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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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1,869 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,869
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 35
Gots: 76 | 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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kjmass

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-16-2014 00:26:26 | More by kjmass
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-16-2014 00:04:42 | More by DarrenBrule
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-15-2014 14:57:40 | More by badmotorgrunge
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Bramsigman

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-12-2014 23:51:04 | More by Bramsigman
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-11-2014 22:09:11 | More by Vogt52
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-11-2014 04:40:47 | More by ahommell
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2014 23:01:31 | More by dpgoblejr
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, golden raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, golden raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, golden raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English pale ale. Well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

06-10-2014 03:51:48 | More by superspak
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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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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-06-2014 19:26:59 | More by Dicers
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-06-2014 03:28:16 | More by WesMantooth
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VonZipper

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-03-2014 01:55:42 | More by VonZipper
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Sturgeon

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-02-2014 19:56:50 | More by Sturgeon
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-30-2014 00:11:19 | More by astronautjones
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smb71481

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-28-2014 23:52:12 | More by smb71481
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Std73

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-28-2014 14:39:56 | More by Std73
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-28-2014 05:55:11 | More by PappyVans
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2014 11:39:57 | More by cnbrown313
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.74/5  rDev +3%

Bottle purchased as part of a Wegmans mix-six pack.

Pours a dark copper orange, with a healthy 2.5 inch head, and lots of lacing down the glass.

Smells of sweet and slightly toasty malts and grains, with a bit of cut grass.

Very crisp, clean taste. A little bit malt sweetness is cut by a slightly husky grassy hop bite. Just very easy drinking, nothing crazy, but it gets better the more you drink of it.

Could use a little more carbonation, it's slightly flat. Crisp mouthfeel, however, and very drinkable. Light to medium bodied.

An excellent and drinkable English Pale Ale.

05-23-2014 21:03:59 | More by GreesyFizeek
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-23-2014 19:09:11 | More by KevMo84
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FrozenBeanz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-23-2014 17:30:56 | More by FrozenBeanz
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-22-2014 23:42:05 | More by Botulizard
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-20-2014 08:49:25 | More by zestar
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bmurray10

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2014 20:50:22 | More by bmurray10
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2014 13:45:45 | More by Burkbom23
Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,869 ratings.