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

very good
3,655 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

Pours a crystal clear, straw yellow color, developing a 2-finger thick, white bubbly head, continuously fed by a cascade of bubbles, laying sheets of lace on the glass as the beer recedes.

The aroma starts off with a very nice, clean grain/bread aroma not to be outdone by a very interesting noble hop character, there is a very nice earthy spiciness with a touch of lemon, as well as a floral component to round things out.

The flavor is comprised of a grain, bread, crackery component, back up admirably by the noble hops which showcase a some tasty citrus and spicy character finishing on more of a floral note. The bitterness is well balanced, leaving a pretty clean flavor on the palate.

Light bodied with carbonation leaning towards medium/heavy. I though Noble Pils was quite delicious, the hops are showcased well and really tout the noble hop characteristics, with a subtle yet supportive role played by the malts.

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

Golden pour with a nice frothy head. Light aroma, but you can certainly smell the noble hops. Very Crisp and refreshing. Light, a hint of citrus zest and sweet malt to start which finishes nicely with a lot of nice floral hop and grassy flavor without being too dry. Not overpowering or bitter. Very well balanced.

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

A: Poured a clear, golden yellow. Very nice head, plenty of stick lacing left behind.

S: Classic aroma scent. Very floral with hints of citrus are present.

T: Great floral, grassy hop flavor.

M: Good amount of bitterness in the finish, medium mouthfeel

D: Nice drinkability.

Very nice brew from the Boston Beer Company.

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

God how Ive missed this (especially since Alpine Spring went on).

As with the other SAs ive had tonight-light yellow body and decent white head.

The smell is exactly what I remember and more. I get lots of malt (I used to think this one was hoppy HA), but theres a good amount of bittering hops in the smell as well. I cant get some slight pine and citric hops, but not much.

its got more of a hoppy characterstic than other Czech Pils, but its not like an IPA, which is really what people need to remember here. This isnt Green Flash, Founders, or RR. Its a Czech Pils. Its meant to be a light beer with a good bit of noble hops in there for good measure. You get all of this. I get a hint of pine and fruit in there, but for some reason I thought I was getting resinous stuff but thats what I was missing. I think it would go along way if it could have some dank and resinous hop characteristics.

Very well done American session beer.

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Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.86 out of 5 based on 3,655 ratings.
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