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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

488 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 12
Gots: 11 | 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 djrn2
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

djrn2, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +15.9%

mhaugo, Jun 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

bluerabbit, May 31, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

jfcaa193, May 26, 2012
Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -13%

jmathis, May 25, 2012
Photo of bunnyVonW
3/5  rDev -13%

bunnyVonW, May 24, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -23.2%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired as part of a seasonal variety box. Reviewed from notes taken while drinking it in Palo Alto, California.

A: Pours a four finger head of fair cream and thickness, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent auburn.

Sm: Light toasted malt. Caramel. Amber hops. Some vanilla. Malty but inviting. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Light roast. Slight vanilla. No real oak comes through. Amber hops. Complex enough, but a bit too malty for the style. It's decent.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit heavy on the palate. Complements the flavours to a moderate extent.

Dr: Feels off. Never really right. Enjoyable, but far from exemplary for the style. I wouldn't get it again. Decently priced.

C-

kojevergas, May 19, 2012
Photo of leokbelo
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

leokbelo, May 19, 2012
Photo of lauries444
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

lauries444, May 19, 2012
Photo of EnjoiThePureTrip
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

EnjoiThePureTrip, May 19, 2012
Photo of JVoyager
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

JVoyager, May 16, 2012
Photo of markasparov
4/5  rDev +15.9%

markasparov, May 16, 2012
Photo of BossDJ
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

BossDJ, May 14, 2012
Photo of lwillitz
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

lwillitz, May 12, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Chugs13, May 10, 2012
Photo of CuteZombieDoll
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

CuteZombieDoll, May 08, 2012
Photo of DirtyPenny
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

DirtyPenny, May 08, 2012
Photo of therica
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

therica, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

chefhatt, May 05, 2012
Photo of scootny
3.83/5  rDev +11%

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!

scootny, May 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

olympicgatorade, May 02, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

donteatpoop, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Apr 30, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Beerislivingproof, Apr 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

muletrane, Apr 30, 2012
Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.