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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (599) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Hoppy clove/grassy notes. Taste is bitter at start which is matched with sweet maltiness. Finishes with a tangy bitterness and some sweetness. Appearance is a gold/amber body with creamy head with good retention

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a one finger frothy off-white head. The nose is pretty typical for the style, some lightly toasty malt, a hint of caramel, some minimal floral hops. The flavor leans a bit toward the sweeter side with a little caramel and toasty malt. Not much in the way of hops here, but there’s a slight hint on the finish. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty basic Amber, but better than a lot of craft beer efforts I’ve had.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (2995) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
On bottle from Systembolaget Sälen. Deep golden color, good foam. Immediate malty, some dried fruits and grassy notes . Medium body & complexity. Some sweetness, ok balance. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jagad5 (65) - - JAN 29, 2014
Poured quickly, a 12 oz bottle fills a 20 oz English pub glass. The head looks great but the brown ale is very unappealing. Tastes more like a lager than an ale, a plus for me.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Nice off-white head with sticky lace; the broth color could be described neutral amber with a touch of orange. Very clear. Smell: More malt than hop; slightly sweet, very round. Lots of caramel, but no chocolate. The hop is present strictly as a spice. The taste is similar to a British bitter. Strong hop bite in the swallow (and aftertaste), but the initial sip is malty. Very smooth--richer than most bitters with a typical amount of carbonation. I think this beer would do very well in a blind flight.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (729) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
355ml bottle. Medium cream colored head. Clear brown color. Aroma is caramel, good amount of malt and some brown sugar. Taste is sugar, malt, oak and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Another sam adams another good beer... Well balanced malty front... Might be personal preference bit could have been more bitter a... Why is boston ale impossible to find ? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NoCSbrew (15) - - JAN 12, 2014
Enjoy a Sam Boston every so often. Not the best stuff on market anymore in crowded market but still enjoyable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (837) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
@ Ystad. Flaska från Systembolaget (18:-). Maltig och ganska humlig smak och doft av bl.a. citrus, gröna äpplen och kryddor. Medelbesk med en hyfsat lång avslutning.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mstrcrwly (240) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
One of the better mass produced ales on the market..not enough hops..maltier than an ale should be..


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