Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BakerMoore:
4.2/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Upon pouring not too big of a head forms less than one finger. What head does form is white and a bit fluffy it laces very very well even though the head does not retain. Not so bad. The bubbles rising to the top are not consistent. Its sporadic without the one constant stream. Due to the fact that I have had this before this leads me to believe that appearances can be misleading. The body color is dark copper color and looks just like an ale should besides the bubbling aspects.
The smell is definitely of herbal hops and malt. The other dominant smell is caramel which can be thought to be coffee at first. The smell is strong and aromatic, therefore pleasing to the nose.
The taste is very pleasing as it gives a flavorful bitter taste with a nice blend of caramel and herbal hops. That same blend shows itself in the aftertaste. It goes down well even still.
The mouthfeel is of some carbonation but just enough that it copmlements the taste and goes down smoothly. Its not too sticky.
Overall, its a very tasty beer that I will buy again. Its very enjoyable and I will purchase it again. I enjoy the caramel and herbal hop taste and aroma.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2012 01:12:12 | More by BakerMoore
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4.06/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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.
O - Samuel Adams' Boston Ale is a simple brew that, despite faint fruity yeast esters in the nose, borders on being lager-like with it's dry and crisp finish. Easy drinking and delicious malt breadiness balanced by slightly spicy English hops makes for a nice English-style ale worthy of a pub session.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 00:07:18 | More by BeerFMAndy
Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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