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

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
3,724 Ratings
Samuel Adams Noble PilsSamuel Adams Noble Pils
BEER INFO

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

Style: German 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:
#24,615
Reviews:
1,524
Ratings:
3,724
pDev:
14.67%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
519
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,724 |  Reviews: 1,524
Photo of Dalkri
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mdorn
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.54/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edward_boumil
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Delirium_tremens67
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjg584
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
2.28/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.92/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yaksurf
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrettNole7
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3,724 ratings