Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Brianmerrilyn:
4.18/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Most distributors in my area go for Boston's Lager, Cherry Wheat and then the rotational seasonals. However, ole B-stock as I call it was one that I had not seen in many a moon. Pulled a single at McLean Avenue Disributor near Webster Avenue after picking up some even cheaper gasoline.
A: Poured into Bass pint glass to display a transparent orange-amber with more emphasis to the orange with a solid one finger head with rocky chunky lace.
S: The nose was caramel with faint spices and some citrus accents but overall quiet.
T: Without reading the label, i was expecting a hop sting and was instead delivered a wonderful toasted caramel malt first then followed by spices and only then some earthy hops. The flavor is mature and the sweetness over hoppyness had me smiling all afternoon long. I had missed out on this beer for so long assuming is must be as hoppy as the lager. Further impressed with the unchanged flavor delivery and top notch carbonation.
M: I thought of old Boston dock workers and sand hogs sucking this British influenced creation beauty down along with the wooden and skin pallets and picks. Medium to thick with slippery texture and good retention.
D: A good low key pale ale on the hop profile but a good bookend on the taste profile leaning towards the sweet. I will break my credo of a same six pack when it comes to Sam's Boston Stock Ale the next time I'm backing up the truck.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2008 05:06:49 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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3.99/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
poured from bottle to teku glass
A- pours a clear, deep amber color with a nice two-finger creamy off-white head that retains nicely, eventually leaving behind some nice lacing
S- caramel and buttery malt, earthy and fruity hops, sweet doughy bread
T- buttery caramel english malt, fruity hops with some herbal and earthy notes, bready malty finish with a caramel linger
M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth and silky finish
O- loves the bready caramel sweetness, my favor interpretation of an english pale thus far
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 02:17:56 | More by Treyliff
Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,843 ratings.