Sam Adams too bitter?

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Hello

Just had a sam adams boston lager with my sandwhich and pretzels and
while the aroma was quite inviting, the taste didn't seem to match at
all.  It went in bitter and finished even worse.  Does anyone else
have this opinion?  Am I nuts?  It seems there are some good
undertones that are just getting drowned out by the bitterness.

Tx
Mike

Re: Sam Adams too bitter?
edwarmia@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote in news:7017cb4f.0407120845.23d93933
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Unless there was something wrong with it, Sam Adams Boston Lager is *NOT*
bitter. It's actually a relatively sweet beer, compared with a lot of ale
styles, though I can understand thinking it bitter if you're comparing it
to the adjunct-laden mass-produced American swill.

It could probably even use a bit more hops to even out the maltiness. But
then, I suppose it would be even less palatable to their target audience.

Whatever you do, don't try an IPA. Yet.

Regards,
~sethra (who freely admits drinking a Hop Rod and a Ruination last night)

Re: Sam Adams too bitter?
sethra wrote:

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager has a low alchohol content of about 3.9%
Check the charts if you don't believe me. Also, it is about as dry
as Guinness Stout. Quite bitter!

piddy -- no need for hyberbole, just the facts




Re: Sam Adams too bitter?
Sam Adams isn't neccesarily a drink you want to have with a meal. I wouldn't
call it bitter, just strong. There's a lot of flavor to take in, and
sometimes if it mixes with other tastes in your mouth, you can end up not
knowing what it tastes like. Having said that, Sam Adams was the first beer
I ever had (picked out for me) and I couldn't bring myself to finish the
whole bottle because it was so strong. But after a few other types of less
flavorful beers I was craving the taste of Sam Adams, and eventually moved
onto the even smaller and stronger flavored brews. So don't dismiss it just
yet.


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Re: Sam Adams too bitter?
GuessMyName wrote:

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I hope you're joking.

Samuel Adams Boston Lager has a low alchohol content of about 3.9%
Check the charts if you don't believe me. Also, it is about as dry
as Guinness Stout. Quite bitter! The only thing strong about it is
the hops flavor, which has faded a bunch in the past 15 years.

piddy -- no need for hyberbole, just the facts



Re: Sam Adams too bitter?
In Ontario, where alcohol content must be stated on the bottle label, SABL
is indicated as 4.8% ABV.

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   Woah, nice troll, piddy!  You certainly caught one.  Extra
points for taking advantage of the old abv/abw issue that some
Canucks can't seem to wrap their heads around.
--
Joel Plutchak       "I am myself, and if I have to hit my head against a
plutchak at [...]    brick wall to remain true to myself, I will do it.”
                                         - Marlon Brando

Re: Sam Adams too bitter?
edwarmia@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote in message
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What beers do you normally drink?

_Randal

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