Favorite Sam Adams beer besides Utopias regardless of BA ratings

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  1. hornsup

    hornsup Disciple (324) Nov 29, 2012 Virginia
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    Opinions on what your top few (less than 3) Sam Adams beers other than the obvious Utopias regardless of BA ratings. I feel like all BA ratings for Sam Adams are subjective, therefore this could be interesting.

    Mine are:-in no particular order

    Hazel Brown
    13th hour
  2. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Triple Bock. It is genuinely my highest rated SA beer (3.73). I don't rate much of their stuff though.

    I do love Boston Lager, Noble Pils, Old Fezziwig and a few others. The majority of their beers were my introduction to beer styles during college.
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  3. standardcherry

    standardcherry Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2011 Massachusetts

  4. MDunk

    MDunk Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2009 Illinois
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    I really like:
    Stony brook red
    choc bock
    holiday porter

    When I was in Boston last fall their Oktoberfest was my go-to if there wasn't anything neat on tap.
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  5. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    The old Winter Lager 2004-2007
    Old Fezziwig
    Summer Ale
    Noble Pils
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  6. dertyd

    dertyd Crusader (772) Mar 23, 2010 California
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    Triple bock
    Maple pecan porter
  7. TheFunGuy

    TheFunGuy Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 Virginia

    Alpine Spring
    Dark Depths
  8. priwen

    priwen Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2007 Arkansas

    Double Agent IPL
    Old Fezziwig
  9. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Probably in order

    Hazel Brown
    Chocolate Bock

    Shame I've never seen Hazel Brown or Chocolate bock for sale individually, only in samplers.
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  10. VitisVinifera

    VitisVinifera Initiate (189) Feb 25, 2013 California
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    They had a blackberry porter a number of years ago, loved it. I see chocolate bock listed here a few times, can't stand it one bit.
  11. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (532) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    I liked the chocolate Bock even though it seemed panned here
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  12. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,343) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Sample B Maple Pecan Porter (only had once on-tap), Octoberfest, Winter Lager, Boston Ale, Noble Pils

    I liked a few of the Longshot beers over the years too.. there's a few they could've given its own release to..
  13. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Zealot (569) Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    boston lager? pretty much all we get in canada, lol. in all seriousness, oktoberfest probably takes the cake for me.
  14. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (700) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    my favorite sad adams beer: their next new release that I get excited for.
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  15. tdm168

    tdm168 Poo-Bah (2,860) Aug 10, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Noble Pils
    Maple Pecan Porter

    These three aren't even my favorite styles. Plus there are plenty others that I've enjoyed but I think these are the best based on style and flavor.
  16. airevac19

    airevac19 Initiate (146) Dec 6, 2006 Washington

    Boston lager
    Imperial stout
    Cranberry lambec (I'll probably get blasted for this one)

    I like just about anything from Sam Adams. The only one I'm not big on is the cherry wheat.
  17. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,221) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Unlike the reviews for all the other brewers' brands?:rolling_eyes:
  18. KenGriffith45

    KenGriffith45 Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2012 New York

    Octoberfest & Norse Legend, definitely.
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    NYCBUCKEYE Initiate (103) Jan 21, 2013 New York
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    Cherry Wheat
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  20. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (730) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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  21. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Cream Stout and Old Fizziwig are my two favorite. I like almost everything they offer except the Cranberry lambic and the summer ale that tasted like lemon peels.
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  22. ImageFX

    ImageFX Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2013 Florida

    Imperial Stout
  23. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    After looking at my scores:
    1. Sam Adams Imperial Stout @ 4.4
    2. Dark Depths @ 4.2
    3. Fat Jack and Merry Mischief were tied @ 4

    Hmmm . . . Good thread, as I look at these scores and wonder if they`re inflated due to lack of knowledge or previous bias. I will be most likely revisiting these brews. Probably shouldn`t question myself on this, they just seem a bit high.
  24. VitoFerrante

    VitoFerrante Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Third Voyage, their monster Double IPA. Awesome beer at a decent price!!!!!
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  25. VitoFerrante

    VitoFerrante Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I also like their Dunkel Weizen. I think that one should be available all the time everywhere. Awesome beer!!!
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  26. BogleHill

    BogleHill Initiate (132) Jul 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Hands down Third Voyage.
  27. awinkro

    awinkro Aspirant (201) Oct 15, 2008 Texas
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    Hallertauer Imperial Pilsner. Wish they brought it back.
  28. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Third Voyage, Black Lager and Noble Pils
  29. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,815) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    It's all about the Boston Ale, baby!

    Runners up are Boston Lager and Cream Stout.
  30. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,515) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Noble Pils! Also, Boston Lager is a nice beer when fresh. Double Agent is solid too.
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  31. Metalaero

    Metalaero Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 New York

    Oktoberfest, Merry Mischief, and IPL
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  32. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

  33. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (419) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Old Fezziwig, Winter Lager, Cherry Wheat (on draft)
  34. itchytasty

    itchytasty Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2008 Connecticut

  35. LeRose

    LeRose Savant (962) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    StoneyBrook Red
    New World Tripel
    Boston Lager

    I have liked all of the small batch products I have tried. The Vixen would be the absolute fave if it was available. Sam Adams runs the gamut for me from good Lord that is awful to yummy can I have another.
  36. kecarl7

    kecarl7 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2010 California

    In no particular order:

    Boston Lager, Winter Lager, and Noble Pils
  37. BigBarley

    BigBarley Disciple (373) Aug 5, 2011 Texas

    Merry Mischief, Third Voyage, Imperial Stout.

    Also 13th Hour, Tasman Red and Holiday Porter deserve honorable mention.
    And let's not forget Cream Stout and Latitude 48.

    Honestly, the thing I love about Samuel Adams beers is that when they're good, they're GREAT. But on the flipside, when they're not very good, it's dramatically bad.
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  38. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    cream stout and merry mischief.
  39. JimKal

    JimKal Devotee (469) Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Latitude 48
    Alpine Spring
  40. Smokebox_79

    Smokebox_79 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Love the Cinder Bock. Second would be Dark Depths, and third the Triple Bock
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