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

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Added by Jason on 11-18-2011

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2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pros: loys of vanilla flavor from the oak obviously. Really nice red dapple color to the body and a decent head. Cons: if the oak was left out this would have been a light red ale. Like killians quality. Its all oak favor and no body. Overall flavor is weak. Very disappointing. Could barley finish.

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2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A short lived very quick white head forms and leaves, thankfully the amber body is rather stunning looking under it.

Rich caramel aromas are mixed with vanilla and oak.

This is a malt forward, forget all else amber. The oak cleans it up some, given it a bit of a dry finish, but the finish is mostly clean due to a lac of intense flavors compared to other beers that attempt to take on oak flavors. A lot of vanilla and oak mixed with caramel, I'm not sure what more could have been expected there.

Very drinkable body and feel, though this flavors lend themselves to a bit more body and a bit more of a sipper. Clearly Sam Adams had a different view on this style and cheers to diversity.

A tasty brew, I can't see myself going back to this one, but a real change of pace for these guys.

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2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz from a variety pack. Fresh by July 2012.

A - Light red with a fair head that extinguished quickly, little lacing.

S - I get little from this one with a few notes lightly expressing themselves. Vanilla and oak are making a brief appearance.

T - Malt sweetness with the pinch of bitterness expected in a red ale. Very pronounced vanilla in this one. Far from overwhelming, but pleasant none the less.

M - A well controlled carbonation helps this beer out a good deal. However after the initial kick the beer hits a creamy phase and then begins to dry out. Mediocre.

O - This is a good start for Sam. Adams but as with much of their brews, I would never purchase a 6-pack of this brew alone.

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2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up in a Sam Adam’s brewer’s variety pack. Poured from bottle into a mug.

Appearance – Pours a nice copper color into the mug, perfectly transparent, with about a one finger head with mediocre retention and no sign of lacing. The transparency of this beer is what is most remarkable to me. If only the Federal budget had this much transparency, we might actually expect a straight answer out of a politician…but whatever.

Smell – Some fruits, vanilla, maltiness, standard fare for an amber ale. No real sign of oak or wood in general, although it is purportedly an oak aged ale.

Taste – Very biscuity and malty, a little hint of caramel and vanilla at the finish. Nothing really to knock your socks off or anything. Basically a standard amber ale with a hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel – Light, almost too light, medium carbonation, almost too watery.

Overall – This brew wasn’t really my thing. It’s basically an amber ale with a little vanilla. I was a little disappointed in the ol’ Boston Beer Company on this one. Nothing really stood out as impressive or noteworthy at all. Forgettable.

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

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

Did not strike me at all as an American amber or red - more of an English pale ale. Caramel malt character is predominant, with some rustic husky notes. Hopping is mild and nondescript. Slightly woody at the finish, but that may just be the power of suggestion.

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Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 501 ratings
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