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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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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: drpimento on 06-21-2010

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.42/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.97/5  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.

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3.31/5  rDev -11%
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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Union Oyster House Colonial Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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