Samuel Adams Boston Ale

It’s been a while since I’ve written about beer.  I’ll get myself back into it with a former standby (and probably soon to become my current standby).  As some of you may know (since I posted about it), I just bought a house and moved.  I picked up a 6 pack of Sam Adams Boston Ale to help me get through the move.  I used to drink this beer a lot.  It’s one of my favorites of the Sam Adams lineup.  I had forgotten how much I liked this beer.

It pours a nice amber copper color with a nice 1-2 finger foamy white head.  It smells of a nice balance of citrus hops and sweet malts.  The beer has ample carbonation present.  It’s a very smooth beer for an ale.  In fact, it has many characteristics of the Boston Lager, though it tends to be less crisp than the lager.  It’s got a nice flavor, again that balance of the hops and malts.  It has more of an American or English taste from the hops (as opposed to German, like the lager), but the malt perfectly balances the bitterness, giving it a nice flavor with a little caramel and even a very slight nuttiness.  This is one of the easiest drinking full flavored, full bodied ales I have had.  It still remains among my favorites from the Sam Adams lineup and even among my favorite session beers.

If you have yet to try it, you need to.  It’s good.  Sure, it’s Sam Adams, an “everyday” brand of beer, but it’s good.  If I could only have one beer in my fridge, this would be a contender.

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