Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Samuel Adams Noble Pils (2018 re-review to BJCP specs)

Best before date: 5/2018

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 3B Czech Premium Pale Lager

AROMA: Moderate grainy pale malt base. Medium floral hop aroma; slightly spicy. Clean lager fermentation. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Clear golden hue (4-5 SRM). Effervescent body. A moderate amount of white froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Somewhat sweet pale malt base. Malt flavor is grainy-sweet with a slight honey character (nothing rich or bready). Hops are mostly floral with a mild spiciness on the backend. Bitterness is a bit low for the style, though balance is fairly even. Clean lager fermentation. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation. Smooth and crisp. Somewhat refreshing. Clean aftertaste. Sessionable at 4.9% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Mis-marketed as "Bohemian Pilsner", this is closer to a German pils. Tasty beer, but not to spec for the style. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 33/50

NOTE: Read my 2010 original review here: http://www.chadzbeerreviews.com/2010/02/samuel-adams-noble-pils-chadz-beer.html

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