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RATINGS: 1362   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
It’s not an extreme beer, they don’t sell tickets for it’s release party, and the name noble is a reference to the hops and not to some regal quality of the beer. Sure, the beer is well-executed and a great representation of the style. And I have confidence, partly inspired by commercials of Mr. Koch, that the choice to employ the marketing name "Noble Pils" is an attempt to educate and promote craft beer by reference to the select group of hops known as the "Noble Hops." I, for one, think the public should be more aware of the noble hops and their history. Like, for instance, how ’noble hops’ where named after the ’noble gases’ in the periodic table. And how they were so named because the noble hops also contain a full outer shell of valence electrons. In fact, scientists working in underground bunkers have recently discovered a hidden code buried in the symbols and atomic numbers of the noble gases. The consumption of noble hops played no small role in this discovery. The study will be published in the upcoming issue of "Drunk Scientist Quarterly" which I’m sure we all eagerly await.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
11th May 2016, 12oz bottle from a 24 pack of Adventurous Lagers (or something similar) at my daughters place. Bright, clean and clear with a white head, just like a Lager/Pilsner should be. Mild malt presence in the nose, less so in the mini-hop led flavour. Decent Pilsner, both refreshing and thirst quenching without testing your taste buds or sense of smell too greatly.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (316) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a straw color. About one finger white head. Pretty nice carbonation. Okay retention, okay lacing. Nothing special.

Aroma is lightly piney, some lime, some honey. Also smells like bread crust.

Taste is piney. It’s slightly bitter leaning. Mostly balanced. I taste the honey they used for balance. It has a fruity taste, maybe melon? The hops are interesting in this. Like I said, piney, but not strong, not bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium body. Pretty well carbonated, so its prickly on the tongue. Slightly bitter only slightly. Lip smacking good. Very dry.

Overall, its rather good. It’s not as good as I had heard, but still a great pils. Certainly worth trying. I would recommend it, and I’ll be drinking this again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2993) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Purchased in Vermont in their Cabin mixed 12-pack. Pours a clean golden colour with a white cap and some decent creamy lace. Grassy hop aromas. Nice fresh Noble hops with some decent bitterness, dryness. Nice mild grain. A good hoppy pilsner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is yeasty. The taste is stale bread with a buttery texture. I did not appreciate this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Felsenbrau (38) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a pale golden with minimal lasting head and lots of white lacing. Aroma of stale wheat, cardboard, maize. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, hoppy, and fruity, turning more bitter after a moment. Finish of bitter hops. Not bad, would probably buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (314) - - FEB 20, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours golden with a white head and pretty good lacing. The aroma is grassy malt and floral hops. The taste is a nice balance of slightly bitter hops, some fruit, biscuit, grassy, and some honey. I was surprised at how much I liked this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2016
12 oz bottle. Golden to orange, bright and clear in appearance with a white head. Aroma of husky grains, toasted malts, light noble hop spice and hints of herbs and citrus fruit. Similar flavor, adding mild hop bitterness and a light grainy malt sweetness. Not a bad pils, may have been a little old.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (466) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with a thin white ring. Slightly tart doughy yeast aroma. Taste is somewhat bready and flat then disappears quickly. Not harsh or bitter. Pretty unremarkable. Simple.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (598) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle: It poured a clear gold with a white head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was malty and the flavor matched.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1371) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is grass and citrus, some hay. Flavor is mainly citrus hops, slightly bitter notes, grass, some light biscuity malts. Overall, this is quite a well balanced brew and an enjoyable pilsener.


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