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RATINGS: 1760   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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3.1
ozzy70 (1132) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours copper with quickly diminishing off white head. Aroma was malty and caramel. Taste was sweet and wheaty.

3
martin00sr (4007) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
Clear amber, airy white head. Aroma has light caramel and faint notes of hops. Similar flavour, some sweetness nicely balanced by hoppy bitterness. Ok.

3.1
Sniffter (1) - Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2015 does not count
A good session type (using anything under 5 ABV). I like the malty finish although it is a bit hoppy for me.

4.5
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
emandkey (82) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - NOV 20, 2015
How: bottle. Appearance: Clear brown colour, with small short lasting white head. Aroma: caramel, brown sugar, bread. Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter Palate: light body, very soft carbonation, a bit sticky texture Overall: Heavy flavor with small character, but drinking this beer all i can think is other brown ales.

2.2
austejaph (61) - LITHUANIA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottled, 33 cl. Appearance: amber, clear, minimal white head. Aroma: toast, roast, brown sugar, bread. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, a little bit sticky, flat, long finish.

3.3
weark (791) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Bouteille achetée chez Drink of the World - De couleur ambrée avec une mousse blanche bien collante - Au nez des arômes de caramel, de biscuit, des notes croustillantes de levure lager - En bouche du caramel, du biscuit, des céréale, des arômes clean - Corp léger, amertume légère, carbonation légère, crispy, final caramel biscuit - une amber lager propre et classique

2.9
DrNosha (2287) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Dunkle goldgelbe kristallklare Farbe, kaum Schaum. Malz und Bitternoten. Im Geschmack etwas wässerig und trocken.

3.3
Turtles (2574) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber, small nice bubbles in the glass. Compact, small white head, leaves lacing. Aroma grassy hops, caramel, bread dough. Medium carbonated, medium bodied. Taste, wheat bread, caramel, earthy hops. Finishing dry and slightly spicy.

3.2
KoRoBeNiKi (157) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Brown/amber color with a light off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light hops. Flavor is quite malty with slight hints of caramel and hops. Fruit and malt and a great amount of bitterness at the end. I slightly prefer Boston Lager as I feel it is better balanced, but then again, both are fine and it’s mostly opinion.


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