Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
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
Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,869 ratings.