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Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Mighty Oak AleSamuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale

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477 Ratings

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 11-18-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-09-2012 03:08:06 | More by dcbike
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-16-2012 23:28:52 | More by JVoyager
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-24-2012 15:08:56 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-24-2012 22:15:26 | More by pentasyllabic
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-14-2012 04:56:28 | More by nrombes
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-30-2012 01:25:40 | More by Yummmmiller
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-02-2012 20:41:37 | More by olympicgatorade
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-31-2012 01:55:18 | More by bluerabbit
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-26-2012 18:53:58 | More by countchunkula
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-20-2013 18:41:05 | More by BeerLover99
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

09-08-2012 20:28:52 | More by Mortarforker
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-19-2012 07:28:06 | More by Novanglus
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-24-2012 00:53:31 | More by szmnnl99
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-07-2012 19:36:09 | More by ButtomsUp
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3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Dark amber ale poured into a tulip with a one-finger off-white head. Not much cap retention as it fizzes out to a small ring and thin cloud. Not much lace at all.

S- Not a ton going on for me. Definite yeast bread and caramel malt as well as some fruit. Maybe a pinch of oak and spicy hops as well.

T- Mostly malty with notes of deep caramel and some toast/roast hints. There is a hint of oak/wood but it is definitely not mighty. Some hints of spicy hops and fruit.

MF- Seems like Sam Adams has a very consistent mouthfeel. Moderately creamy and thick feel with foamy but smooth carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter.

Pretty much just a decent amber ale. The "mighty" oak doesn't make a mighty difference to me, it is there but not a game-changer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 02:29:53 | More by cbutova
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3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Medium reddish hue a slight dirty lace on the glass after a couple of quaffs.

Sweet and a little overpowering on the first drink. Settles in as you get used to the malt with a hint of vanilla.

One of the drier beers I've had in quite a while.

Came with two in the Brewer's Choice 12 pack. That's probably enough for me. Don't think I'd need to get six.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 21:38:33 | More by tvljr
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3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a clear pour with a medium brown amber color. Little to no head.

I'm not getting much in the nose. Very faint aroma of malt sweetness.

The taste very mild. I'm getting a very light molasses sweetness with some bready malt in the middle, a touch of oak on the way out. It's got a good flavor, but too subtle. I wouldn't call it 'mighty'. Very light and drinkable. It's got a creamy feel, light/moderate carbonation.

Overall it's a pretty inoffensive beer on all levels.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 06:39:24 | More by anth0ny
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3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle best by July.

Pours a clear amber with a 2-3cm khaki head. It smells of toasty grains complimented with sweet honey. The taste is bready caramel oak at first, followed by sweet roasted savory tones, with a hint of nutty vanilla present throughout. This is a very sweet beer. Mouthfeel is very average considering how malty this is.

This is a good red ale, better than the regular SA red. A malt bomb for sure, but not as deep or enjoyable as you might hope.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 23:23:56 | More by jimmah120
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3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My bottle poured a clear, ruby red with an off-white head. In short, this tastes like an adjunct-free Yuengling. That is to say, it's a smoother red ale with nothing but pale and caramel barley character. If you're used to mass-produced red lagers, this is a treat. But I find it kind of simple for a craft beer. There's no real hops character, but the malt is clean and clear.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 00:55:57 | More by tempest
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Rhode Island

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Perfect Pint. Pours a golden to amber colour with a nice off white head and a thin lace.

The aroma is mostly comprised of caramel malts with a light hint of vanilla. Where's the oak?

A light oakiness in the taste and some more vanilla but the sweet caramel malts dominate.

A pretty good beer for a style I don't often drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 23:27:01 | More by Hokies
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New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear copper body, reddish highlights, topped by a slim off-white head that quickly dropped to an oil slick.

Aroma of caramel and vanilla. Big sweetness. Something different.

Taste begins with huge dollop of caramel oozing down the tongue. Bits of toast. Earthy noble hops ride on top to the swallow. Not getting the vanilla I had in the nose.

Very prickly mouthfeel, particularly at the swallow. Tingles in the afterglow.

Not a beer I'd have on a regular basis, but an interesting one off.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 20:02:44 | More by RonfromJersey
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3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep amber with a small tan colored head. Good lacing and retention.

S- Very rich in mildly sweet malt notes. Hints of caramel and bready scents. Fairly complex.

T- Mostly malt the entire way through. Some peat flavor notes but a bready flavor is prominent throughout. Little to no hop character.

M- Very easy to drink, but somewhat chewy. Weigh is heavy enough to support all of the malt.

Overall, I'm not very impressed with this one. This is just an ok red ale among many.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 21:52:30 | More by boilermakerbrew
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New York

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale is a very clear amber ale with a thin white head that fades to a blotch and leaves decent lacing. It has a faint aroma of sweet caramel, vanilla and oak. It's medium bodied and starchy with a dry, scratchy finish. It tastes pretty sweet with loads of oak. There's a strong note of dark cherry, vanilla and caramel. There's some herbal bitterness in the finish. It's not what I'd call a refreshing beer, but it has a reasonably complex taste. I personally would prefer something like this to be balanced out with more hops, but that's not the focus of this one. It all revolves around the oak.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 15:29:01 | More by yesyouam
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North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a sparkling clear golden copper with an average sized (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that reduced to a thin film and a small ring creating some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was very mild of a light toasted malt, a mild herbal hop and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel, vanilla, a mild fruit presence and a hint of oak.

The taste was extremely malty with a strong note of caramel from start to finish with a pronounced vanilla and oak presence at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow with the nice malty creamy taste left to linger.

Mouthfeel was some where between light and medium in body with a creamy texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall a very pleasurable brew to drink, reminds me a lot of a really good Cream Ale...

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 18:54:34 | More by KajII
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3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty red color with great clarity and a thin 1/4" ring of white head. The aroma wasn't mighty. It was fair. There was a small amount of oak, nothing mighty. No hops.

Taste, ok, still a small amount of oak, and that's about it, a bland red ale with oak chips I guess. They started with a good premise. Bruery's Loakal Red is a red ale aged on oak. But what makes that beer great is that there is a great amount of Centennial hops in it. There's like, maybe 18 ibu in this beer. And the oak, is barely there. And any nuances of vanilla, citrus and whatnot is nonexistant here.

So, it is better than your averagee bland red ale, simply because of the nice small addition of oak in the flavor department. Next time, hop this guy up, add some vanilla, do something more, I think this is a good start, but far from complete.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 22:34:01 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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