Samuel Adams Escape Route | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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754 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WVbeergeek on 01-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
754
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
12.39%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
168
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BWED
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Golden straw in color. A faint haze. Head is off white and pretty dense. Retention is okay, and relatively no lacing.

S- Subtle stonefruit, and floral. Malt profile is a bit grassy and lightly toasted.

T- Subtly sweet, with a nice bready note. Not fruity. Floral/herbal hop.

M- Body is light. Nice crisp, faintly bitter finish.

O- Not bad. Nothing outstanding though. Mild, a bit bland.

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Photo of caburdette51
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigedal60
2.23/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of generallee
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrfrancis
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shortkut
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dag1991
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMeister8
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tschnab
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
1.1/5  rDev -68.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from a brown bottle. Ya gotta love the brown bottles, I have had too many "sour" beers from those silly green bottles. Smell is good and invites an immediate taste, which I did without delay. Drank it at a little warmer temp. than I do usually and it tasted very good. German beer often needs warmth to increase taste, not always, but some. This "kolsch" imitation is just a good beer.

Someone noted it has "coffee"? Really? Have you ever had coffee? I doubt it. If there is "coffee" in this, it is a variety of coffee I have never tried in all my years and is, therefore, an unknown variety of coffee that should not be considered coffee. THERE IS NO COFFEE IN THIS BEER. My gosh, you goofy wimps want to make everything " floral notes" and "spices". This is beer, not interior decorating. There is some lemon, hardly at all, but it is there. Taste is crisp, hops comes in after the malt and provides a welcome respite and enhancement to the taste. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a smooth and very, very, very refreshing beer. YUM!!!

I wish Sam would wise up and sell this beer in its own six packs instead of only in those variety packs that force you to buy some crap beers to get one decent beer.

It would be nice if this company would not try so hard to agree with every stupid idea that comes down the pike in society today. I cant agree with them and will no longer buy their beer.

10/2016 update - uses GMO corm in their beers. I cant go with that. They say it isnt bad. Sure, just like what the cigarette companies told us????

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Photo of MouldyCrow
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of floral hops, light lemon notes. Taste is crisp, hops, malts, grassy, some honey. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a smooth and highly refreshing beer.

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Photo of InsaneBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Slightly hazy pale orange , with a white head of tiny bubble. Lots of little lacing.

S - Malt, roasted hints suggesting coffee, and pleasant sweetness.

T - Mild fruity notes, a hint of sweetness, a bit of bread, a hint of bitterness on the close.

M - Very light, easily drinkable.

O - A good drinker, malty and mildly hopped.

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Photo of allistermcg
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.97/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsreeves
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear yellow-gold with a bubbly, frothy white foam head. Smells like sweet malt, mild honey, some mild fruit, subtle spice, with grass and pine. Tastes like balanced sweet malt, some mild spice, subtle fruit notes, with mild pine and dank grass. Feels light-medium bodied, creamy with moderate-low carbonation. Overall a nice drinkable Kölsch.

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Photo of icemanexit
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samlover55
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

bb june 2016
12oz bttl into BL glass
L- pours a hazy gold with thin bubbly head that quickly turns into ring of lacing
S- real nice yeasty aroma, with fruity notes
T- is hazy (if that's possible) with notes of fruit (exactly like nose)
F- medium bodied with nice creamy feel
O- interesting brew whilst the bottle says refreshing... i didn't exactly pick up to much taste
however does have a lager-like crispness along with fruity yeast ale-like notes

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Photo of ChuckZ77
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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