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

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3,273 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,273
Reviews: 1,455
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 84
Gots: 144 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear pale straw color. Super pale. Brittle white sticky head. Good lacing. Clear as day. Toasted biscuit on the nose some earthy and floral hops. Light body with brisk carbonation. Very floral flavor. Flower petals, faint buttered toast taste. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Slightly tinny. Good easy drinking pilsner. Tasty, grassy, well blended flavors. Complex for such a little beer.

jtierney89, May 15, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Straw yellow in color, ever so slightly hazy, impressive internal carbonation, pours a small foamy white head

S: Citrus, some light pine, not incredibly fragrant, has a bit of must to it, not very complex

T: Light flavor, but well balanced, citrus and tropical fruit notes dominate, nice bitter to finish, just wish it was more intense

M: Incredibly smooth, but with such a low abv given and the style its to be expected, very light citrus/hops aftertaste, not drying on the palate at all

O: Light and smooth, but not intense in nose and flavor, delicious, but pretty basic overall

MatthewWilde, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

khargro2, May 13, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from bottle into a pint glass. The white head was thin at a finger's thickness. It faded to some lacing. The color was a nice golden tint and clear. The first notes of the aroma was pine fading to some lemon and citrus notes. The taste was piney, citrusy, and with a light bready malt finish. The mouthfeel was nice and carbonated, clean, and medium body. This pilsner is a nice break from from the standard formula of one malt and one hops. It blends the aroma of an IPA with the cleanness of a pilsner. I'll buy this beer again with no hesitation.

Rantingfury, May 13, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up this beer because I had heard a lot of positive word of mouth about it.

It pours a very light yellow with almost no foam. It looks really light in texture, and I would have figured on getting more head.

Off the top I get all nobile hops. I like the smell coming off this.

The flavor is not so subtle. It really hits you in the face. I get a bunch of bitterness.

Although this is a pleasant experience, I wouldn't go searching for this beer. It is pretty good.

ummswimmin, May 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

drumdude73, May 12, 2012
Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,273 ratings.