Friday, March 23, 2012

Samuel Adams Noble Pils

The Samuel Adams line of beers are brewed by the Boston Beer Company of Boston, Massachusetts.  They are on of the granddaddies of the craft beer movement.  They have expanded quite a bit and are contract brewed at several locations across the country.

This 4.9% ABV beer pours a deep yellow golden in color with a half-inch head of pure white foam.  There is a medium amount of sticky lacing down the glass as the beer is consumed.  The aroma is crisp grain, grassy, floral, citrus rind.  The taste is rich golden grain, some floral and citrus, with a perfectly bitter finish, and a pleasant aftertaste where the main flavors and aromas mingle and linger.  This is a really nice American-style pils.

From the bottle:  ...brewed with all five Noble hops from the world's oldest growing regions.  Each of the hop varieties adds a slightly different aroma and flavor, from citrus and pine to spice and floral, resulting in a crisp, complex and refreshing brew.

Enjoyed it again in 2016, the bottle artwork has changed some:  The beer pours straw yellow and golden in color. There is about an inch of thick, white, foamy head that leave sticky lacing. The aroma is grass, straw, grain, flowers and honey. The taste follows the aromas note for note. The finish is dry and quite bitter. The beer drinks crisp and refreshing. This is a very nice Pils.

2018: Still 4.9% ABV and again with new bottle art, this year it is part of their all lager style mixed 12 pack. The beer pours a very dark golden. There is an inch of white head. The aroma is clean, bright, crusty bread, bread dough, lightly floral. The taste follows the aromas, sweet bread dough, citrus tang, bit of floral, with a grassy, bitter finish. The beer drinks with a crisp carbonation.

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