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RATINGS: 1378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.24%
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2009 Beer Lover’s Choice Contestant - Sample A. Similar to a traditional Czech Pilsner, our Samuel Adams Pils is brewed with a blend of 5 Noble Hop varieties from each of the world’s only remaining Noble Hop growing regions. The spicy, herbal and citrus hop character is well balanced by the Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner malt, adding honeyed malt character and full body without sweetness.

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3.8
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2010
12oz bottle. pours clear golden with foamy white head. looks perfect for a pils. a nice hoppy aroma of grass, earth, wood, and leather. flavors has a good presence of noble hops, notes of grass, leather, and touch of citrus. thin body, very clean finish. a well hopped and made pils.

3.3
jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Draft: Rich golden pour with a finger of off-white head. Moderate aroma is floral and lightly bready. The noble hops provide a nice flavor up front and provides a floral and citrus element before a soothing bready malty finish. Good crisp finish. The maltiness really kept the hops in check and was a fun brew in the end.

3.1
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2011 Wonderful golden color with a fair, white foam that last less than a minute. The aroma is pilsner malt and dried hops. Quite bitter with a dried hop taste that lasts the duration of the drink. A better offering than the White Ale it replaced but still could use some work.

4.2
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2010
22 ounce bottle - $2.59 Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. For brewery-fresh taste, enjoy before month notched -- May. Appearance: Pours out a quite clear, pale yellow body with a tall, moderately lasting, white head. Splotchy lacing on the way down. Smell: An inviting, vibrant zip of hop aromas. Fresh flowers, spice, light lemon, and white pine blossoms. Yeah, sure, there may be a base of grainy-scented pils malt in there, but, first and foremost, it’s a hoppy nose. Taste: Particularly pale malts and some lesser tones of grainy pilsner malts with a subdued sugared, washed out honey-toned sweetness start things off. The rich Noble hoppiness ebbs and flows between tastes of flowers, spice, citrus, and light pine. Medium-high bitterness, it’s assertive but not a hair more than is ever needed. Further hint of fresh grains, maybe a thin glaze of honey. A crips finish that starts sweet and then rolls over into a spicy, bitter character. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: Very nice! Oh, if only all these so-called pilsners could taste as good. My only quibble is the serving size. Is this available for sale in a 6-pack, or am I stuck with this larger bomber bottle size? Sometimes, all I really want is twelve ounces. No, really!

4.1
EKGoldings (664) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2010
On tap, a nice hop aroma, decent taste, different from PU but very enjoyable. I’d expect this to be better on tap than in bottles due to the relatively fine hop aroma.

2.7
stephen7424 (30) - Burns Harbor, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2010
A very plain offering from Samuel Adams. Says their is 5 noble hops but there isnt a really strong hop taste to it. Pours a clear golden color like its a miller lite. Pretty clean smooth beer.

2.1
cheap (5862) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Look of pale lager. Decent head. Smelll is sterile in a good way, no bad olfactories here. Bitter and strong, right from the beginning, nearly astringent pils. Little carbonation even tho it looks pretty bubbly in the glass. Surprizingly bitter pale yellow pils, even on the finish.

3.2
LinusStick (3462) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
A delicious pilsener. Aroma was on the weak side. LIght pilsener malt with some biscuit and a hint of grassy hops. Pour was a straw gold with no bubbles and a thin white film for a head. Taste was very nice. Strong hoppy flavor in the front that carries over to the aftertaste. Good strong carbonation. Dry aftertaste. Nice beer.

3.1
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2010
On tap at Bar Louie. Color is straw yellow with thin frothy white head. Aroma is of lemon zest, grain. Taste is of lemon, hops, grain and wheat. Body is crisp and light/medium body. Not bad pilsener!

3.1
cfrancis (3453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
Aroma is grass and hop. Pours a clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Taste is quite thin, mainly hop with a dry bitterness in the aftertaste. It’s a pretty good pilsner.


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