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Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 2,030
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 1,091
Gots: 357 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-09-2005

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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.

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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.

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Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 2,030 ratings.