What is your favorite beer from Samuel Adams?

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  1. gentlystewed

    gentlystewed Disciple (387) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Lat 48
    Nobel Pils
    Boston Ale
    Boston Lager
  2. BarryMFBurton

    BarryMFBurton Meyvn (1,036) Mar 28, 2011 Indiana

    Never had the legendary Triple Bock, but their Double Bock is certainly my favorite from them - for me, that beer is the standard for the style.
  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (832) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Boston Lager
  4. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,430) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    I am sure it will be the first of many. Welcome!
  5. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,430) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Cream stout and Lat 48 (2012) were pretty decent.
    I am not overly impressed with their beers, HOWEVER that is not to say that they don't put out some quality beers consistently. I just don't search their beers out, typically I am looking for something else.
  6. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Zealot (599) Oct 12, 2011 Indiana
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    Black & Brew from the Christmas Pack last year.
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  7. beerluvr

    beerluvr Meyvn (1,177) Jan 2, 2001 Ontario (Canada)
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    Cream Stout, and when I could get my hands on it the Triple Bock was amazing
  8. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Chocolate Bock
    Cream Stout
    Boston Lager
  9. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (576) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Off the top of my head I would have to say Winter Lager.

    Oh also the Double Agent IPL.
  10. ghowehattrick

    ghowehattrick Disciple (359) Oct 30, 2010 North Carolina

    Alpine Spring, Noble Pils, Boston Lager. Alpine Spring is my favorite from SA.
  11. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (328) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    Without a doubt Honey Porter, sadly discontinued. Noble Pils is awful good, too.
  12. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Disciple (384) Dec 14, 2012 Ohio
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    Welcome aboard!
  13. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Illinois

    double agent ipl, year round favorite
    old fezziwig ale, seasonal favorite
  14. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,526) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Boston Ale was a favorite back in the day.
  15. hayseed

    hayseed Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2005 Washington

    Octoberfest, Boston Ale (not sure if they still make that one), Old Fezziweg, and Noble Pils are my faves.

    Cranberry Lambic is the worst. When I used to buy their winter samplers, I would take the CLs and put them in the crisper of my beer fridge where they would sit forever. We played a lot of darts in those days. The price for losing was drinking a CL. Ultimate motivation to win there.
  16. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (79) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    Longtime lurker here. I thought I'd sign up and throw my two cents in on this. One of my favorites was Alpine Spring but it would seem my opinion is firmly in the minority since Alpine Spring is most likely discontinued.

    Speaking of Sam Adams beers that are on the outs, it looks like Holiday Porter and Chocolate Bock won't be in the Winter Classics (now called Winter Favorites) variety pack this year. This year's lineup is Boston Lager, Winter Lager, Old Fezziwig, Cherry Chocolate Bock, White Christmas, and Juniper IPA.
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  17. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Old Fezziwig is brilliant - and in my lonely opinion, a world class beer deservingly place in the top 100.

    Few would dare say it, but there Imperial Stout is no slouch, and has something fairly unique going for it with the anise undertones.
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  18. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    I saw a new label come through for Holiday Porter recently. Is it slated for sixers?
  19. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (79) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    I saw that label as well but I haven't seen anything about Holiday Porter sixers. I think they're doing sixers of White Christmas again.
  20. handpullme

    handpullme Disciple (307) Aug 21, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Thirteenth Hour & Chocolate Squirrel are my favorites. I used to love Boston Lager but now find it just kind of blah. I remember it having hints of grapefruit in the taste years ago that I don't get anymore.
  21. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    That's the only SA wit that I think is decent
  22. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (79) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    I thought it was passable but I had the same issue with that beer as I do with all Sam Adams wheat beers - not enough body. They're just too thin.
  23. Biffster

    Biffster Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2004 Michigan

    Utopias, obviously.

    I am partial to the Oktoberfest as a go to beer in fall. It's a little hoppy to style, but I like it. I also have to love the ol' Stock Ale. I think it's way superior to the Boston Lager
  24. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (484) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    New World Tripel
    Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout
    Whitewater IPA
    Noble Pils
  25. dcs1548

    dcs1548 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Virginia

    The Vixen and Thirteenth Hour were really good beers.
  26. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (335) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Cream Stout is what turned me to stouts, and more importantly to craft beers. Which led me to BA. Which led me to IPA'S. Which led me to better beer!!
  27. NHhomebrewguy

    NHhomebrewguy Zealot (576) Apr 9, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Lat 48 - best
    summer - least
  28. ThatguyJoefromBoston

    ThatguyJoefromBoston Initiate (197) Mar 14, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Favorites: Fat Jack Double Pumpkin, Brick Red (Only on tap in Boston :slight_smile:), Chocolate Bock, Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout, Black & Brew

    Least Favorites: Holiday Porter, Porchrocker, Cherry Wheat, Coastal Wheat
  29. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (573) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    2003 Utopias, extremely good.
  30. ontherocks

    ontherocks Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2008 Georgia

    Well-aged Triple Bock. :stuck_out_tongue:

    (Will try to get back to you later with a more serious answer.)
  31. lightman1

    lightman1 Initiate (71) Oct 19, 2013 Arkansas
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    Mines gotta be the Octoberfest, followed by the Cream Stout and then the Boston Lager. They make lots of good ones. Lightman1
  32. Jonada

    Jonada Champion (848) May 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    At this point in time, probably Boston Lager. It's amazing how many Sam Adams beers I used to love when I first got into craft, have just been "meh" when I've had them more recently.
  33. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I have a weakness for sessionable, hoppy beers, therefore...

    New Albion
    Double Agent
    Noble Pils
  34. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (224) Sep 7, 2006 Kentucky

    • Octoberfest
    • Noble Pils
    • Double Agent IPL
    • Boston Lager
    They make other solid beers, but I could make it a long time with just those four.
  35. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,348) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Utopias is my favorite sam adams beer by a landslide. I dont have a least favorite. Sam Adams does a really good job of brewing a broad range of beers that are all brewed according to its respective style guidelines.
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  36. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

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  37. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    Noble Pils and it's not even close.
  38. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Aspirant (274) Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    Boston Ale
    Imperial Stout (Though not my favorite example of the style)
    Noble Pils
  39. lvldweller

    lvldweller Initiate (167) Apr 3, 2013 New Jersey
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    1. Utopias
    2. Triple Bock
    3. Hazel Brown
    4. Maple Pecan Porter
  40. BruChef

    BruChef Aspirant (226) Nov 8, 2009 New York

    The one I'm going to drink to celebrate the Sox winning the pennant. Probably the most fitting would be a Boston lager. GO SOX!!!
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