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
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4.15/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours to a nice head which dissipates quickly to a thin line, but it maintains throughout.
A nice smooth, floral taste. Citrus from the hops in the front, floral in the end. But light, not overly hopped.
Slightly on the thin side as far as mouthfeel, but a very enjoyable beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 03:33:10 | More by mugzybrown
Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,050 ratings.