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Samuel Adams Noble Pils - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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3,393 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,393
Reviews: 1,465
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 95
Gots: 252 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: schellsbeer on 12-20-2009

"Samuel Adams® Noble Pils is brewed with all 5 Noble hops for a distinct hop character and fresh taste. Deep golden in color with a citrusy hop aroma, Samuel Adams Noble Pils is a traditional Bohemian Pilsner. The honeyed malt character from traditional Bohemian malt is balanced by delicate yet pronounced citrus, floral, and piney notes from the Noble hops. The winner of our 2009 Beer Lover's Choice® election, this beer was chosen by over 67,000 drinkers for its crisp complexity and refreshing taste."
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold, two finger fluffy white head, fades to a thin layer, spotty lacing. Smell: lightly bready, white grape, grassy, spicy. Taste: amped version of the nose... mildly sweet, lightly bready, grassy, spicy, touch of lemon peel, slight white grape juice. Prickly carbonation. This is definitely in the top 3 or 4 SA offerings. Can't help but compare it to Prima Pils and it falls a little short, but is still a solid option. Best by June 2010.

Photo of ThreeDimesDown
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a strong golden, clear color with a nice white head that leaves little lacing but lingers as a thin ring.

Unexpectedly underwhelming nose with citrus (mainly orange) and floral hoppiness and very light malts.

The floral hops hit you upon first taste but drop off quickly, followed by a slightly bitter body and finishes with citrus.

On my first taste, I expected more bitterness but this beer is very smooth and refreshing with a light mouthfeel. The carbonation is ever-present and strong adding to it's crispness.

Not a die-hard fan of Sam Adams, I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. Definitely a session beer for me, especially as the days grow warmer and outdoor activities start up.

Photo of BeerGodz
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep golden color, clear, nice fluffy head, nice lacing

Smell: Spicy hops, earthly & floral, sweet malt

Taste: Up Front: spicy hops, floral & earthly, lemon zest. Finish: Sweet malt

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, perfect carbonation, very crisp

Drinkability: Very easy to drink. It's one I could pound all day. Great session beer

Overall Impression: Pilsner is not a style I drink often, but this is certainly one I would drink when I'm in the mood for something light, crisp, and refreshing. This is a great "starter" beer for Newbeez!

Photo of Traquairlover
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12-oz bottle poured into a pilsner.

A = Bright gold, brilliant white one finger head, well carbonated with lots of small bubbles, leaves medium to heavy lacing.

S = Bright, sharp, fresh scents of noble hops, earthy notes combine well with some floral notes. Lacking is the yeast bite I expected.

T = Rich malty flavors accompanied by medium bitterness and good earthy hops notes, hints of hay. Very pleasant beer, lacks some of the complexity I associate with the style but makes up for it with a nice, simple freshness.

M = Light bodied, good lively carbonation of small bubbling, so although very active the experience is refreshing not burning.

D = Goes down easily. A very drinkable beer.

Photo of HopHead29
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into pilsner

Pours a crystal clear golden yellowish color with little carbonation and a white head that leaves a thick ring of lace.

Smell is of citrus and a lot of pine.

Taste of hops is mostly a lime like taste with just a little bit of grassyness. Malt flavor is sweet and chewy.

Photo of scarletfire79
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden shimmery clear with a quarter inch head. Slight citrus smell, smells clean if that makes sense. The taste is balanced. A little bit of citrus as expected. I also think that with more hops this could be killer. As is it's pretty damn tasty. Balanced not overpowering in any direction, clean and drinkable. Good offering from the BBC.

Photo of MrHadack
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. Served at 45 degrees.

(A): Pour created a very fizzy head with large bubbles that gave way unevenly to smaller ones. Within 2 minutes the head had disipated to a thin film with a good deal of lacing around the sides of the glass. Golden brown, maybe even orange in color. Crystal clear.

(S): Not very strong. Floral aromas right off with hints of fruit, but I got more melon than citrus.

(T): Great balance of flavor right off the bat; subtle sweetness, almost honey-like, with herbal hops. This followed immediately by a spicy, crisp hop flavor that lingers and fills the mouth. It finishes dry, but that spicy hop flavor remains, gradually, and slowly giving away to subtle bread flavors. More fruit appeared the longer I let it sit and open up. It really mellowed with some time giving even more balance to the finish.

(M): Crisp and carbonated, it fizzes on the palate and then expands with a full flavor throughout the mouth but remains light and not chewy.

(D): I really enjoy this beer. A little more hop than most of the big names in the style, but I think it is well-balanced and works; it makes it unique. A great Spring choice I think. Very enjoyable.

Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice white and bubbly head that last for a while. Recedes to a thin layer leaving behind some delicate lace. Body is clear and golden yellow.

S: Nice sweet bread aroma with a hint of grassy hops and banana.

T: A nice, but simple flavor of lemon, sweet grainy malts, and a hint of hops. Finishes dry, but refreshing.

M: Very crisp and freshing with medium body and moderate carbonation.

O: Got a free Noble Pils Glass at a beer fest yesterday and thought I do it right on it's maiden drink. Great go to beer for the summer. Will probably get again because the taste and price range work for me.

Photo of BigIrishman
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap

Appearance: Hazy golden with a fluffy white head that leaves a bit of lace.

Smell: Pretty clean, some citrus in the background but mostly the traditional saaz hops coming through.

Taste: Very peasant, there is a bit of those great saaz spicy notes throughout palate with a bit of citrus (almost tastes like lime?) the pops right out at the end, very balanced.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat heavy and just a tad sticky for the style, but pretty decent.

Drinkability: Extremely sessionable, a great brew for sitting around a bar with a couple of friends.

Notes: Probably my favorite of all SA newer beers, I haven't found too many really tasty cheap pilsners out there, but this one is great.

Photo of generalnotsew
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Faint straw yellow with a weakish 1 finger head. But still nice, colorful and consistent.

S: A twinge of hops in the nose with the cereal and corn in the rear. Very clean and pleasant to the nose.

T: Nice bit of a hop snap upon first sip then mellows out into classic pilsner taste. The aftertaste really carries through.

M: Maybe a bit too aggressive but I guess it fits the style. Has a nice oiliness and not too thin.

D: Highly easy drinking. You won't even notice you finished it.

Pretty impressive. I am a bit burnt out of heavy beers lately and this really hit the spot. Not the best of it's style but it really ranks up there. Reminds of a hoppier SN Summerfest. I would buy this again.

Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,393 ratings.