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RATINGS: 1758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 fathers 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rib Eye (148) - USA - DEC 18, 2002
Rerate12/18/02: As with many Sam Adams beers lately Im detecting an unpleasnt yeast aftertaste in many of their beers. What gives? A fine, if thoroughly unremarkable APA. Drinks smoothly and is refreshing enough. Could be a bit more dramatic, but as with most S.A. beers, the edges have been sanded off. Wouldnt want anyone to get hurt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Great amber color. The mouthfeel is slightly lighter than Boston Lager. I tasted the old fashioned baking apples in the finish. Not too bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Simular to the Boston Lager... lighter flavor but a thicker mouthfeel. I love this stuff. I really enjoy most of the Sam Adams beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Draught: Copper with a thin head..malty sweet aroma..
Granny smith apples oozing with carmel secretions..Sweet but puckery..morphing into red delicious apples with the slightest of hop bitterness..Good but nothing spectacular

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2002
perfectly acceptable, but nothing special. neutral. pretty pour, not hoppy enough, but unobtrusive enough that it can be enjoyed for an entire evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Pours a clear, dark copper color with a medium sized whit head that doesnt linger. Decent hop aroma that is slightly metallic. Malty flavor up front with a slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied and quite good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2684) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2002
on tap: Raisiny, caramelly nose; red-amber color; no head. Fruity and spicy like a nut cake. Full body, smooth and a good beer that is accessible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Hops and carmel all in all light aroma. Brown dark red color. Spicey and malty taste. Medium bitter aftertaste, not that good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
I dont wuite like this one as much as SA Lager but when visiting New England its a nice change.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3941) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
Similar to but not as good as the lager

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