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

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,655 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:
3,655
Reviews:
1,509
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
14.51%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
476
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,655 |  Reviews: 1,509
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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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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Samuel Adams Noble Pils from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.86 out of 5 based on 3,655 ratings.
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