Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.55/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Very clear, medium amber color with one finger of diminishing parchment-tinted foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Fermented mixed fruit is strong in the smell, with some refined caramel in support.
T: Begins off-dry, with crystal malt and carbonic acidity equally matched. A more polished version of that same malt emerges in the middle as acidity fades, this time in combination with cherry-like yeast esters. The presence of oak is understated throughout, but perhaps most contributory during the second act where a woody dryness settles on the palate. Flavors become diluted into the finish, with minimal bitterness present. Mild vanilla, perhaps also derived from wood, lingers alongside more yeast esters that take on cooked apple and dried pear qualities late.
M: Thin viscosity, watery and smooth on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This fruity ale has an old-fashioned English charm about it, suggesting that the brewer had a stock ale or old ale of lesser strength in mind. While not perfect, it really only stumbles significantly when compared to high-end barrel-aged beers. If Sierra Nevada's Old Cantankerous ale had been like this, then it would have been a much better beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2012 02:48:58 | More by beagle75
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3.89/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a dimpled mug.
The color is a deep orange/gold with a finger of foamy brownish head and some thick lacing left on the glass.
The smell is oaky with some sweet malt flavor that is right behind that nice woody aroma that is right in the nose first. There is a spicy bit of aroma as well and it has a slight caramel flavor.
The taste is big butterscotch and is almost like candy as it comes down. There is some nice sweet honey flavor as well that seems to lay down on the tongue and helps the oak flavor slide down and makes this taste just delicious.
This beer has such a smooth feel that is goes down easy even thought there is a bit of a punch that was not expected. A real jem from Boston Beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2014 15:04:35 | More by Duhast500
Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.