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RATINGS: 1735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Very nice clear amber pour with large, tight head. Sweet caramel malts along with some fruity spiced hop aromas. Spicy hop flavors hit the tongue along with a sweet bread note, but they’re kind of masked by the over carbonation.Residual bitterness on the finish.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Justin666 (105) - - FEB 8, 2016
Pours copper with small head. Aroma and taste is of malt and sweet caramel. Aftertaste is short, almost non existent. What went wrong?

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EvanFriend (458) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2016
It has SOME flavor at least. Mainly bread, a little caramel, a faint note of grassy/pine hops towards the end. Pedestrian.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (350) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours copper with quickly diminishing off white head. Aroma was malty and caramel. Taste was sweet and wheaty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (1977) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
Clear amber, airy white head. Aroma has light caramel and faint notes of hops. Similar flavour, some sweetness nicely balanced by hoppy bitterness. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sniffter (1) - Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2015 does not count
A good session type (using anything under 5 ABV). I like the malty finish although it is a bit hoppy for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
emandkey (66) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - NOV 20, 2015
How: bottle. Appearance: Clear brown colour, with small short lasting white head. Aroma: caramel, brown sugar, bread. Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter Palate: light body, very soft carbonation, a bit sticky texture Overall: Heavy flavor with small character, but drinking this beer all i can think is other brown ales.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
austejaph (59) - LITHUANIA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottled, 33 cl. Appearance: amber, clear, minimal white head. Aroma: toast, roast, brown sugar, bread. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, a little bit sticky, flat, long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weark (539) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Bouteille achetée chez Drink of the World - De couleur ambrée avec une mousse blanche bien collante - Au nez des arômes de caramel, de biscuit, des notes croustillantes de levure lager - En bouche du caramel, du biscuit, des céréale, des arômes clean - Corp léger, amertume légère, carbonation légère, crispy, final caramel biscuit - une amber lager propre et classique

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Dunkle goldgelbe kristallklare Farbe, kaum Schaum. Malz und Bitternoten. Im Geschmack etwas wässerig und trocken.


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