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

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501 Ratings

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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 01-02-2014

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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.21.14.

A: See through gold. 1 finger head that recedes quickly.

S: Lemon, cloves, spices.

T: Lemon, some pear, white grape, spice on back end. Has some toast too in the aftertaste.

M: Crisp.

O: I didn't care much for this one. It wasn't bad, but there are better kölsch out there.

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This pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow color with a foamy, off-white head. The aroma is bland with hints of citrus and wheats. In case you don’t look at the style before taking a sip, you’ll realize real fast that this is no ordinary tasting brew. There is a lot of unfiltered grain with hints of rye flavors to this Kolsch. Unique to say the least.

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"Escaping from winter's darkness, this hazy golden, unfiltered Kolsch style creates a fresh start. Our take on the classic hybrid style from Cologne Germany, combines the subtle fruit notes of an ale with the smooth crispness of a lager for a bright, refreshing brew to help escape those lingering cold days. Cheers!" Brewed in the style of a German Kolsch. Available in 12 oz. bottles within the spring thaw variety pack and on limited draft.

Poured into a Samuel Adams Sensory pint glass. Served above 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pours a frothy foam head of a cream white tone over a hazy pale amber body with spritely plentiful carbonation. Retention is excellent and lacing is moderate and streaked. The aroma predicts a simple but pleasant Kolsch, with a light cracker malt profile, a light grassy hop aroma with a subtle bitterness and a light white grape profile underneath. The flavor is similar with a soft, lightly sweet cracker malt with a touch of biscuit, a lightly bitter grass hop and a slightly earthy, peppery and clean finish. The texture is soft, mildly creamy and faintly tart and with a mild carbonation for a slick, soft creamy mouthfeel. The body is light/medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is evenly sweet to bitter hop and tart fruit. Alcohol presence is very low and off characters are minimal. A simple but drinkable Kolsch, a little light on flavor but sessionable enough to justify a couple in a row.

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Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.