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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale is the winner of our 2011 Beer Lover’s Choice® campaign. This brew combines the malty sweetness of an ale with the complexity of oak aging for an overall well-balanced beer. The aroma has a subtle earthiness from the UK hops, while distinct notes of oak come through in the flavor of this amber brew. The vanilla and caramel oak character is balanced by the sweetness and subtle roastiness of our blend of malts for a smooth dry finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LKT1983 (110) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2012
This is a great ale. Nice rich color, dark copper like; aroma is deep, the oak is very pleasant and the finish is good. Def. a top choice if you can find it when it’s available.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Caramel on the nose, malty caramel definitely in the flavor. Decently full beer. Don’t taste the oak, but it is a bit dry. A bit one dimensionl, somewhat lacking in depth. Still, a pretty solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is a nice combo of wood and vanilla. Flavor is really dominated by vanilla, but also has hints of oak and maple. Very nice offering. Much better than I expected from Sam Adams.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (397) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Pours as nice copper color with a decent head that dissipates quickly. Initial flavor is sweet with a nice oaky flavor following. Aroma is sweet but not much else. Palate is clean and slightly fizzy. Like many Sam Adams beers, this is a good everyday session beer or something to enjoy with a meal. Might Oak Ale is interesting but not overly special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottblw from Wegman’s leesburg. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Slight int of oak on the nose which quickly fades into a maltiness. Taste is fairly sweet and one note. Finishes clean. Did this stuff age in oak or just graze the surface?

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Taste is wood, hay, malt, hops and tree bark. Hell, this one is all over the map, kinda like a beer dreamed up in a junk yard. Still, not so bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Draft @ Portsmouth Gas Light Co. Nose of Caramel malt and wood. Very much identical to the brewers description. Malty caramel, sweet bread with the oak noticeable throughout the sip. Hops do show up however I never would have known they are “British” Carbonation gives you a lively mouthfeel. Body being on lighter side of medium. Creamy texture. Nothing you have to go out of your way for but still nice overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (744) - Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Found this left over from SA’s spring pack. Pours a clear amber, small white head. Aroma of caramel sweetness mostly, some vanilla and oak. On tasting the vanilla and oak stand out more. A little on the sweet side but not bad, would drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2012
bottle - Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt. It tastes very sweet with caramel, a touch of vanilla, and maybe some subtle oak. There’s slight bitterness in the finish. This brew is mostly a sweet one though. Medium bodied. Okay.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
travita (3831) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2012
Fizzy quick dissipating beige head. Burgundy colored and clear. Smell is caramel, sweet, very fruity, apples, and warm fermentation. The taste is overly sweet, fruity, apples, a little oak.


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