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RATINGS: 1760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - APR 20, 2013
Im delighted to report that one of the macro brewing companies in this part of the world has begun distribution of this and other Samuel Adams beers. There has been a paucity of importers into New Zealand but this trend appears to be reversing as the larger companies are realising the stake of the market that craft beer drinker occupy is growing and has money to spend. Anyway, this beer leapt off the shelf into my trolley and so I was forced to buy it. Appears clear and amber with a creamy, molten marshmallow head that left good lace down the side of the glass. The aroma is foremost of amber malt, biscuits, caramel and unctuous dessert. And so it follows in the mouth with the amber malt creating a very Munich impression (thank you Gabriel Sedylmeyer Snr). There is a persistent, slightly prickly mouthfeel that brings out an almost sour note in the beer that I dont mind at all. The flavour endures and encourages as second and third bottle. Bang on. Thoroughly enjoyable.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfontana (935) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2017
On draft at T-Bones, Bedford, NH. Appearance is clear medium brown (like iced-tea) with nice sparkle, no head and no lacing. Aroma is biscuity malts. Taste is same as aroma. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, not bad but decidedly one dimensional and nondistinguishing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thejackpacker (376) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2017
Bottle from Danish supermarket. Maltty, lagery, heavy, no real character, flat and little taste. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvbunited (72) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2017
Appearance and aroma are great although the taste does have a nice blend of sweet and hoppy. I feel this beer is missing something. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1595) - Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2017
Light copper, heady, lacey. Aroma is nutty mineral earthy, citrus?,English. I like the character of the aroma. Taste is same and englishy, estery. TAstes more like a Samuel smith than sam adams. Spiecy like, some fruitiness. Pronounced bitter. Smooth creamy soft.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
limbonicartbeer (92) - - FEB 18, 2017
Cerveza color ámbar oscuro ligeramente turbio. Aromas a maltas dulces y tostadas con sutil amargor. Al paladar consistencia semi líquida, con notas a maltas tostadas y dulces. Con sutil amargor al final. Agradable cerveza. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (3816) - Srumsand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2017
Gylden brun klar med fingerhyt beige skum. Lukter fltekaramell og honning. Lett pluss i fylde. Stlig honning, lett bitterhet. kort.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3932) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2017
12oz bbNov2017, BL sampler 2017-1. - Crystal clear auburn-amber pour, dense toothpaste white pillow. Sweet near-lager aroma, honeypops and damp maple syrup on pancakes, crackling hay. Smooth, filtered yet ale-round. Hefty walnut bitters of both astringently toasted malts and UK hops. Stock ale sounds like lagered ale, aka a smooth indeed Boston Klsch of sorts. Or an inverted East Coast steam beer?

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
borre_m (1552) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2016
Pours clear copper. Aroma is malty, biscuit, bread, sweet. Taate is malty, bread, sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (2129) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours lightly cloudy amber. Aroma is mostly malty, but also clearly an amber, a bit of candy. Body is medium with a low carbonation without getting flat or boring. Palate is rather short. Works well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBHansen (911) - Kge, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle @ DTU with colleges. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: grain, bread and light caramel and fruity notes. palette: medium malty aroma, average carbonation, light to medium body, average sweetness, somewhat balanced by light to medium bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: quite ok sweet amber.


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