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

Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)
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Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale)

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001

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4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - 5/5 - Pours a an attractive orange/red with a creamy looking one finger head.

smell - 4/5 - A pleasant and fairly mild malt aroma.

taste - 4.5/5 - Both surprisingly and not-so-surprisingly similar to Boston Lager, only in Ale form. The malt aroma becomes a mild sweetness balanced by subtle earthy hops.

mouthfeel - 5/5 - Perfect level of carbonation that helps this beer be refreshing while still offering flavors to the palate.

overall - 4.5/5 - Seems to be what Bud's American Ale was aiming for, but of course, done to Samuel Adams level of quality. All I would ask of this beer would be a tiny bit more hops, but it's quite wonderful as is.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a one finger white head.

Smells of toffee and piny, earth hops. Almost like a sweeter version of Boston Lager.

The taste is Earthy hops and sweet malt up front along with a moderate bitterness that lasts throughout. There is a little bit of spice too with a slick, oily mouthfeel.

This reminds me a lot of Boston Lager but not quite as clean and crisp. The flavor profiles are quite similar. An ok beer but nothing I would really seek out again.

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Samuel Adams Boston Ale (Stock Ale) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 45.9% out of 100 with 2,102 ratings
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