Sam Adam's 11th Anniversary Festival Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by gunnerman on 10-15-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
4
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap in the American section of Epoct’s World Showcase during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, served in a 12oz. plastic cup. I feel fortunate that gunnerman added this beer, because I don’t think I would have known the beer was available if I hadn’t known about it already. I also feel fortunate that my vacation had me at Epcot while this beer was available.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a thin tan head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace.

S: The smell is smoky and hoppy with a little coffee and caramelized malt. It seemed a little different for the style, despite having the typical components.

T: The flavor is very hoppy for a porter and has that distinct Sam Adams hops signature along with a little bit of smoke, dark fruit, coffee & caramelized malt.

M: Very crisp & smooth, medium carbonation, medium body, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty and goes down easy, light for the style and a good beer to stick with. The only problem with this beer is its very limited availability.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at Epcot Center in Disney World to ring in the 11th anniversary of the Food and Wine festival. Poured a dark black in appearance with a nice two finger head that left heavy sticky lace on the mug. Smell was of fresh malts with some roasted nuts. This brew had a good roasted flavor and some nice hints of fresh bread and a good bit of hop bitterness; very tasty and a good find.

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Sam Adam's 11th Anniversary Festival Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
4.05 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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