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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1,950 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 958
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 39
Gots: 115 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Not bad; taste like an ale!

Photo of Bbusch
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Sampling with now on 11/17/14 with dinner. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a Samuel Adam's Boston Lager pint glass.

This isn't their original 'Boston Lager' at all as the label is different as well as the brew. This 'English Pale Ale' style brew pours a pretty clear copper-amber in color with about a 1/2 finger white head that settles down to around 2mm after a while. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the glass. The aroma is very pleasant and is of grains, biscuit, with a hint of caramel also. More going on with the taste with a hint of fruit (dark?) also. Finishes just a tad dry but good. Actually, wasn't sure how this brew was going to be overall. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall, it was good and probably even better on tap.

Photo of dabarton
1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

I have had roughly two dozen different types of Sam Adams beer and this is in my opinion by far the worst. Nearly undrinkable, this beer is a disgrace to the brewery.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of beergoot
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear copper colored body with a very thick, frothy, lasting head; globs of sticky foam on the glass. Very faint cereal grain aroma. Lightly warmed bread flavor; biscuit; a hint of fruitiness; nice, low-key bitterness. Medium bodied; somewhat dry finish.

A pretty nice ale that delivers a satisfying, easy drinking experience. When you're tired of hop bombs and deep, dark, thick ales won't cut it, this ale should fit the bill. It's always refreshing to find a good tasting, basic beer, and this beer is one of them.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,950 ratings.