Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Maple Pecan PorterSamuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
850
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
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42
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59
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of buschbeer
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is a dark ruddy brown with dark amber highlights. It is capped with two inches of mocha head.

S - I get lots of earthy, nutty aromas. I also get some cocoa and maple.

T - The maple really comes through on this beer. It is sweet and finishes with pecan.

M - Moderate

O - This is a maple beer that stands out. I have had several that have disappointed, but I really like the flavor of this one. The pecan adds an earthy touch to mellow the sweetness. Tastes great on a cold spring day.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. One inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, nut, sweet malt, hint of yeast, slight hop, slight dry hop, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, dry hop, hint of hop, slight nut, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, blend, but slightly cloying in sweetness.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a large tan head; nice retention and lacing action

Smell: Candied pecans with a hint of chocolate

Taste: Candied pecans, up front, with the maple building from start to finish; in the middle, there is a dusting of chocolate; the aftertaste features a grainy element; the maple just lingers on in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not much of a porter, this is more of a gimmicky beer (and not a very good one, at that)

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Photo of budgood1
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out a deep russet colour with stained cherrywood highlights. tan head an inch high reducing to some creamy lace. strong java aroma...something along the lines of flavoured coffee, with a sweet maple accent. the taste doesn't stray too far away from the nose...except it has a more pronounced robust roasted malt backbone that throws off more coffee and candied toffee. i would swear that this is brewed with real coffee. the pecan/nutty aspect is well integrated, although slightly artificial maybe due to the sweet maple syrup influence. i detect some spicy hoppiness, but it really has a tough time balancing the overall sugary/sweet dimension of this porter. this ale really has a lot going on with it. above average body. sweet, syrupy and slick mouthfeel with some residual hop bitterness. i would sum up the drinkability as festive...maybe paired with some pralines,a can of mixed nuts or something salty like bacon!

overall an interesting and flavourful brew. albeit slightly cloying. i can only imagaine this as a perfect beer for a lumberjack. it's like liquid breakfast if you fancy your pancakes with real maple syrup. and bacon. or ham.

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Samuel Adams Maple Pecan Porter from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.69 out of 5 based on 850 ratings.
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