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RATINGS: 1684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ingevara (804) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
A very decent beer, well balanced maltyness and sweetness. I could easily buy this again, but why are the bottles so small?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - AUG 24, 2002
only drink these on flights from ny to boston, and even a miller light taste good after a commute-day to boston. not a great beer, not a bad beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2002
This is the "stock" ale, whatever that means. I like it better than the lager.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2002
Very hoppy. Very nice. Nice colour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
A strong hoppy beer, with more malt than the Boston Lager. A complexly flavored brew that I just didn’t like too much. Good deep amber color, nice foam and decently thick texture. Strong not terribly pleasant aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Doesnt taste as strong as thier lager, but has a distinct flavor and mouthfeel of a classic english pale ale. Nice rich amber color with decent head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
So prevalent that it is probably the beer I’ve had most when going out to eat. A reliable, steadfast friend.
Earlier Rating: 9/25/2001 Total Score: 2.5
The main problem with this beer is that they have Bells’ Amber available at the Uno near me. This beer is fine, unassuming, pleasant, but why order it when you can get something from Larry Bell? Bad move, Uno.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (38) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2002
It will do if cash is short..or it is the best thing on the menu.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMan (8) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2002 does not count
Very nice aroma and malty taste, but aftertaste was a little harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2002
This is not one of my favorite ales, but it is serviceable.


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