Samuel Adams Noble Pils - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.55/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Sam Adams pint glass.
The first Sam Adams product I've ever reviewed. The company is one I've never loved, or specifically, I've never been wowed by.They've always made solid, but somewhat standard, beers that are better than your macro brews but not as inventive, daring or rewarding as most of the other micros I've come to really respect. Noble Pils took me by surprise. Not because it was great, it was... just better than anything else I've had from them. Anyway, here's my review, about a year after initially having it.
A: Perfectly clear body that has a dominating yellow color to it, with maybe a hint of orange.A column of carbonation continuously shoots up to a good two fingers of foamy white head. Biased against this from all the other bland beers that look just like this? Sure. The color is a little more robust though, and it carries off its style well.
S: Hops. Not strong but restrained, to a fault really. C'mon Sam Adams, offend a few people's palettes! A bit grassy but also with a hint of sweeter malts and maybe some orange peel. But I may be reaching.
T: Very grassy. Not earthy, but grassy. Of course this blends with hops x5, but I still get a bit of sweetness as well. That's about it. Not very dynamic but pleasant.
M: Smooth, light, bubbly and thin. Perfectly appropriate if still a bit underwhelming.
D: I guess the overall impression or drinkability should be the strong note of this. Yea it's very pleasant and easy to drink (+4.0), but I can't get past how grassy the flavor is (-0.5). There's nothing to push this beer over the top, but it's a prime example of a beer style with mass appeal.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2011 06:01:01 | More by mmva321
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