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RATINGS: 1363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.24%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Finhead (1632) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
A clear, pale yellow pour with white head. The nose is citrusy and grassy. The taste is well balanced with a slightly sweet opening and lightly bitter end. It has a light body and smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle pours golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of hops, wet grain, and a little lemon. Flavor is light malt, floral, citrus, with a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2010 Draft, decent all around pils with a noticeable hop aroma. Decent looking and tasting. Decent palate. Good pils from sam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Pours a bright amber color with very little head. Floral fruity aroma. Citrus flavors along with some honey. Mouthfeel wasn’t as crisp as I like in a pilsener but this is a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5799) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 12oz bottle. Filtered orange-yellow. Big fluffy head that fades out into a thin soapy layer after a minute or so. Fresh brewery aroma, doughy with some fresh earthy hops. On the heavier side of light bodied, with some nice doughy character. The SA house yeast, the honeymalt, or whatever kind of shines too heavily, giving it a some fruity ale qualities, taking away some of the crispness that the style generally has. Still an enjoyable beer. Fresh and easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Draft @ local chain restaurant. Nose is clean, slight biscuit and citrus, though not really very ’aromatic’ at all. Flavor is light bready sweetness, with a closing slightly citric hop bitterness. Crisp, clean finish. Well-melded flavors throughout of slight malty sweetness and the lightly fruity hoppiness, though all the flavors could do with a little more ’zing’. Highly drinkable. Quite impressive and thirst quenching brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 Pours a clear bold yellow. Nose is crisp malt, mild citrus, noble and floral hops all melded with a sharp lemon and hints of yeast and fresh grains. Flavor is a biting hop bitterness, crisp clean malt, floral notes, lots of lemon, lemongrass, hints of clove and mild spice. I am a big fan of this beer. This should be made all year round. Finishes clean, crisp, slight lingering hop bitterness. Very well done beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle . A golden straw color pour with a two finger faomy white lasting head , good retention leaving jagged lacing down the glass ,medium carbonatin. Aroma is of a solid toasty malt background with a mixture of spicy hops , honey , caramel and biscut . Flavor is lightly sweet up front with hints of citrus and toasted malt grain , piny and spicy hops balance well with the malt backbone, mild bitterness with almost an earthy tone , fruity and spicy with a clean finish , a crisp clean mouthfeel , light body . I only bought one of these but I would deem it sessionable , I could see drinking several of these at one sitting , a smooth enjoyable beer , thanks Sam

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (800) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2010
12 oz bottle, best before May 2010, poured into a Sam Adams tasting glass.
Golden straw, with a fleeting eggshell white head. Spotty lacing left on the glass.
Bready aroma followed by mild spicy hops.
Flavor is light grain and bread, followed by some spicy floral hoppyness. Finish is clean and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle from Sam’s. Grassy/hay, slightly lemony hops. Very bready malt, though light. Much maltier than expected, which is a disappointment, because the hops seem a bit obscured. Very easy to drink, though. Had it while cooking and hardly noticed it.

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