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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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1,914 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,914
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 36
Gots: 94 | 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.

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poured this in a wine glass. opening the bottle came some smoke right out but not a whole lot. it has a very thin head but at pouring it kind of hovers around the edge of the glass but it dissipates very very quickly (or at least it did for me). The color is a nice brown orange dark color. its a bit cloudy and see only a little bit of bubbles rising. kind of a nice pretty ale.

the smell for me did not turn up much. its not a robust smell with not a whole lot of character in the smell. what I do smell is alcohol and malt for sure. by saying I smell alcohol I mean that I just smell that sting of alcohol that you might smell in a 12 % abv 4 Loko (that I do not drink anymore because I ended up sleeping in the yard). now that I keep smelling, its maybe a caramel smell.

the taste is pretty nice. Im not one who seeks after malty beers but this one has some good malt taste to it with definitely a caramel taste (caramel taste in more of a non robust hint form). the malt taste is very robust but I think to use to world robust with respect to hoppiness so using the world robust here seems odd. it has a nice smooth taste because of the malt and caramel taste. the aftertaste is also very malty. I can just drink this down very quickly because its so smooth.

I like this beer simply because its a very malty beer that I enjoy drinking. it seems to be a beer for anybody whether you like extra hops or whatever. I normally like extra hoppiness but this has little of that but I still really like it. by the way the mouth feel is very smooth and not harsh so its very smooth. give this one a try.

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