Samuel Adams Noble Pils - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.15/5 rDev +10.1%
Pours a very clean pale yellow. Light, frothy white head develops. Light lacing. Looks nice enough for the style.
Smell is bright, citrusy, noble hops. Picking up some lemony notes. Nothing really sweet here, and eventually it starts smelling a little grassy/earthy as I make my way through it.
Taste is one of my favorite i've ever had for this style. Hoppy without being bitter and still with a nice sense of balance. The noble hops really shine through and its just a ver enjoyable even if not particularly complex taste.
Mouthfeel is very smooth with just a little crisp bite at the end, making it are very drinkable. Almost perfect for this style.
Overall this is a really easy to drink, flavorfull beer. It's the kind of beer I wish more craft brewers tried to make (and to be fair more are lately than in the past). It's just nice to see hops being so well utilized outside the APA, AIPA styles.
05-03-2012 17:00:20 | More by mechamifune
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
Served in a flute glass.
Appearance: Gold, bubbles floating throughout the body creating a white head which rose to maybe 1/10".
Smell: First two words is not impressing, light but raw hops.
Taste: Hoppy makes me happy, this beer for what it is packs a great taste of hops and smooth, like a feel of marzen.
Mouth: Medium, carbonation that feels smooth at first. You keep taking sip after sip and you feel the toastiness of this fine specimen.
Overall: I originally had this a few years ago and had it again today to finaly review and I like it. I know some people bash it but this beer impresses me on how smooth but yet flavorful it is. Little bitter and very easy to drink. Salud!
04-29-2012 06:29:43 | More by BlurryVisi0n
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
The appearance of this beer is a very light gold, similar to a light beer (one of those nasty light beers that start with Miller, Bud or Coors...). The head is non-existent with no lacing.
The smell is very unique: a massive floral smell with pine and a hint of citrus notes. It is only so appeasing but it is so different and interesting that I had to give it credit for being unique.
The taste is good. No flavor overpowers any other flavor. Because of this, you end up with a nice balance of sweetness, pine (bitter), floral (spice) and classic beer taste (barley).
The mouthfeel is average because of the carbonation, which is heavy.
Overall the beer is flavorful and refreshing, but I can only consume so many given the heavy carbonation. It is unique but being a snowflake does not always mean you deserve very high ratings. Still a good beer.
04-28-2012 20:53:30 | More by PhantasIPA
Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,234 ratings.