Samuel Adams Scotch Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,106 Ratings
Samuel Adams Scotch AleSamuel Adams Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 05-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,106
Reviews:
637
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
14.02%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Samlover55
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bb june 2016
12oz bttl into BL glass
L- dark ruby red with thin tan head pretty good retention
S- sweet malty aroma
T- a whole lot of sweet malt with smoky undertones, a pleasant follow of mellowness, finished by the smoky taste of the peat malt
F- medium bodied, smooth drinking
O- first sip blew me away it was complex and smoky but pretty soon the sweet malt overtook the beer so while i definitely like it could use some balance

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Photo of icemanexit
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckZ77
2/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Furlinator
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours translucent dark rust color with a half-inch khaki head that remains as a thick ring and cap on top and leaves thick curtains of lace. Smooth caramel malt flavor up front with a distinct hop bite on the finish.

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Photo of Tracker83
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drsarver
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hegg4345
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jraiona
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful deep Amber color with 1 finger of frothy head. I detected smoky aromas with a hint of molasses. Very ligh creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. The finish was sweet and malty. Overall very enjoyable.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boca-X
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful red amber with a frothy off-white head. Smells like malty cola, sweet molasses, caramel, mild grass and smoky earthy fruit notes. Tastes like sweet malt, mild earthy fruit notes, caramel, molasses, oaky wood, mild smoke, with faint grass in the aftertaste. Feels light bodied, creamy with high carbonation. Overall a nice malty scotch ale.

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Photo of theskjoung
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It has a beautiful clear amber color. The smell is malty and the taste is smoky and malty. It also has a hint of spice. The carbonation is little and the body relatively dry I think.

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Photo of MouldyCrow
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sanitarium16
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shy5
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drewvel
2.45/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

APPEARANCE: Crystal clear dark amber with small amount of bubbles rising. About a half finger of khaki head that quickly settles down to a ring. Spotty lacing.
AROMA: Malty sweet. Slightly smoky, and earthy.
TASTE: Good balance of sweet to bitter. A little earthy, mild caramel.
FEEL: Good full carbonation. Medium thin body. Dry all the way through the sip.
OVERALL: Real easy to drink, balanced, sweet but not at all cloying. Really mild and pleasant.

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Photo of digitalflood
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a rich amber with a foamy, frothy beige head. A good deal of lacing left behind as well. Biscuit malts and caramel/toffee in the nose. A bit of sweet caramel and malts in the taste to form a sweet scotch ale. Mouth feel has a good filling feeling. Overall, it feels lackluster, but still performs on some level. Meh.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smoky! But very good. I'm not hugely familiar with this style. From the Spring Variety pack, poured into a goblet. Pours a dark amber, smells of smoke and malt, tastes the same. Medium all around in carbonation and mouthfeel, overall swell.

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Samuel Adams Scotch Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,106 ratings.
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