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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This distinctive and refreshing American ale is brewed in the classic style, with traditional brewing, the finest English ale hops, and lightly roasted specialty malts. Hand-selected Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops impart a crisp dry finish to this flavorful authentic ale. Jim Koch

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamstome (1759) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pale orange gold. Flavor: malt heavy with sweet hoppy spike. Aroma is hoppy but not very... plentiful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Deep golden with average head. The aroma is grainy, bread dough, brown sugar, and some orange. The flavor is malty sweet, a little over malted for an English Pale, but this is a Sam Adams beer after all. The East Kent Goldings are apparent on the mildly bitter finish. Unremarkable, but not terrible.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Nice amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, pine/floral hops, citrus, and caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, nothing exciting - but a solid pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is grass, hops, and bread. Flavor is wheat, orange peel and some mild hop bitterness. Light/medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a large, fluffy, white head and lots of sticky lacing. S: Doesnt smell all that great. Slightly metallic with herbal and grassy hop notes. A touch of citrus and citrus peel along with some toasted bread and malt. T: A light fruitiness which is categorized, for the most part, by oranges. Fairly strong in terms of the bitterness with some bready malts. Somewhat grassy with a mild astringency. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: This is one of the beers from Sam Adams that Ive been disappointed by each time Ive had it. Not one I would recommend.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor (3495) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2011
crossovert is fairly spot on with this one. Very average, dry and not refreshing. Nothing going for it

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2967) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2011
pours golden with light white head. A tad hoppy with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Not nearly as hoppy as the usual Sam Adams. Simple flavors. A little bitter. overall, a refreshing drink and a nice change of pace for SA.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (11796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
The Budweiser of craft ales Seriously this beer tastes cheap and forced, do not buy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Had nice look to it, less pale than I expected. A foamy head that stuck around for quite awhile with decent clarity to it. The lacing on the glass lasts the entire drink as well. Didnt smell quite as strong as I expected. The hops were present, but not quite as noticable as I expected. Tasted pretty good, again not quite as hoppy as I would have expected but the hop flavor does stand out. The mouthfeel and drinkability was also good. Overall very crisp and refreshing. On a side note, my wife and I did burritos for dinner and this beer goes excellent with mexican food in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (6068) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2011
The receipe for this must have changed because before it was a rather watery balanced pale but now has more hops. Decent but not among the best.


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