Samuel Adams Wicked Easy
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Wicked EasySamuel Adams Wicked Easy
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #163
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #25,229
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 14.68%
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
797
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 21, 2024
Added:
Dec 15, 2017
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  203
Formerly Sam '76

Picture this - you’re not doing a damn thing. This is the beer that pairs with that. Easy drinking and bursting with citrus fruit, Wicked Easy is a refreshing, kick all the way back, crushable, sippable (is that a word? Is now) go-to when you need light beer big on flavor.

Hops: Cascade, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe.

IBU: 12
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Reviewed by Doubtful_Guest from Connecticut

1/5  rDev -72.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I wish I could undrink this beer. It tastes like an apple-flavored Jolly Rancher that has been sitting at the bottom of some kindly old woman’s pocketbook since 1985. If I wanted someone to wonder what they did to make me hate them, I would serve them this unabashed snake urine. A lot of damage will be done to Samuel Adams’s reputation as an American patriot if he keeps foisting this swill upon the good people of the United States of America.
Jan 21, 2024
 
Rated: 3.33 by QuintusHorace from California

Aug 28, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Tap pour at Players in Dickinson ND.
Partly cloudy, straw colored body. Firm white head. Leaves behind some lacing strings.
Aroma is lager malt and alight fruitiness.
Taste has a lager bite. Flavors of tang, toasted bread malt, and a vague fruitiness.
Slightly thin mouth feel. Crisp and smooth finish. Good carbonation.
Clean and refreshing brew but not flavor forward.
Aug 21, 2023
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Reviewed by AustinBrn420 from Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Samuel Adams have done it. They've created one of the perfect drinking beers. This brew is as advertised and is a "wicked easy" one to get down... not that you'd want to pound it and not savor the delicious citrusy flavors. Love it.
Aug 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.69 by lowlyone from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by boszormeny from Canada (ON)

Jun 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.76 by Mr_Rocca from Canada (QC)

Apr 24, 2023
 
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Slightly hazed golden yellow. Substantial white head to a full cap, decent enough lacing all the way to the end. Neutral nose with just a hint of hops. Slightly grassy hops to taste. Creamy mouthfeel, but still thin bodied. Not offensive, but nothing special. Yeah. Easy.
Feb 21, 2023
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a Samuel Adams Winter Lager becker style glass

This beer pours pale yellow with a slight haze to it. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

It has a nice, refreshing lemony citrus smell.

Light lemon and citrus flavor with a dry finish.

Light bodied with a dry mouthfeel

Not terrible. Light and refreshing if that is your thing.
Feb 06, 2023
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Reviewed by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours hazy yellow with a small head that lasts a long time, draping the glass in lace. The aroma is of lemon, bready malts, cloves and grains. The taste is malty with light citrus notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is lightly bitter with shortlived citrus notes.

A straightforward lager with a citrusy edge. This would be a great lawnmower beer.
Jan 24, 2023
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can best before date of March 2023.

Pours clear yellow with a faint haze. Moderate retention and lacing. Hint of grapefruit zest in the nose. Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. A hint of citrus on the palate. Finishes dry and crisp with zero malt and minimal bitterness.
Dec 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.04 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Nov 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.61 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 29, 2022
 
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Rated by SmoothOverEverything from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
If I ever got too self-conscious about being fat but still wanted to drink a good beer I would definitely drink this.
Sep 01, 2022
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Reviewed by olearydave

3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
I like this beer; it was originally developed as a hybrid ale/larger. Now it's branded and marketed as a Session IPA. But it's the same as when it was Sam 76. So what goes? Rebranding because "Session IPA" sounds cooler?
Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.35 by Sethw400 from South Carolina

Jul 04, 2022
Samuel Adams Wicked Easy from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 797 ratings