Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Mighty Oak AleSamuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 11-18-2011

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3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My last in the Brewmasters' Choice 12 pack. I tried this one previously and was surprised -- not only by how much I liked it, but by some other comments throughout the site. Here's my take.

A -- Clear, deep copper bronze with a creamy, light tan head that thins quickly, but leaves nice lacing.

S -- Peppery esters, biscuit malt and mellow oak with vanilla hints.

T -- Same peppery hit at first then blending into a smooth vanilla and light oak character. Finishes with a good balance of biscuit malt and mellow vanilla character. There's a vaguest of bitterness in the aftertaste that reminds you hops are in the mix.

M -- Mouthfeel is velvet smooth with a light-medium body and dry finish.

O -- Overall this is a very smooth drinker. Not sure where to categorize it, but it's sort of brown ale-like with less roasted malt and a touch of vanilla. I've seen some posters talk about heavy and off-putting oak character, but this is far more mellow than many oak-aged beers out there.

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Photo of ricchezza
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear chestnut-red with little to no head on it.

Smells malty sweet, typical of a red ale. This beer has a tanginess that immediately attacks the sides of my tongue. A trace taste of vanilla leaves a silky feeling on the palate. Definitely malt forward with no noticeable hop presence. As suggested by the title, the wood plays a big factor in the taste with positive results.

A very well crafted beer. Another winner from the Boston Beer Co.

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Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.43 out of 5 based on 501 ratings.
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