Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.93/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle poured into a beer mug.
A: Pours a golden amber color with good clarity. The head is a two finger offwhite color that settles down slowly and leaves nice rings of lacing on the glass. Nothing out of the ordinary here, but pleasant to look at.
S: Fairly weak. There's a little caramel sweetness alongside some brown sugar and a hint of earthy hops, and that's about it.
T: On the plus side, it tastes richer than it smells. Caramel gives way to a light citrusy fruitiness and a very light bite of grassy finishing hops. Problem is, it's still kind of boringly nondescript. Nothing wrong with it, there's just nothing here that stands out.
M: No problems with the texture - it's light enough to go down easily. The faint dryness from the hops is this beer's best feature.
O: Meh. It's completely middle of the road in every way imaginable. Not too far off from Boston Lager in terms of a similar flavor profile, but somehow not as enjoyable. Just an average beer in all aspects.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2012 22:22:05 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
A: Minimal head with a crystal clear body, amber in color
S: Some grape scent, not too much going on other than a mild sweetness
T: Very refreshing beer, the hop profile reminds me of SABL, but that shouldn't be too surprising. The malt profile is not obvious until the finish which is caramely and bready, which also included a carbonation bite (minor).
M: Very very easy to drink, like a lager almost, low carbonation.
O: A easy drinker that i'm sure i could have all night, but definitely nothing to call home about. A solid offering for those who want to tiptoe into the realm of ales.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 23:40:14 | More by Duesler
Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,722 ratings.