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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Caramel malt, pine, and some roasted character; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a malty note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (502) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
DATE TASTED: May 3, 2014... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint... OCCASION: unwinding after the annual M&M Mars Fest in Hackettstown--thanks for the free candy!... APPEARANCE: thick white head the consistency of carwash soap--remains two fingers well after pour; copper orange body with vibrant carbonation--a looker... AROMA: sweet caramel aroma; fragrant hops are bright, soft and alluring without being distinguishable... PALATE: solid, medium-bodied with slight effervescence; highly drinkable, with zero suggestion of alcohol...TASTE: sweet caramel delivers underneath a mellow, soft pine flavor; a stereotypical ale (?), one to set expectations to... OVERALL: a recipe that wins in its simplicity--some bubblegum late in the glass adds to its otherwise "stock" profile--shout-out to neighbor Scott for bringing it over!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DennisKirk (143) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Flaske 0,33 l, købt i Kvickly i Næstved, ganske udemærket Brown Ale, dufter og smager godt, men der er altså noget pale ale over den, Det jeg mener er at den har en rigtig lækker bitterhed, man kan næsten ikke smage det, men bitterheden er der, hmm lækkert, en ting der også er super lækkert ved den her Brown Ale, er dens blide/cremet konsistens, alt i alt en god øl.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
Bottle 355ml; Creamy fruity-pearl head, lots of lacings, clear amber ale. Caramel malts to the nose. Caramel malts to the tongue, butter notes, hops are singing backing vocals. Palate; nice, cream, ok body, ok carbo. Finishes with the malts, grains, some fruity endnotes. Overall decent. An amber ale for gentle persons. (ABV 5.0% NOW. B@systembolaget Kalix 21:-SEK [3$] T@home Norway)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heyden (42) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2014
Caramel malt nose. Smooth and creamy caramel taste with low/mid hops. Notes of rye bread. Quite good for a dirt cheap beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wihlan (238) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Flaska hos gurra. Härlig maltighet med en lätt beska. Måste säga att det är ganska bra för att vara en stor amerikansk Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
abemorsten (2680) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
Clear orange golden body with a fingerthick cappuccino colored head. Caramel, boiled leaves and wood on the nose. Sweet with an acetonic, wet cardboard edge that lasts and somehow represents a kind of bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vonpolski (23) - Borup, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
Nice ambergolden body with a white head. A good aroma of flower and fruit. Taste of sweet caramel, rye and citrus. A wellbalanced ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (1314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
Pours amber with a fairly low creamy white head. Aroma is rye bread, honey, slight citrus notes. Taste is rye bread, caramel, honey, yeast, slight orange notes. Mouthfeel is quite creamy and medium carbonated. Aftertaste is honey, caramel and orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a clear copper/amber body that leaves a one finger white foamy head that lasts for about a good two minutes. Some spotty lacing speckles the sides of the glass and the body is too hazy for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell had some earthy/herbal sweetness combined with some really light hops. The taste had a bready maltiness to the earthy/herbal sweetness. The palate was about a medium to heavy with a slight sharpness on the tongue, sessionable. Overall, this isn’t bad. However, I think I would only have this again on tap.

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