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RATINGS: 1364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
12oz bottle (2009) into a pils glass. The pour is clear apple-juice yellow/brown with a small creamy white head that goes away quick. The aroma is clean pils malt and light fruity lager yeast with a dash of citrus. The flavor is simple, clean, and malty, almost like a macro, but then a hop finish lingers with a citrusy dryness to remind you of what you’re drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jodyperkins (78) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Poured from bottle. Very citrusy hop notes in the aroma. Clear golden appearance with minimal carbonation. Very frothy white head. Sweet taste gives away to mild bitterness. Medium body with a creamy texture, bitter finish. Very different from other pilsners I’ve had. Much different than one that’s advertised as "triple hops brewed" whatever that means. This ones great - probably not what most would think of a pilsner, however.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2011 Guess its good to give this one a re-rate as it was simple Sample A the last time I had it. This bottle from a sampler pack. Pours a clear golden color with a medium frothy white head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma of peppery and grassy hops with pale grainy notes and green banana. The taste is green, grassy hops, green bananas, sweet grains. Not liking the hop character here. 6/4/5/3/11 Sampled from a Sample A bottle at the Relentless Thirst gathering in Richmond, VA, 8/29/09. Rated from notes. Pours a golden amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is grassy and grainy with a slight syrupy note. Bitter grassy taste with some graininess. Thin-medium bodied. Fairly boring. Original rating 5/3/5/3/11.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle from the six pack. Exactly what it says it is, and a decent run at the style, imo. Poured with a nice head, good lacing, nice bready, grassy, honey aroma. The flavor followed, good hop/malt balance, although a tad more hops would have made this nearly great. The drinkability was high, mouthfeel full for the style, broken up, though with appropriate carbonation. Nice job, Sammy, and nice social drinker for my New Year’s Eve bash.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2010
On tap at BWW, A crisp brew, floral aroma, some spiced, hop flavor, slightly bitter, a good, easy to drink brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
solsticebrew (61) - USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle, Honolulu. Pours a clear light gold. Crisp hop aroma. Real clean taste. A light taste as expected with a light bitterness. I wish I knew more so I could have a better review

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3507) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 Pours clear golden color with white head. Floral hops aroma with some biscuit malts. Grainy malt flavor with mildly bitter floral hoppiness. Light to medium body with lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Pours gold into the glass with a white head. Aroma is a pleasant heavy dose of Saaz hops. Flavor is a great bready malt with a nice bitterness. A simple beer, but a wonderful example of the style. Nice round finish. Most likely my favorite SA I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2009
This was a pleasant surprise. A serious hop blast and a great pils. Refreshing and crisp. Citrus notes in there that leave a great taste on the palate

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle at the Relentless Thirst Tasting on 08/29/2009 as Sample A. Clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Sweet honey and noble hop aroma. Sweet honey and spicy flavor. Light body with moderately high carbonation.


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