Samuel Adams Double Pilsner
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Double PilsnerSamuel Adams Double Pilsner
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Imperial Pilsner
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 8.48%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
50
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 19, 2021
Added:
Feb 25, 2016
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  12
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Rated: 3.94 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a semi-hazy amber color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade and a frothy texture. Retention is very good, and hints of lacing are left on the glass.

Smell: For a second, I'd almost think it uses American hops, given its grapefruit character. But immediately after, big notes of apricot, black pepper, and grass remind me of its noble nature. The malt backbone is fairly subdued, but not nonexistent. This isn't a style I usually favor, but I will admit that this smells really nice.

Taste: Hallertau is shown off quite well. It shows off a combination of grass, black pepper, and ginger; but more importantly, it provides significant notes of apricot and even grapefruit. The hop attack is balanced by its bready malt backbone, though a bit of grassy bitterness lingers past the finish. This isn't riddled with the off-notes I tend to get from imperial pilsners, ergo it's pretty damn good.

Mouthfeel: Fuller in body compared with other pilsners (duh), and sweeter, too. It's still a dry and easy to drink beer, don't get me wrong. Put it like this, it drinks the way an imperial pilsner should drink. Carbonation is fairly gentle, as well.

Overall: One of my main beliefs about the biggest craft brewery of them all (Boston Beer Company) is that their lagers are superior to their ales. Another belief is that the Hallertau Imperial Pilsner of days gone by was probably made out of the tears of angels and the nectar of gods. I wouldn't really use that to describe this beer I'm drinking, but I'm still enjoying this one a good deal. It shows off its single hop well without being moronic. Note to Sam Adams: this one is a keeper.

3.65/5: Nice example of a style I don't really like
Nov 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2016
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Having had the imperial pils with hallertau, I was very excited about this one. It seems to be a bit more malty and not have the huge earthy hop profile as the original. Still, bright, citrusy, and spicey.

Medium to full bodied. A big Pilsner.
Jul 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by Johnct from New York

Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.18 by thedifferencemaker from Ohio

Jul 09, 2016
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
DATE: July 1, 2016... OCCASION: Camp Week One, done...and done well... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner.... pours a staunch two-finger white head that showcases ample spongy froth and proper pock marks... the body is golden orange amber with reasonably sized and paced bubbles... rich Hallertau delivers a punch of flora and equally alluring spruce... lemon, orange peel, and even grapefruit can be detected, making this quite an inviting pilsner... first sip: thick, almost syrupy at the throat, coating the tongue in honeyed sweetness and resin... second sip: a crushing grapefruit and sourdough combination draws contempt from the overworked tastebuds... medium to full-bodied, with the 8.6 % ABV capable of adapting to the flavor profile appropriately... drinks well and swiftly for an Imperial... the hops make for a robust experience, while the bread malts balance the power and ground it at the throat... I like this mix-six, and in particular its bold, alcohol-forward offerings... I applaud Sam Adams for working this into their profile, though I will need to taste the other four before declaring a favorite...
Jul 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by BigMike from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by MattMal88 from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by ta_hagen from Minnesota

Jun 28, 2016
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a golden copper color. Earthy hops in the nose. More malty than hoppy. Still, this offering possesses a nice bitterness and is fairly drinkable for an 8.6%
Jun 22, 2016
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Rated by Dmod81 from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Deceptively light body for an 8% larger. Strong malt smell blends with generous hops. Slightly sweet aftertaste.
Jun 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by ChittyChambers from Maryland

Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by doobie77 from New Jersey

May 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by COR8RFAN from Colorado

May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a tulip
Best by June 2016

A- pours a clear deep golden color with a one finger foamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- citrusy and spicy hop aroma, with herbal & earthy notes, along with orange peel. Clean malty undertones

T- spicy citrusy hop flavor follow the nose up front, with highlights of orange marmalade, tangerine peel, along with some peppery notes. Mid-palate brings slightly sweet malt that continues through to the finish, leaving a longer if more spicy citrus

M- medium thick body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a viscous finish, light longer of alcohol

O- bold Pilsner with a nice showcase of the Hallertau hop
May 22, 2016
Samuel Adams Double Pilsner from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 50 ratings