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

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Samuel Adams Noble PilsSamuel Adams Noble Pils

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,234 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,234
Reviews: 1,453
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 86
Gots: 131 | 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:
"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."

(Beer added by: schellsbeer on 12-20-2009)
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kmfreeman1

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-04-2012 17:49:04 | More by kmfreeman1
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magoover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-03-2012 22:08:16 | More by magoover
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mechamifune

North Carolina

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
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Anthony1969

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-01-2012 15:48:47 | More by Anthony1969
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-01-2012 02:50:42 | More by JimGlonke
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Beerislivingproof

Iowa

1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

04-30-2012 22:09:31 | More by Beerislivingproof
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Tumble

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-30-2012 21:58:50 | More by Tumble
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-30-2012 15:06:55 | More by Jamesthebrit
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jesus808

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-30-2012 07:32:42 | More by jesus808
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-30-2012 02:06:00 | More by jcjerabek
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tizride

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-30-2012 00:06:03 | More by tizride
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-29-2012 23:56:40 | More by braican
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-29-2012 20:57:06 | More by beaulabauve
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-29-2012 14:27:40 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

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
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snowsurfer422

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-28-2012 23:45:31 | More by snowsurfer422
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bodymarks

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-28-2012 22:58:44 | More by bodymarks
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PhantasIPA

Delaware

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
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Skunkdrool

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-28-2012 15:20:53 | More by Skunkdrool
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mfigueroa713

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-27-2012 19:20:45 | More by mfigueroa713
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olbubba

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

04-27-2012 01:43:28 | More by olbubba
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Beerme09

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

04-27-2012 01:11:37 | More by Beerme09
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-26-2012 23:51:28 | More by Cavanaghty
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srap357


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-26-2012 21:46:43 | More by srap357
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countchunkula


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-26-2012 18:57:49 | More by countchunkula
Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,234 ratings.