Samuel Adams Escape Route (The Boston Brewing Company)

Style: Kölsch 5.0% ABV 30 IBU’s 7 SRM 147 Calories per serving Hops: Strisselspatt and Aramis Malts: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt, acidulated malt, flaked barley, and carafoam From: Boston, MA Brewer’s Note: “Escaping from winter’s darkness, this hazy golden, unfiltered Kölsch style creates a fresh start.  Our take on the classic hybrid style from Cologne Germany combines the subtle fruit notes of an ale with … Continue reading Samuel Adams Escape Route (The Boston Brewing Company)

Noble Pils (Boston Beer Company)

Style: Bohemian Pilsner 4.9% ABV 34 IBU’s 169 Calories 5 SRM Malt: Two-Row Pale Malt, Czech Pilsner Hops: Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Tettnang Tettnanger, Spalt Spalter, Saaz, Hersbrucker Yeast: Lager Brewer’s Note: “Samuel Adams® Noble Pils is brewed with all 5 Noble hops for a distinct hop character and fresh taste. Deep golden in color with a citrusy hop aroma, Samuel Adams Noble Pils is a traditional … Continue reading Noble Pils (Boston Beer Company)

Samuel Adams Boston Lager (The Boston Beer Company) *from a can

Style: Vienna/Amber Lager 4.9% ABV 30 IBU’s Cal. Per Serving: 175 Hops: Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Tettnang Tettnanger Noble hops Malts: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Caramel 60 Yeast: Samuel Adams lager From: Boston, MA Brewer’s Note: “Samuel Adams Boston Lager helped lead the American beer revolution, reviving a passion for full-bodied brews that are robust and rich with character.  Since 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager … Continue reading Samuel Adams Boston Lager (The Boston Beer Company) *from a can

Angry Orchard Elderflower (The Boston Beer Company)

Style: Cider brewed with Elderflowers 5.0% ABV Apple Type: Amere de Berthecour, Beden, Medaille D’or, Michelin, Binet Rouge, Bairtot Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Joana Gold, Elstar, Granny Smith, Elstar, Granny Smith, Gala, Braeburn Brewer’s Note: “This cider has tropical notes from the elderflower balanced by a fresh, bright, fruity flavor reminiscent of lychee, pears, and citrus. This flower compliments the crisp apple flavor resulting in … Continue reading Angry Orchard Elderflower (The Boston Beer Company)

Merry Mischief (Boston Beer Company)

Style: Spiced Stout 9% ABV 25 IBU’s OG: 21.5° Plato Color: 200 SRM 300 calories/12 Oz. Malts: Samuel Adams two row pale malt blend, wheat, Special B, Paul’s roasted barley, and flaked oats Hop Varieties: East Kent Goldings and Fuggles Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams ale yeast Special Ingredients: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, & ginger Batch #1 Brewer’s Note: “This rich dark gingerbread stout entices with the aromas of … Continue reading Merry Mischief (Boston Beer Company)

Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier (The Boston Beer Company)

Style: Witbier 5.3%  ABV   This is a classic Samuel Adams glass that is just oozing mass marketing and easy print.  The text completely befuddles the entirety of the glass and the plain fonts outside the “Samuel Adams” name give the beer a boring feel.  This bottle is not worthy of shelf space.   The beer pours a hazy piss yellow with an ever so … Continue reading Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier (The Boston Beer Company)

Summer Ale (Samuel Adams Brewery)

The bottle is a meh bottle.  It has the mass produced look and feel that has taken over most of Sam Adam’s beer designs, though I do like the coloring on the banner that declares “Summer Ale.”  Part of my dislike of the style might come from me growing up in New England with the rise of Samuel Adams brewery.  They’ve done great things for … Continue reading Summer Ale (Samuel Adams Brewery)