Sam Adams Boston Ale??


Is it just me or is this stuff supposed to taste like crap?
I've had thousands of beers worldwide in the last 30 years and so far
anything from Sam Adams is the WORST!
Jack
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Jack
I haven't had a Sam Adams in a long time but the last time I tried one it literally made me throw up. (Sorry to be so graphic). My friends liked it but I couldn't stomach it.
-Robert.
I realize this is changing the subject but a friend of mine just let me know about New Belgium brewery and in particular their 1554 Black Ale. I was just curious what others thought of this. To me it is very unique, I like it but I am also still getting used to it.
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-Robert.
Sam Adams beer is better than Coors, Pabst, Bud, Rolling Rock, Schmidts, Miller and the other homogenous bland industrial beers. But those are very low thresholds....
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John S.
The Boston Beer Company makes a number of Samuel Adams beers. The Cherry Wheat is disgusting IMO. The Boston Lager's pretty good, and the relatively new Dark Lager is even better.
The Boston Ale, I think, was much better when it first came out; it was a stronger (than today's version) brew, with a lot of Goldings hop presence.
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Kenji
That's cherry popsicle beer!! A good Hefeweizen can be a wonderful summer drink. Dominion, who made a wonderful one a couple of years ago changed to a Dunkel that pales in comparison.
Yeah, I agree. They seem to have dumbed down their beers in general...maybe to make them palatable to a larger and broader audience. I remember enjoying their ale in Boston at a Legal Seafoods several years ago.
Hopefully it is the beer and not my tastebuds that are changing!
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John S.
"John S." wrote in message
I don't think he was trying to say otherwise. But "Wheat" is not the same as "Hefeweizen" in these degraded times.
That's the way to bet, unfortunately. We age, we get experienced, and things once exciting pale.
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Lew Bryson
"Kenji" sings of arms, the man, and Usenet news: snipped-for-privacy@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:
IAWTP. I was very surprised by the Dark Lager. Best thing I've had from Sam Adams. Granted, I'm feeling mighty schwarzbiery lately, but the SADL was excellent stuff. -- ***************************************************************** Dan Iwerks is mighty in the ways of cheese. The fundamental problem with Solipsism is it makes me responsible for the fact that you're a complete idiot. *****************************************************************
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Dan Iwerks
The keg ale and amber are quite good, the best thing I can say about the brew in bottles is that it's in convenient glass containers.
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Bill Davidsen
In this particular case (SA Boston Ale), I am positive the beer changed, probably more than once. One of their brewers acknowledged this during a tour of the former Haffenreffer Brewery (where the SA BA was then made) I attended.
Later versions of the Samuel Adams Scotch Ale and so-called Cranberry Lambic were also different (in this case better, more flavorful) from earlier versions. I'd like to try the Scotch Ale again. It's still listed on their website, but I haven't seen it in ages.
I suspect that the more recent versions of the Samuel Adams Double Bock are different from the first few versions of it.
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Kenji
Yeah, it could be the best of their current lineup. For a few years they put out a delicious seasonal dunkelweizen.
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Kenji
I tried the Dark Lager a few weeks ago and thought it was very good. I also like the Cream Stout. I liked the Honey Porter from a few years ago, but I don't think they make it now.
bluestringer
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bluestringer
Yes, Wheat Beer has become synonymous with beer that has been flavored to appeal to the college crowd. The same crowd that thinks Miller Lite is beer.
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John S.
Had a pint of the Oktoberfest a few nights ago at Flannag. It was very tasty. Picked up a case on my way home. Still pretty decent in bottles, too.
Jon
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