RATINGS: 1375   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Its not an extreme beer, they dont sell tickets for its release party, and the name noble is a reference to the hops and not to some regal quality of the beer. Sure, the beer is well-executed and a great representation of the style. And I have confidence, partly inspired by commercials of Mr. Koch, that the choice to employ the marketing name "Noble Pils" is an attempt to educate and promote craft beer by reference to the select group of hops known as the "Noble Hops." I, for one, think the public should be more aware of the noble hops and their history. Like, for instance, how noble hops where named after the noble gases in the periodic table. And how they were so named because the noble hops also contain a full outer shell of valence electrons. In fact, scientists working in underground bunkers have recently discovered a hidden code buried in the symbols and atomic numbers of the noble gases. The consumption of noble hops played no small role in this discovery. The study will be published in the upcoming issue of "Drunk Scientist Quarterly" which Im sure we all eagerly await.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutBeerReviews (103) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Pretty tasty stuff, nice balance of hop and malt, u kinda get the best of both worlds. Smells like west coast hops. Kinda juicy too

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1783) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Pours a golden yellow color with a white head. Floral, hop, grass and biscuit aroma and flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Floral, grass and hop finish. Clean and flavorful, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewdo (1) - ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2017 does not count
Nice , Strohs like . Just a nice smooth pilsner with great body and a slight malt tickle! Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1457) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Label says 4.9% ABV. Bright brassy gold color. Medium sized frothy white head. A fine looking beer. Aroma has notes of honey malt and citrusy hops. Flavor is sweet malt with honeyish notes. Midtaste brings grassy hops with a hint of lemongrass. Slightly tart, dry finish has peppery notes. Overall, a tasty Pils with complex flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rex_Remes (180) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 26, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: I was expecting more here. english muffin, dough, some floral/perfume, touch of herbs/coriander, cloves, spice. fragrant laundry detergent (mostly in a good way). APPEARANCE: gold yellow, clear, a bit light with the head that quickly recedes to a some clinginess, ok carbonation. Can force a larger head with a hard pour. TASTE: good lager taste. Falls short of what I normally think of as a Czech Pils. Sweet corn up front. a little bit of smokiness and coffee in the middle, tobacco/toast, green, herbal, spicey/sharp. PALATE: light-medium in body, sharp, fresh, clean, decent lingering bitterness. OVERALL: This is actually a very good lager, but for some reason, I was expecting it to WOW me. Pretty good balance (in fact so balanced that nothing specific really standouts with respect to malt and flavor and hops), very drinkable, not too light, not too heavy, the more I drank the better it got.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (516) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2017
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear gold with white sticky head. Aroma of lemongrass, light pine, citrus blossom, floral, slightly metallic, green tea. Taste of same with light peppering. Some honey per style. Not so much cracker. Malt is perceived heavier than style but cant put my finger on the bready profile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryrpat (344) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Nice beer but that's about all. Step up from a light beer with the floral aroma and taste though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1470) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Pours a clear gold with light white head a carbonation. A citrus, pine, floral, grain, and malt aroma. A citrus, pine, grains, malts, and spices. A lightly bitter hop and dry grain aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wallaby501 (72) - - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle to Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Clear appearance, good head, clean herbal aroma. Taste is very clean, slightly bitter, floral, with the light malts shining through. Overall very good pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Straw, herbal, citrus, hoppy. Fresh and crisp, easy to drink. Not too complex, enjoyable.

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