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Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)

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1,825 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,825
Reviews: 952
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 27
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001)
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice cloudy copper color. There is a slight bit of carbonation that creates a thin white head that has great retention.
Smell has a nice caramel malt smell. There is a bit of toffee smell to it also. At the end there is a slight hop smell with a bit of fruity smell to it.
The taste of the beer has a little less to it than the smell. However, you can detect a bit of the caramel and toffee but it is much stronger in the hops department. Good strong aftertaste of hops.
Very nice thick and smooth mouthfeel. Goes right down.
This beer is very drinkable because of the very smooth mouthfeel. I wouldn't want to drink a ton of these because of the thickness and nothing exciting about the taste, but a good drink to have a couple with dinner.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 23:28:08 | More by BDIMike
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12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
Enjoy before JUL 2014 notched on label.

A - Pouring a nice rich amber color this clear ale's steady carbonation keeps it's lively ivory head afloat for some time, leaving rings of lace on the pint as it dissipates.

S - Layers of buttery, flaky biscuit underscore a toasted malt profile that incorporates notes of dense dough into the mix, punctuated by floral, slightly spicy hops poking through faint suggestions of fruity yeast esters on the finish.

T - Toasted bread malts meet caramel sweetness in a tasty malt-forward entry on the tongue. Slightly spicy English hops add peppery notes to the back end while cooler aging post fermentation drives off the undertone of fruity yeast coming from the aroma, an otherwise nice mirror.

M - Gentle carbonation skids along the tongue in this medium-light bodied ale that finishes dry and almost more lager-like. Thoroughly malty, this beer still remains balanced with a touch of bitterness to keep it nice and drinkable.

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Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,825 ratings.