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

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Union Oyster House Colonial Ale
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: drpimento on 06-21-2010)
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shigg85, Feb 01, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

BeerAndBourbon, Sep 08, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

AaronRed, Aug 14, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a pint of this at the Union Oyster House while at lunch. It was served in a plain pint glass and had an orange-brown appearance to me (my color vision is a bit deficient for the record. Decent creamy looking head initially. The aroma was sweetish along the lines of caramel or a bit of brown sugar. One could also smell a hint of hops. The flavor favored the malt up front with its carmel/brown sugar sweetness but had a decent hops presence as it finished. I thought I could discern a touch of molasses in the flavor as well. Medium bodied. I felt it was very drinkable, enjoyed it a bunch and feel it would prove a good beverage for the bulk of the menu offerings.

Philmagnifico, Mar 06, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served with a smallish light tan head and a little lace. Color is a clear copper amber. Aroma is malt caramel toffee nutmeats roasty hint of butterscotch. Flavor's much like that but with a bit of hop. Good body and carbonation. Good finish that is like flavor and of medium length. Session beer.

drpimento, Jun 21, 2010
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Union Oyster House Colonial Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.