Samuel Adams Brown Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the side of the label.
A- Two fingers of froth drop down to a thin tan lace that does have some retention by leaving a few rings on the glass. Deep reddish brown shows off a bright clarity.
S- Buttered English Muffin with a hint of sweet caramel and malted milk ball. Kiss of spiciness from the hops.
T&M- Mildly buttery within the modest malt character. Rounded toasty and caramel malt flavors are paired with a lightly spicy and balanced bitter hop. Light crispness in the medium body.
D- Simple, some would say pedestrian. Session beer but nothing out of the ordinary, pretty much every small brewer in the US as brewed a Brown Ale and this one does not stand out.
I personally think the public was wrong and they should have brewed the Bohemian Pilsner.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2006 01:53:04 | More by Jason
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz brown bottle, with a best before July 2006, pours a deep chestnut brown, bright, with copper and ruby hues. The slightly tan head is dense and creamy, sticking to the glass and retaining a creamy lace throughout.
Floral noble hop aroma from the East Kent Goldings hops, touch of spice and a slightly nutty malt backdrop. Overall, the aroma is quite clean and subtle.
Quite light on the palate with a semi-creamy mouthfeel, and a watery consistency. Semi-seltzery carbonation, with a "Burtonized" mineral character upfront. Spicy, dusty, leafy hop character with a flash of citrus bitterness and notes of sweet blood oranges with some salty rind trailing behind. Malt character comes across with tannic biscuit edge, nutty/peanut skins and subtle caramel notes within the moderate sweetness. Burst of grape, faint gum, then the beer descends into dryness. Toasty finish with tannins coating the palate, making for a not so clean linger.
A fairly pedestrian offering from Sam Adams, but a nice version of an English Brown Ale.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2006 15:40:52 | More by Todd
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