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

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3.76/5
Very Good
3,686 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
Ranking:
#20,937
Reviews:
1,515
Ratings:
3,686
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
496
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3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 3floyds tapered glass. Notch on label indicates best by January 2013.

A- Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a 1/4 inch white head that bears little retention time before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a crescent of surface foam. Sudsy, non-resilient lacing.

S- Vegetal hop aroma that's mild and also a bit piney and floral. Stiff graininess in the back.

T- Slightly bitter in the start, evens out mid-palate and then there's the lingering vegetal aftertaste that's common in Czech pilsners. This is quite enjoyable though, compared to ones that strictly use Saaz hops. Light, grainy malt presence.

M- Crisp and smooth with a light body and medium carbonation.

O- Extremely quaffable and accessible, although I guess that's what Boston Beer Co. does best. Still, I'm pleasantly surprised whenever they produce something more than just OK in my eyes.

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3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a 2-3 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Sweet, but citrus hops as well as some grassy notes. Doesn't smell quite as fresh as I thought it would.

T: There are some bitter hops, but they are balanced by some sweet malts. Somewhat grassy also.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Not my style, but it came in a Hop Tour Variety Pack. Light, refreshing, and easy to drink. I doubt I'll buy more, but I'm glad I tried it.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow color with some serious lack in head formation. Glaze-y thin foam on the surface, only. Slightly hazy.

Bright lemony-citrus Noble hop aroma with grassy notes alongside biscuity malts and a hint of crystallized ginger. Sweeter than crisp, but I like it.

More crispness in the flavor, but we're following the nose here. The hops are still juicy, even though this isn't the freshest example. The lot is of the Noble variety with lemon and orange citrus doing more than merely peeking through. Still has a nice balance with sweeter and more doughy buttered malts than you might expect in a pils, but with a grassiness. The finish isn't short on palate-bursting bitterness that is quite refreshing, and there is a presence of floral notes, to boot. Some real-deal carbonation isn't kidding. On the higher side of the spectrum, it creates a big brushy explosion in the back of the mouth. The tongue is easily cleansed, and the crisp nature of the flavor leaves you wanting more and more sips. The body is pretty smooth, almost like skim milk, to draw in each drink.

This is a very fine example of the style. I prefer Germans to Czechs, but I can always get down with a Sam Adams Noble Pils.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale and translucent yellowish orange with strong carbonation and a nice fluffy white head.

S: Mild, pleasant spicy and floral hop notes.

T/M: As with the aroma, this is a mild blend of floral hops with hints of spice, a bit of pine, and a lot of sweet malt. Very crisp and clean and refreshing.

O: A straightforward, drinkable and tasty pils. Nothing groundshaking but a real nice, simple beer.

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Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 3,686 ratings
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