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Samuel Adams Scotch Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Scotch AleSamuel Adams Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

951 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 39
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-19-2001)
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AlexanderSelby

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful, clear, deep mahogany color with a fine, lasting, off-white head. Subdued smell, slightly caramel. Taste is wonderfully sweet with peanut-brittle toffee flavors, but the slight hopping and peat-smoked barley brings out a certain earthy spice to the mix to keep this guy from being too desert-y. I didn't detect the smokiness until I read the bottle and looked for it - I took that flavor as a unique hop and roasted malt blend. Although I don't find it particularly smokey at all, there is no doubt that it attributes to the depth and balance of this brew.

As with most Sam Adams beers I've tasted (yet there are a few more to go in the variety pack), this brew is balanced and slightly reserved. This very easily could have been a malty, syrupy, or smoky over-load, they scale it back just a touch so that nothing gets too far out of hand. This is something I like and dislike about SA, but in this case, I like it.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 17:33:53 | More by AlexanderSelby
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Samuel Adams Scotch Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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