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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 (213) - 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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laakus (6) - Nossebro, - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Appearance is brown reddish with minimal foam, nose is light touch of caramel- Mouth is medium full, with a soft carbonation and long bitter finish. Not as good beer as I remembered.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ramboraffe (409) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear amber with white head. Smell is caramel and malt. Taste is light malty with nutty caramel. Some bittering hops. Medium bitterness and low carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (11082) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bright amber, white head. Thin bodied. Light malt with added caramel. Not much to write home about.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klippx (51) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
If there were a category of "just ok beers" this would be the feature number. Smell is rather bland, just like the taste and palate. This used to be my favorite beer. Times certainly have changed...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2531) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Single from total wine. Nutty caramel and toasty grain. Toffee baked bread. A little more full bodied than most you see in this style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Xavalias (125) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle from Irma, Copenhagen DK, 5.1% ABV. Pours amber-brown with medium, persisting, creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts and ripe fruits, caramel. Bitterness confined to the head. A bit oily on the palate. Medium bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LasseVPedersen (224) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. Pours slight cloudy orange/red amber color with a dense, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, syrup, sweetish malt, butterscotch and bread. Medium-high sweet syrupy caramel beginning, which balanced the semi-bitter dry flavour fine. Yeasty easters along. Light-medium bodied, creamy, sticky texture with average carbonation. Very close to become too sugary for my style, but not at all bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madsen1635 (241) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear reddish golden pour with white head. Fresh malty aroma with moss. Taste has medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkos (188) - FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Caramelly sweet malty taste with some fruity notes. Taste is caramel malts with syrupy notes, not that sweet though, also coupled with a decent bitterness. Okay beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (297) - - 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


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