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Favorite Sam Adams beer besides Utopias regardless of BA ratings

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by hornsup, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. hornsup

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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
    Oktoberfest
     
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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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    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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    The old Winter Lager 2004-2007
    Old Fezziwig
    Summer Ale
    Noble Pils
     
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    Ipl
    Octoberfest
    Triple bock
    Maple pecan porter
     
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    Octoberfest
    Alpine Spring
    Dark Depths
     
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    Double Agent IPL
    Octoberfest
    Old Fezziwig
     
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    Probably in order

    Hazel Brown
    Chocolate Bock
    Octoberfest

    Shame I've never seen Hazel Brown or Chocolate bock for sale individually, only in samplers.
     
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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.
     
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    I liked the chocolate Bock even though it seemed panned here
     
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    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..
     
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    boston lager? pretty much all we get in canada, lol. in all seriousness, oktoberfest probably takes the cake for me.
     
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    my favorite sad adams beer: their next new release that I get excited for.
     
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    Noble Pils
    IPL
    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Unlike the reviews for all the other brewers' brands?:rolleyes:
     
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    Octoberfest & Norse Legend, definitely.
     
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    Cherry Wheat
     
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    Octoberfest
     
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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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    Imperial Stout
     
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    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.
     
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    Third Voyage, their monster Double IPA. Awesome beer at a decent price!!!!!
     
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    I also like their Dunkel Weizen. I think that one should be available all the time everywhere. Awesome beer!!!
     
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    Hands down Third Voyage.
     
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    Hallertauer Imperial Pilsner. Wish they brought it back.
     
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    Third Voyage, Black Lager and Noble Pils
     
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    It's all about the Boston Ale, baby!

    Runners up are Boston Lager and Cream Stout.
     
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    Noble Pils! Also, Boston Lager is a nice beer when fresh. Double Agent is solid too.
     
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    Oktoberfest, Merry Mischief, and IPL
     
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    Old Fezziwig, Winter Lager, Cherry Wheat (on draft)
     
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    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.
     
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    In no particular order:

    Boston Lager, Winter Lager, and Noble Pils
     
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    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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    cream stout and merry mischief.
     
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    Love the Cinder Bock. Second would be Dark Depths, and third the Triple Bock
     
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