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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
good

1,840 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,840
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 27
Gots: 63 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001)
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SMM0606

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-23-2011 02:19:38 | More by SMM0606
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found it on tap the other night, you used to be able to find this on draft pretty often, but it seemed as BBC spread the Lager and Seasonals forced it out.
Deep amber color with red highlights, medium sized off-white head.
Some hops and aromatic herbs in the smell. Strong taste with the malt filling out notes of pepper and citrus, well balanced between hop and malt.
This is a beer you can build a session around. One of my favorite ales, it may not be as strong in some areas as others, but it's balanced, and readily available in the bottle. To find it on draft is even better, I wish the BBC would push this one more

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2003 17:12:57 | More by mschofield
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-27-2011 04:16:58 | More by verdict603
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Iris4Thug


4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-01-2012 15:22:23 | More by Iris4Thug
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BigRedN

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 6-pack on sale for $5.19. I am posting this review as Boston Ale, even though the bottle does not look like the one in the pic posted. Bottle and packaging indicate it as Boston Ale, part of the Brewmasters collection.

Appearance: Pours from the 12 oz bottle dated Nov, 2005 a clear coppery/amber color. Fluffy, not quite white head (about 1-inch). Fades to a thin covering on the liquid with good lacing. Some carbonation bubbles can be ssen floating lazily to the surface.

Smell: Hops are the most notable scent. Floral, a little fruit aroma. Some malt scent is present but minimal. I don't find this to be a total drawback in a pale ale.

Taste: Not a hop bomb, (for me a plus), but the hops are noticeable. Not a big hop bite, there is some good balance to this beer, with the malt providing some sweetness in the middle.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied. adequately carbonated, not too fizzy.

Drinkability: A very good easy drinking APA. I have long gone to Sam Adams Boston Lager as a good stand-by beer, available almost anywhere and good in a pinch. I have recently began re-examing the rest of their line, as I have not had many of their beers in some time. I have forgotton how good some of their beers are, and am enjoying having them again. It may be awhile til I get back to theLager. A solid APA, worth having.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2005 00:52:16 | More by BigRedN
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JVoyager

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-16-2012 23:22:18 | More by JVoyager
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Jim_DemonDeacon


4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-17-2012 23:26:02 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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chapcat

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-24-2011 22:48:57 | More by chapcat
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Anacross

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-05-2013 18:50:17 | More by Anacross
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jharkins07

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-06-2012 21:32:37 | More by jharkins07
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear amber with a fluffy, off-white head. Long lasting foam produced a good amount of lacing. There was a nice mix of malt, earthy hops and light fruit in the aroma. Solid, herbal bitterness that really lingered long into the finish. Malt was prominent in the front, with a bit of brown sugar and toasted marshmallow flavour. Hops were less evident, but still earthy, maybe a bit spicy as well. The body was on the light side, carbonation moderate, with a creamy texture and light dryness. Overall, a well made beer. I was surprised by the bitterness level and restrained hop character, but enjoyed it quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2007 00:06:13 | More by DrJay
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BTFU

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-04-2012 04:11:12 | More by BTFU
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2011 18:01:23 | More by Lawnboy33
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 18:27:25 | More by Burt
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armock

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light brown almost orangy with off white head that leaves lacing on my glass. The smell is sweet and malty good smell. It has a good taste sweet malts and finishes a little hoppy. Good amount of carbonation light body fairly smooth. Over all this is a drinkable beer good taste and fairly smooth I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 18:49:46 | More by armock
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-10-2012 15:47:01 | More by StaindProject86
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its65andsunny

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-05-2011 04:32:12 | More by its65andsunny
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-28-2013 05:05:38 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-31-2011 21:18:20 | More by AndrewMichael
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured clear amber honey with noticeable bubbles. 3/4" white head that laced well

S - malts, bittersweet citrus, balanced hoppiness, some caramel and floral tones

T - very reminiscent of your standard Sam Adams, like a cross between the Winter Lager and the Boston Lager. Spicy, malty, and citrusy. Well balanced

M - light bodied and refreshing on the palate. Held together well by strong carbonation.

D - extremely drinkable. Very smooth and clean.

Overall - Well balanced ale that complements a number of dishes. A good session beer as well. Got this at Uno's Pizzeria. Reviewed from notes.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2009 05:41:45 | More by DmanGTR
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boudreaux

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-20-2012 18:39:09 | More by boudreaux
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kbub6f

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a clear, reddish amber with lots of fine carbonation. Its head is medium-sized, cream-colored and coarse. It leaves thin, spotty lacing. The aroma is tangy caramel; some sour milk (ok); some toasty grains. The beer starts sourish and caramelly. A butter malt middle is quite darkly fruity. Buttery, bitter, nutty finish. Nutty burps. This is really good. Nutty and fruity.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2004 19:12:21 | More by kbub6f
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plusorminus

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-15-2012 02:54:04 | More by plusorminus
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-20-2011 22:34:37 | More by rowingbrewer
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Ograd001

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-06-2013 13:32:41 | More by Ograd001
Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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