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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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Ratings: 501 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of iBeer16
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in an oversized wine glass

A: pours a clear light amber color with about a one finger white head that dissipates quickly and leaves some lacing.

S: most noticeably sweet Carmel malts.

T: sweet caramel malts, also has a nice cherry flavor finish.

M: pretty carbonated, nice body, leaves mouth nice and watery.

Overall, another solid product from Sam Adams brewers choice pack, very impressed makes up for winter fails. Has pretty good flavor, I like the finishing cherry flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of J23hc
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear dark amber tone, smells of spices and cherry, taste is very cinnamon spicy with some rubbing alcohol aftertaste. A bit watery thin, on the malty side but enough of a balance with the spiciness to not make it too sweet, a tad bland not all the way there but close

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of ricchezza
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
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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2/5  rDev -42%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of ely2000k
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer a couple weeks ago in the Sam Adam's sampler pack and decided to get another sampler pack and give all of them a try again. To be honest, I think this beer grows on you, and is actually pretty good overall. The look is what you would expect from a red ale. Amber brownish in color, and pretty clean looking. The main thing I get from the nose is faint vanilla, and possibly some light oak aging, and perhaps the smell of light, fresh bread. Taste to me is pretty good. The beer is sweet, but not overly so. Lots of malt, with a lingering vanilla taste, that follows to an oaky type taste. The oak taste in this beer does not taste like old oak barrels or anything like that, it's more like fresh cut wood, that's the best way I can describe it. Mouthfeel is smooth and carbonation is good. Liked this beer much more the second time trying it.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

TheDayIsMine's review is spot on, I was reading it as i poured my beer and took the first sip... but, I will still give it a shot, trying to forget everything he/she said.

A: a light coppery red with one finger of off-white head, acceptable retention, no lacing.

S: I have a horrible sense of smell, but i pick up apples and malts... also smells a bit like alcohol.

T: light maltiness, and the apple flavor is rather prevalent, as well as a banana taste... I don't see where the 'Mighty Oak' is.

M: crisp, but not very offensive.

O: a pretty good beer, one of the best from the seasonal pack I've got... this makes the Sam Adams 'Red Ale' taste like Budweiser.

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4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I read some of the reviews on this and frankly I have no clue where some of these people are comming from. A person rated this beer as a three point something and said "it is like Rogue Dead Guy Ale or a Sam Adams Longshot winning Derfs Secret Alt". First off those beers are both five point beers, and second of all, these beers are nothing alike!

Full body, malty with a slight oak caracter.

If you are looking for an oak aged beer, you will probably think you dont taste any oak at all.

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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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