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

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3,186 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,186
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 82
Gots: 106 | 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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Photo of srap357

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-26-2012 21:46:43 | More by srap357
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-26-2012 18:57:49 | More by countchunkula
Photo of DavidWalker

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-25-2012 21:04:34 | More by DavidWalker
Photo of Swim424


3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into cigar city pint glass

A-pours a light slightly hazy yellow. Nice white head, falls into i nice thin white layer on the top.

S-smell is a bit weak. Smell some floral/bitter hops in there. Nice scent but a bit to weak to really get me excited to drink this. A hint of malt sweetness is mixed in there as well

T-Hits with a nice sweetness up front finishing with a clear pilsner bitterness to it. Sort of floral hoppy flavor mixed in the middle with the sweetnesss.

Mf-A bit thin, Well balanced carbonation. Slight creaminess on the aftertaste.

O-This is pretty good. Nothing special but a nice refreshing beer. Wouldn't mind this on a hot summer day, maybe on the beach, its light and refreshing but gets my hop fix in as well. I feel if it has a bit more body to it then it would be significantly better.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 20:08:23 | More by Swim424
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

04-25-2012 15:15:49 | More by Bike2work
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-25-2012 12:48:04 | More by beaker30
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-25-2012 03:40:25 | More by fisherbray
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-25-2012 03:07:03 | More by avisong
Photo of BucannonXC5


3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass on April 16. About a finger of head. Color was a transparent yellow gold. Light white lacing on the top that didn’t last too long. No film on the sides.

A lot of different smells, which were individually good, but not as a whole. Smelled caramel, honey and light citrus hops. Seemed to be fairly malty.

Tasted a lot like the smell. Went honey, grapefruit hops and light caramel malts. Had a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Watery, but slightly bitter finish.

I have to say I was expecting a lot more. Went back and forth with the taste and feel ratings. Still not sure if I got it right. Definitely a clean, crisp and refreshing beer, good for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 02:51:17 | More by BucannonXC5
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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pilsener (also had in the nonic, only difference was a thicker about three finger head in the nonic):

A: clear light golden colored body with a thick one finger white lumpy head that left speckled lacing trickling down the sides of the glass. A fair amount of carbonation is seen rising.

S: hops with some pine, grassiness and lighter fruits. I also note some light pepper in the smell.

T: lighter fruits (citrus) dominate with some pine and hops come back but remain very much so in the background. Some malts come out in the taste.

M: mostly balanced, sessionable, crisp aftertaste and finish

O: not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular. I think I would have this again, but most likely on tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 00:51:11 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of rangerred


2.78/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium yellow with a one finger head quickly settling into a thin cap.

Noble hops are definitely present in the nose providing a pleasant floral note along with a little bit of citrus and cut grass. Also a little yeast is present.

The taste has more floral hops up front along with a yeastyness that is typical of pretty much every Sam Adams beer I have had. There is really not much malt character or breadiness which I would expect to be present in a pils. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky, not crisp and drying.

Overalll I am pretty disappointed with this. There is way too much yeast and not enough bread. It is also just not crisp enough to be really refreshing. There are much better pilseners out there and I probably won't be picking this up again.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 23:52:39 | More by rangerred
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-24-2012 19:25:53 | More by Mart1
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-24-2012 08:23:22 | More by linkin22luke
Photo of TTAmod


3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Clear light amber with a thin white head.

S: Smell covers much of the hop-spectrum. Got some grassy smells, a bit of pine, and slight fruit. A bit spicy.

T: Light hop spiciness supported by a toasted malt base. There's some lime-like ester taste present.

M: Appropriately smooth for the style. Light and crisp. I did feel a bit of a burn going down, though.

O: I've never been a huge fan of this one. For a beer that brags about using all the noble hops, this one isn't too hoppy. The toasted malt base is really strong. The lime taste is a bit too prevalent, though. It feels needlessly tacked on.

It's not bad. I'd say it's better than most pilseners, but could be better.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 04:43:26 | More by TTAmod
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2012 19:02:02 | More by DanMolony
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-22-2012 23:01:05 | More by IrishEyes
Photo of mtlasley


2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Crisp, pale yellow with a thick frothy head. Lacing is strong and thick.

Smell: Cherries, grapes and grassy notes at the forefront. Tanginess in the middle with a light overall odor

Taste: Grassy with a bitter middle. Overall, not much there.

Mouthfeel: Like a pilsner should be, light but present on the tongue. Probably the most redeeming quality of this beer.

Overall, I was unimpressed. I picked this up as part of Sam Adam's Summer Style 12 pack and this was the best. The taste was lacking for a beer boasting all of the Noble Hops. I'll let the uninitiated have all the Sam A's.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 22:06:30 | More by mtlasley
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-22-2012 18:08:35 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

04-21-2012 18:57:58 | More by Nathanhlind
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-21-2012 15:35:50 | More by ithinkimasofa
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-21-2012 05:27:15 | More by StoicBeast
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

04-20-2012 16:11:30 | More by Brennen
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-20-2012 14:54:14 | More by Snellgg5
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3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a half inch thick head that dissipates quickly. Has very nice lacing.

Smell - The most dominant aroma is pine, along with some bitterness and yeast. Smells like a pale ale.

Taste - Very floral and pine flavored. Light notes of citrus and quite bitter.. Also tastes like a pale ale to me.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - Not my beer of choice. Too bitter. But this is my first time trying this style

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 04:14:26 | More by jsisko01
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-20-2012 01:14:45 | More by bdoggboston
Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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