Union Oyster House Colonial Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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3.79/5
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48 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by drpimento on 06-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,668
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
48
pDev:
12.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

served in a pint glass on tap at the union oyster house in Boston, MA. this is the only place you can get this beer and Samuel Adams brews it just for them...

amber red color and clear with medium carbonation.

Smell was malty with light hop notes. nothing dominate that really stuck to me though.

sweet malt to start then a light citrus hop note followed by a very dry finish. Probably very dry from the molasses they use.

Medium body that fits well with the beer.

Overall it was a good beer. One of those must try things because it is a true rarity.

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3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: dark amber light brown color with a thin lined head; unfiltered consistency.
S: dank yeasty and malty character. Smells like an old ale but could be the ambiance of the resturaunt.
T: light caramel biscuit and apple like flavors. It's not overpowering but light and balanced
M/D: smooth medium bodied that went down very well with dinner. Good drinkability especially considering the place you get it and the food you enjoy with it.

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3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Add with Blake in Boston

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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While in Boston, we had to make a stop at the Union Oyster House for chowder and a pint. Draft, brewed by Samuel Adams.
Pours a slightly hazy brown red color, with a creamy tan head. Good retention, thick lace lines.
Malty sweet smell, a little bitterness, nothing too strong but fresh smelling.
Taste is typical of a brown ale, lots of malt sweetness but still balanced with a nice level of hop bitterness at the end.
Medium body, average body, with a crisp finish, good carbonation helps keep the foam.
My go to beer when I am here, although it really isn't advertised or pushed, I am always up for trying the local/house brand.

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Union Oyster House Colonial Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 48 ratings