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2009 Beer Lover’s Choice Contestant - Sample A. Similar to a traditional Czech Pilsner, our Samuel Adams Pils is brewed with a blend of 5 Noble Hop varieties from each of the world’s only remaining Noble Hop growing regions. The spicy, herbal and citrus hop character is well balanced by the Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner malt, adding honeyed malt character and full body without sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 Draft at Bella Luna. Pours a golden orange color with a foamy white head. Nose is grassy hop notes with a light biscuit note. Palate is light syrup with a nice fizzy palate. Flavor is grassy, straw, spicy, light syrupy note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a white head. Aromas of citrus and pine are followed by a taste that matches with a very tasteful bitter finish. I only bought one, but wouldn’t mind having a sixer of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hades665 (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Overall I would say this is a well made attempt at a German style Pils however the citrusy hops give me the impression of an American Style Pale Ale. This would be a great beer summertime beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Draft at The Boathouse. Poured clear amber color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2342) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2010
demonstrative brew it is hoppy with a peppery German type hop and a nice citrus infusion that is... tamed. cereal grain finish to a malt character that is at first warm and with a light hint of leather. palate is a melage of slick and refreshing and well carbonated and substantial foam. lingering, lingers of combination of flavors slowly dissapearing....this is a proud American session!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a deep, clear gold color with a large, frothy alabaster head that diminishes and leaves lacing around the glass. Aroma is of nice malts and floral with notes of light fruits/citrus. Taste is of nice malts well blended with floral and fruit. Crisp, medium bodied with good carbonation. Ending is of a nice floral and fruit blend with lemon notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 Bottle: Pours a clear dark yellow with a large fluffy head, aroma is very floral and grassy with a hint of lemon. Starts and ends light bitter with a pleasant citrus taste at the end. Light bodied and smooth with ample carbonation. Hopefully this will be available during the summer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammer (1077) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Yellow pour from bottle. Pretty tame taste. Wish it had more bitterness given the hop profile. Still, decent and drinkable. Maybe I expected too much from the usually solid Sam Adams family.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color. The head was two fingers high and dissipated over a minute or so. Nice mix of hop and malt in the nose with grass, subdued caramel, cereal grain, and earthy/spicy hops. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet with mild to moderate hop bitterness. Flavors followed the nose pretty closely; grassy/leafy/earthy hops, cereal and a bit of caramel. Nice, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Golden pour with a minimal white head that recedes quite expediently. The body holds very little carbonation. The aroma is caramel, toasty malt, spicy-herbal hop notes, and some moderate cereal grains. The flavor it hop forward for the style- herbal spice and a slight lemon peel. The malt component is largely caramel in nature, but it quite dominated by the hop profile. Impressive I suppose. The palate is light to medium with medium effervescence and a dry resinous finish. Quite nice for the style actually.

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