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RATINGS: 1722   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2002
on tap: Raisiny, caramelly nose; red-amber color; no head. Fruity and spicy like a nut cake. Full body, smooth and a good beer that is accessible.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Hops and carmel all in all light aroma. Brown dark red color. Spicey and malty taste. Medium bitter aftertaste, not that good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
I don’t wuite like this one as much as SA Lager but when visiting New England its a nice change.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
Similar to but not as good as the lager

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
I liked this beer better than the lager.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Looks and smells similar to the Boston Lager with a taste of spice to make this a wonderful addition to my regular Sammy’s drink list.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Amber color. Spicy almost pepper like aroma. Very slight hint of fruit. Nutty malt flavor turns bitter then malty again. Hints of caramel/toffee. Lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
collegiatebrew (22) - Defreestville, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2002

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Copper orange color with a big head that disappears and leaves some faint traces on the sides. A slightly caramel nose mixed with faint hops. The taste has an odd nutty bitter flavor. At first I scoffed, but it grew on me. While not greatly complex or thick, there is enough flavor here for it to get by. A decent ale for house guests or the next get together.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Amber hue.Whitish head is frothy and clean. Roasty toasted malt aroma, tangyness in the background. Caramel and toffe-ish notes, medium bodied and a lingering bitter finish with malts flowing all the way through. I forgot how much I like this brew. Its not extraordinary, but its definately impressive.


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