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Union Oyster House Colonial Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings:
43
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
29.14%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by drpimento on 06-21-2010

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 43
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting idea- how could you turn down such an offer. A Samuel Adam beer brewed only for this restaurant? So a bunch of fella's any myself all ordered this beer and turned out to be pretty good! Dark brown with a nice aroma of molasses, it was fairly sweet, but seemed to go down smooth even though it had a bit of tangy-ness to it. Definitely tasted more like a homebrew than most beers on tap. Doesn't have a polished look or flavor profile, just sort of a interesting brown ale.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Union Oyster House with Carm and Vache. Nice brown ale. If you go, get some.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers, great taste and goes down easy

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While in Boston, we had to make a stop at the Union Oyster House for chowder and a pint. Draft, brewed by Samuel Adams.
Pours a slightly hazy brown red color, with a creamy tan head. Good retention, thick lace lines.
Malty sweet smell, a little bitterness, nothing too strong but fresh smelling.
Taste is typical of a brown ale, lots of malt sweetness but still balanced with a nice level of hop bitterness at the end.
Medium body, average body, with a crisp finish, good carbonation helps keep the foam.
My go to beer when I am here, although it really isn't advertised or pushed, I am always up for trying the local/house brand.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Add with Blake in Boston

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3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: dark amber light brown color with a thin lined head; unfiltered consistency.
S: dank yeasty and malty character. Smells like an old ale but could be the ambiance of the resturaunt.
T: light caramel biscuit and apple like flavors. It's not overpowering but light and balanced
M/D: smooth medium bodied that went down very well with dinner. Good drinkability especially considering the place you get it and the food you enjoy with it.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is brewed by Samuel Adams only for the Union Oyster House in Boston, the oldest continuously running restaurant in the country. For being the only establishment that has access to this brew, they treat it poorly; it's not recommended and the only the bar tap actually has the proper tap handle.

A. Pours a hazy brown with a creamy tan head.

S. Malty nose with a little bitterness. The malt character comes across as close to malt vinegar.

T. Lots of malt sweetness with well balanced bitterness on swallow.

M. Medium body with a crisp carbonation.

D. Sweet and sessionable. I wish we had the time/money to try this with the oysters - it seems like it'd be a phenomenal pairing. I also wish this was more broadly available.

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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Union Oyster House Colonial Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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