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RATINGS: 1754   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 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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2.3
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2672) - 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.

3
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (5103) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3895) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
Similar to but not as good as the lager

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
I liked this beer better than the lager.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Looks and smells similar to the Boston Lager with a taste of spice to make this a wonderful addition to my regular Sammys drink list.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Amber color. Spicy almost pepper like aroma. Very slight hint of fruit. Nutty malt flavor turns bitter then malty again. Hints of caramel/toffee. Lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
collegiatebrew (22) - Defreestville, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2002


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