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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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eRock_2013 (199) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 A distinctive beer all around, beginning with the aroma which features appetizing caramel malt and brown sugar and hoppy notes, very enjoyable. The appearance is likewise appetizing, a golden brown color with good head and lacing. Doesn’t appear as amber as other amber ales, but of course as a "stock ale" this claims to be something different. I’ll admit I haven’t quite figured the taste out, but it’s rather complex, with a subtle sweetness and a variety of flavorful hoppy notes. Excellent complement of caramel maltiness, English golding hop bitterness, and some fruity flavors I suppose come from the yeast. Exceptionally smooth and finishes with pleasant earthy hop finish. An excellent craft beer and my personal favorite of the Sam Adams variety. Highly recommended, but hard to find in some locales so if you come across it, give this brew a try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (270) - - JUL 4, 2014
Full body, very flavorfull, well carbonated, long and balanced palate. Bitter, off dry, Yeasty, hoppy, malty, in equal proportions. A perfect session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wischylini (120) - Grimstad, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
Pours a clear amber, with a decent head that quickly collapses. The aromas are butterscotch, bread, malt, and some fruits. The taste is quite sweet, and low on the bittering hops, which makes for a beer that’s easy to drink. The aftertaste is fairly long. The mouthfeel is thin and the beer is moderately carbonated.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frode (176) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle 33 cl.
Clear amber, off-white. Malty aroma, with some orange, and maybe a touch of perfume. Sweet, medium bitter, long.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsnicholas (61) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle (12oz). Cloudy amber color. Large head that stuck around. Taste seems light, watery. Drinkable.(h)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (57) - - JUN 24, 2014
Overall enjoyable ale, smooth character, nice colour and foamy head. A not too long finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
moderrnlifeiswar (49) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwgl (40) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Härlig, fruktig ale. Inte jättespännande men absolut trevlig och lättdrucken. God!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, golden raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, golden raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, golden raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English pale ale. Well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
12oz bottle from a Wegman’s in Buffalo, NY. Golden amber with a dense cream head; malty aroma; soft caramel malt taste with a creamy texture; and a rich butterscotch finish with just a trace of hops. Rather good in a malty sort of way.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (404) - 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.


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