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

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BA SCORE
82
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1,903 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,903
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 36
Gots: 88 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Schade, Jan 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

IAmHollywood13, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Caesar1pup
2.58/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a couple of Sam Adams six packs last night that I have not tried yet from a store that was going out of business. 30% off, what a deal!

Appearance: Pours with an amber/orange in color.
Aroma: Sweet and slightly fruity but no discernable hop smell.
Taste: I found the taste to be rather unexciting and bland. Grass like sourness with very little hop flavor.

Overall: I was not overly impressed with this offering and would not purchase it again considering all of the alternatives in this category that one has to choose from.

Caesar1pup, Aug 12, 2005
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2.6/5  rDev -28.4%

smaddock, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Drew966
2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the original Pizzeria Uno in Chicago on Ohio Street. The glass arrived at the table with almost no head. The beer is amber in color. The aroma is on the malty side. I don't think this is that great of a beer tastewise, almost seems like there's some diacetyl, or something along those lines going on. Malt comes out up front with some hop toward the end. I'd probably go with something else.

Drew966, Sep 20, 2006
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2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Best before 7/07

A: Pours a clear amber with a smal bubbly head. Moderate lacing.

S: Light malt smell with a touch of caramel. No noticable hop character.

T: Bland, watered down malt flavor with a mild hop character that is barely more pronounced than the Boston Lager.

M: Light and crisp with moderate carbonation. Clena finish.

D: I remember loving this beer a few years ago. What happened? Drinkable but extremely dull and boring. Not enough hop character for evena n English pale ale. Pass.

klewis, Apr 03, 2007
Photo of goz
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap the the Pic in Tewksbury. Pours clear amber, with a decent sized white head, long lasting, but no lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet, mostly hinting of caramel. Flavor is intenselt caramel, maybe overly sweet. No hops to speak of. Pretty thin mouthfeel also.

goz, Feb 27, 2003
Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,903 ratings.