26.2 | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by smcolw on 04-08-2012

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at McGreevy's, Boston, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a slightly hazed, medium amber color and was topped by a tight, dense head of bright white froth. A clingy ring of lace stuck around long after the head faded.

Spice notes came through strong in the nose. Crisp and fragrant. Coriander was most noticeable. Some clove and orange peel as well. Sweet, bready malts were also detectible.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose. A wheaty tartness came through on the front end. Coriander notes dominated. Good amount of citrus. The finish was crisp and clean with just a hint of saltiness.

Light, frothy and pillowy soft on the palate. The liquid contained a moderate, spritzy effervescence.

26.2 is a tasty and remarkably refreshing beer. It really hit the spot on this 85 degree Marathon Monday. Kudos to the folks at Sam Adams for creating a terrific interpretation of this unfortunately underrepresented style.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seeing this as the only 26.2 by Sam Adams on this site makes me assume it's the Boston Marathon 26.2 IPA that I got at Doyle's in Boston.

As is the only way to have it served since it isn't bottled, I got it on tap. To me, this is the best beer to have in summer time. I only had it once, but I'd be drinking this any time in place of their Summer Ale. Both are good, but there's something really refreshing and citrusy about the 26.2. It has a pretty light mouthfeel, which is to be expected from a summer-like beer, and it also has a GREAT, subtle lemony citrus flavor.

An excellent Boston exclusive... I wish it was bottled. Sigh.

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4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Doyle's down the street from the brewery.

Golden in color. Smelled of salt and crushed coriander. Taste is almost wheaty, very easy on the palate. Salt is nigh on undetectable in flavor, but it is there. This beer is super light on the tongue, mouthfeel makes this extremely enjoyable on a hot summer day. Absolutely no aftertaste, like I sipped on water, which is interesting to me.

This beer is the epitome of a session beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap during the 2017 Boston Marathon weekend. Without looking up the style, I wondered if this was a Gose after the first sip. Albeit, nothing out of the park or mind-blowing, but fruity and salty enough with a slight sour presence to notice. I thought it was quite good and enjoyed it. Amount of flavor betrays its lighter feel and body. Might be a proper post-race beer!

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the first set of growlers filled at their JP brewery. The beer pours a nice foamy white head that dissipates moderately. The beer itself is a clear light copper. The beer leaves quite a bit of thin lacing that lasts a while.

The beer has a fairly light smell but not out of place for a gose. The notes tend to be coriander with a light hop profile and supplemented by salt with a hint of pepper. The taste is similar but with a stronger bitter hop and salt profile. The coriander is more of a background taste that complements salt.

The mouthfeel is fairly towards the light end of medium bodied. Very refreshing and smooth.

Overall, a pretty good after workout beer and worth getting while it's available.

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