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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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481 Ratings

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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 12
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of leokbelo


3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish/amber into a pint glass, with an inch head that dissipates fairly quick.
Lots of malt on the nose, sweet and some oak bourbon scent also.
Sweet on the tongue, caramel, some honey comes to mind. Hop bitterness is very low, and the low ABV combined with the medium carbonation makes this a very easy drinking beer.
Overall a nice Amber, nothing complex though.
A good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 21:54:53 | More by leokbelo
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

05-19-2012 21:36:48 | More by lauries444
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

05-19-2012 02:40:10 | More by EnjoiThePureTrip
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-16-2012 23:28:52 | More by JVoyager
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-16-2012 13:56:02 | More by markasparov
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-14-2012 20:49:41 | More by BossDJ
Photo of lwillitz


3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into mug

A - crystal-clear copper body under a big cream-colored head; loads of carbonation bubbles

S - malty with oak and vanilla; smells like an old oak barrel; hint of alcohol

T - caramel malt, oak, hint of cherry and vanilla; smoke; little noticeable hop presence

M - oily medium body; somewhat astringent; medium carbonation

O - Mighty Oak is a decent red. The oak flavor compliments the style very well.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 14:34:58 | More by lwillitz
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-10-2012 02:35:59 | More by Chugs13
Photo of CuteZombieDoll

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Brownish red and clear with a pretty decent head

S- Sweet and malty overall, with a tinge of oak.

T- Very sweet and fruity, with no real bitterness or hop character that stands out. There is the mind flavor of oak which is quite pleasant and keeps the beer from being cloyingly sweet.

M- Full and slightly heavy. Not terribly highly carbonated.

O- A good ale, definitely worth having, but lacks some of the complexity of other oak ales. I suspect that it hasn't been aged very long, but I'm not an expert so I can't be certain. Still, overall well done and well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 03:51:18 | More by CuteZombieDoll
Photo of DirtyPenny


3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into my stupendous Medieval Manor pilsner glass, because I am a rebel and... wait, that's acceptable? Alright.

A: Generally clear reddish amber with infinitesimal haze and 1 finger of beige head. Lacing came in the form of little acorns across the sides of the glass.

S: Eh. Musty wood pulp or cardboard right out of the fridge. Floral/herbal notes run in at the last second and apologize.

T: Sweet floral characteristics saturate the foreground. I have to admit that I wasn't quite sure what to make of this one so I read a few reviews. I'm seeing people mention cherry and vanilla? Didn't seem to have any of that to my tongue. Earthy herbal tones in the middle lead down to a stem of biscuity bread malts. Well balanced between the hops and malt.

M: Smooth and silently prickly. Like a caterpillar fell off a branch into your glass, brushed against your tongue on the way down and was gone.

O: Wait, did a caterpillar really fall in my beer? Presumably no. Not something that you'll slosh out into a red cup and play beer pong with, this is interesting but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 03:45:23 | More by DirtyPenny
Photo of therica


3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= light chestnut color, modest white head, some rimming.

S= prune or raisin, nice malts, some oak, vanilla, slight liquor.

T= moderately thick malts, vanilla, adequate balanced hops, slight liquor.

M= slight syrup on the tongue, smoky oak; an interesting cherry taste in the belch.

O= interesting offering; not quite in the elite craft status but an interesting and creative Samuel Adams level offering nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 03:47:52 | More by therica
Photo of chefhatt


4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a pint glass. This beer has a nice reddish body with partially no head to it. The aroma is nice and malty. The taste is right up front with some oak and vanilla flavors. Then the little bit of sweetness on the back of the tongue is a nice touch. Great mouth feel and overall a really good, drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 19:00:05 | More by chefhatt
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New York

3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A coppery amber with a decent off white head. Bits of lacing here and there and good retention. Mild carbonation visible. Smell is full of sweet malt with vanilla and cherries in the back. Oak wafts in and out. Love the big, smooth, amber ale malt taste with a longish wooden dryness. Bitterness is English tea leaf hoppiness with oak and cherry-vanilla notes. A mild sourness faintly lingering as the mild biscuity malt blooms. Crisp carbonation and medium light weight make for excellent drinkability. A creative twist on a standard that is not gimmicky or tricked out. This makes me think about what was available in the days of wooden casks. This may be a resurrection of the flavors of old. I wish this one was on the shelves year round. Nicely done Jim!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 05:59:56 | More by scootny
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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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3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful amber color with a nice off-white cap of foam at the top.

The smell is typical of amber ales, with a vague but present oaken scent.

The oak comes through more in the flavor, but primarily this is just a solid red ale with something extra. This was my favorite beer from the sampler pack I bought.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 04:17:13 | More by donteatpoop
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-30-2012 23:58:10 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

04-30-2012 22:44:33 | More by Beerislivingproof
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3/5  rDev -13%

04-30-2012 16:52:21 | More by muletrane
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3/5  rDev -13%

04-29-2012 00:12:18 | More by Jrbackon
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3/5  rDev -13%

04-28-2012 15:20:45 | More by Skunkdrool
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-28-2012 03:18:27 | More by Njstoutlover23
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New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium dark reddish amber, good foaming, some residual. Sweet malty caramel smell. Strong vanilla smell, woody sweet taste with a smooth gradual finish. The beer trusts the oak to hold the sweetness in check rather than any hop. Finish has a lot of vanilla. Nice blend, good taste, perhaps a bit too sweet - can get cloying.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 00:40:37 | More by KTCamm
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-27-2012 02:59:45 | More by JimGlonke
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

04-26-2012 23:42:11 | More by Cavanaghty
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3/5  rDev -13%

04-26-2012 21:46:19 | More by srap357
Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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