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RATINGS: 1717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eRock_2013 (325) - 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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
erling1000 (262) - - JUN 13, 2015
An amber ale with high white head. Aroma is malty, light yeasty, caramel, maybe fruity. Taste is bitter sweet.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
eibbor (1) - Macomb, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Good all around beer. This is my standard go to beer when no craft brews are on sale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopmaestro (458) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
Aroma of sweet fruits with a pleasant malt touch. Sweet and fruity, medium body. Kinda crisp and malty at the same time, medium bitterness. A little anonymous but decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Augdraught1981 (194) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
A very sweet & clear beer with low carbonation, a thin, slightly off white head and faint floral & fruit aromas. Medium mouth feel with a lingering bitterness & caramel background. Finishes with a sweet and bitter bite.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (429) - - MAY 9, 2015
Copenhagen 9/5 2015. 35,5 cl bottle from Kvickly. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with yellowish head. Quite persistent. I find the aroma a little sharp. Some sweetness as well with some caramel. Carbonation is soft. Flavour is malty sweet with notes of caramel and butterscotch. Only a light bitterness. Not what I expected from a beer from Samuel Adams but not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (259) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Appearance with golden color and nice head. Aroma not very strong but the hops is noticeable. On the palate, it is refresh and with a good buddy. Not bad!

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
shanir88 (2) - ISRAEL - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
I like the beer very much, good beer, nice taste and fine aroma. Good for all beer fans

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (725) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 26, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours an amber with a nice medium sized off-white head. Light aromas of caramel, toffee, floral hops and butterscotch. Fairly well-balanced..starts out sweet and finishes with a light bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10351) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht zitronig, hopfig, nussig malzig. Geschmack leicht hopfig, Citrus, Tannen, bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (1883) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Aroma of bready malt, caramel, butterscotch, perfumed notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a light bitter finish. A bit too dull and malty to impress.


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