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

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3.74/5
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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

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Added by Todd on 05-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,413
Reviews:
638
Ratings:
1,113
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
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Photo of Drewvel
2.45/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of matcris
3.89/5  rDev +4%
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 +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan4120
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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 +0.8%
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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Photo of brother_rebus
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satsuma
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of a variety 12-pack $14.99 Safeway
Amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Smokey smell
Smokey malty taste
Overall a great beer to sip when you want a change in taste. Probably would not buy a 6-pack of it, but do enjoy having a taste of it as part of a variety pack.

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Photo of ordybill
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. The appearance is an awesome clear red amber with a small white head. The aroma has that scotch ale dirty sock aroma that I do not like. The taste is malt and alcohol.

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Photo of imanidiot777
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Son_of_Patrick
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a mahogany color with a finger of head. The nose is both malty and bready. The flavor is deeply malty with a smokey peat essence for good measure. The finish is semi-dry but a note of sweetness sneaks in as well.

This is a rare beer that drinks "bigger" than it actually is. I would have pegged this as a 8% (or so) ABV beer.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fearfactory
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of carrollmel7
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of forrestmoons
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color, with a tiny head. Laces quite well.

Bready malts with moderate pepper.

Smokey flavor, with a fair degree of booze-taste considering that it's fairly non-alcoholic at 5.4%ABV. Otherwise, while this is not bad by any stretch, I was hoping for a slight degree more nuance. Mouthfeel is moderate, with low carbonation.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travis875
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of j-rod18
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.68/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of megamick
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Adams Scotch Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,113 ratings