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SAVOR Flowers - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
76
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63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 27
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 06-05-2011)
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haknort

Illinois

5/5  rDev +52.9%

06-05-2013 03:32:02 | More by haknort
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into efes tulip. White, fluffy head, quickly slides away. No lacing noted, interesting. Clear, copper/gold in color. Aroma is one of a kind. French toast, covered in maple syrup and butter comes to mind. Much sweeter smelling than expected. Taste is also quite sweet, caramel sweetness with some interesting honey and molasses notes. I will say it's quite amazing how well the alcohol is hidden in this beer. Extremely unique, easy to drink, flavorful and delicious. Wow.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 21:55:10 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Mora2000

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rating number 2,200 here on BA.

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a whit head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of rose water as well as some great floral and herbal notes. The aroma is fairly sweet. The flavor is more complex and better than the aroma. I get a lot of rose water and floral aspects, as well as some cinnamon and nutmeg. As I drink more, I pick out some caramel malt and chocolate notes as well as some herbal notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

After drinking the beer I saw that a lot of people didn't care for it. The only thing I know is that I really dug it and was happy that I was able to kill the last of the bottle after the tasting was complete. I doubt I will get to try this beer again, but I would definitely love to.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 03:46:05 | More by Mora2000
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: brass hue. slightly hazy. slight bright white head.

S: pure flower. aroma is a combination of fresh local beehive honey and hardcore pollen. rosemary.

T: the pollen hits hard on the palate. residual honey. a bit of sugar towards the end of the sip. probably from the honey. alcohol as well.

M: mouthfeel is gentle and spritely.

D: deliciously unique. i heard some bad things and read some bad things about this brew. i have trouble seeing what the problem is. very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 23:39:56 | More by Jimmys
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks again Brandon for sharing this long time want of mine.

The beer pours clearly with a thin white halo of white head. The nose presents huge herbal notes of Ginger, flowers, pencil eraser, and mint/white sage. It's held up really well. The taste is right on par with ample herbal flavors and a sweet, well carbonated finish. The mouthfeel is sweet and herbal, drinkable, with well rounded flavors. I must reiterate, this is definitely unexpected and impressive for being 2 years old. It's a very delicious beer that I would definitely try again.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 20:34:27 | More by ThePorterSorter
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev +22.3%

01-29-2012 22:24:12 | More by jh1982
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +22.3%

02-26-2014 20:32:52 | More by zp6167a
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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev +22.3%

07-13-2013 14:13:26 | More by dsshuck
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.3%

12-05-2011 15:41:09 | More by mgbickel
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +22.3%

11-15-2011 22:01:20 | More by BeerMe42
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Miamilice

Vermont

4/5  rDev +22.3%

11-14-2011 13:44:01 | More by Miamilice
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a slight pinkish tint and a one finger head which gives way to little lace. The aroma is of roses and heather up front with a spiciness in the middle and backend. The smell is very strong and draws you into the beer. The taste follows the nose. There beer starts with a light floral taste and gives way to a sweet spiciness. There is a caramel malt and honey component in the sweetness. The spiciness comes in to really round out and even out the beer. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall this is a solid beer I was drinking this outside at a cook out and it fit perfectly. It is an easy drink with enough aroma and flavor to keep you interested and wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 16:25:17 | More by goblue3509
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oline73

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was able to try this at the bottle share at Jackie O's this weekend. Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a clear light amber color with a layer of fluffy white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: This is incredibly floral, but I don't know what else I could have expected. There is a sweetness to this beer with a note of honey.

Taste: Somewhat herbal and quite floral. There is a mild sweetness that blends with the other tastes nicely.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is definitely the most floral tasting beer I have ever had. Considering what the goal seemed to be, I thought they did an alright job with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 00:02:45 | More by oline73
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

, light brown color with some nice highlights of honey mixed in throughout. A small, and fleeting head that stayed on top for a brief second makes and appearance and then quickly fades off. Still though nice overall presentation. Aroma is very woodsy, lots of note4s of berries, grasses, hints of smoke notes as well coming though now. First sip is odd, nice, but off. Twigs and grass coming through, honey, wheat, touches of light bready notes as well. Interesting mix of flavors here. Warming really sweetens it up with lots of honey and nice notes of bread

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 02:14:15 | More by mikesgroove
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-07-2013 02:33:45 | More by AngusOg
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-01-2013 00:18:46 | More by RedneckBeerz
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-09-2013 19:35:42 | More by AlexFields
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Abbbp

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-11-2014 21:20:33 | More by Abbbp
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A – Light orange ice tea. Thin, white head sits low with poor lace.

S – Incredibly botanical. Rosemary, chamomile, roses, and intense lavander. Almost like a potpourri. There’s the faint hint of sweet caramel.

T – Tastes just like it smells – which is both good and bad. Rose, chamomile, and lavender dominate the profile and leave an acrid bitterness in their wake. Peaches, apricots, Riesling, and floral honey layer through the middle and end of the profile, while bright alcohol and oak race through the backend.

M – Medium/light body with a bright, and lightly sweet finish.

O – The beer almost tastes like you made a tea out of potpourri. The result is incredibly complex, and distinctly unique, but ultimately the combination brings out a strong association with cleaning fluids and air fresheners. I shared this bottle with a group of 8 friends, and we were deeply divided between those that loved the novelty, and those that couldn’t get a lemon Lysol flavor out of their head.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 21:22:50 | More by vfgccp
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-07-2013 13:57:41 | More by duceswild
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

10-10-2013 02:15:29 | More by MacQ32
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-29-2011 01:39:55 | More by DeutschesBier
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comzom

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle by Sam Calagione at Savor on Saturday June 4th.

I'm not sure what horrible bottle the below D to D- reviews drank but whatever I had was not an abomination. The flowery notes were a bit extreme, but the taste and finish were both crisp and enjoyable. Color and smell were a bit strange but nothing worth calling "vileness" or "soul decomposition".

This is a solid beer but I will level with the bad reviewers and say it is not for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 16:46:41 | More by comzom
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jsanford

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split with some friends. Very nice presentation, the Sam Adams C&C bottles always look so nice.

Pours a clear gold with a very thin white ring. Flowers obviously dominate the aromas, along with a good helping of honey, herbs, and grass. Taste is pretty similar to the nose, tons of honey with rose, rosemary, and a touch of cinnamon. Body is medium-full, with a slick, slightly stick mouth-feel and lowish carbonation. A very interesting beer and experiment. Certainly glad I got to try this, but not really my thing.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 15:38:50 | More by jsanford
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koopa

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle received in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a nice transparent orange tinged honey golden with a 1 finger white crown that displays little retention or lace.

Smell: A really nice bouquet of flowers (roses and heather), herbs, spices, and malt here. Flower nectar, roses, honey, maple syrup, nutmeg, and all spice thing going on here.

Taste: Same as nose but a bit muddled.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied with moderate fine carbonation.

Overall: A nice floral enhancement on a standard gruit. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 20:04:26 | More by koopa
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SAVOR Flowers from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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