Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by shacawgo24:
4.35/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A-Amber, mahogany, bronze body. I can't pinpoint the exact color. It is good looking though. Bright "new penny" hued edging and highlighting. Average head size two and a half finger thick. Off-white and creamy in color. Average retention. Lacing is better. Thin strings of small bubbles vein the glass nicely.
S-Caramel. Toffee. Nutty. Like roasted pecans and almonds. A touch buttery. Bread, white & dark. Grainy. Malty. Pecan pie. Smells fade fast.
T-Caramel. Malt at medium strength. Great flavor. Quality mild bitters. Sweet honey. Golden raisins. Bread from start to finish. Starts sweet then moves into bitter regions. Metallic aftertaste. A bit watery in flavor, like a quality brew that was diluted. Still tastes good, but won't escalate into classic territory.
M-Very low medium bod. Low medium carbonation. Some bitters, via spicy hops. Slight spice feel. Sweet and alkaline aftertastes. The beer, (like most Sam Adams beer) gets flat too quick. Barely any carbonation in the beginning, leads off to a dull thin feel.
O-Good session beer. If I saw Boston Ale in stores I would buy it here and there. Pass it up half the time. Wouldn't search it out, I'd let it "come to me". The beer is a bit watery in taste and feel. But tastes good. Beers of this nature are great to cook with. A good under-achieving beer that you still root for to get better. If only it were timeless...
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 06:25:43 | More by shacawgo24
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +9.9%
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)
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