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RATINGS: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.24%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Pours a bright pale golden in color with a fluffy white pilsner-type head that laces to the glass. Aroma is all hop spiciness; pine oil and mown grass. Rich sweet pale malt flavor with mild hop bitterness arriving at the end. Well balanced and refreshing. Hops are more present than in a Czech representation, but very good none-the-less.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Bottle from a friend. Pours a clear gold with lively carbonation. The small white head quickly recedes. Earthy and citrus hop aroma with pilsner malt. Similar taste, pils, citrus, and grassy notes. Less bitter than I expected, it’s actually very smooth and crisp. Mild and refreshing. This one is definitely an easy drinker, i could down quite a few on a warm day, or a cold day, or a Tuesday for that matter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2010
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 Light juicy grapefruit aroma with a matched dryness. Strong fizzy head, fell to nearly absent. Pretty light, more citrus hops and a dry cottony finish. 042511 Get more of a juicy body, snappy and fresh, great gulper.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Golden pour with a nice lasting white head of foam...Hoppy aroma...Clean hoppy flavor with a mildly bitter finish...Crisp and refreshing brew...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 Rerate- Tap at Alexus Steakhouse. Pours a nice clear straw golden with a frothy white head- some lace. Aroma is earthy spicy hops, light grass- fresh very light delicate malts, toast and bready- especially as it warms up. Warming it a bit from its tap serving temp also allows the flavor to open up considerably- fresh zesty herbal and floral hops- nice spicy kick and bready crisp pils malts- refreshing clean and just an awesome thing to see on tap in an otherwise lackluster lineup of taps at the bar. I hope to keep seeing this for a while.

12 oz bottle. Pours with a copper body with a thin head even when poured hard. Aroma is nice fresh cut grassy hops, bready malts, spicy herbal hops and a bit of slick biscuit malt that throws it off a bit. Flavor is sweet slick biscuit and bready malts, a bit too sweet, mineral bitter grassy and floral hops, clean chalky pez, toasted malts, grassy orange zesty hops, and a clean finish. Ok.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2010
I guess I expected something else. It does taste very similar to the bohemian pilsner I drank a couple nights ago. That’s not really a good thing. I expected a fresher tasting pils, but this is just kinda watery and bland. Nose shows some very green (maybe overly so) "noble" hops and little else. Flavor has a watered down hop character, cereal, and a medium bitter finish. I wish I didn’t buy a whole 6 pack. Silly Sam.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1713) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is grass and hops. Flavor is grass, hops, and spices. Medium body, heavier than I would like. Overall, decent, but a bit too heavy and not quite crisp enough.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2167) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Not being a hophead, I was pleasently suprised by this one. Wonderful nose that is of wet hops. On the palate I get just the right amount of dryness, citrus and a hint of malt. All balanced very, very well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Poured a golden yellow and clear with small white head, the aromas are of pale malts,hops, and citrus, taste is of the same with a crisp clean refreshingly light dry finish and is stated on the bottle to be made with all five noble hops I have to tip my hat to the crew at Sams very nicely done

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HOOTER (4) - , Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010 does not count
Pours gold and clear with a thick pillowy white head that fades quickly and leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. Mouthfeel is crisp and lively with some dryness in the finish. Aroma and flavor is mildy floral and balanced but somewhat typical. Overall a refreshing beer but not unique or special enough to purchase again.


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