Samuel Adams Brown Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by jovy1097:
4.15/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic pint.
Appearance: Brown and clear with a small, 1 cm head that diminishes to a film very quickly. Leaves cream on the sides of the glass as you drink.
Smell: Bread, caramel, dates, and butter. Not very strong.
Taste: Extremely malty and almost no hop flavor. Mild in flavor, but you can definitely taste the caramel and butter. Maybe even a hint of vanilla and dates. I think it's delectable.
Mouthfeel: Very little carbonation. Slick and smooth with a texture that sticks to the mouth. Almost thick.
Drinkability: Very mild and nice - one that I'll be coming back to. A perfect quaff for a mild spring or fall day. Sweeter than normal, but not cloying at all. You still want more after you finish.
Comments: Call me boring, but I love brown ales. They are never out of season and they go with anything. This one is a perfect match for the style. Such a mild-mannered and comfortable beer. This is the "girl next door" of brews.
I recently also had an Abita Turbodog, which is also classified as an English Brown Ale. It was atrocious! The offering by Sam Adams is much more like it.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2010 21:59:43 | More by jovy1097
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