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26.2 - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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84
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81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 04-08-2012)
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Reviews by billab914:
Photo of billab914
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Lir during the Boston Marathon. It was light golden in color and a little cloudy with a thin white head to it.

The aroma had a zesty citrus with the coriander being pretty noticeable. I get a little of the sweeter, bready, wheat to as well. Pretty light, crisp and refreshing.

The taste is where the salt shows up a little more. I get the citrusy coriander and the bready wheat, but the salt is what makes it interesting. It gives it kind of a dry but refreshing finish. It's noticeable but also more subtle then the traditional version of the style I've had.

The mouthfeel is thin and carbonation moderate. It felt very light and refreshing. Overall it was a pretty decent beer, but it seemed a little dumbed down from the more traditional Leipziger version I've had. It tasted a little like a slightly salty version of their summer brew. While it may not be as bold as a traditional version, they did a pretty good job at incorporating those flavors into something the average craft beer drinker would like.

billab914, Apr 19, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown sample bottle.

LOOK: Lightly hazed pale amber, bubbly lace

SMELL: Floral, coriander, taffy, bready

TASTE: Juicy Fruit, dried grass, crackers, mild bitterness, coriander, salt, light bodied, earthy, peppercorn, dry finish

Very refreshing with more than enough flavor for a lighter brew. Subtly extreme.

Jason, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Penguin Pizza in a Sam Adams lager glass- pours a pretty clear yellow color (the kind that reinforces the idea of beer as piss). Less than a half finger of head, no retention and no lacing.

Scent is very faint- mild coriander and orange peel, maybe a bit of wheat.

Taste is consistent with smell- wheat dominates, followed by a decent orange flavor, finishing off with a little coriander. Decent.

Mouthfeel is good- light bodied, moderately carbonated (sorta prickly). I'm sure it'd be refreshing after running : ). Never had a gose before but it's tastes like a typical American interpretation of a Belgian wit or hefeweisse bier.

Hopdaemon39, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Ralphs66
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Ralphs66, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of michaelwinstead
4/5  rDev +6.7%

michaelwinstead, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

BKotch, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of DarkLordPsycho
4/5  rDev +6.7%

DarkLordPsycho, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of kirkse
3.75/5  rDev 0%

kirkse, May 18, 2012
Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

trevorpost, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Std73
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Std73, May 28, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Sam Adams tour: Poured a hazy light orangey color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coriander is well integrated with the malt base. Taste is refreshing with good notes of coriander and malt with light salty finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well brewed and something I wouldn’t mind to have regular access during sumnmertime.

Phyl21ca, May 07, 2012
Photo of Psychmusic
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Psychmusic, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of ekzachtly
3.75/5  rDev 0%

ekzachtly, May 29, 2012
Photo of NYSPHophead
4/5  rDev +6.7%

NYSPHophead, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the first set of growlers filled at their JP brewery. The beer pours a nice foamy white head that dissipates moderately. The beer itself is a clear light copper. The beer leaves quite a bit of thin lacing that lasts a while. The beer has a fairly light smell but not out of place for a gose. The notes tend to be coriander with a light hop profile and supplemented by salt with a hint of pepper. The taste is similar but with a stronger bitter hop and salt profile. The coriander is more of a background taste that complements salt. The mouthfeel is fairly towards the light end of medium bodied. Very refreshing and smooth. Overall, a pretty good after workout beer and worth getting while it's available.

HattedClassic, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

jkchristy, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jwillyb, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

rayj212, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Sultz04
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Sultz04, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/25/2012 at British Beer Company, in Walpole, MA served in a curved Sam Adams pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, spices, wheat, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey, citrus, spices and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat and a thin malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent flavorful lighter beer to drink for a while.

TheManiacalOne, May 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

bostonryan, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

DerekMorgan, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Syraquse, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Mikeynas, Oct 21, 2012
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26.2 from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.