Samuel Adams Utopias | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 29.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GClarkage on 07-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#162
Reviews:
560
Ratings:
2,595
pDev:
11.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,392
Gots:
516
Trade:
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Photo of Nalid66
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of David_Menendez
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

From Tercertiempocervezas. Tenth anniversary edition (2012) In Teku glass. Watching Black Mirror 4x02, then playing Life is Strange. With almonds, the aceitunas. Sweet port wine/ cognac notes. Really hot because of the great abv, but with alcohol well hidden in flavor. No foam

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Photo of TexGecks
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrZach76
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heaven in a bottle. As pricey as this is, I seek out a bottle with each release. It’s like going to Disneyworld or Vegas, you have to try it at least once.

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Photo of Momma_Knapp
4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong alcohol smell really takes over but the overall taste is good.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer21
4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rubenjr
3.63/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So as you have probably heard this is almost more of a port or sherry than a beer. One of the things unique to the 2017 version is that parts of the blend were aged in Muscat barrels and Aquavit barrels.

2 oz pour into a stemed taster.
Pours thick and with no carbonation.
Sits in the glass with a bold amber color and hints of ruby red when caught in the light.
Smells warm and sweet with vanillia, wood, and spice aromas with hints of cherries.
The beer hits the mouth slowly spreading across the tongue while the flavor spreads. It's fills the palette with flavor and lingers with some pleasnt heat.
It tastes first of maple which fades into sweet cherries, oak and vanilla with hint of red wine.

I really enjoyed this beer. It is quite pricey, but if you find it in a bar and are looking to try something quite different I recommend you try it.

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4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,595 ratings
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