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26.2 - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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26.2
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84
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80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
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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Jwillyb

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-05-2012 01:06:50 | More by Jwillyb
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BostonKyle

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-21-2012 15:16:21 | More by BostonKyle
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GreatGooglyMynt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-22-2012 02:44:42 | More by GreatGooglyMynt
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-18-2012 00:11:04 | More by Dizzy242
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 22:13:43 | More by Alextricity
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-28-2012 00:08:54 | More by trevorpost
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-26-2012 02:17:43 | More by Psychmusic
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MyMagicalPants

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-19-2012 20:28:35 | More by MyMagicalPants
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

4.13/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2012 03:10:13 | More by RyanGoodman
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-16-2012 15:35:12 | More by jongullotti
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +20%

06-03-2012 20:55:14 | More by Gww1864
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-02-2012 04:23:16 | More by HEADYdb
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lansdowne24

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-31-2012 00:30:55 | More by lansdowne24
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ekzachtly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-29-2012 00:57:28 | More by ekzachtly
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kirkse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2012 18:22:56 | More by kirkse
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-17-2012 02:29:16 | More by AJD1201
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2012 18:15:48 | More by stephenjmoore
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 20:29:06 | More by Phyl21ca
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2012 00:56:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-20-2012 11:35:53 | More by Wally1912
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-19-2012 23:48:19 | More by jbertsch
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billab914

Virginia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2012 12:39:34 | More by billab914
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Ted

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-17-2012 21:30:39 | More by Ted
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Jason

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 01:19:20 | More by Jason
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Hopdaemon39

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2012 01:15:22 | More by Hopdaemon39
26.2 from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.