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RATINGS: 1738   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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notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2003
Not a bad ale, but quite uneventful. Copper, with nice head, decent lacing - slight hops and malts - minor sweetness - easy drinking, with a subtle yeastiness. Not bad, I guess.

3.4
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 22, 2003
Nice amber color with white foamy head. Aroma is rich/full. Flavor is very smooth with a medium body. Fairly sweet with mild malt flavors and hints of fruit. Bitter finish.

3.1
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2003
about as good as Sam Adams gets. very smotth, and i suspect its much better on draft. the aftertaste was odd, and i couldn't put my finger on it but something said...pancakes. Momma?

3.2
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Amber color with a foamy white head. Aroma has a hint of malt and hops. Flavor is smooth, malty with a touch of sweetness and a hint of hoppy bitterness at the finish. Palate is a little thin. Nothing great, but not bad either.

3.3
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 14, 2003
It went down well and had the same grain essence as fresh bread. It had a semi-sweet flavor and finished a little bitter. A good ale.

3.2
ThomW (35) - USA - MAR 8, 2003
Only slightly heavier than their Boston lager this ale is drinkable and easier to find than most ales.

4.3
LarsHolmer (113) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2003
Amber to copper gives you a beautiful glass of a fruity ale with a dark-yellowish top. Plums, raisins in the aroma and a sweet toffee in the palate, that ends with a certain bitterness.

3.2
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2003
This is a good all around no nonsense beer. It's smooth and easy to drink. Nothing special, but it's readily available and it's a decent brew.

3.4
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2003
I expected more from this beer, but it still did not let me down. I notice that this is a beer that is much better of tap than from the bottle. Somewhat hoppy and smooth to drink, but I prefer others for an Ale.

3.4
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2003
This is perhaps the best offering by the Boston Beer Company. A bit heavier than your average American ale. Creamy and slightly hoppy. A unique and fairly memorable ale.


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