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RATINGS: 1731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samuel Adams® Boston Ale was first brewed to celebrate the opening of our Boston Brewery. Like Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, it was an old family recipe that was rescued by Jim Koch from his father’s attic. Samuel Adams® Boston Ale, a Stock Ale, has a complex, caramel malt character balanced with distinct spicy and herbal hop notes. Our proprietary ale yeast imparts a variety of fruit and ester notes in both the nose and flavor which are indicative of the style. Stock Ale, one of the few classic beer styles to have originated in the United States, has a strong New England heritage. The style draws its name from the cool "stock cellars" in which it was aged. This technique imparted a smoothness and body which became the hallmark of this style. Keeping with the Stock Ale style, Samuel Adams® Boston Ale is fermented at cooler almost lager like temperatures and conditioned much longer than most ales. It also is Krausened and dry hopped.

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3.4
Aggiebob (1554) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2018
UPDATED: APR 20, 2018 Bottle. It pours a deep copper color with a large frothy cream color head. The aroma is malty caramel with nit and bread notes. The taste is sweet. It is well balanced.

3.1
Jabah (805) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2018
I liked this better than their Boston Lager. Maybe a little more red in color. A little more malt in the flavor....also a little more hoppy perhaps. Just all around more flavor. It also seemed like a smoother beer to me. A better than average brew. I was happy to try this in their variety pack. Would buy again....especially if offered in an airport or something where choices are limited.

3.3
dnstone (4174) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2018
Pours a clear copper with off white head. Malty forward in aroma and taste, without the cardboard lager character of the Boston Lager.

2.8
Uwe_Iver (40) - - FEB 10, 2018
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2.7
deepdrinker (385) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Back log rating so no not s in aroma , appearance etc . Just the saved rating from an old book

3.8
Bitterbill (2111) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007 Purchased at Bi-Rite Drugs and Liquors in Casper. Pours from 12oz bottle(best by Dec 2007) a clear nice deep gold with an ample head of foam into my very nice Sam Adams glass. This foam just hangs around forever and it has a ton of lacing.(drinking this at slightly above room temp) The smell is a nice blend of sweet malt and spicy hops. The taste has a great malt flavour up front....semi sweet caramel dominates initially. In the background, I get some good hop character by way of hop oil and some grassiness. Further sips in and some grain shows up and it's all done very well. Very smooth, very tasty, both of which make it very drinkable. Now I'm noting some earthy tones as well. How the heck did this one fly so long under my radar?? Very very well crafted brew that I should start enjoying more often. The mouthfeel is just right for the style and the finish is just slightly bitter but overall, the balance just leaves me shaking my head. Darn good stuff!!

2.4
Michael27 (2439) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Dunkles Amber mit weißer Schaumdecke. Leichter Malzton.

4.1
pizzaislife (5) - - SEP 29, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2017 12oz Bottle- I think this is a great beer, Similar to basic Sam Lager but has a slightly sweet/earthy malt, subtle caramel finish that makes you want to drink more and more - The better of the two -It’s simple and tasty. You can drink many of these and won’t wake up feeling dried out and thirsty, like a hoppy beer with a higher alcohol content. It’s hard to come by for me but I will buy it if I come across it.

3.5
masiliauskas (21) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - SEP 24, 2017
Bit funny. This beer I'm having is slightly different from what's written here. The ABV is 5.0% to begin with. But the rest of the stuff is similar so let's go. ***** AROMA: sweet caramel and malt, a bit of toasty toffee chocolate. Not sickly in smell, there is a constant floral note that balances it all out. Overall sexy, would take this beer out to a nice date. ***** APPEARANCE: nice light amber head when I first poured, fizzled out quickly. Assume it's because it's an old bottle that is about to expire this month. Half decent lacing and a beautiful orange colour tho. ***** TASTE: hoppy but not aggressive hoppy. Some lingering sweetness and a bit of herb but it's mostly a one-dimensional bitterness. Honestly not bad but hmmmm. ***** PALATE: high carbonation. Medium body. Bitterness prominent af. Bit underwhelming but okay. ***** OVERALL: bang on suits the style description. You may like the style, you may dislike the style but this is a good beer. I'd order it.

4.1
tubic (7) - - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
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