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26.2 - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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85 Ratings

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: smcolw on 04-08-2012

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4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seeing this as the only 26.2 by Sam Adams on this site makes me assume it's the Boston Marathon 26.2 IPA that I got at Doyle's in Boston.

As is the only way to have it served since it isn't bottled, I got it on tap. To me, this is the best beer to have in summer time. I only had it once, but I'd be drinking this any time in place of their Summer Ale. Both are good, but there's something really refreshing and citrusy about the 26.2. It has a pretty light mouthfeel, which is to be expected from a summer-like beer, and it also has a GREAT, subtle lemony citrus flavor.

An excellent Boston exclusive... I wish it was bottled. Sigh.

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4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Doyle's down the street from the brewery.

Golden in color. Smelled of salt and crushed coriander. Taste is almost wheaty, very easy on the palate. Salt is nigh on undetectable in flavor, but it is there. This beer is super light on the tongue, mouthfeel makes this extremely enjoyable on a hot summer day. Absolutely no aftertaste, like I sipped on water, which is interesting to me.

This beer is the epitome of a session beer.

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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Light amber body with a thick white head.

S- Getting a lager type smell, mostly caramel malt and some hops coming through.

T- Tastes like a lighter bodied Boston lager with more hop presence.

M- Smooth, light/medium bodied. Very drinkable.

O- Good beer, refreshing and drinkable.

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3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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26.2 from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.