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Brewer Patriot Collection - 1790 Root Beer Brew | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after the year when hard root beers soared in popularity with colonial drinkers, the brew features ingredients such as blackstrap molasses, sassafras root bark, dried wintergreen, and licorice.

Added by Todd on 06-03-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.73/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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

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2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev +14.1%

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1.57/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Review from October 2006:

Appearance: Opaque hue with a caramel look. Spice particles visible.

Taste: Strong spicy flavor with a syrupy finish. Syrupy after taste.

Comments: Not one of my favorites. A bit too much of a syrupy texture, more like a cider than beer. Very sweet with strong spicy note. Slight aroma of burnt ceder. Spicy aroma.

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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +52.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -43%

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4/5  rDev +52.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +52.1%

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2/5  rDev -24%

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1.85/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Putrid beer. Poured clear brown with a ton of floaties. Smallish white head. Aroma was pleasant. It smelled like a bitter root beer with star anise and ginger. Too bad the flavor was terrible. Like a licorice beer. I think the other flavors were actually roots. Earthy and sticky, but in a starchy, dirty way. Why?

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1.85/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Me and a friend split these Brewer Patriot Collection brews and this was by far the worst one. Neither of us finished ours. As i stated in reviewing the porter, I enjoyed drinking these thinking this is what our founding fathers drank but I could not bring myself to drinking this horrible brew

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2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taken from my old notes.

Pours a hazy amber, and by hazy do mean hazy, quite a bit of sediment, not much head and what is there goes quickly.

Has a very herbal smell, even has mint! Although I don't like mint, it is rather unique as I haven't run across many beers that use it.

Taste is a bit confusing, malty sweetness with herbal mintness and other psice, not exactly a pleasing combo. Each fights to remain on top and don't balance, can't really imagine how they could.

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2.93/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Off notes from 10-2006. Pours cloudy amber with large chunks of sediment floating around. Smell is just like a root. I completely do not like the taste. You get that root beer edge, but it is too sharp and too tangy on the end. Just too harsh overall I think. Flavors overpower the feel and it is definitely not that drinkable I believe. The second of the four out of the box I can’t finish.

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Brewer Patriot Collection - 1790 Root Beer Brew from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 2.63 out of 5 with 203 ratings
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