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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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483 Ratings

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Ratings: 483
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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4/5  rDev +15.9%

09-22-2012 18:15:52 | More by Jwillyb
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer a couple weeks ago in the Sam Adam's sampler pack and decided to get another sampler pack and give all of them a try again. To be honest, I think this beer grows on you, and is actually pretty good overall. The look is what you would expect from a red ale. Amber brownish in color, and pretty clean looking. The main thing I get from the nose is faint vanilla, and possibly some light oak aging, and perhaps the smell of light, fresh bread. Taste to me is pretty good. The beer is sweet, but not overly so. Lots of malt, with a lingering vanilla taste, that follows to an oaky type taste. The oak taste in this beer does not taste like old oak barrels or anything like that, it's more like fresh cut wood, that's the best way I can describe it. Mouthfeel is smooth and carbonation is good. Liked this beer much more the second time trying it.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 06:54:37 | More by ely2000k
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West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

11-28-2013 03:11:39 | More by hoffa0922
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-27-2012 23:31:41 | More by Mark4prez20
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-02-2012 02:27:09 | More by RobertMathison
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3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

TheDayIsMine's review is spot on, I was reading it as i poured my beer and took the first sip... but, I will still give it a shot, trying to forget everything he/she said.

A: a light coppery red with one finger of off-white head, acceptable retention, no lacing.

S: I have a horrible sense of smell, but i pick up apples and malts... also smells a bit like alcohol.

T: light maltiness, and the apple flavor is rather prevalent, as well as a banana taste... I don't see where the 'Mighty Oak' is.

M: crisp, but not very offensive.

O: a pretty good beer, one of the best from the seasonal pack I've got... this makes the Sam Adams 'Red Ale' taste like Budweiser.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 06:35:56 | More by AllenJasper
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4.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I read some of the reviews on this and frankly I have no clue where some of these people are comming from. A person rated this beer as a three point something and said "it is like Rogue Dead Guy Ale or a Sam Adams Longshot winning Derfs Secret Alt". First off those beers are both five point beers, and second of all, these beers are nothing alike!

Full body, malty with a slight oak caracter.

If you are looking for an oak aged beer, you will probably think you dont taste any oak at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 15:51:43 | More by FlatRabbitRed
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4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear chestnut-red with little to no head on it.

Smells malty sweet, typical of a red ale. This beer has a tanginess that immediately attacks the sides of my tongue. A trace taste of vanilla leaves a silky feeling on the palate. Definitely malt forward with no noticeable hop presence. As suggested by the title, the wood plays a big factor in the taste with positive results.

A very well crafted beer. Another winner from the Boston Beer Co.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 16:54:08 | More by ricchezza
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-03-2013 23:40:42 | More by Gluteus_Maximus
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-10-2012 04:38:54 | More by BourbonDemocrat
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3/5  rDev -13%

02-22-2012 02:21:00 | More by timbre
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-31-2011 23:00:02 | More by bsu2005
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-16-2013 22:30:47 | More by Madisonian
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

08-21-2012 15:14:48 | More by BostonKyle
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4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

01-01-2013 01:18:36 | More by ARCAChanger27
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-22-2012 18:28:54 | More by Nathanhlind
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

06-14-2012 15:01:39 | More by whatupbird
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

01-25-2012 03:01:20 | More by BeerNut78
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-10-2012 23:49:40 | More by lnanthony
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

04-13-2012 22:44:31 | More by BigJaws
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3/5  rDev -13%

02-02-2012 15:52:21 | More by N1CK
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3/5  rDev -13%

10-20-2012 03:26:02 | More by IndianaSolo
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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
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

01-24-2012 04:05:23 | More by ShucksBruh
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +44.9%

12-17-2012 21:22:58 | More by alxle140
Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.