Samuel Adams Noble Pils - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.43/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle with a best by May stamp poured into a Pilsener glass.
A- A conservative pour left a 1-finger, white head that dropped to a full lace that left nice sticky spots all about the glass. I'm thinking a more agressive pour might give me the head I'm really looking for in a Pils. The body was a clean, deep, gold with moderate to light carbonation.
S- Initially I picked up a fruity sweetness. Overall, it was a really nice mix of that fruity characteristic with bready/doughy malts and earthy hops that mostly came across as a grassy scent.
T- It had a great mix of characteristics noted in the aroma. I picked up a bunch of doughy malts with an onslaught of hops. The hopping lent varied characteristics (grassy, spicy, citrus), none of which were too overwhelming to enjoy. With a little warmth, I started to pick up some flowery notes.
M- It had a really clean feel. Moderate carbonation, paired with the hops, provided a nice tickle. It had a dry, slightly puckering, finish.
D- It's a very easy drinker and a great choice for an early spring beer. I think the freshness of this beer gives it a bit of a nod over some of the imports that lose something during their trip across the pond. It really makes me look forward to a full thaw, warmer weather, and new green growth. While I did enjoy the Sam's White, this is a nice change for a spring seasonal.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2010 18:16:39 | More by GRPunk
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