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RATINGS: 1745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Samuel Adams® Boston Ale was first brewed to celebrate the opening of our Boston Brewery. Like Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, it was an old family recipe that was rescued by Jim Koch from his father’s attic. Samuel Adams® Boston Ale, a Stock Ale, has a complex, caramel malt character balanced with distinct spicy and herbal hop notes. Our proprietary ale yeast imparts a variety of fruit and ester notes in both the nose and flavor which are indicative of the style. Stock Ale, one of the few classic beer styles to have originated in the United States, has a strong New England heritage. The style draws its name from the cool "stock cellars" in which it was aged. This technique imparted a smoothness and body which became the hallmark of this style. Keeping with the Stock Ale style, Samuel Adams® Boston Ale is fermented at cooler almost lager like temperatures and conditioned much longer than most ales. It also is Krausened and dry hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2003
Amber to ruby color, beautiful thick head. Aroma is filled with cherries, spices and caramel. Astringent. Taste is fresh, sweetish and candy-like, aftertaste is gently bitter and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6695) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
Creamy, off-white head. Amber. Toffe and caramel-aroma. Fresh with late bitterness. Toffee and hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Butternut toffee flavor is predominant in this light bodied ale. Not bad, but not what I would choose to drink if there was anything else. Very generic. Much better thant the Spring Ale though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Copper hue with a good head and some lacing. Aroma hinted of Apple, cereal, grains, aromatic hops, and light spices. Taste developed a hoppy twang, candy sweetness, and a buttery hint. Thin to medium-bodied, finished with a metallic feel. An good common session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 27, 2003
I have had this before and IMHO it was only slightly better than the lager. More mellow and flavorfull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Real tasty. This is the first of the Sam Adams line that I drank and I fell in love with it. I used to keep this in my fridge because my friends wouldn't drink it. I personally do not taste the fruit in here. It tastes like your typical ale that yoi would find in a pub somewhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Very fuity aroma to it which reminded me of some of some types of Belgian beers. malty, somewhat spicy taste to it. good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Darker in color, maltier in flavor than sam adam's lager. Personally, I liked the crisp, citric hoppy flavor of the lager better than the malty, sweet, and uninspiring spicy flavor of the ale. Decent brew, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2003
The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of oranges and candysugar. The color is a beutiful amber and it has a fine head, though it collapses without disappearing. The flavor is sweet and malty with notes of oranges, candy, straws, and aroma hop. At last turning into an OK bitterness - but only on the front of the tongue - it is missing a good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18220) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 An amber beer with a nice head. Aroma is a little fruity, and this is a very smooth one to be an ale. Somewhat bitter in the finish

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