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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Sample at Blacklick WIne and Spirits. This smelled like wet socks and tasted like feet. UGH. Sorry. This is one of the worst offerings I have ever tasted from Sam Adams...In our group of about 20 only one person voted for this one...Typical boring pilsener...Which is already saturating the market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Sample at Papago Brewing. Pours a light golden color with a white head. Aroma is malt, touch of hops. Flavor is malt, honey, a touch of hops. Some bitterness in the finish. Nice offering from Sam Adams. Wish they would just release both of the test beers from this contest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3408) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2009
12 oz. bottle sampled at Bellport Beer. Pours a clear gold with a thin-moderate white head. Light aroma of malt with some hop notes as well. The flavor is malt with some lightly spicy hops towards the finish. A solid problem-free pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Sample at Neil’s HSC initation. The beer pours a clear yellow color with a thin and fizzy white head that burns away quickly. Thin strings of lacing on the glass. Light Saaz hops aroma with a bit of pale malt. Light body with flavors of mildly spiced hops, malt and hay. The finish is clean and lightly hopped with a short spice aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
CBC @Sam Adams-on tap-pours a rich white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is light malt with some sweet, smooth spice hops. Taste is light malt with some sweet, spice hops. Nice. Good carbonation.

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