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RATINGS: 1729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jabersquawk (10) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Starts alright, but finish is disappointing. Not much mouthfeel or character ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1967) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2015
On tap at O’Charleys in Augusta, visiting Danielle. Reddish amber pour. Sweet malts, some dark fruit. Some earth. Not actually too bad for style. 12.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
355ml bottle, pours clear amber, aroma toasted caramel biscuit, dried dark fruit esters, light floral hop notes with a gentle bitterness at the finish. Body is light, texture slick, medium sweet with light bitterness. Carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (336) - Minneapolis, - DEC 8, 2014
Like many Samuel Adams beers this one has a nice balance between the hops and malts. Nothing overpowering and very easy to drink. Great session beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JanVah (237) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
På flaska @ O*learys. Mörk gul färg. Doftar en aning av bröd. Smakar något sött och en antydan av beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1958) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Aroma: The smell is mostly from the malt, sweet porridge and biscuits. A whiff of orange.
Appearance: A clear amber copper toned beer, an off-white head that leaves good lacing.
Taste: The taste is also mostly sweet, brown syrup on white bread, and orange marmalade. The finish is somewhat bitter like orange peel.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a foamy feeling with a dry finish.
Overall: As many beers from the Boston Beer company a bit too sweet - but not bad.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2010-07-01.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: finger slightly off-white head, golden copper color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, light citrus hops, notes of wheat. Palate: medium-light body, average carbonation, moderate-light bitter finish, slightly sticky and also oily texture. Taste: sweet caramel, with light notes of wheat, into citrusy hops finish. Overall, drinkable, decent hoppiness, pretty nice beer really. Surprising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (388) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours light amber, decent head, some retention, nice lacing. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is malty sweet with some earthy bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes malty sweet with notes of bitter herbs, toffee, raisin and roasted malt. Average ale for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Ambrée orange claire. Mousse blanc cassé relativement peu persistante. Arômatique maltage sucré caramel, on distingue aussi un léger houblonnage floral et un peu résineux. En bouche pareil avec des notes de malts toastés, puis sucrés-caramel. Fin de bouche légèrement houblonnée-amère, agrumes-citrus. Carbonation moyenne. Bière balancée et intéressante, l’un des meilleurs compromis complexité-rafraichissement. Mais peu caractérisée.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Extremely low on aromas and flavor but smooth and easily downed. A little bit of sweet fruitiness and a dry gently bitter finish.

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