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Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)

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BA SCORE
82
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1,843 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,843
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 27
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-20-2012 23:30:15 | More by Mikeynas
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deadliest

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-13-2013 00:15:04 | More by deadliest
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tsm2011

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-27-2012 01:37:21 | More by tsm2011
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-11-2012 05:45:43 | More by chrispoint
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Shineonsolar


3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-23-2012 23:17:59 | More by Shineonsolar
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motothrillz

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-02-2014 20:53:12 | More by motothrillz
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Amberish-orange pour with a short creamy white head leaving some lacing.

Subtle nose of floral and citrus hops.

Palate is decently balanced with hops and malt caramel sweetness, some subtle orange flavor lingering as well.

A moderate degree of carbonation cuts the medium heavy body and the lingering orangy sweetness leaving a cleaner than expected palate and lending some repeat drinkability in this otherwise undemanding and somewhat uninteresting brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 16:16:13 | More by JackieTH
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KenC411

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Redish-brown with a few large sized bubbles some small sized bubbles. The head was disappointingly thin and disappeared within minutes.

Smell: Deep bread smells, a hint of corn.

Taste: A slight sweetness is first noted then is quickly rushed over by the hops. The initial aftertaste is sweet like crackers. After the initial few sips, the taste mellows out, and the hops can be truly appreciated. This fits the ale description of "clean and hoppy".

Mouthfeel: The beer is medium thickness, and enjoyably blended.

Drinkability: Although this beer fits the style, it is not to my liking. It goes down easily, but it feels like it is missing something.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 23:47:18 | More by KenC411
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RedBeerHead

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light and very clear gold amber. Light head that settles quickly.

Smell is heavy citrus and malt.

Pretty prevalent aftertaste: again citrus and fruit.

Certainly not the best sam adams brewers collection but still a decent and refreshing ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 02:23:28 | More by RedBeerHead
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-26-2013 19:50:31 | More by mikeincharleston
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dac0152

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-03-2012 19:33:15 | More by dac0152
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WOSean

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-03-2014 14:53:15 | More by WOSean
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-26-2013 04:29:58 | More by Jackal
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Chrash16

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-19-2013 00:40:22 | More by Chrash16
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pgrow

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-23-2013 21:03:51 | More by pgrow
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-08-2013 23:23:27 | More by ohyayitstrey
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-15-2012 03:13:11 | More by frosted33
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RollBeerTide

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-31-2012 21:20:12 | More by RollBeerTide
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BirdFlu

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep auburn, clear with thick, foamy off-white head. Pretty much no aroma to even notice in the glass. Sniffing the bottle gives a bit of pale malt aroma but again, nothing in the glass. Very light in flavor, not much particular to notice. Some malt with a faint hop resemblance in there, but no real distinctions to make. Mouth is fairly full with crisp carbonation. More full-bodied than you might expect for the light flavor and low abv. Drinkability is just above avg.. Its very easy to drink and you could probably put down a few, especially at a party, but the lack of much flavor takes away from my desire to have it. I wouldn't buy it again, but I'd gladly choose it over most beers you typically come across in public.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 23:16:22 | More by BirdFlu
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-20-2013 18:08:09 | More by Sonofalime
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-12-2013 16:49:43 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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guezarka

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-24-2012 04:15:51 | More by guezarka
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Mneme1984

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-06-2014 05:16:59 | More by Mneme1984
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chewy6935

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-28-2014 03:47:48 | More by chewy6935
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-15-2013 02:11:53 | More by Hypersomnia
Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,843 ratings.