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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndfreak77 (126) - USA - SEP 27, 2014
Good beer. Pours light yellow, with a white head that desolves quickly. Has a grassy and malty aroma. I tasted some grassy and citrus hops, not extremely hoppy with a slight malt balance. A light bodied beer with a slightly bitter finish. I will definitely have this beer again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2014
OK and easy drinking but not a lot going on here in terms of aroma. Pours golden with foamy initial head and no lacing. Light grainy and sour finish. Bottle from Chevy chase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_alkis (419) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
Among the best lager beers I’ve drunk. Very well made beer. Good job Jim Koch!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klas (407) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Rather intense grassy hop aroma for a pilesner, which is good. A bit hazy, goldoen color. Some bitterness. Quite okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (539) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Nice, foamy head. Grassy notes. Sweet, honey finish with grassy, weedy notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PetryD09 (7) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
Poured from bottle. Thin white head, golden orange. Pleasant citrus aroma. Surprisingly hoppy, grapefruit, crisp. Bitter, spicy finish. Pretty good for a pilsner.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BeerHobbit (2) - Madison, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
My HEAVENS, what an AWFUL brew. Just bought a sixer for the very first time & I can honestly say that this foul mess ranks right up there with Icehouse, Busch, and several other distinctly forgettable beers. There are several really good brews that are produced by Sam Adams, but this is definitely NOT amongst them. Even something like Dos Equis lager leaves this one in the dust, and I’m amazed that anyone would want to waste their $$$ trying this swill. Whew! Simply a bad taste, NO nose, and nothing whatsoever that would make me want to try this one again. I once worked in a hospital laboratory for almost 5 years. And this Noble Pils stuff takes me back to those very fotgetable days when I played in buckets of tee-tee on a daily basis. Guess it would be OK if you’re stranded on a desert island & have absolutely NOTHING else to drink except this foul stench. But I really gotta say that I’m most certainly gonna add this one to on my Brews to AVOID from now on. As always, Beer Buyer BEWARE

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
elosop (316) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
Lätt dimmigt halmgul med lite skum. Aromen citrus med lite kåda. Smaken bitter a la pilsner, dock med en oangenäm bismak. "Rätt" beska saknas!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (718) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUL 3, 2014
Pale yellow white foam. Mild sour with a hint of hop in the aroma. Malt, sweet with mild bitterness that grows.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - JUN 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-5-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a medium golden color with a thin pure white head of very fine bubbles. The head gives way over time to a very persistent layer of white foam on the top of the brew. Smell – Citrus aromas mixed with a bready base are the most noticeable. There is an ever so light floral and pine aroma as well that mixes with the bread and citrus. Taste – A drier bready taste is the first to meet the tongue. This is quickly meet with some nice citrus hop flavors of lemon and grapefruit, bittering the crispness a bit. In the middle of the taste a lighter piney taste comes onto the scene only to leave again. While the pine leaves there is a light earthy and grassy flavor the mix with the bread and the citrus producing a nice drier hoppiness on the tongue at the end. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a bit on the lighter side with the carbonation being a little bit on the higher side. The body and carbonation are good for the brew as they create a crisp refreshing flavorful brew. Overall – I purchased this as a part of the Sam Adams summer sampler pack, which is the perfect place for it. It’s a flavorful easy drinking beer which is great for a nice summer day outside .

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