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RATINGS: 1363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.24%
2009 Beer Loverís 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 worldís 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 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Extremely clear and pale gold, with a creamy white head and decent lace. Texture is soft with moderate carbonation. Rich malt flavors of slightly sweet grains, crackers and toast. Hop flavors made me think of herbs and wheatgrass. Aromas were that of hay, flowers and other plants. Green, wet hop flavors in the aftertaste, along with a mild bitterness. Overall, I thought it was a fresh-, earthy- and decent-tasting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Pours golden with a solid lingering head. Very herbal on the nose and the palate w/ good hop essence. Full malt body with good carbonation. Not bad but not real fresh tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
bottle from bbb63. Thanks mike! Pours a clear yellow with a big foamy tan head. Notes of grass hops, herbal hops, soap, and pilsner malt. Crisp, dry, refreshing. Pretty pleased with this. Now this would be a good session beer. this damn thing was gone before i knew it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5339) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Got this in a winter mix-pack. Poured really pale gold with quickly dissipating white head. Got some earthy hop aroma, along with a little grass. Taste is pretty yeasty, bready and earthy on the first sip, but once you get used to the taste only the hop character remains apparent. Easy drinking, crisp and smooth beer. Definitely better to have this in your sampler pack than something like Cherrywheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7307) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2010
12 oz bottle. I wasnít sure about this, primarily since Iím not the biggest fan of pilsner beer, but I gave it a try anyway, and boy was I surprised. This beer was well balanced, had a wonderful hop character, and didnít just taste like watered down malts with a dusting of hops. Easily drinkable, and has a nice, crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Picked up a six from Wal-Mart. Tried to give Cavie that Budweiser back, but somehow itís still in my fridge. Pours clear yellow with a thin white head. I sure donít smell much. Maybe some caramel or toffee and maybe some hops. Maybe. Taste is bitter, honey, and a smattering of hops. Kind of nice, actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle. Clear gold, dense white head. Commercial description is spot on, only Iíd call it medium bodied instead of full, and grassy, earthy notes from the hops instead of citrus. Great noble hop and pils malt character. Very dry finish with some earth and bitterness. This could be my session beer for the next month or so, great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 This was a pretty drinkable beer, but didnít have as much character as some of the Sams do. I took this back to back with a homebrew, so it was a pretty stark contrast. The overall impression that I got was mild butterscotch diacetyl and light citrus over a pretty good, silky mouthfeel. The hopping was not muted, but not over-done, and it was very "plant-y" - not herbal or grassy or vegetable really but something like a cooked pot liquor. Nice aroma, again with the diacetyl. Fair label, gold brew. New Leaf Market. Note: I had this on tap at Famous Daveís, and the tap version was a lot better, back-to-back with Shock Top.

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