Oaked Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
19 Ratings

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 05-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Chadhowie
3.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of DannyDan
3.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of MatthewBuchholz
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of spark3148857
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of TerrenceOBrien
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.38/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a dark orange color with a white head on top. The head stick around for a little while and gives off a decent lacing down the glass. The smell of the beer is grainy, slightly wooden aroma too. The taste of the beer is decent in my opinion. I feel that it reminds me of the Boston Lager a little bit even though one's an ale and one is lager. The guess the oaked flavor is in there giving it a slight kick in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer is drinkable much like more of the Samuel Adams brews. Overall I feel that this one should be matured a little longer with the Oak to really give it a bit more character.

 644 characters

Photo of mattparsons
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of M_DR
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jemenhiser
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Bamarooster
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JimboHD2005
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jlenik
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Gravelost
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of woogie359
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of countchunkula
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of VncentLIFE
2.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

SA had some labeling issues with this puppy, but it came out nonetheless.

Pours nothing like a Pale Ale. kind of thought it had to be pale to be a pale ale, but whatever. decent 3/4 inch head that leaves a thin ring.

The first thing I smell is adjunct grains with a little bit of oaky smoothness. not overly impressive.

The taste isnt all that special either. Light and airy like an adjunct lager. The addition of caramel malt stands out here. It would be a decent Marzen, but not what I want in an APA. I like the sweetness from the caramel malt. Definitely the highlight of the beer. Its just much too smooth and too light for me. It needs something. Theres an underlying sweetness that feels like brown sugar. Way too many sweet flavors here. Needs more of a grain or alcohol backbone to compliment the sweetness.

 820 characters

Photo of dunix
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Oaked Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 19 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.