Samuel Adams Noble Pils - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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1.83/5 rDev -51.5%
Serving: Bottle with a BB date of 5/11.. Poured into a Pilsner style glass for an authentic test.
Appearance: Light straw with a snow white cap. It poured well and maintained a reasonable head.
Smell: First whiff gave some promise. Nice crisp hoppiness at the outset. Just what I was expecting. Then...strangely...the aroma almost disappeared!
Taste: Wow! What a disappointment. Very watered down tasting. Like dishwater. I really tried to get something here. Nope...just bland.
Mouthfeel: Less than average. Watery. No hop bitterness to speak of.
Drinkability: Very poor. I had a hard time with this one. Even my wife did not like it. She felt it worse than a Miller Lite! I dumped this and went to another brew to gain some enjoyment for this session.
Overall: I went into this very open minded. I have not had much from Sam Adams that I care for. But given the availability, ratings, and price of this one...I really wanted it to become my "go to" Pilsner. No way. I even tried this 3 different times to really be sure. This stuff is bad. I'll be giving the last 3 away.
01-24-2011 21:02:45 | More by Brunite
1.88/5 rDev -50.1%
Wow, I just can't get past the horrible, long-lasting aftertaste. Even my wife who only drinks pilsners had a hard time even finishing one. Looking forward to Fall so I can try another seasonal brew from Samuel Adams. This Spring selection misses the mark IMO.
02-24-2010 18:34:08 | More by ric4003
1.9/5 rDev -49.6%
I was very disappointed with this beer. I was expecting something comparable to an Urquell; instead it was nothing more than a typical American pilsener-lager, along the lines of a Budweiser or Miller. There was very little in the nose except for some citrusy hops. One would think it would have quite an aroma considering they put five different hops in it. (Actually, I don't know why anyone would want to put so many different varieties in unless it's just a gimmick, which I suspect it is.) The appearance was rather pallid, though it had a good head. The mouth feel was extremely light, and the taste was hardly there, with very little malt to speak of. Though it was smooth, there really was no body, no smell, and no taste. I expected better from Sam Adams, but I guess this is what happens when a brewery starts to get too big.
03-18-2011 22:46:45 | More by williepep
1.93/5 rDev -48.8%
Wow. I did not like this beer. And I wish I had taken the bartender up on his offer of a taste before buying a pint (on tap). When I think of others actually liking this beer, I recall the "paper" taste test as a kid when learning about genetics. Some found the paper tasted terrible, and others found it tasted like paper. For this beer, I'm in the former category.
Appearance and smell were ok.
But the taste ... all I could taste was very strong metalic flavors. Didn't notice any hops or malt flavors associated w/ this beer.
Could not finish the beer. Had to give it to someone else at the table (who found this beer to be ok).
Sorry Sam. Big fan of your base Boston lager. But I will avoid this beer in the future.
12-20-2011 22:52:33 | More by KarlosT
Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,234 ratings.