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

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79
okay
754 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Samuel Adams Escape RouteSamuel Adams Escape Route
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:
167
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 754 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of Pens1967
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fearfactory
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of megamick
4.63/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dinglehacker
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pub glass. Grandfather's scruff of head and lace. A look like pale congealing urine.

Smells of faint floral and citrus.

Tastes are all subtle. Some nut, some spice, some malt. Nutmeg/almond aftertaste is an interesting touch. Hops are extremely low profile, slightly floral.

Mouth feels weighty, but is smooth in and going down.

A charming beer, though a little forgettable. Nothing is too pronounced, which is to its credit but also to its perennial taste. Not the best, but a good glass for early springtime.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden colored with a shorter foamy white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, slightly hazy

S: Frangelico, straight hazelnut, wasn't expecting that one, nutty malt

T: malt forward profile, slightly nutty, hazelnut and pecan, peppery hops

M: medium with good carbonation

O: It's slightly flawed for the style, but has a nice flavor and feel.

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Photo of bplabernie
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 57md
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dirty straw color with just over a finger of head. The nose has the interesting essence of lemongrass. The flavor is pretty standard for the style but the finish lacks the dryness I enjoy in a Kolsch style.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely spring ale

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Photo of mtkeenan3
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fruity

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.42/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy deep straw with a solid head. The aroma offers a huge bang of yeast, as well as black pepper, green apple, pear, and other white wine notes. The flavor is a rich mixture of yeasts, sour dough like flavors, as well as minerally, pear skin, white wine tones. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing, with an abundance of carbonation. Overall I find this to be an excellent beer - refreshing and at the same time wonderfully complex - you can slam it quick or sip it slow and enjoy it both ways.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours - Cloudy golden orange color decent white head that quickly dissipates some lacing.

Smell - Some orange an other fruit slight hint of spices as well.

Taste - Very light and watered down more fruit and nutmeg and spices little bit bitter.

Feel - Very light it would be a very sessionable beer if the flavors were a little better.

Overall - Not a great beer doubt I would have it again.

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

Photo of travis875
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of russpowell
4.47/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours effervescent straw color with 3 fingers of pearl white head. Lovely lacing & head retention

S: Grassyness, breadyness & perfumy hops

T: Follows the nose, also a little pear, floral hops & crackery dryness up front. A little melon sneaks in as this warms, a little honey crisp apple, plus grassiness & floral hops. Finishes a little grassy, a little lemon shows up, plus lovely pear & even a little peach

MF: Light/medium body with delicate carbonation

Drinks very easy, nice take on the style; easily one of the best I've had from Sammy in a while

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Photo of mnj21655
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw in color with a finger of rapidly dissipating off white head. Aroma is subtle but malty with toast and caramel notes. Taste is like the aroma, lots of pils malt. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall a decent beer but very skewed towards the malt, I expected a little bit of a contribution from the hops and yeast.

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Photo of brauseboof
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Lucular
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KarlHvK
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of gtermi
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Escape Route from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.47 out of 5 based on 754 ratings.
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