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

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,662 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
Ratings:
3,662
Reviews:
1,512
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
14.51%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
482
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BWED
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher

A- Crystal clear pale straw. Head is white, hangs at one finger all the way through, and is rocky. A bit of lacing.

S- Floral, slightly spicy, with very faint citrus in hop nose. Backbone of grainy, lightly toasted malts.

T- Grassy, floral, and a little spicy. Toasty malt character.

M- Light bodied and crisp. Faint bitterness lingers.

O- Well European pilsner. Nice hop character adds that bite and depth.

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Photo of Nace4
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmellow12
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stlfatguy
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light straw color is a bit hazy with bright white head that disappears quickly with no lacing remaining. Don't get much of anything on the smell. Taste is light, hoppy bitter.

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Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant golden hued with with vibrant carbonation bubbles erupting from the depths. There's a fingernail of creamy eggshell white on top. The aroma is of light bready malt and grassy hops. The flavor is a very delicate and subtle blend of faintly sourdough to honey malt with just a hint of grassy hops. The mouth is light and crisp.

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Photo of NickFry9
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregu2
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MDDMD
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Pilsner glass. Enjoy by June mark.

L: Pilsner gold, finger width white head, has decent retention.

S: Pilsner malt, grassy, some floral, and soapy notes.

T: Hopper than most pilsners, floral, grassy, bready.

F: Light, crisp. DRY.

O: Meh.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pilsner pours a pale golden color with a medium frothy white head that quickly dissipates and a somewhat high amount of carbonation. The scent has a little bit of the characteristic pilsner spiciness, but it is mostly drowned out by floral characteristics. It’s definitely not a typical pilsner scent, but as I’m not a big fan of the standard pilsner scent, I actually prefer it. The taste has more of the spicy hop snap and yeastiness that lets you know that this is in fact a pilsner, but there are also pretty bold floral, grassy, and honey notes that blend nicely with the more standard flavors. The body is light, like any pilsner. The finish is a little bit dry, but not as much as is typical with the style. This is actually possibly one of my new favorite examples of a style that I don’t typically like. It also screams “spring” and is thus a great addition to that variety pack.

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Photo of Brolo75
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear, pale straw color with no head or lacing, good amount of carbonation, looks really thin.

A: Very aromatic, lots of honey, sweet, bready malts, floral, earthy, herbal hops, smells very nice.

T: Much like the nose, honey, moderate bitterness like floral and citrus, spice, finish is very dry and crisp with bready malts and honey lingering in the aftertaste as well as floral and citrus notes.

M: Light, crisp, dry finish, good amount of carbonation.

O: This a bitter pilsner, nice balance of flavors and depth, another beer that I would consider a summer beer.

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Photo of Gemini6
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking see through pils color. Scent is sweet malt and some spicy hops sitting on top. Flavor is more bready and with a slightly astringent flavor from the hops. As I drink more the astringent flavor turns more floral in nature. Im not getting much bitterness, the bottle lists 34 IBU. A slight bit thin but pretty good with just the right amount of medium/light carbonation.

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