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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
erling1000 (540) - - JUN 13, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 An amber ale with white head. Aroma is malty, light yeasty, caramel, prune. Taste is bitter sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 11, 2001
Straight from the Keg this beer was fresh and fited well in my dorm room. I spent a fine weekend in a drunken stuper with this stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 16, 2000
This is one of my favorite, if not my absolute favorite, standard ales. Mostly because there’s nothing ’standard’ about it. This beer just defines ’beer’ for me. It’s that middle of the road, not a stout, not a pilsner type of beer. Just a perfect balance. The nose on this beer should be made into a womens perfume. (Assuming women really want to attract men!) Anyway...a great gateway beer. Have your Budmilloors loving friends try this, it’s sure to get them into better beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
avidbeerdrinker (17) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2001
slightly sweet but very enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cosmopolitan (10) - big rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Great beer for any occasion, the flavor is strong yet crisp. One of a kind!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2008
This is easily one of favorite of the Sam Adams line. It has good solid body just like the Boston lager, but without the hoppiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - OCT 2, 2001
Nice white head over a copper colored beer. Spicy nose. very malty and sweet and fruity but well balanced with hops to prevent cloying. Good beer Boston BC.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - MAR 7, 2004
Very good beer. Has some nice aroma and very full bodied. Pretty cheap as well

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Complex is a word that gets thrown around a lot in beer and wine reviews. Although Boston Ale is certainly complex it is very tasty and very enjoyable - beer geeks aside. Everytime I bring this somewhere occasional beer drinkers say, "wow what is that?" and then they smile. I know of no better complement.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Always a good choice. The Boston Ale has a golden amber color with good clarity and carbonation. It forms a thick off white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Its aroma is malty sweet with a hint of honey and floral hops. On the tongue the malts are bready and lightly toasty. The hops are light and have a nice piney and citrus bitterness that fades slowly into the finish. I really like the balance on this ale and I fined it to be very drinkable and refreshing. Cheers!

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