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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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1,868 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,868
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 35
Gots: 75 | 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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Beezee

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-20-2012 02:22:59 | More by Beezee
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epim00

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-02-2014 22:33:47 | More by epim00
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-16-2012 19:04:40 | More by Lang44
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

11-10-2012 14:03:27 | More by ScaryEd
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MistyMountainHops

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-03-2014 04:21:02 | More by MistyMountainHops
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Kikat2680

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-18-2014 04:12:37 | More by Kikat2680
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jleighhh

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-03-2013 03:47:09 | More by jleighhh
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Neorebel

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-16-2012 00:57:48 | More by Neorebel
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Punqbert

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-17-2013 01:37:27 | More by Punqbert
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

08-03-2013 23:14:17 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-19-2012 15:30:26 | More by Kahlerbock
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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-31-2011 21:53:24 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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Ferd577

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-26-2013 18:13:24 | More by Ferd577
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Schade

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-13-2012 21:34:28 | More by Schade
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

07-20-2014 22:01:44 | More by Howlader
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JKV96

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-26-2014 20:23:34 | More by JKV96
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-24-2011 09:02:52 | More by jophish17
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martinproulx15

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

07-07-2013 23:01:41 | More by martinproulx15
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-09-2014 18:09:19 | More by IAmHollywood13
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Caesar1pup

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev -28.9%

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.

08-12-2005 13:28:46 | More by Caesar1pup
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Drew966

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -28.4%

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.

09-20-2006 18:24:04 | More by Drew966
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klewis

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -28.4%

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.

04-03-2007 03:50:00 | More by klewis
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goz

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -27.5%

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.

02-27-2003 12:58:48 | More by goz
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bucko

Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev -27.5%

This beer pours a dark copper color with an almost white head that quickly disappears. The smell is dominated by carmel from the malt. The hop aroma is there, but extremely subdued. The taste is dominated by the malt - carmel comes through. The hop bitterness is there, but the flavors are overpowered by the malt. The mouthfeel is rich and heavier than what I'd expect from an APA. The beer is definitely drinkable, but it took me some time to get over my expectations for an APA. I don't think this beer fits the style very well and think it might be a stretch to even call it an English Pale Ale. That being said, it's a smooth, consistant brew, but certainly not what one might expect within the APA category.

01-03-2006 23:42:55 | More by bucko
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midaszero

Washington

2.63/5  rDev -27.5%

A - Clear amber with 2 finger light tan head that has ok retention and lacing.

S - Heavy malt with a little floral

T - Just like the nose with some toasty notes maybe a little caramel with a off after taste.

M - Light-medium body with light carbonation, kind of sticky feeling

D - Good for sessioning if it is all you got but I won't be buying it again.

08-16-2008 17:15:39 | More by midaszero
Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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