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

very good
3,662 Ratings
Samuel Adams Noble PilsSamuel Adams Noble Pils

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color brew, lots of rising carbonation forms a nice pillowy white head. Nice lace. Cereal malts, nice as crisp on the nose. Nice clean pils taste. A bit of citrus from the prominent (for the style) hops. Nice grain malt profile. Nice refreshing mouthfeel. I a gonna drink me a few of these this summer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4s across the board. I was really surprised by how good of a beer this is, especially with my disappointment from trying other Sam Adams brews, more specifically the Boston Lager & Winter Lager, which people really seem to love. They aren't kidding about the 5 noble hops, and you can definitely taste them. That doesn't mean that they're overwhelming, though. Overall a very good pils made in the US. Worth the money for a sixer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden with a nice white head. Excellent retention and laceing. Aroma is of piney hops,with some hints of bready malts. Body is light,carbonated and crisp. Taste is a malty sweetness balanced by a hoppy piney finish. This beer is light but full of flavor. Great!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottled version seems to lose some of the fragile and amazing hops scents and taste versus the on-tap version.

A= nice golden, the head depends on how hard you pour. I poured one gently and had a modest head. I poured 1/3 at a time, more straight-down and got an amazingly dense whipped-cream head. Neither produce the amazing layered-lacing I experienced in the on-tap version, however.

S= nice, more malt-dominant than the hops-dominant on-tap version however, although you'll get some good whiffs of them from the bottle-poured as well.

T= again, less apparent and overwhelming hops than the on-tap version but they're still there and rather nice. The bottled version seems more malt-dominant however, just like in the Scent. Same nice slightly dry-grassy green hops of the on-tap, though, but unfortunately not quite as dominant.

M= somewhat grassy-dry that lingers for some time after the last gulp.

D= very drinkable but if you can find it on-tap you're twice-blessed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apperance: Pors a clear golden color with about two fingers worth of head. The head rentention thins out a little quick but not leave behind any lacing.

Aroma: Sweet syrup aroma with citrus notes. A nice hint of more sweet cherries. The malts give off a light sugary note. There are bits piney and grapfruits.

Taste: A little bit grapefruit and piney notes. A crispy mouthfeel it's a little light bodied but that certainly fits the style quite well. A nice hop bitterness tops it all off.

Notes: This quite a nice pilsner. It's nice to see this style of lager. Cheers

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Lacing and retention are very nice.

S: The piney hops I've come to love about this beer are up front on the smell, but a bready maltiness balance it out nicely. No hint of alcohol, smells like a wonderfully drinkable beer.

T: Dry, piney hops kick this beer off with a sweetness that is balanced, like the smell, by malts. This is a pilsner all the way. Graininess throughout that makes this a great beer for the Spring and Summer.

MF: Very light and crisp. Dry finish.

O: Pretty much what you can expect. One of the better beers by Sam Adams. No qualms with this. I don't think they try to make it anything that it isn't.

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Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.86 out of 5 based on 3,662 ratings.
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