Favorite Sam Adams beer besides Utopias regardless of BA ratings

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by hornsup, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. hornsup

    hornsup Savant (360) Virginia Nov 29, 2012

    Opinions on what your top few (less than 3) Sam Adams beers other than the obvious Utopias regardless of BA ratings. I feel like all BA ratings for Sam Adams are subjective, therefore this could be interesting.

    Mine are:-in no particular order

    Hazel Brown
    13th hour
    Oktoberfest
     
  2. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    Triple Bock. It is genuinely my highest rated SA beer (3.73). I don't rate much of their stuff though.

    I do love Boston Lager, Noble Pils, Old Fezziwig and a few others. The majority of their beers were my introduction to beer styles during college.
     
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  3. MDunk

    MDunk Aficionado (160) Illinois Sep 4, 2009

    I really like:
    Stony brook red
    choc bock
    holiday porter

    When I was in Boston last fall their Oktoberfest was my go-to if there wasn't anything neat on tap.
     
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  4. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    The old Winter Lager 2004-2007
    Old Fezziwig
    Summer Ale
    Noble Pils
     
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  5. dertyd

    dertyd Savant (455) California Mar 23, 2010

    Ipl
    Octoberfest
    Triple bock
    Maple pecan porter
     
  6. TheFunGuy

    TheFunGuy Aficionado (210) Virginia Dec 27, 2011

    Octoberfest
    Alpine Spring
    Dark Depths
     
  7. priwen

    priwen Savant (390) Arkansas Apr 1, 2007

    Double Agent IPL
    Octoberfest
    Old Fezziwig
     
  8. atomic

    atomic Savant (455) Illinois Sep 22, 2009

    Probably in order

    Hazel Brown
    Chocolate Bock
    Octoberfest

    Shame I've never seen Hazel Brown or Chocolate bock for sale individually, only in samplers.
     
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  9. They had a blackberry porter a number of years ago, loved it. I see chocolate bock listed here a few times, can't stand it one bit.
     
  10. I liked the chocolate Bock even though it seemed panned here
     
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  11. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (825) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Sample B Maple Pecan Porter (only had once on-tap), Octoberfest, Winter Lager, Boston Ale, Noble Pils

    I liked a few of the Longshot beers over the years too.. there's a few they could've given its own release to..
     
  12. boston lager? pretty much all we get in canada, lol. in all seriousness, oktoberfest probably takes the cake for me.
     
  13. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (575) California Aug 13, 2011

    my favorite sad adams beer: their next new release that I get excited for.
     
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  14. Noble Pils
    IPL
    Maple Pecan Porter

    These three aren't even my favorite styles. Plus there are plenty others that I've enjoyed but I think these are the best based on style and flavor.
     
  15. Boston lager
    Imperial stout
    Cranberry lambec (I'll probably get blasted for this one)

    I like just about anything from Sam Adams. The only one I'm not big on is the cherry wheat.
     
  16. Unlike the reviews for all the other brewers' brands?:rolleyes:
     
  17. KenGriffith45

    KenGriffith45 Zealot (90) New York Sep 16, 2012

    Octoberfest & Norse Legend, definitely.
     
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  18. NYCBUCKEYE

    NYCBUCKEYE Savant (270) New York Jan 21, 2013

    Cherry Wheat
     
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  19. Octoberfest
     
  20. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (795) Indiana Aug 13, 2009

    Cream Stout and Old Fizziwig are my two favorite. I like almost everything they offer except the Cranberry lambic and the summer ale that tasted like lemon peels.
     
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  21. ImageFX

    ImageFX Aficionado (120) Florida Jan 29, 2013

    Imperial Stout
     
  22. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    After looking at my scores:
    1. Sam Adams Imperial Stout @ 4.4
    2. Dark Depths @ 4.2
    3. Fat Jack and Merry Mischief were tied @ 4

    Hmmm . . . Good thread, as I look at these scores and wonder if they`re inflated due to lack of knowledge or previous bias. I will be most likely revisiting these brews. Probably shouldn`t question myself on this, they just seem a bit high.
     
  23. Third Voyage, their monster Double IPA. Awesome beer at a decent price!!!!!
     
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  24. I also like their Dunkel Weizen. I think that one should be available all the time everywhere. Awesome beer!!!
     
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  25. Hands down Third Voyage.
     
  26. awinkro

    awinkro Savant (310) Texas Oct 15, 2008

    Hallertauer Imperial Pilsner. Wish they brought it back.
     
  27. Third Voyage, Black Lager and Noble Pils
     
  28. It's all about the Boston Ale, baby!

    Runners up are Boston Lager and Cream Stout.
     
  29. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,125) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Noble Pils! Also, Boston Lager is a nice beer when fresh. Double Agent is solid too.
     
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  30. Metalaero

    Metalaero Savant (250) New York Feb 16, 2013

    Oktoberfest, Merry Mischief, and IPL
     
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  31. Noble Pils
     
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  32. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (525) Michigan May 28, 2007

    Old Fezziwig, Winter Lager, Cherry Wheat (on draft)
     
  33. 13th hour.
     
  34. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (605) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011

    StoneyBrook Red
    New World Tripel
    Boston Lager

    I have liked all of the small batch products I have tried. The Vixen would be the absolute fave if it was available. Sam Adams runs the gamut for me from good Lord that is awful to yummy can I have another.
     
  35. In no particular order:

    Boston Lager, Winter Lager, and Noble Pils
     
  36. BigBarley

    BigBarley Savant (330) Texas Aug 5, 2011

    Merry Mischief, Third Voyage, Imperial Stout.

    Also 13th Hour, Tasman Red and Holiday Porter deserve honorable mention.
    And let's not forget Cream Stout and Latitude 48.

    Honestly, the thing I love about Samuel Adams beers is that when they're good, they're GREAT. But on the flipside, when they're not very good, it's dramatically bad.
     
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  37. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    cream stout and merry mischief.
     
  38. JimKal

    JimKal Savant (345) North Carolina Jul 31, 2011

    Latitude 48
    Alpine Spring
    Octoberfest
     
  39. Love the Cinder Bock. Second would be Dark Depths, and third the Triple Bock