Samuel Adams Noble Pils - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a much beefier and more gratifying pilsner than most.
A: Impressive head with moderate lacing, which I did not expect.
S: The smell is really quite good. The hops are all over the nose...this is one stop short of an IPA in this department, in fact, I would say I prefer the nose to the Harpoon IPA, for example, by a longshot.
T: Underwhelming taste...it's obvious that Sam Adams used most of the hops too generate smell rather than flavor. Pilsners are, by definition very light beers, so I suppose that as far as pilsners go, this is far above average, but I still think the taste could use more work...there's just a tiny bit of a cheap funk in here that needs to be gone, then I would rate it far better. This is the quintessential example of what is, very precisely, a "mediocre" beer.
M: Too carbonated. I realize this is meant to appeal to the masses, but I really wish there was less carbonation in this brew.
D: Let me tell you...this stuff absolutely disappears upon hitting your stomach, likely due to the fact that it's mostly water...but, very drinkable.
Sam's did a decent job with this but there's room for improvement. Getting rid of that slight "skunkiness" others have mentioned would instantly make this brew twice as good, in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2010 22:49:30 | More by JohnL9013
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