Samuel Adams Noble Pils - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Thiestru:
4.5/5 rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a Terrapin pint glass.
Appearance: Clear and golden, with a thin but persistent head. It doesn't look as watery as a piss beer like Budweiser, but it doesn't look very 'noble' either.
Smell: Hops! That's the chief scent I'm getting here, and the only one that matters. I love that floral smell; with an aroma like that, I feel confident I'm about to taste a damn good beer....
Taste: ... And I'm not disappointed! As much as I love bitter beers, what really makes this so enjoyable to me is the fact that it's definitely hoppy without any bitterness. I feel that with many beers, the hops impart a bite to the drinker but don't really allow them to enjoy the actual flavor of the flower; with Sam Adams Noble Pils, it's the opposite. There's some faint maltiness lingering in the background, but it's unimportant; what we have here is a celebration of the deliciousness of humulus lupulus. Do you remember how Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner tasted as it first hit your tongue, before the overwhelmingly bitter aftertaste assaulted you? That's what this beer is, and as a huge fan of the much-missed Imperial Pilsner, I'm delighted.
Mouthfeel: Light and carbonated. It tingles the tongue, but otherwise, I don't notice it.
Drinkability: I could make, and have made, entire sessions of this one beer, and that distinguishes it from many other beers I've had. If I had the alcohol tolerance for it, I would happily drink a whole case of this.
In conclusion, I'm happy that Sam Adams has given us this wonderful beer and sad that it's only seasonal. Why not make it year-round? You'd make up a sizable portion of the cost from me alone, I promise you.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2010 00:57:07 | More by Thiestru
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Just poured into a pilsner glass. Head is beautiful with excellent sticky lacing. Love the sweet malts, piney smell, and great hop taste. Great idea with the 5 noble hops. You know you have good thing. Nose to glass is excellent. Beer has a very good presentation. Color, taste, and head make the beer very appetizing. Good price for such a high quality pilsner. i consistently keep a six pack of this in my fridge, keeps you coming back due to its quality. Slight bitterness, but very smooth, makes it very drinkable. This is another very good pilsner that is on the top shelf.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 22:01:29 | More by silverevo9
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle from the Hop Tour case – Imperial Nonic Pint glass
A: A mammoth cap of course white suds adorns the top of my glass staying for some time. Covers over a pale caramel amber body with very fine clarity. Leaves behind some broken runners of sticky lace upon each sip.
S: Spice hops dominate the nose with a good mix of grassy hops and grainy pilsner malt. Somewhat wheat like with a doughy bread and almost pretzel like quality. There is a touch of pine and citrus there as well with some earthy minerals. Nice and spicy hop forward nose.
T: Tastes of bread, spice, and florals with a nice upper level of hoppiness overall. Dry grass and peppery spices mix with some grainy bread moving towards a much dryer soda cracker like finish. Dash of citrus spice. No signs of alcohol come through in the flavor and there is a slight metallic tinge on the finish. More mineral like I guess. Otherwise this is a very nice and hoppy Pils with good balance to it.
M: Lightly filling to moderate low body with a nice peppery bitterness and creamy consistency to it. Finishes out a bit wet and watered down although there is a nice dry crisp snap there.
D: Tasty beer. A very refreshing Pils with a nice hop bite on it. One of the BBC’s better concoctions. A real noble effort I must say…hmm bwhahaha
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 00:46:15 | More by Nugganooch
Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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