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Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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1,771 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,771
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 882
Gots: 295 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  29.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-09-2005)
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tarheels86

California

3.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small sample thanks to scotchzi. Pours a flat, clear, reddish amber with big legs dripping with a swirl. Nose is ultra starchy and rice wine like specifically huangjiu or yellow alcohol, Chinese rice wine. It’s tough to describe but heavy red bean starch, sweet toffee, not as much smoke and rice character as huangjiu and more savory soy and saltwater. As it opens up/decants you are rewarded with cinnamon and amaretto. Still, enormous umami character like porcini mushroom and beef bouillon. Interesting combo. Taste is sour lemon up front with mild alcohol heat ending with big starchiness and more lemon. Mild oxidized character. Interesting. Alcohol heat is not an issue. Palate seems decently viscous. Hard to compare to other barleywines as this is more like brandy and rice wine blended. I’m very grateful for the sample, but I think it is safe to say I would not spend $100 on a bottle...though you get to savor this over a long period like Scotch so maybe it is worth it.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 17:44:10 | More by tarheels86
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Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 1,771 ratings.