Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Dubblebock:
4/5 rDev +10.2%
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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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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