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RATINGS: 1751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Samuel Adams Boston Ale was first brewed to celebrate the opening of our Boston Brewery. Like Samuel Adams Boston Lager, it was an old family recipe that was rescued by Jim Koch from his fathers attic. Samuel Adams Boston Ale, a Stock Ale, has a complex, caramel malt character balanced with distinct spicy and herbal hop notes. Our proprietary ale yeast imparts a variety of fruit and ester notes in both the nose and flavor which are indicative of the style. Stock Ale, one of the few classic beer styles to have originated in the United States, has a strong New England heritage. The style draws its name from the cool "stock cellars" in which it was aged. This technique imparted a smoothness and body which became the hallmark of this style. Keeping with the Stock Ale style, Samuel Adams Boston Ale is fermented at cooler almost lager like temperatures and conditioned much longer than most ales. It also is Krausened and dry hopped.

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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBHansen (773) - Kge, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle @ DTU with colleges. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: grain, bread and light caramel and fruity notes. palette: medium malty aroma, average carbonation, light to medium body, average sweetness, somewhat balanced by light to medium bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: quite ok sweet amber.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (418) - - NOV 25, 2016
I had it from the bottle. The taste is caramel, chocolate, and coffee. This is very smooth. Its a nice balance of roastiness and sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hub66 (410) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2016
Couleur ambre; mousse blanc crme; armes et got malts et lgrement fruits; finale lgrement amre

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4438) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2016
12 oz bottle dated 2/2011 served in pint glass. (From 2011 notes). Appearance: a clear, medium amber body capped with 1 finger of bone head. Good lacing. A small amount of sediment (added). Smell: Toasted and sweet caramel-scented malts with light hops. Taste: Toasted maltiness dominates first, but then the hops with a mild citrusy bitterness come forward in the finish. Mouthfeel: Light-medium body; crisp; medium carbonation. A nice step up from other widely available macro-brews, but not as good IMO as such Sam Adams products as the Noble Pils. Very good for style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonshaugen (481) - Fetsund, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2016
355 ml bottle. Clear, deep golden amber, medium beige head, lively carbonation. Aroma is sweet, bready and malty. Mouthfeel is fizzy, thin and dry at the end. Taste is biscuity, bready and caramelly, some toffee notes. Nice Amber Ale, a bit too carbonated to be top notch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bolian (178) - - OCT 4, 2016
Pours amber light hazy whitish foam god retention. The nose is malty with notes of yeast, bread. tastes is rounded and pleasant with predominately malty notes, toffee, bread, honey and some fruity / floral. Finish is balanced light bitterness. A very well tasting ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1822) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma: Malty and caramel sweet with fruits. Flavour: Fairky caramel sweet with a fruity bitterness. Colour: Amber with an offwhite head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (1022) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Pours a copper from a bottle. Caramel aroma, flavor is similar but with a decidedly bready aspect, almost like a sourdough. Drinkable but not anything over the top. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
remALUS (257) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - AUG 18, 2016
ABV: 5.0%
Bottle: 355 ml, Price: 1.09 eur. Ruda spalva. Geras, kvapas ir skonis..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Echon (414) - rhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2016
Dark amber. Caramel malt and noble hops are at the front, with a moderately sweet and bitter taste. Bitter finish. Medium body. Overall, a decent amber ale, but too sweet and too simple to warrant any revisits.


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