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Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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99
world-class

1,826 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,826
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 914
Gots: 307 | FT: 9
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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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-09-2011 20:22:51 | More by drummermattie02
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-09-2011 01:09:31 | More by Stouttyme
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Spider889

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-08-2011 23:32:33 | More by Spider889
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-08-2011 12:48:37 | More by nathanjohnson
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marieow

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-08-2011 06:01:43 | More by marieow
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2378GCGTG

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-07-2011 22:19:04 | More by 2378GCGTG
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henskejk

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-07-2011 20:39:47 | More by henskejk
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StoutFest

Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.9%

12-07-2011 04:55:17 | More by StoutFest
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Destral

Nevada

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-06-2011 22:54:23 | More by Destral
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.85/5  rDev -13.9%

2011 version tasted at Deer Park Tavern event on 12/3. 1.5oz pour into a simple brandy snifter.

A: Completely still. Liquor like for sure. Clear amber brown appearance. Some sheeting on the sides of glass. No bubbles. No lacing.

S: Smells boozy for sure. Like a port or a sherry. I definitely get some sweetness (maple and vanilla), some deep fruit, and more booze.

T: It's VERY sweet. I think on the close you do get the a little of the maple syrup. Sticks on the tongue a while because of the lack of carbonation. Lot of port characteristics. Delicious post dinner drink. I actually enjoyed it MORE than I expected.

M: I have to go full bodied on this, but it seems like I have had RISs that are fuller then this. The only hit is lack of carbonation.

O: Again, pleasantly surprised with this "beer". It's a delicious treat to savor once, but glad I didn't foot the bill for the bottle. An after dinner sweet treat to be enjoyed with dessert.

12-06-2011 16:12:38 | More by inlimbo77
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Aberration

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-06-2011 01:00:47 | More by Aberration
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KevSal

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-05-2011 05:17:39 | More by KevSal
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Higgity

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2011 19:13:29 | More by Higgity
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DrJay

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2011 18:32:32 | More by DrJay
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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2011 14:54:48 | More by alamode
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NCLorax

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -32.9%

12-03-2011 20:01:59 | More by NCLorax
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-03-2011 11:17:06 | More by RyanBeer13
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

2009 Bottle (MII) poured by my buddy at the local homebrew shop.

A: Copperish brown much like a scottish ale or lighter bock. Almost not head. Coats the glass with a viscosity much like a great red wine.

S: Cognac and sweet malt. Not much like beer.

T: Very sweet up front. The best tasting Cognac. Good. Really smooth and drinkable. Way better than any other high abv beer I've had. Smoother than most 11% abv barley wines.

M: Very sweet and fully bodied. Alcohol is present but not harsh. Sweetness helps mask most of the alcohol.

O: Fantastic beer. Really only would drink on special occasions. Felt sophisticated drinking it. Would want more and more if it wasn't so damn expensive.

12-03-2011 02:49:22 | More by JerseyKirk
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-01-2011 06:56:38 | More by Diomede
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teamizm

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-01-2011 06:26:17 | More by teamizm
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mhenson42

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-01-2011 05:04:02 | More by mhenson42
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.83/5  rDev +8.1%

From the brew kettle shaped bottle to snifter on 11/29/11
*From notes

-- I can't thank you enough John, for breaking into this treasure and sharing it with me. --

Vintage 2011

A: A good pour yields no head and no lacing. It pours like a brilliant liquid resin liquor.

S: Alcohol esters and warm creamed caramel. It's condensed and jam packed with dried vine fruit. Absolutely stunning.

T: This is simply on another level. I can honestly say that I've never had a beverage quite like it. It reminds me of the finest madeira, or a thirty year old tawny porto. The smooth fruit here is unmatched. It's boozy, but in a way that compliments every facet. If I hadn't been told this was a "beer", I wouldn't have believed it.

M: Smooth as a baby's ass. It sips like million bucks, as it's got a silky texutre I'ver never before experienced in a beer. The weight is magnificent, yet it's not cloying. A pleasure to drink.

O: What more can I say about Sam Adam's Utopias? This is a jaw dropping achievement. It's perfect in most every way. Is it worth the lofty price tag? Maybe not, but I'll be damned if this isn't one of the most memorable libations on planet earth.

Thanks again, Señor Siege. Your generosity is unrivaled.

11-30-2011 19:02:46 | More by Rhettroactive
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-30-2011 18:08:21 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

11-29-2011 23:40:42 | More by brandoman63
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nanobrew

California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

11-29-2011 19:03:23 | More by nanobrew
Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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