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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16191) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle in San Juan. Golden color, small white head. Cut grass, light sweet maltyness in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Grassy German hops in the flavor, light maltyness. So and so but probably goes with food well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tombutlin (231) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2015
Pretty bland and forgettable. Perhaps it was old stock, because it was at a suspiciously low price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Crisp and refreshing beverage but with a somewhat funky herbal and spicy hop character dominating the otherwise rather mild flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (502) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a amber color with a medium white head that left a lot of lacing around the glass. The aroma is floral hops, slight citrus, earthy, grassy, and some mild faint spice. The taste is more of the same and very well balanced. There is a very mild hop kick to round it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malvrich (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12 oz brown bottle into a pilsner glass A: Clear golden with a small head in the cold glass. Not much retention but great lacing. Not much visible carbonation. S: Pine. Little else. Maybe a little cardboard malt trace. T: Similar to the smell but pine not as dominant. Sour bread present to counter the piney herbal hop taste. Flavors meld very nicely. Pretty good balance and distinctive good taste. M: Fairly thick or so it seems for a pils. Just enough carbonation to dance around the tongue. Sticky and chewy and substantial. Maybe not as "sessionable" as you’d expect from a pilsner but so what? Very good! O: Really good pilsner from Sam & Co. There’s stuff in there and quality stuff. One of the best I’ve had in the style. I drink this occasionally and will continue to purchase it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, grain, & some spice; Flavor of some malt, rich hops, and light citrus; Finish is bitter; Nice hop flavor - I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopmaestro (1306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Pilsener... I think of my granddad when I hear the word. Does it taste like an old man? No. The aroma is modest hops, some chalk and grass. The taste is light bread, malt and a touch of lemon. Maybe some minerals in there? Overall though, a good solid drinkable pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bavarian81 (150) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2014
A typical pilsner. Gold color, good amount of carbonation etc. Typical pilsner aroma of bread and grass. A very mild hop bitterness. also a little sweet and tart. A decent pilsner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1353) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
A well balanced pils of citrus hops, spices, I think peppercorns, toasted malt and barley. Sticky, sweet and bitter finish creates an impressive pilsner after the hop kick. Clean and enjoyable. Good session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
what a pleasant surprise here. lots of hops for the style, but i sure ain’t complainin...best pils i’ve had in a while. i loved the delicate hop aroma and flavor. always there, but not too agressive. still has a classic crisp malt backbone. SA nailed this one."

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