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

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3,383 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,383
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 92
Gots: 225 | 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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Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - bright gold with a large, thick, dense cap of pure white head that has great retention

S - very grassy, herbal

T - light straw and pilsner malt with a big, grassy, herbal hops

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a really delicious pilsner. It has great hop character and all around great flavor. It's refreshing and very quaffable. It's definitely worth checking out.

Photo of Danny1217
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours transparent golden with a white head that sticks around for a while. Very earthy and floral with a slight hop scent. Tastes good. It's got a nice bite to it, which I expect from a good pilsner. I taste a little bit of citrus and herbs. A nice hoppy character and a crisp, dry, refreshing finish.

Photo of Monkey007
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Miz77
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of monnik
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of brealbg
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was my last american beer before i left the states for the summer, and a recent classic. i prefer it in the bottle. this beer pours a relatively standard pils color, with a yellow glow and a tall frothy white head with surprisingly good retention. it smells more hoppy than the pilseners i am used to, but i welcome that! some sturdy bready malts in there as well. flavor is well balanced but the hops are a really nice addition. bitter and citric, but not fruity, a perfectly crisp finish is in store too, just right for a pils. still not majorly thrilling, but a very likeable pils for a hophead. feel is pretty good, plenty of body for a pils, more than normal, and superb carbonation. overall i like this beer quite a lot, a break from convention that works really well in all seasons.

Photo of PermanentWaves
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of nitter
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of divineaudio
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pint glass.

a - pours a bright golden color with tons of bubbles. thick, sudsy, off white head and patchy lacing.

s - fresh cut grass, faintly herbal.

t - toasty with grassy notes, faintly spicy and herbal. really nice hop profile on this one. lingering piney bitterness.

m - lighter in body, med carbonation, coarse co2 profile.

o - was pleasantly surprised by this one. goes down easy and quite enjoyable. seems like the perfect session beer for hot summer days.

Photo of KingPuuChuu
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a big fan of this beer.

Poured into a pint glass, it starts with a big head, which stays consistent through the session. The aroma is very lemony/limey, though a bit of the rind is in the aroma, which is a little off putting. The flavor reflects this, by being very fruity, light, effervescent, refreshing.

While this is great, It's a "noble" pils. I expect more hops out of this. I'm hit with the hops in the aroma, but not in the flavor.

However, it's refreshing, and wonderful. A great sessionable beer.

Photo of nyrblue2
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of pandatron
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Brandon_Friend
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Hopswagger
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P:  A thin layer of  white bubbly head crowns this glowing golden body. Clear with cascading bubbles. 

S:  Apples, peaches, sweet grains, grapefruit, buttered popcorn, hints of pine and spices. 

T/M:  Crisp and clean.  Grapefruit, floral alcohol, mild wood, lemon zest, and honey. Buttery yeast creates a light but almost creamy body that is quite nice. Finish is dry with lingering pine and white grapes. 

O:  This is one of my all time favorite Czech pilseners.  The combination of the noble hops is stellar and really creates a complex but easy drinking beer. It's hard to find faults with this one. Highly recommend. 

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of djwhit24
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JoKo
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color, fizzy, high carbonation with a white head taht dissipates quickly.

Smell: Bready, biscuity malts, hops, for a lager the nose is strong.

Taste: Bready notes up front, malts, biscuit notes, the hops are piney and are evenly balanced with the malt base.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, lively, the flavor lingers on the palate after each sip.

Drinkability: Excellent, this beer nails the style of a Czech pils with its little more more hoppiness to it's German counterparts.

Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,383 ratings.