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

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3.75/5
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3,732 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsner

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:
#25,058
Reviews:
1,525
Ratings:
3,732
pDev:
14.67%
 
 
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Ratings: 3,732 |  Reviews: 1,525
Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rmarquardt17
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mike22ne
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SolarPower36
2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Profundobaso
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Look - lemon golden with a small frothy head and a lot of carbonation. Nothing special from the looks alone.
Smell - clean, aromatic hops with malts in the background. a hint of sweetness.
Taste - pleasantly hopped with floral tones, clean and smooth finish. Quite nice.
Feel - light bodied, highly carbonated, and low on ABV.
Overall - a bit more than what meets the eye, the beer is an excellent example of a Bohemian pilsner and has a nice balanced flavor profile that is likable by many

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RT-Kris
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly good beer. I didn’t think I would like a “floral” beer, especially from the smell but it’s pretty damn tasty.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of omparker
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dalkri
4.8/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ConnorMobs
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAHartman
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mountaincoffee
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with a thick two finger head with great retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma with predominant notes of noble hops with fresh floral and herbal scent, some malt sweetness in the background and white bread.
Flavor with notes of iced tea, a bit of bread and butter, quite noticeable floral and grassy-piney notes from noble hops (more floral), orange citrusy, lemon drops and honey. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
What a nice surprise. This combination of 5 different noble hops resulted in a refreshing, crisp, assertive and clean Bohemian Pilsner. I had to rise its score throughout the degustation. I wonder if this is as good if not that fresh. Worth trying and to regularly have in the fridge.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheFlea1
3.17/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CTHomer
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: grass is predominant with grain in the background; a bit of hop spice as well;

T: grain and grass are balanced early, with grass taking over by the middle; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: easy drinking;

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes in a clear golden color. Slightly darker than most pilsners I've had. The head is surprisingly small even for the semi-aggressive pour I gave it. The head is white and lasts for a few minutes before dying down into a thin ring, which leaves some spotty lacing.
Smells very mineraly and metallic. Notes of green pepper, grass, lightly biscuity malt, perhaps a touch of orange peel.
The flavor gives me minty and grassy hops upfront, along with notes of bell pepper. Leans slightly sweet with that toasty, biscuity malt, despite the initial hoppiness. There's a bit of apple, honey, and perhaps even strawberry. Not cloying by any means, though. It's still crisp and crushable. It does that have metallic flavor throughout, though, which I don't particularly care for. It's well-carbonated, and finishes lightly dry and just slightly bitter.
Overall, a bit disappointing. It's not bad, but at this point I've had many examples of better pilsners.

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Photo of dave_ackbar
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very typical golden hue, with a 2 finger head.
Smells like a fresh pilsner, slightly hoppy.
Taste is refreshing, hops are quite evident and taste good.
Feel is that of a typical run of the mill pilsner.
Overall not too bad. If it were on tap and I wanted a pilsner I would certainly get this again,

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavetotheB
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3,732 ratings