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

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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
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of drpimento
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served with a smallish light tan head and a little lace. Color is a clear copper amber. Aroma is malt caramel toffee nutmeats roasty hint of butterscotch. Flavor's much like that but with a bit of hop. Good body and carbonation. Good finish that is like flavor and of medium length. Session beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Union Oyster House with Carm and Vache. Nice brown ale. If you go, get some.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is brewed by Samuel Adams only for the Union Oyster House in Boston, the oldest continuously running restaurant in the country. For being the only establishment that has access to this brew, they treat it poorly; it's not recommended and the only the bar tap actually has the proper tap handle.

A. Pours a hazy brown with a creamy tan head.

S. Malty nose with a little bitterness. The malt character comes across as close to malt vinegar.

T. Lots of malt sweetness with well balanced bitterness on swallow.

M. Medium body with a crisp carbonation.

D. Sweet and sessionable. I wish we had the time/money to try this with the oysters - it seems like it'd be a phenomenal pairing. I also wish this was more broadly available.

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Union Oyster House Colonial Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.74 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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