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RATINGS: 1738   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eRock_2013 (383) - 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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalMurphy (315) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (denmark) golden colour, medium body, average carbonated, bitter-sweet

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6555) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
Clear dark golden color with a fine off white head. Toffee and hoppy nose with an ok intensity. Medium body and an average carbonation. Ok balance between bitterness and sweetness. Toffee, fruity, herbal and a bit bready. Nice session able beer.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Memory rating...i liked this better than the lager for a bit...my tastes have since changed...ok.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
fakebeersnob (294) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2016
When I first started getting in to craft beers, this was one I liked a lot. Trying again for the first time in many years. Pours a light brown, but a surprisingly dense white head. I don’t get a lot of aroma in it. A bit sweet with a malt back. Watery.. Has a black pepper finish. Not as good as I remembered. Besides that peppery finish, there is not much new, or strong going for it.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Justin666 (119) - - 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 (466) - 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 (476) - 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 (2389) - 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 (362) - 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


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