Samuel Adams Noble Pils | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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3.76/5
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3,686 Ratings
Samuel Adams Noble PilsSamuel Adams Noble Pils
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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."

Added by schellsbeer on 12-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,942
Reviews:
1,515
Ratings:
3,686
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
495
Trade:
0
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L: Dark golden color, crystal clarity, visible carbonation. Head retention is minimal, spotty lace
S: Honeyed malt, soap or sudsy, some floral and citrus hop notes
T: Good but tastes a bit different from other pils I've had. Has many of the expected notes, honey cracker like malt, floral hop finish. But its not all that bitter, could use a bit more of a bite, and theres a note of something like an adjunct, a savory malt note like corn or something along these lines. Hard to pin exactly, like a caramel sweetness
F: Real smooth, light and easy drinking. Nice body.
O: Certainly a good pils, would drink this again. I guess I've just been a bit thrown off by this as it seems different other pils I've had.

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3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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The side of the label has a notch on "MAY" says: "FOR BREWERY-FRESH TASTE, ENJOY BEFORE MONTH NOTCHED"

Appearance: The golden body has very good clarity. The beer has a medium-sized fluffy white head that has good retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a bit of a cabbage scent to the beer.

Taste: There is a light bit of what tastes like corn mixed with some very faint soapy hop flavor. There isn't much flavor to the beer even for a Pilsner. The hop character is nearly absent which is a bit humorous given the image of a hop cone wearing a crown on the label.

Mouthfeel: Despite the lack of aroma or flavor to the beer the mouthfeel is pretty good. It's moderately crisp and it has decent carbonation.

Overall: The beer was really lacking in quality aroma. It just didn't have that classic noble hop scent that draws you into the beer. The flavor wasn't any better. I wouldn't recommend the beer or drink it again.

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Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 3,686 ratings
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