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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (437) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Boston Ale, like the more famous Boston Lager, has an attractive appearance and approachable taste. The amber color and tight head are extremely attractive. The sweet malts create a pleasant caramel flavor that alludes to the English ale tradition. However, there’s an aroma and flavor of cream that just doesn’t work. This brew would be plenty sweet without that particular note. With the cream, the sweetness becomes a bit too much. That said, Boston Ale is still a decent Amber Ale from Samuel Adams.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (489) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle. A- Vomit, peaches. A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Pink bubblegum, banana, spices. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, abrupt finish. O- This tasted like a bad hefeweizen. I was quite disappointed to be candid. The aroma and even the taste reminded me of vomit and that was a huge turnoff. If it wasn’t for that I may have enjoyed this beer a little more, but it really just didn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_alkis (252) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Beautiful maltness in the scent with a three fingers high foam. The beer lacks some character but is otherwise almost perfect with the long and smoked aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (418) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
355ml brown bottle, pours clear amber with a thick medium sized khaki head, that reduced slowly leaving some lacing. Aroma of syrup loaf, lemon peels and caramel. Flavours of syrup loaf, caramel, maple syrup, apricots and orange peels. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. A great flavorful malt forward beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (723) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
Flaska från SB. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad vätska med högt och brunfärgat skum. Doft av bröd och humle. Beskedlig smak. Inte så vansinnigt upphumlad. Maltkroppen är lite av meh. Nedtonad nästan lite feg i smaken. Bra till mat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1354) - 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 (513) - 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 (147) - 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 (43) - 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!

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