RATINGS: 1364   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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostbeer (146) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Refreshing and clean tasting. This was pretty good. Fairly light and noticeable citrus character. Certainly one of my favorite offering by the brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (883) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2016
DATE: July 3, 2016... OCCASION: Game of Thrones Season Four on disc... waiting was worth it... GLASSWARE: Paulaner pokal... a handsome golden body bubbles like champagne, while the head is a thick, frothy and a near finger in depth--strikingly resilient... light herbal hints with pepper and spiciness, with the unmistakable Noble hop that elevates a pilsner.... the floral qualities are aromatic, alluring and honeyed... the body is a pleasant, medium-bodied sip that is balanced, comfortably moving through the mouth and throat... this beers Noble hops boost the profile, with citrus-- lemon, lemongrass and light pine... as part of the Brewmaster Sampler, this is an excellent take on the style and rounds the experience into a more drinkable, more flavorful one than the average pilsner might have...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1380) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Pours straw golden with a decent eggshell head that hangs out and laces nicely. Nose involves some really nice soft floral and spicy noble hop notes, really well developed and robust, with just hints of pale, lightly toasted malt. Slightly sweet, fairly bitter. Medium bodied, creamy, decent action, finishing dry and herbal/leafy with hops. Really nice brew, glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6561) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
11th May 2016, 12oz bottle from a 24 pack of Adventurous Lagers (or something similar) at my daughters place. Bright, clean and clear with a white head, just like a Lager/Pilsner should be. Mild malt presence in the nose, less so in the mini-hop led flavour. Decent Pilsner, both refreshing and thirst quenching without testing your taste buds or sense of smell too greatly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (447) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a straw color. About one finger white head. Pretty nice carbonation. Okay retention, okay lacing. Nothing special.

Aroma is lightly piney, some lime, some honey. Also smells like bread crust.

Taste is piney. Its slightly bitter leaning. Mostly balanced. I taste the honey they used for balance. It has a fruity taste, maybe melon? The hops are interesting in this. Like I said, piney, but not strong, not bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium body. Pretty well carbonated, so its prickly on the tongue. Slightly bitter only slightly. Lip smacking good. Very dry.

Overall, its rather good. Its not as good as I had heard, but still a great pils. Certainly worth trying. I would recommend it, and Ill be drinking this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3136) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Purchased in Vermont in their Cabin mixed 12-pack. Pours a clean golden colour with a white cap and some decent creamy lace. Grassy hop aromas. Nice fresh Noble hops with some decent bitterness, dryness. Nice mild grain. A good hoppy pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (1457) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is yeasty. The taste is stale bread with a buttery texture. I did not appreciate this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Felsenbrau (46) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a pale golden with minimal lasting head and lots of white lacing. Aroma of stale wheat, cardboard, maize. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, hoppy, and fruity, turning more bitter after a moment. Finish of bitter hops. Not bad, would probably buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (420) - - FEB 20, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours golden with a white head and pretty good lacing. The aroma is grassy malt and floral hops. The taste is a nice balance of slightly bitter hops, some fruit, biscuit, grassy, and some honey. I was surprised at how much I liked this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2016
12 oz bottle. Golden to orange, bright and clear in appearance with a white head. Aroma of husky grains, toasted malts, light noble hop spice and hints of herbs and citrus fruit. Similar flavor, adding mild hop bitterness and a light grainy malt sweetness. Not a bad pils, may have been a little old.

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