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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.

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   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (358) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
emandkey (65) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
austejaph (55) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weark (494) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (691) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Dunkle goldgelbe kristallklare Farbe, kaum Schaum. Malz und Bitternoten. Im Geschmack etwas wässerig und trocken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (956) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber, small nice bubbles in the glass. Compact, small white head, leaves lacing. Aroma grassy hops, caramel, bread dough. Medium carbonated, medium bodied. Taste, wheat bread, caramel, earthy hops. Finishing dry and slightly spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Brown/amber color with a light off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light hops. Flavor is quite malty with slight hints of caramel and hops. Fruit and malt and a great amount of bitterness at the end. I slightly prefer Boston Lager as I feel it is better balanced, but then again, both are fine and it’s mostly opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_rookie (225) - USA - JUL 19, 2015
Pours a bronze color. Surprisingly thick almost beige head. Nice lacing. Good retention. Nice carbonation.

Aroma is hoppy, but its also malty. For me its a little more hoppy. There is a distinct breadiness in it. Maybe a slightest smidge of melon.

Taste is really nice. Its rich. Its bitter. Its smooth. Again its got some hoppiness to it.

Mouthfeel again, is smooth. Its almost silky. Its a little bitter but finishes clean. Clean and a little sweet. Its a medium body. Its super drinkable.

Overall this is a terrific beer. I prefer this over Boston Lager. I could see myself cheering for the Red Sox with one of these in hand. It’s that good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1054) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : hazy orange, small head. Aroma : caramel, fruits, citrus peel and herbs. Palate : light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PartyFowle (733) - - JUL 16, 2015
A foamy off-white head with some sticking power crowns this beer, sitting atop a pale brown the color of pine wood with tons of bubbles. A classic Sam lager aroma, but with some sweetness. Honey, caramel, sourdough. Crisp, bready, with flavors of bubble gum. Maltier and sweeter than a regular Boston Lager. Carbonation is a little extreme. Smooth yet light.

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