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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,662 |  Reviews: 1,512
Photo of rbrandt22
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williahd
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThePold
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a variety 12 pack into a regular beer glass. Frothy head with more lacing than I'm used to in a pilsner. Golden yellow with moderate carbonation. Taste is more happy than the usual pilsner. I'd have it again certainly.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Typical pale gold pils color, nothing special

S: Very impressed with the smell, bursting with tropical and citrus fruits, very juicy and floral smelling beer

T: Clean and crisp citrus notes, slight malt backbone, getting a sweet taste. Floral notes, quite tart.

F: Fine body, good carb, very drinkable

O: Going into this I wasn't expecting too much. I already have a thing against beers from Boston because I hate the Red Sox and Pats but boy was this a good beer. I would definitely buy this beer again and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a beer on a warm day. Good work Sam Adams, good work.

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Photo of Turbo
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear pale golden color, thick, white head, lots of spotty lacing. Aromas and flavors of light biscuit, green apple, and lemon, plus some grassy and floral notes and a hint of pepper. Finish is a little tart, with some pleasant lingering bitterness. This is an excellent brew, with a ton of flavor and substance.

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Photo of 1angrydwarf
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: nothing out of the ordinary here light yellow and clear. Poured into a pilsner glass with a large head that hung around till about half way through the beer.
S: Nice halfway point between herbal and citrus with faint grain.
T: slightly sweet malt withdraws quickly to a herbal citrus hop bite. This is hop forward for a pils but nice complexity. The hops stop sharp with very little hop lingering. The finish is dry enough to make you want to take another sip.
F: Light mouthfeel with soft carbonation.
O: If you adjust your expectaions to the idea of a wee more hops for a pils, you will be very happy. I found this offering easy to drink and flavorable enough to have more.

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Photo of DerAtomsmasher
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pilsner is my favorite style and I've been hearing for a long time about this one. I was too excited to see it included in a springtime 12-pack.

It lived up to the hype, with heavy floral bitterness and a fleeting sense of citrus, though not as citrusy as Prima Pils or Pivo. Not much sweetness going on.

A tasty, hoppy lager that I wish were more available in the PNW.

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

Well, if you are a hops lover, I believe you will love this as it is very heavy on the hops. Not much balance with the malts... which I lean towards....sorry all you hopheads. But, this is nicely done and , as par, a powerful offering from the Boston Beer Company.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a Cigar City pint glass.

Thick,frothy,white head that stands 1 finger tall.Bright gold colored body,with beautiful clarity.Very light carbonation.

Bright citrus and floral hop notes,with trace elements of sweet malts.The aromas are pretty faint in this beer,hard getting any kind of nose at all really.

On the palate I get a very good balance of floral and citrus hops,with sweet malts up front and in the middle.On the back end I get some spice characteristics.

The body has a light somewhat sticky mouth feel,with light oxidation on the tongue.Smooth yet slightly dry finish.

This beer is pretty much what I come to expect out of a beer made by Sam Adams.A solid beer,but nothing extraordinary.Not something I would chase,but not something I would turn down.

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Photo of Branlott42
2.79/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigedal60
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BallsDeep
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvnsks
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffyboy65
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkn09
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csnyder83
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimKal
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this years ago and wasn't thrilled with it but apparently I wasn't into hops as much at the time. I just had it again as part of the Brewnited pack and really enjoyed it. Pours a nice gold color with a really nice head. Good lacing on the drink down. Nice bitterness in the taste, I would gladly get this if they offered it in 6 packs. I think I would still prefer Woosie to this but this is good.

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Photo of Adam1993
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evostudios12
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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