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RATINGS: 1676   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 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Very good chilling beer. Probably the best beer you’ll find at most pubs on tap. Drinkable and not overly expensive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Better than I expected after having sampled a SA lager earlier. Deceptively low alcohol content yet good balance.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 20, 2002
This is their best beer. Good finish and not the harsh aftertaste of the lager.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
An above average attempt at a stronger ale. Nice color and aroma but average taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2002
this will suffice in a pinch

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2002
could find no diffrence between the ale and the lager that happens with contract brews

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2002
pish posh

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Bottled: Lovely colour and good aroma. Flavour and palate a little disapointing.


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