Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Dubblebock:
4/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The Boston Ale is one of Samuel Adam's benchmark beers. It's a great introduction to craft brewing if you know (or are) someone who wants a good gateway beer. It's not overpowering at all, and it's smoothness and easy drinkability make it a fantastic session beer.
The Boston Ale pours with a massive, creamy head. The head won't hang around too long, but it's a splendid first impression. The nose is hoppy and slightly bready. Light amber in color, very clean and crisp looking in the mug.
The taste leans to the hoppy side, but the hops don't dominate the beer. The malts lend a cracker-crisp backbone to this brew. There's nothing particularly complex going on here, just a consistent balance of flavor that stays even throughout the sample.
It's a very refreshing and lively beer. It finishes strong, and has good mouthfeel. Good carbonation level. Very drinkable, it would be easy to quaff a few of these in one sitting.
Would pair well with salty bar snacks, or light chicken or beef dishes. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2005 03:12:25 | More by Dubblebock
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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 1,844 ratings.