Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
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Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,092
Reviews:
978
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
272
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,092 |  Reviews: 978
Photo of Tschnab
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFCarr
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoy a stock ale and this is a decent example. Malty with a nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tpauer
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aoyoc
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GTengineer
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMGa1150
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Apearance: Deep Amber.

Aroma: Malt and hops in equal proportion.

Taste: Slightly rougher relation of Boston Lager. Less sweet, or it seems so, probably due to the hops. Bigger and brasher without matching the sophistication of the Lager.

Texture: Good Ale weight, carries a feeling of being substantial without being heavy.

Overall: Something different for customers who already like Boston Lager.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose and taste are malty and sweet, slight bitterness, but quite drinkable. One of their two premier beers, and while I prefer Boston Ale, this is a close 2nd.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JordanlikesAles
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a well-carbonated amber color with a two-finger large head.

Smell is dominated by grains and barley. There's some sweet fruit in this, but it's overwhelmed by the rest.

The taste is relatively similar to the smell. There's quite a bit of caramel malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is light, but enjoyable.

This is solid, sort of boring, but okay.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For when Boston Lager is just too thick, too heavy for your non beer drinking friends to look for a beer, there comes this, the middle ground between BMC Macro AAL and Big Craft Lagers, there is this, a lighter, more accessible ale for the masses.

Yellow, but sturdy, not overly watery. Keeps away from having the caramel noticebale like in the lager, this is all about the toasted pale malts and light floral English hops.

Nothing wrong with it. Just doesn't really have a place unless you're against the imagery of a normal BMC or if you want something more to your pale ales like aggressive hopping or bitterness.

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Photo of Robertas
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Laplander
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrCDPriest
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice malt flavors and ale style beer. Good rich color, nice head when poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a cold glass. Excellent aroma, good middle-ground mix of hops and wheat. Flavor is excellent, really an easy ale to enjoy.
It is a typical ale style with fruity notes and sweeter finish than the Boston Lager, which is more crisp and dry, but excellent as well.
Have to agree with The-Adjunct-Hippie, "I may like Boston Ale better than Boston Lager...If you haven't yet, give this one a shot, you may like it."

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Photo of JonathanAlires
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shellynix
1.96/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Not even similar to Boston Lager, which was disappointing. This is too light.

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Photo of KingSlayer
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,092 ratings.
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