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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,349 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,349
Reviews: 1,456
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 87
Gots: 183 | 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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

PermanentWaves, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

nitter, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of mbs11
4/5  rDev +6.4%

mbs11, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of divineaudio
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

divineaudio, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of KingPuuChuu
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

KingPuuChuu, Jun 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

nyrblue2, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

pandatron, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Irish7r, Jun 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Brandon_Friend, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

tomis850, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

BeerMeBrah, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Hopswagger
4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
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. 

Hopswagger, Jun 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

IPAchris, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

djwhit24, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of JoKo
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

JoKo, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Element1290, Jun 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

bluedelta32, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of estlinska
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in standard pint glass from bottle. Pours a golden color with good head that dissipates rather quickly leaving good amount of lacing. The nose is lots of citrus and grassy hops with some white bread, nearly soapy. The taste is lots of grassy hops, followed by bitter and more floral and citrussy hops; sweet honey flavor hiding in the background. The mouthfeel is lots of carbonation with medium body, finishes long with a syrupy bitter flavor. Very sessionable spring/summer beer for sitting around with friends.

estlinska, Jun 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Tron, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Zuul, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Kooz
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank the one I'm rating straight from the bottle (no other options), so I'm giving it a 3 based on what I recall about it from the numerous times I've ordered it out. I don't recall anything particularly exciting about how it looked, nor anything unappetizing.

Smells slightly of hops and citrus. Faint hints but enough to simulate the taste buds.

Tastes of hops, spice, and citrus. The citrus is only a faint aftertaste. The hops are mild and the spices are barely there, but they add a hint of vibrancy. This is a really tasty beer and a fairly complex flavor profile for Sam Adams.

Excellent mouthfeel. Crisp and clean, but very full-bodied and creamy upon a swish.

This is one of the best selections available from the brewery that continually impresses!

Kooz, Jun 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of redfire89
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- A cloudy haze of an orange-yellow color with a thin head.
Smell- A very faint aroma of citrus and hops
Taste- A nice floral and citrus flavor
Mouthfeel- Light with a short wet finish
Overall- This is a very good Sam Adams offering, great for when you want something light and refreshing.

redfire89, Jun 17, 2012
Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,349 ratings.