, and it has a nice soft slight crisp feel.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 01:12:50 | More by jlindros
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-03-2014 00:14:14 | More by jjboesen
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-02-2014 14:33:29 | More by nmann08
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-01-2014 23:46:47 | More by Furley80
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-30-2014 23:26:42 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-27-2014 22:05:59 | More by Shafaegalo
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amvrana

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-27-2014 21:15:00 | More by amvrana
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-27-2014 17:53:35 | More by cbcrunch
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-26-2014 19:39:52 | More by marley2112
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nikhilshetty007

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-26-2014 07:13:48 | More by nikhilshetty007
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zestd

Idaho

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

04-26-2014 06:30:39 | More by zestd
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-26-2014 03:24:45 | More by h4ger
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SouthernBuckeye

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-26-2014 01:50:29 | More by SouthernBuckeye
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a decent sized header which fades quickly, only bits of patchy lacing on the glass.

Smell has a yeasty and grassy floral aroma, a lemony earthiness to it.

Taste starts with a touch of lemon zest with a hint of rind bitterness, clean dry finish with a fairly soft carbonation so it's not as crisp as it could be but it's also creamier than it should be too.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 23:37:50 | More by deltatauhobbit
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bigd84

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-25-2014 20:14:26 | More by bigd84
Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.