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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A classic American amber ale, a well balanced blend of malt and hop flavors with a subtle bitter finish from both the hops and roasted malts. Discover America’s brewing renaissance with our flagship beer.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Dark amber/light brown color. Moderately hazy. Although the head is modest, it does leave ample blanket lace on the glass Earthy, dry malt aroma. Very faint hop nose. Better hop presence in the taste. The malt is still the stronger flavor, still earthy. The aftertaste is well balanced, but short lived. The body is richer than most with a slightly higher level of carbonation.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (2961) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a good copper with a small white head that coats the glass quite intensively. Nose is of roasted and toasted cereals. Taste is more cereals and lightly earthy. Gently bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation. OK

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3157) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap on the premise [Canal St] Pours copper with low-medium off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, malts. Taste is of bitterness, earth, caramel, malts. Palate: Medium-full body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good, malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6972) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
on tap on the premises - canal st. boston. clear dark golden, red tint, with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. toasted red maltiness, tobacco, specialty maltiness - sweetish, grassiness, minerals, clean yeast action. moderate carbonation, light body - oily ; semi-sweet spicy finish. just slightly under-attenuated but a pretty nice red ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Draft at Canal Street. Lightly hazed amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, orange, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, light spicy. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rjplumer (915) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Sweet tart malt aroma. Hazy red amber color. Bubbly persistent head about 2 inches tall and no sign of backing down soon. Flat caramel malt with a sour tart feel on the tongue.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (9010) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"a simple beer that ends up pretty boring, though it’s got a decent rich malty aroma going on. little hop presence, though, so little balance. this feel, lack of follow through on the flavor. eh."

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guisepp (3) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
I can see why this is Boston Beer Works flagship. Was surprised to find that it is only 5% abv. The malt is butterscotchy. The finish is smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3350) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft sampler pours amber with a off white head . Aroma of sweet malts and spice. Taste is malty, and grass

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (4639) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a thin light tan head. Malty aroma has a hint of cloves. Flavor has more of cloves than the aroma, tasty and satisfying. Texture is fairly fizzy if a tad thin. Get your red socks on!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (2875) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Cloudy medium brown pour with a short burst of white head. Fades fast and no lacing. Flat. Some roasted caramel malts on the nose and some hops but neither jumps out as unique. Light to medium body. A little sweet malt and some bitterness at the end. Everything about this just feels routine and like a weak copy of Sam Adams.


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