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RATINGS: 1378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.24%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
dchmela (3062) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Light gold pour with fluffy white head. Citrus and earthy hop aroma. Crisp malt, earthy hop taste. Light and flavorful, almost like a kolsch. I think this is suppose to be a winter seasonal, but I would like to see it in the summer.

3.5
DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Gold with a good bit of carbonation. Solid bready aroma with plenty of citrus hops. Flavor follows on the same boat. FInishes bitter, very easy to drink.

3
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2010
12oz bottle, medium gold with a thin white head and some lacing. Citrus with an herbal finish. I don’t generally care for pilsners, but this one was interesting.

3.8
troopie (2339) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle. Poured sunshine yellow with thin white head. Much lacing. Full grassy pils aroma. Medium body, with malt body and rusky notes. Hop finish, with just a bit of spiciness. Lekker! Sorry it’s only a seasonal.

3.4
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Draft at the Tampa Airport between flights. Deep golden pour, bright white head, nice lace. Nose is hop spice, lemony, slightly hebal. Flavor is fresh lemon, hop spice, lightly malty. Finish is well balanced hop bitterness, spicy rather than resiny or piney as would be desired in an ale. Refreshing and delicious.

3.7
dzzz333 (35) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Out of the bottle. Nice hoppy flavor. It honestly is a great beer and I dont kno why it isnt rated more! enjoy.

3.4
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle. pours a clear golden color with head that lasts throughout the beer. aroma of bread, and of the hops. taste: there is a good balance of flavor with the hops while being a pilsner. this would be a good beer that you can drink all night long.

3.8
DuffMan (10423) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle as part of the Brewmasters Select Variety Pack. Pours a bright golden with a bubbly white head that leaves delicate lace. The aroma is fantastic: elderflower, ripe tropical fruit, light honey. Layers of nuanced hops bathe the palate, elderflower and papya and mango initially, followed by tart gooseberry and citrus pith bitterness. The malts play a perfect supporting role without being too sweet. This is the best pilsener I’ve had in a long time.

3.6
monkeychugg55 (1090) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 Pours a clear, golden yellow with a slew of carbonation bubbles racing toward a soft, frothy head. Nice lacing. The aroma has a lot of grassy citrus, spice, and some doughy malt. The flavor is a little bit sweet, but has a nice bitter finish, with some cereal and biscuit malt. Nice flavor. Well done.

2.9
tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Standard stuff. The aroma is bready, malty, spicy. The appearance is a gold color, crystal clear, white head. The flavor is bready, spicy. The finish is certainly bitter from hops, nobel hops specifically, and is somewhat spicy as well. Medium body. Decent for what it is.


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