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Samuel Adams Brown Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams Brown AleSamuel Adams Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

692 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.35% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chOAKbarrell on 12-25-2005)
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mobyfann

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Paid $6.99 for a mixed 6-pack...

The beer pours a root beer colored base with a small tannish head, head retention lasts for a little but fades, not much lace on the glass after the fact. The smell was pretty weak, barely smelled the nuts.

The beer tastes very nutty but also feels heavy for a brown ale. Mouthfeel isn't there, the high carbonation feels like a soda. It's drinkable when it settles but this is not a brown ale I would go to.

Final Thought: Go with a Goose Island Hex Nut or if you have the cash a Dogfish Head Indian if you want a real brown ale... this one isn't worthy of the Sam Adams label in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2006 04:11:55 | More by mobyfann
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Samuel Adams Brown Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.