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

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by johnnnniee on 10-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of TylerKitchens
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 edition. Drank with wifey on our 1st anniversary.

Deep gold color with a sticky white head. Spit wad retention. Fancy schmancy 750 ml bottle.

Very tropical aroma. Some apricot too. Has a fir tree kind of hop . A tag attached to the bottle indicates Saaz and Summer hops which I believe is a first for me. Summer not the Saaz. Upon further research Summer hops are an Australian aroma hop, high alpha, with a sweet, fruity profile. That sounds about right.

Taste is more tropical fruit with some golden pear. Spiky Saaz really shows through both in flavor and prickly mouthfeel. Juicy, full body.

Not a Belgian masterpiece but very, very good. I really like the couter balance between fir tree hops and sweet tropical malt & spikey resin vs. juicy body. Much better than Sam's other tripel Third World Tripel.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice foamy and slightly creamy head that leaves a bit of lacing and the head dissipates a bit quickly but still leaves some foam. The beer itself is a gold that is very hazy but can still see through it a little. The smell is very bready and yeasty with bit of fruitiness and sugary smell as well. The hops are somewhat noticeable but have little presence. The taste is very similar to the smell but has a nice sugary cake taste with a light floral hop flavor afterwards. The yeast and bready notes are still there but not as present. the beer's mouthfeel is medium-bodied with biting carbonation and a fairly smooth feel when it goes down. Overall, the beer is pretty good and worth getting if you can find it.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into two pilsner glasses. One for me and one for my lady.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy two inch head that reduced to a puffy white layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange yellow with good clarity and visions of bubbles coming up through the glass. More crazy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spices, bready malts, vanilla, apples, and a nice bouquet aroma that brings bells to the nose. I might be losing it, but I almost get a banana aroma too.

Taste: A nice blend of above aromas. A little hoppy bitterness in the end too that balances put with the sweetness of the beer.

Mouthfeel: smooth, a bit dry, medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, bubbly, and quite enjoyable.

Overall: I thought this was a blond ale, but then it is like a pale/tripel blend. I like it a lot, but too bad you can't get anymore of these bottles.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a medium gold color, crystal clear, and a thin layer of foam with thick, sticky lacing.

S - Cloves, light bready caramel malt, and slightly floral.

T - Cloves, light spice, mildly fruity, light caramel malt, honey, and slightly yeasty with a little bit of lemon. There's a small bit of alcohol coming through and the lemon and citrus in the background mixed in with a peppery spice.

M - The alcohol creates a drying effect and the light fruit and spices makes the mouth water. Light medium body, and fairly smooth.

O - Sam Adams does alot of beers (as we all know) and while I've really enjoyed some, there are many I haven't, but this one I did. This was released only on July 26th at the Boston Brewery for couples who were engaged or recently married and only 500 cases were released.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep golden color with a huge white head that persists forever. Smells of sweet light juicy fruits, honey and sugar with a solid shot of pepper and spice. Sweet honey and sugary malts play well with apricots and and other light fruits. The malty sweetness is countered quite well by the peppery spicy yeast phenols. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet fizzy mouthfeel. Nice brew and thanks again to Dave M for sharing.

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Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 21 ratings