Samuel Adams Utopias | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 29.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GClarkage on 07-09-2005

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2,529
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551
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Super Deli Mart (yes, I know- what?)- Samuel Adams Beer tasting
Serving - Brandy Snifter glass
Smell- Wow-a blending of rich cognac/bourbon with sweet caramel wafting over olfactory nerves
Price $$$$ - spendy $30+
$160+ retail price tag with very limited offering for 10th year anniversary, raffle drawn for empty bottle that you want to suckle on after
I can't describe how this doesn't even resemble a beer, none existant bubbly action/head for pour
Severe Legs- when you think of lines for bourbons/wine pour in the glass, swirl it around and take a whiff- feels warming, good fire/snow capped mountains outside with frost-
Sip- feels like a smooth cognac, and although anti- some of the threads, I would pay the retail for this bottle, since it is unlike anything I've had...smooth ness of caramel/vanilla, hint of cherry/oaken (awesomeness) Can't get over that most people in the place to get a "feel for the "taste" were constantly sharing the "smell" - huge winner at this tasting!
I feel priviledged to have sampled this and although I sampled twice, certainly memorable and worth it. Definitely have my eye on Utopias from now on...

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

At DeCiccos

Served in a glass

Fantastic no lacing rather more of a legging similar to a fine spirit the aromas are very sweet and carmel note and undertones of fruit the mouth feel is smooth and filling with a smooth alcohol feel. Among the best beers ever and does not faulter from beer root.

Kudos Sam Adams!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Had at ChurchKey from the bottle into a small snifter, 2012 version.

A - Still and brown, as expected. Not surprisingly, this has huge legs on the glass when swirled.

S - Fine brandy is the overwhelming note up front, while caramel and toffee malt is in the background. Slight hint of alcohol.

T - Follows the nose with big brandy flavor up front. Toffee comes through in the middle. Finishes long, sweet, and smooth, with caramel taking over towards the back. This tastes wonderful, the layers of flavor unfold beautifully throughout each sip. Very well done.

M - syrupy, but balanced by the alcohol content. The feel is great, and the finish is impossibly long and smooth, but it gets cloying towards the end of the pour. I don't think one could drink more than a couple of ounces before crying uncle.

O - An excellent experience trying this, it is a very complex brew. The various barrels work really well together, presenting an up front flavor which is more like a fine spirit than a beer. The finish, however, is pure malty delciousness, reminding you that you are drinking a beer. I very much recommend seeking out a pour, but be warned - the server at ChurchKey said it lasts 3-4 weeks after opening before succumbing to noticeable oxidation, so purchasing a whole bottle is probably not a good idea unless you have several friends to share it with.

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Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
4.41 out of 5 based on 2,529 ratings.
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