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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:
#161
Reviews:
556
Ratings:
2,574
pDev:
11.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillNevins
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I never thought I would get to try this beer. But one fine day a certain beer expert whose initials are SH shared some with me. And man, it is strange stuff for beer. More like a nice brandy. Smooth smooth but little carbonation, nice fruity aroma and deep dark taste is what I recall. I may never have it again, but it was good to have then. Thanks Stan, you da Man!

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Photo of goblue30
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this for a friend's 40th birthday party and shared with anyone that knew what Utopias was (about 4 others). As other BAs have said, it's difficult to rate this and/or describe it as it is so far removed from any beer I have ever tried. Poured into a 2 oz shot glass, it is medium brown and leggy like a brandy. Smells like waffles with maple syrup (consensus of everyone in the room, whether drinking this or not) and the taste was like like a hybrid of an Eisbock and a port wine. Warmed all the way down, again more like a brandy or cognac. At 28% alcohol, no carbonation and none expected. Was a unique treat that I'm glad I got to try.

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Photo of Hiram_McDaniels
3.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sposter4
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of MaxOhle
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OzmanBey
1.75/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Unfortunately this beer is all hype and not much substance, it lacked flavor tasting like an old beer slightly flat, had a bit of a malty taste to it but overall just didn't wow me. I would rather just drink Boston Ale since it just reminded me of an old version of that Beer.

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Photo of halfshell
3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WiscoBrewsco
3.77/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gcamparone
3.76/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More of a cognac than a beer. Pours completely flat, no head. Very harsh on the nose, a little like acetone I'm not really digging the smell. The tongue is a little better, nutty and molasses, leathery, sweet.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,574 ratings
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