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

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Samuel Adams Scotch AleSamuel Adams Scotch Ale
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3.74/5
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1,108 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:
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Added by Todd on 05-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,059
Reviews:
638
Ratings:
1,108
pDev:
14.17%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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52
Gots:
101
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,108 |  Reviews: 638
Photo of arnulfooxblood
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a deep, rich copper with an average head and decent lacing. The The aromas are of smoke, caramel, toffee, and apricot. The flavor presents a semi-rich toffee and caramel, with mild peat smoke on the back end. The mouthfeel is quite thin and somewhat astringent. Overall this is a unsatisfying and somewhat unpleasant beer. The smoke sticks out and is not well integrated in the rest of the brew, the moutfeel is very thin for a Scotch Ale, and nothing seems to harmonize.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There's something about scotch ales that I just gravitate too. And when I came across this Sam Adam's variety pack and saw it had their scotch ale I snapped it up right there and then - I was glad I did.

A beautiful looking brew with a great, dark amber hue, decent head and good lacing, it looks gorgeous in the glass. I noted a distant smoky scent to the beer and enjoyed the distinct flavor that comes with a good scotch ale. Although probably not the best offering from Sam Adams, it is certainly one of their better ones.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - Clear copper color with thick off white head that lasts several minutes, excellent lacing.

Smell - I get malts a little booze also a little smoke as well.

Taste - I get a little malty and caramel notes also some earthy notes.

Feel - Medium body very clean little bit of bitterness on the front end.

Overall - A decent beer I would probably have again.

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Photo of ReggieWeiss
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monorailred
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brauseboof
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrettNole7
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.63/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of foundersfan1
2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanty76
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2ellas
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of movieclockstar
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoneguy
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of June 2016. Sampled on January 24, 2016.

Honey-amber-red pour with a modest off-white head up top.

The aroma has a caramel malt sweetness and a good peat moss note.

The body is light to medium and I would have preferred a bit more depth to it.

Very sweet malt character in the taste with that back yard peat moss flavor. Little to no bitterness.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.19/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams Scotch Ale has a thin, bone-colored head, a clear copper appearance, and some lacing splotches left behind. The aroma is muted, but the drinker might pick up some sweet bread. Taste is of peat smoke, predominately, but sweet, brown bread crust and low-level, rounding bitterness is present. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Samuel Adams Scotch Ale finishes crisp and semi-dry.

RJT

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Photo of Chris-1911
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Scotch Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,108 ratings
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