Samuel Adams Noble Pils
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #235
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,660
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 14.67%
Ratings:
3,763
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 19, 2021
Added:
Dec 20, 2009
Wants:
  147
Gots:
  528
SCORE
85
Very Good
Samuel Adams Noble PilsSamuel Adams Noble Pils
Notes: Samuel Adams® Noble Pils is brewed with all 5 Noble hops for a distinct hop character and fresh taste. Deep golden in color with a citrusy hop aroma, Samuel Adams Noble Pils is a traditional Bohemian Pilsner. The honeyed malt character from traditional Bohemian malt is balanced by delicate yet pronounced citrus, floral, and piney notes from the Noble hops. The winner of our 2009 Beer Lover's Choice® election, this beer was chosen by over 67,000 drinkers for its crisp complexity and refreshing taste.
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Ratings by weeare138:
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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by weeare138 from Pennsylvania

Appears a transparent gold with a had of pillowy white fluff that slowly fades. Scattered chunks of white lacing are clinging all around the glass.
Smell is of pungent herbs, citrus, flowers, perfume, and wet hay.
Taste is of the aromas with a sweet biscuit and herbal blast being the key features of this beer.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, semi sweet, spritzy, and dry.

Jan 20, 2011
More User Ratings:
 
3.68 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 19, 2021
 
3.88 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Mar 29, 2021
 
3.92 by unclekeith from Alaska on Aug 28, 2020
 
4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 20, 2020
 
4 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts on Jun 23, 2020
 
3.44 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on May 10, 2020
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3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by maxpower from Missouri

Pours hazy golden-straw color with a good fizzy white head that doesn't last long, not much lacing, light grassy and flowery aromas. Bready and grainy mild sweetness turns hoppy and bitter with some dryness in the finish. Light bodied with a soft but crisp carbonated mouthfeel, very clean and crisp, very nice.

May 05, 2020
 
3.24 by jasadewi from Tennessee on Mar 17, 2020
 
3 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 11, 2020
 
3.25 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
 
3.79 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Oct 14, 2019
 
3.92 by DarrellK from Florida on Sep 08, 2019
 
3.75 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Aug 22, 2019
 
3.75 by DFred from California on Jul 06, 2019
 
3.75 by notchucknorris from California on Jun 29, 2019
 
3.75 by PatrickCT from Connecticut on May 26, 2019
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3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Tatsuro from California

Good satisfying beer overall but clean finish which I expect on Pilsner beer isn’t there

May 21, 2019
 
3.5 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 29, 2019
 
3.93 by eluvah from New York on Apr 14, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by DaveyCream from Ohio

I am always a fan of nice, golden German Pilsner and this beer is exactly that. Nice dryness to it and low ABV that I would expect. Nice balance between the honey sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Perfect to drink in the bar with some friends or by the fire in your home during the winter cold. Samuel Adams always had a great seasonal selection and this is yet another example.

Mar 24, 2019
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3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

Gold with one finger white head. The nose is lightly spicy hops with lemon, pine, earth, floral, and crackery malt in the back, and a little yeasty flavor. The flavor is pretty earth-forward with a decent amount of pine and pepper. Has a strong certain dryness that melds with the moderate bitterness yet is contrasted by a light honey sweetness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Feb 15, 2019
 
3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2019
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 24, 2019
 
3.75 by Chasecrandell from New York on Jan 16, 2019
 
3.49 by adosen01 from Minnesota on Jan 08, 2019
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3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by lwillitz from Wisconsin

12-oz bottle into Pilsner glass

A - 3 fingers white foam over a transparent body of straw; moderate visible carbonation; decent web of lace

S - floral, citrus, and grain with a touch of spice

T - bread, peppery spice, lemony citrus, floral, bitter finish

M - highly-carbonated light/medium body

O - Not really my thing, but pretty good for the style.

Jan 05, 2019
 
1.96 by Mjk5026 from Pennsylvania on Dec 15, 2018
 
3.75 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Clear gold orange color .just under medium body with about average carbonation. Body suits the style well
Aroma is floral earthy hops, perfect amount of malt.grain,cracker, yeast and what seems like just a bit if spice
Taste is crisp, nice hop bite and very subtle malt sweetness.
I'm not usually a fan of Sam Adam's offerings but this was an impressive attempt at the style

Dec 03, 2018
 
3.54 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Nov 07, 2018
 
3.5 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2018
 
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 09, 2018
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Nobility beware! Is this a step above rolling rock, it sure is! It seems that the hops are more pronounced on the nose of this beer. It has a lot character and a lot of balance between flavors. Reminds me of a hoppy pilsner that has stayed the course of freshness and stays crisp.

Moderate biscuit and subtle bread-like malt flavors. Low noble hops flavors that are much in the background. Slightly sticky mouth-coating finish that is more malt than hops. The citrus hops add an unexpected complexity.

Oct 09, 2018
 
3.75 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2018
 
3.77 by AmitC from New York on Aug 05, 2018
 
3.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 22, 2018
 
3.75 by Spaten454 from Texas on Jul 21, 2018
 
3.27 by DaveCash from New York on Jun 23, 2018
 
3.89 by Murph106157 from Connecticut on Jun 20, 2018
Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 3763 ratings