Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by longpondbeerman:
3.23/5 rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
The thin head receded very quickly from atop this clear, tawny ale. The smell is mostly buttery malts, no distinguishable hops or spiciness. The mouthfeel is silky and worthy. The taste, however: bland. Some light nutty flavor, a touch of citrus, and at least I get the hops here, but really there is no movement from start to finish--flat line. Perhaps I've become a more discriminating beer drinker or maybe Sam Adams has dumbed down (or both), because I'm sure ten or fifteen years ago, I would have given this rave reviews. And the price is not right!
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2004 23:09:17 | More by longpondbeerman
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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)
82 out of 100 based on 1,828 ratings.