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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Sam Adams has impressed me again. This pils pours a clear light golden color with a white head. A floral/herbal hop aroma is present and it smells great. Light bodied, smooth and crisp, this is an awesome session beer, Its got a nice bready taste that is followed up with mashup of hop flavors, citrus and herbal tastes are there. This is an amazing pils, it hits the spot and doesnt break the bank. Good Job Sam Adams.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1410) - 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 (62) - - 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 (846) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Straw, herbal, citrus, hoppy. Fresh and crisp, easy to drink. Not too complex, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1823) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Pours hey crystal clear classic golden with a one finger, rich off white head. Nice interplay between the floral, citrus, and Eastern European hop aromas. A lot of tanginess and bitterness with muted sweetness in the background. An unfortunate staleness emerges midway. Full body with mild crispness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostbeer (166) - 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 (897) - 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 (1384) - 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 (6629) - 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 (469) - 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 (3198) - 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.

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