RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.24%
2009 Beer Lovers 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 worlds 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OzarkElmo (317) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2010
From bottle to pilsener flute glass. Pours a clear golden color with sizeable white head, mostly diminishing. Good lacing sustains through finish. Aroma is refreshing with citrus, honey, pine hops. Well-balanced with great taste and a good malt presence in the dry finish. A very good offering by Sam Adams and would definitely buy again - Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours a nice, lively yellow with a two-finger thick head that quickly settles to 1 cetimeter thick. Aroma is a light, buttery hops with hints of rose, honey, and sweet biscuit. Flavor is up-front hops tapered off by a sweet, honey-like biscuit lightly splashed with freshly squeezed lemon. Lively on the tongue. A great pilsner; Ill be drinking this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours hazy yellow with white head, aroma is full of noble hop character that is grassy and slightly fruity. Taste is nice and hoppy up front with the grass and floral hops, with a spicy and dry finish. An excellent example of what a pilsener should be like!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2122) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Good tasting pils, but light on aroma. Taste is light grain, with modest hop bitterness and aftertaste. Pale blond color and thin body. Thin head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Clear golden body with a soapy white head that disipates quickly. Citrus and pine hops dominate the aroma, which invites you to take a sip. Medium mouthfeel with some bright carbonation towards the end. The taste starts with just a bit of malty sweetness. This is quickly pushed aside in favor of slightly suraged grapefruit and a punch of pine. Nice, smooth aftertaste. Good brew!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pkbites (889) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Very average looking (piss yellow with *BRIGHT* white head that dies quickly). Floral and hoppy aroma. Some citrus and citrus peel on the palate. No malt detected. Not as hoppy as I expected. Rather dry. There is no question this is a pilsner. The palate confirms it. Fair, but unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Golden pourr with white head. big aroma of hops, and clean lager malt. Flavor is strong, dry, leafy hops, and pils malt. Finishes hoppy and malty. Hops dominate this one for a lager. Pretty impressive compared to their former crappy spring beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tatinek (58) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2010
I was disappointed with this beer from Sam Adams. It is marketed as a seasonal beer. It showed up on the shelf in January and I see ratings from Aug. Color and pour just average. I detect a citrusy aspect, maybe from the hops. A bit thin. This beer could benefit from a bit more malt. Maybe it is just Sams inroads into the light flavored beer craze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bright gold colored body with a fluffy white head. The nose was largely citrus and apples with a nice fresh dried hay background. There was also some potato hint, but it was subtle. Its like smelling an orchard next to a hay field. The taste is a little bit of a let down after the nose. While it is pleasing and clean, it is still a little light, even for the style. I get some apple core dryness along with a little bit of wood and some orange peels. The only problem is that the flavors are muted. A nice effort, but it needs the character of the flavor profile kicked up a notch to be great. There is also a little bit of soap in the finish. Still, though, congrats to Sam Adams for at least trying a Czech style pils.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle... Poured clear, golden with a white head. I was not a fan of this one at all. Aroma of chemically enhanced hop flavors. Very floral and fruity. The beer was way too dry - it gave me one hell of a cotten mouth though. Its like a Blue Moon with a lager yeast. A mess of perfumy hops, spices, and an unbalanced finish. Perhaps in transit to the west coast this beer lost its prime.

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