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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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4/5  rDev +15.9%

kmckinnon87, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Lawnboy33, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Redish brown, minor 1/4 inch creamy head, decent lacing.

Smell - Malts, cherries, caramel, some dark fruits like rasin and plum, a little added spices.

Taste - Huge vanilla/soda-like flavor. Cherry and plum flavor also. Weres the oak? this is almost like drinking a cherry pepsi or some flat faygo. Malts are sweet, caramely and bold. Not much hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Pretty smooth and sweet but not overly done. Plenty of vannila hits the tounge alogn with cherry and malts. Palette gets remaining malts. Aftertaste is watery and weak.

Overall - Weres the oak? I think its hidden under the vanilla and cherry. I hoped this was going to be a great beer since im such a oak fan, but man, no type of oak at all comes out. Its ok, but nothing special here, could care less to drink again really.

wvsabbath, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

TimoP, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Lemke10
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this as part of Sam Adam's Spring 12pk Brewer's Collection for $13.39 at Woodman's in Janesville, WI in Winter 2011.

Pours a clear, reddish, amber color with a slight white frothy head. Scent is mostly that of dry malts. There is a unique taste here. Has obvious malt taste but with roasted tones. There are hints of vanilla and the oak really comes out in the dry finish. Another decent brew from Sam Adams, but why oh why does this only come in a 12pk variety pack?

Lemke10, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of bsu2005
4/5  rDev +15.9%

bsu2005, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

coz, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jnikkel, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of TTAmod
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint.

A: Clear amber with thick, frothy khaki head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Smells of vanilla, caramel and a tinge of hops.

T: Rich vanilla and caramel up front. Finishes like a Boston Lager with a bit of hops and a tinge of vanilla and cream. Very light oak notes throughout. I really like the aftertaste....it's yummy :D

M: Thicker side of medium. Nice, creamy, and frothy. Appropriate for the taste and style.

O: Seems more winter-y than spring, but quite nice nonetheless. Not as oak-y as the name of the beer would have you think, but there's a slight overtone of oak throughout. I really like this beer...more than I thought I was going to....

Been really impressed with this mixed pack...probably my favorite mixed pack that BBC has released.

TTAmod, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Lantern, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of jsh420
2.58/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

notched JUN 2012

pours bright clear amber with a small of white foam left no lacing

smells of pale caramel malt tiny bit of citrus

taste is a so so amber - the vanilla in the beer is very fake did they dump in extract in this??? i do not pick up any oak which is in the name of the beer - mighty oak?? i think not

mouthfeel is a medium body low carb - adds nothing to this beer

overall - this is the SA i am used to - very underwhelming sub par craft beer

jsh420, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

bodl, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of dalehili
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found this in a Sam Adams brewmasters sampler 12 pack at Target, of all places. Hard to pass up as the sampler included three new varieties I hadn't yet tried. Poured into pint glass, with a perfect dark amber. Not much head, but decent lacing on the side of the glass. Mouthfeel was the low point for me, as there was no substance, just watery. Flavor was quite the opposite, though. Strong oak flavor, highlighted with a perfect blend of caramel and vanilla. This might be the driest finish of any beer I can recall. Decent beer that I would purchase on its own, away from the sampler. I want to prefer other breweries to Sam Adams, because I feel they are almost too mainstream. However, I can't deny that Jim Koch and crew put out some quality beverages. I'd rate it overall as an 89.

dalehili, Dec 25, 2011
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Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.