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:
484
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,662 |  Reviews: 1,512
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Golden-orange with slightly off-white head. Very clear. Average amount of visible carbonation rising.

S: Aroma is very weak, can’t detect much of anything

T: Floral hops along with some light maltiness. Not terrible but a pretty one-dimensional taste.

F: Light bodied, fairly crisp. Moderate to moderate-high level of slightly-above-average intensity carbonation.

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Photo of bwood06
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a variety pack from my local liquor store recently and this beer was included. Considering that I love this style and have been wanting to try this particular beer for a long time, I was more than happy to see this variety pack in store and in the cooler ready to go.

This beer pours a golden, leaning towards straw, color and is nice and clear with somewhat of a glow to it. The head is white, frothy, and is very persistent, dissipating nice and slowly. Carbonation is moderate in appearance. 4/5 The aroma is moderately strong and leans towards sweet instead of sharp with the malt showcasing itself with notes of sweet grain, toasted white bead, and a bit of a white wine grape note. Hops are a nice combination of earthy, floral, herbal, and spicy as a result of the Noble hops used. The white wine grape aroma noted above may actually be from the hops but the way it hits my nose it is a bit hard to tell. 3.5/5 The flavor is fairly strong and leans toward sweet. Sweet caramelized grains, white bread, and toast come out providing a nice sweet punch that is pleasant before transitioning to chiefly floral and spicy hop notes. I don't get the earthy and herbal notes here as much as I did in the aroma but the white wine grape note is definitely still there. Bitterness is light to moderate and lingers only shortly after swallowing. 3.5/5 The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with light carbonation. This beer comes across as creamy and slick while also being just a bit astringent on the back end. This is fairly typical of the Czech Pilsener style although this beer mutes the creaminess a bit. It is nice and wetting as well. The astringency disappears after swallowing quite quickly, retaining the thirst quenching quality of this beer. 3.5/5 This is a well balanced beer with a lean towards sweet, and it is very sessionable. Hops are not over-pronounced but they definitely help make this beer what it is. This beer isn't quite as creamy and grainy as most true Czechs are but this one is good nonetheless (if it had not been advertised as a Czech, I would have classified it as a German). 3.5/5

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

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

Photo of ajreds11
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hephaestos
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaginBowener
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of almarazcvn65
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Since Pilseners are not my favorite lager (and I favor ales by about a 14 to 1 lager Had), consider my rating with that bias.

Noble Pils Looks are clear and inviting.
Smell is more muddled, but my nose detects mostly sweetish malt (which I like.)
Taste comes on too strong with bitterness and Feels to dry for me to enjoy.
While it went well with a lemony pesto sauce over pasta, but I'm not having this again with mild foods.
Overall: one and done.

4/17/17: Had again with Mexican food. Suitable to wash down the spiciness.

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

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle freshness notched for May 2017 poured into a pint glass.

Look: Golden yellow in color and crystal clear with a white one finger head. Head quickly dissipates, a swirl of the glass revives it but only briefly.

Smell: Malts and then light, grassy hops.

Taste: Follows the nose. Has a light, earthy hop bitterness that runs throughout.

Feel: On the thinner side with peppery carbonation that makes for a pretty easy drinking beer.

Overall: Not bad, but the flavor seems be a bit lacking.

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

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

Photo of Dromines78
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jackjaffar
2.85/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf_sierra
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jibrahim414
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of brewnme
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJ64
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Appearance:medium amber, golden, clear small foam that lingers
Aroma: not a lot
Taste: pleasant low-medium bitterness
Mouth feel: tart, medium follow through, long bitter sweet finish, very good carbonation
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat but not look for
drank: February 23, 2017 10:26 PM

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